Instead restoring a historical villa they demolished it

The investor who promised to restore a historical villa on the Eastern outskirts of Warsaw (Poland) during almost two years of work demolished the building and led to it being removed from the registry of monuments. The villa is one of 19th cent. administration buildings of a former ceramics factory belonging to the manufacturer, Kazimierz Granzow.

Smuggle of numerous artefacts foiled

An Ukrainian bus driver tried to smuggle nearly 100 items of archaeological status through the border between Poland and Ukraine. The smuggle of almost 100 artefacts was foiled by Polish customs officers at the border crossing in Medyka.

Traces of Apollo's Oracle discovered in Athens

A well dated 1800 years back dedicated to the god Apollo and connected with his oracle was found in Athens. This is the first ancient oracular edifice to Apollo to have been found in the ancient city. The well would have been used for hydromancy, a method of divination by means of water.

Historic slip-way in the Warsaw port demolished

Over century-old slip-way in the Czerniakowski Port in Poland’s capital, Warsaw has been demolished. During renovation works, conducted by the Przedsiębiorstwo Budownictwa Wodnego (Hydroengineering Company), without the investors (Warsaw’s City Hall) knowledge and in disregard to preservation recommendations part of the pavement on the south side of the rampart has been completely dismantled.

Skeleton with trepanation marks found

Excavations in the Kolegiacki square in Poznań (Western Poland) revealed a burial with trepanation marks on the skeleton’s head. The remains, dated to 17th century may be one of the oldest known signs of such surgical techniques in Poland, as another well studied find of such marks is dated back to 1613.

Ancient tomb discovered in Cyprus

A tomb raided in the past has been discovered in the ancient metropolis of Paphos on Cyprus. The tomb is one of six such features discovered by archaeologists in the area of Kato Paphos, dated to Greco-Roman Period between 300BC-300AD. The uncovered tomb contains decorated wall murals and contained important artefacts.

Roman building contained wooden writing tablets

Roman wooden writing tablets were found by archaeologists buried in waterlogged ground just 400 metres east of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The documents include  probably the earliest manuscript ever found in Britain – and what may  be the earliest surviving example of the name London.

Four bronze swords found in the woods

A discovery of four bronze swords as old as 3000 years were found in Southern Poland by teens gathering mushrooms. Archaeologists from the Karpacka Troja open-air archaeological museum in Trzcinica and regional Heritage Office has been informed and inspectors went to the discovery site near Nowy Żmigród.

Roman necropolis found during construction works

An archaeological site was uncovered in Trogir (Croatia) as workers found the remains of Roman urns during the expansion of a private parking lot in the area of Put Dragulina, a street located in the path of the former ancient Roman road that used to lead to the Trogir hinter