An unknown person delivered a bag containing a set of prehistoric vessels to Centrum Nauki i Sztuki Stara Kopalnia (Science and Art Centre Old Mine) in Wałbrzych, South-western Poland. The experts say that the pottery is 2700 years old and was created by the people of the Lusatian Culture. The 8 pieces of clay pottery are said to probably originate from a burial context, since the vessels are small in size, almost miniature. The set includes a vase, a bowl, scoops and miniature vessels.
The items were crafted by the Lusatian Culture which inhabited among others the areas of the Vistula and Oder river basins. Its people were farmers and cattle-herders. It is yet unknown who and why brought them in a bag to the institution, but the person probably wanted to remain anonymous. It is neither known where the artefacts came from, as there is no known Lusatian cemetery site near Wałbrzych.
The vessels, which are considered as a rare find, are said to be a part of the local exhibition at the Stara Kopalnia museum in Autumn. The institution already filled in documents at the local Heritage Office in order to ensure that.
(after Radio Wrocław & TVN 24)