Turkish Police’s Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime Branch has seized a 2200-year old gold crown and silver bowl in Istanbul during a hotel raid against historical artefact smugglers.
An ancient sarcophagus, dating back 2000 years, has been unearthed at a construction site of a high school in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district.
A 1700-year-old ancient altar, that has been discovered in November 2017 in western Turkey’s Afyonkarahisar province has been reported stolen.
Villagers of Tekeler in Söke district of Turkey’s Aydın Province have destroyed a section of an ancient stone road that once connected the cities of Alinda and Herakleia (Latmos), to make way for their olive groves.
A concrete shelter dating back to 1939 located in Wąsosz was moved 34 metres in order to make way for the newly constructed S5 road.
A Palaeolithic artefact, described as a “Venus figurine”, was discovered by archaeologists within the Obłazowa Cave, in Nowa Biała, South Poland. It is believed to be 15000 years old.
Divers exploring the Miedwie lake near Stargard, North-West Poland, discovered remains of a MIG-15 jet fighter.
Seven Soviet howitzers were discovered in a car that was passing the border between Poland and Ukraine in Hrebenne, East Poland.
Researchers looking for burials from the 1939 German invasion of Poland in the area of Andrzejewo, North-East Poland, discovered a mass grave of Polish soldiers from the 1920 Polish–Soviet War. Some of the remains bore the signs of decapitation.
Reconstruction of the district heating line just outside the Old Town in Kraków, South Poland, led to numerous archaeological discoveries from various time periods.
A trove of ancient silver coins was discovered near Drelów, East Poland. The coins date back to the 2nd or 3rd century AD.
Sappers from Bolesławiec were called to handle two Soviet anti-tank mines, a hand grenade in a sewer, and a mortar grenade found in a tree – all in one day.
Excavations in Mikulin, South-East Poland, revealed the existence of a ringfort dating back 6000 years.
A farmer from Bońkowo Kościelne, Central Poland, unearthed an ancient sword while ploughing his field. The artefact is believed to be 2000 years old.
Archaeological works within the St. Martin and St. Nicholas Cathedral church in Bydgoszcz, Northern Poland, lead to the discovery of a 17th century treasure hidden under flooring in the crypt.
Excavations at Żyglinek, near Miasteczko Śląskie, South Poland, led to the discovery of a 1000-year-old furnace used for processing lead ore, and a large number of other even older Prehistoric artefacts.
Over 3000 rounds of ammunition, together with various guns, rifles and even machine guns were seized from the possession of a 60-year old, who was detained in Żołynia, South- East Poland, for gathering this illegal arsenal.
A 39-year-old individual was arrested in Warlubie, North Poland, for illegally conducting excavations and theft of archaeological artefacts.
Police officers from Hrubieszów have discovered large numbers of rifle shells and World War 2 unexploded ordnance in possession of an individual living in Dołhobyczów, South-East Poland, who used to illegally look for them with a metal detector.
Construction workers discovered a gun and corresponding ammunition during construction works in a tenement house in Łódź, Central Poland.