First season of a three-year project of archaeological investigation of the Westerplatte area revealed numerous artefacts from the early days of World War II. The site is the place of the Battle of Westerplatte, the first battle in the invasion of Poland and marked the start of the Second World War in Europe.
Scientists managed to study a wreckage of a sunken World War II barge that is located on the seabed at the entrance to the port in Kołobrzeg, northern Poland. The landing barge was possibly used in 1945 in evacuation of city’s citizens.
A 10-metre long log-boat was discovered and recovered from the Lednickie lake in western Poland. It dates back to the 10th century AD and was preserved in good condition.
Police from the precinct in Ujście arrested a man who was conducting illegal search on registered archaeological sites with use of a metal detector. In his home the officers discovered nearly 1000 artefacts obtained in a potentially illegal way.
Excavations at the castle in Sławków, South Poland, revealed a previously unknown escape tunnel in which the structure was equipped. This is the second known feature of this kind of the 13th century fortification.
The bodies were found in a mass grave during archaeological fieldwork, prior to construction of the new buildings of the Polish Army Museum that will be relocated to the 19th century Warsaw Citadel. The individuals were studied and will be moved to one of Warsaw’s cemeteries.
Trove of Bronze Age artefacts, including a necklace, two bracelets, four armlets and a double-bladed axe, discovered last year by a detectorist, were restored and put on display in the local museum in Kamień Pomorski, north-western Poland.
Archaeologists discovered a prehistoric settlement dating back 1800-years at the future construction site of a Mercedes-Benz car factory in Jawor, south-western Poland.
Archaeologists were able to determine who and why was buried in a small area by the reconstructed road in Mińsk Mazowiecki, east of Warsaw, Poland. It turned out that these were possibly individuals that died due to a cholera outbreak in 17th century.
Archaeologists uncovered 3000-2500-year-old installations used to produce salt out of salt spring water near Tyrawa Solna, south-eastern Poland. This Prehistoric salt production site was known for 30 years but this year archaeologists conducted first excavations.
A niche on the attic at the former archive, located within the vicarage of the female Benedictine monastery in Lubomierz, south-western Poland. The find is said to hold remains of over 300 saints.
Excavations at Istanbul’s Avcılar district unearthed hundreds of unguentaria – small ceramic or glass bottles – containing traces of antidepressants and heart medications. The find was made at the site of ancient Greek city of Bathonea.
Archaeologists discovered a cremation burial of a warrior in north-western Poland. The find is dated to the Roman period.
A team of detectorists and explorers discovered remains of a Panther tank left by the Germans during World War II. The discovery was made near Chrostkowo in North-Central Poland.
A hidden deposit made by Germans living in Lubomierz, south-western Poland, during World War II was discovered after the relatives of the people that have hidden the objects came to seek them. The Germans asking for shovels brought the attention of the Polish Police which notified the heritage officials.
Heavy winds and stormy weather caused the sea to reveal a wreckage of a 19th century ship. The wooden remains are 27 long and resurfaced on the shores near Międzywodzie, Wolin island, north-western Poland.
Ten monumental Christian tombs built with use of large stones were excavated in Sasiny, north-eastern Poland. The structures were built between 11th-13th centuries.
Archaeologists excavating the area by the Józef Dziąga roundabout in Mińsk Mazowiecki, Poland, discovered a graveyard. The excavations were conducted in search for a wooden church that was burnt down during the Swedish invasion in the 17th century.
Metal detectorist stumbled upon bronze artefacts near the village of Drążdżewo Małe in north-central Poland. The archaeologists that studied the find connected it with the Lusatian culture of Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age (1300-500 BC).
Archaeologists discovered over 40 barrows near Sarbia, north-western Poland, that served as places of burial for people living 2500 years ago. The structures were discovered by an amateur who is said to have studied satellite images of the area.