The following information is published on behalf of the The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw and concerns the upcoming conference “Polacy na Bliskim Wschodzie” (Poles in the Near East) 2018 that will be held between June 8-9th 2018 at University of Warsaw. Further reading in Polish.
Ornamented antler found in Gołębiewo, central Poland, subjected to DNA and stable isotope analyses, revealed its origin as coming from between northern Scandinavia and north-western Russia, indicating it might have travelled from North Karelia to Central Poland during Mesolithic Era.
A time capsule from 1934, that was recently discovered within the parish church in Września, West Poland, was opened, revealing letters and documents inside.
A fortified structure consisting of concentric features was noticed by aerial archaeologist near Oława, South Poland. The researchers believe the structure may be 7000 years old.
Over 20 grave pits and human remains were found at the Johannes Hevelius Park in Poznań, West Poland. The area is located near the former Soviet NKVD (People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs) camp, hence it’s believed the graves belong to the victims of the Soviet regime, murdered after 1945.
Police officers have seized around 800 illegally obtained artefacts during a raid at a private flat in Wągrowiec, North-West Poland.
Initially, the large settlement was discovered near Rzemienowice, South-central Poland, by aerial archaeologists. Then, regular excavations confirmed and dated the find 2000 years into the past.
An original engine of the Renault FT tank, the oldest tank that served in the Polish Army, was discovered in a basement of a flat building in Warsaw, after a call by the owner to the museum which was looking for one worldwide.
Researchers and amateur history enthusiasts uncovered the base of a German 75 mm anti-tank cannon within urban garden plots in Szczecin, North-West Poland. This is the second of its kind object that preserved in the world.
The hurricane Gregory, which swept through Northern Poland causing rough weather at the Baltic shore has shifted dunes at the former Hel Fortified Area, uncovering bunkers and fortifications from the Cold War era.
A team of explorers discovered a German ceremonial sabre and coins from the turn of the 20th century in a cache near Rogowo, North-West Poland.
The first Bronze Age cemetery site in the region was discovered near Dobre Miasto, Northern Poland, as artefacts dating back to the 27th cent. BC were unearthed.
A rare papal bull of the 15th-cent. antipope Benedict XIII was unearthed by archaeologists at the Grodno Castle, South-West Poland.
A cache of artefacts dating back to the 10th century BC was unearthed by a farmer in his field near Kamień Pomorski, North-West Poland.
Conservation works of the Czocha Castle, South-West Poland, lead to a discovery of a hidden space, filled with valuable historic items, including an unique breathing apparatus, books, family albums, and a part of a rocket engine from a Messerschmitt airplane.
A World War 2 era mass grave containing remains of 125 soldiers was unearthed in Sukowice, South-West Poland. The soldiers are said to have been killed during fights between January and March 1945 and were mostly Hungarian and Romanian Germans.
Conservation works conducted in a small Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, just outside Warsaw’s Old Town, lead to a discovery of an unknown fresco painting showing angels and columns.
Two man, who found a piece of unexploded ordnance from World War 2 era decided to throw it into a fire in order to disarm it. One died at site of the explosion, the other passed away in the hospital after being severely injured.
Parts of a tank were unearthed during construction works of the second line of subway in Warsaw, capital of Poland.
Exhumation works at a burial mound at a former Evangelical cemetery in Kargowa, West Poland, revealed a mass grave containing remains of 12 individuals, including 2 children.