A box of archaeological finds that were shelved for over 50 years in one of the buildings of Polish Academy of Sciences have been brought back to the Auschwitz Museum. They originated from archaeological excavations conducted in 1967 in the area of the gas-chamber and the crematory no. III in Auschwitz concentration camp.
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.
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.
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.
Cooperation between archaeologists and metal detectorists exceeded any expectations as three treasure troves and over 500 metal artefacts have been discovered. The systematic fieldwork took place in the valley of the river Sieniocha between Komarów and Tyszowce.
During construction of the ring road around Kłodzko a trace of the settlement has been found. Excavations that were conducted as part of the standard procedure preceding the construction revealed that a settlement dated even back to the 9th century BC along the road’s planned course.
A bracelet, dated to the Bronze Age (1600-1350 BC), has been secured by the Police after a detectorist, who brought it to the local Heritage Office. The men has recovered the priceless artefact a few weeks a ago, while illegally searching with a metal detector.
Employees of the Auschwitz Museum discovered a double bottom in a metal mug inside which jewellery was hidden. They were conducting routine preservation works on objects stolen by German Nazis from people arriving at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp.
National Heritage Board of Poland (Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa) launched a website dedicated to present the national heritage monuments that are listed in the official registry. The website www.zabytek.pl contains entries on over 24000 monuments, that date from Stone Age to 20th cent.
A metal detectorist has found a deposit of two bronze bracelets during illegal search near the Trzcianka village located in the valley of the Noteć river. The detectorist secured the find and reported it to the local heritage authorities handing the artefacts over and presenting the hoard’s location.
The prehistoric fort in Chodlik (lubelskie voivodeship) in eastern Poland received its virtual museum after the archaeologists created multimedia platform for the broad audience. The project has been undertaken by the Scientific Society of Polish Archaeologists in co-operation with the Museum Nadwiślańskie in Kazimierz Dolny and the local government of Karczmiska municipality.
Excavations on a sports area in Skoki, Wielkopolska voivodeship in Poland, resulted in finding a treasure of 117 silver coins, dated to 15th and 16th century AD. The initial discovery of first few coins was made in December last year by an archaeologists from the local Regional Museum in Wągrowiec, Marcin Krzepkowski together with Michał Kołpowski.
Archaeologists from Institute of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw and Collegium Polonicum in Słubice discovered over one hundred fortifications in the Sudetes – a mountain range in Southern Poland. The types of documented features range from simple trenches from World War II to medieval forts.
A hunter and gamekeeper found a treasure trove in the middle of a ploughed field near Zalewo (warmińsko-mazurskie voivodeship). The accidental discovery was made while Przemysław Kulpa was looking for boar tracks damaging local crops and silage.
Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Piotr Gliński awarded accidental discoverers of a 15th cent. treasure trove and of World War I gas containers who alerted the appropriate authorities.
An accidental find of over 230 silver coins with remains of a clay vessel was made in Złotoria in North-eastern Poland by a man walking a field after ploughing. The finder reported the hoard to Muzeum Podlaskie authorities.
Construction workers unearthed remains of buildings dated pre-World-War-2 in Poland’s capital Warsaw.
Archaeologists working at a construction site in Gdańsk (North Poland) unearthed nearly 30 metres of wooden water supply pipes.
Two knight keeps in the vicinity of Gliwice (Southern Poland), in Pniów and in Stare Tarnowice have been studied by archaeologists from the Museum in Gliwice.
Construction workers in Warsaw (Poland) unearthed artefacts belonging to people living in buildings demolished by Germans during World War II.