Custodian of a parish archive discovered a wardrobe filled with forgotten documents in the church of St Joseph at Podgórze, Kraków, Poland. Among the documents is a 16th cent. Bible, census of population, promissory notes, old photographs, banner of a railway guild, and a marriage contract of a famous vodka distillery owner.
Restoration work on mosaic flooring from the site of Great Basilica in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, continues with dozens of square metres already restored.
A cache of 30 lead coffins was discovered during the refurbishment of the Garden Museum, in a deconsecrated medieval parish church next to Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s official London residence. Metal plates on the coffins revealed names of five former Archbishops of Canterbury, going back to the early 1600s.
Detailed analysis of belt buckles unearthed in 1970s by a tractor driver in Iyus, modern day Republic of Khakassia, Russian Federation, proves the existence of a distinct dragon motif in Siberian art 2000 years ago.
A 5-centimetre high Palaeolithic Venus figurine was discovered at the Khotylyovo-2 site in Bryansk Oblast, Russian Federation. Radiocarbon analysis suggests tribes of hunters and gatherers lived there between 21000-24000 years ago.
A metal detectorist, discovered remains of a 17th century pistol, while surveying a St Aubin’s Bay at the Channel Island of Jersey.
A scientific project aimed at environment monitoring and water purification of the Sulejowski Reservoir, Central Poland, lead to a possible discovery of German WW2 Panther tank’s remains resting at the bottom since 1945.
Excavations at Thorton Abbey in Lincolnshire revealed 700-years-old remains of a priest who died during during the Great Famine, which killed millions across the continent in the 14th century.
Community excavations at Old Hall in Erpingham, Norfolk, United Kingdom, the birthplace of Sir Thomas Erpingham, commander of King Henry V’s longbow archers at the Battle of Agincourt 1415, led to discovery of Medieval coins.
Just months after the first find, a third BT1000 bomb-torpedo, developed by the Third Reich as “wunderwaffe” was found in Gdynia, Northern Poland.
A passer-by discovered what looked like a piece of World War II unexploded ordnance, near the Świsłocz river, in the area of Krynki, East Poland, just 100 metres from the Polish-Belarusian border.
Owners of the Hotel Jama in Postojna, Slovenia, discovered a hidden area within the building. It seems the four, newly discovered rooms were used in the Soviet Era for wiretapping phone calls and listening to guests’ conversations.
Officers of the Guardia Civil in Spain seized over 3000 ancient coins and 20000 artefacts in an operation aimed against illegal looting and trade of antiquities.
Over 140 coins and pieces of jewellery were seized by the Customs Officers at the Polish-Ukrainian border crossing at Medica, East Poland. The artefacts were being smuggled by an Ukrainian citizen into Poland.
Excavations that started on the Zamkowa hill (Castle hill) in Unisław, Northern Poland, aimed at locating the remains of a supposed Teutonic Order’s castle unearthed first traces of a yet unidentified structure that once stood at the site.
A wreck of a British barge used for D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944 was discovered at a beach near Merville-Franceville, Calvados, France. It was destroyed by a bulldozer by the local authorities which believed the wreck is a threat to the people visiting the beach.
Researchers applying high-tech scans to the study of three Viking swords revealed details about the techniques behind sword-making over 1000 years ago.
Researchers reconstructed a skull of an European saber-toothed cat, Homotherium latidens, that was found at the Schöningen excavation site in Lower Saxony, Germany, in 2015.
Excavations at the Lisia Hill (Fox Hill) in Rzeszów revealed numerous pottery pieces and archaeological features attributed to the Neolithic people of the Malicka culture, which lasted between ca. 5000-3800 BC.
Two mass graves of plague victims and guillotine execution were discovered during excavations of Targ Sienny (Hay Market) in Gdańsk, at the former site of a St Gertrude’s hospital’s cemetery.