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.
Reconstruction of the district heating line just outside the Old Town in Kraków, South Poland, led to numerous archaeological discoveries from various time periods.
Excavations carried out prior to construction of a server room at Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków, South Poland, lead to discovery of Prehistoric artefacts, pre-dating the construction of the Polish kings’ seat.
Excavations at the caves in Poland’s Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, revealed artefacts including spurs and pottery fragments from 13th and 14th centuries. The cave is surrounded by the legend of Polish king Władysław the Short (1261-1333 AD) hiding in the caves of Ojców National Park.
An inhabitant of Andrychów, South Poland, was detained after an attempt of illegal selling a metal axe at an Internet auction. The age of the artefact was confirmed as being at least 3000 years old.
Custodian of a parish archive discovered a wardrobe filled with forgotten documents in the church of St Joseph at Podgórze, Kraków, Poland. Among the documents is a 16th cent. Bible, census of population, promissory notes, old photographs, banner of a railway guild, and a marriage contract of a famous vodka distillery owner.
Excavation works aimed at locating burials of victims of communist terror at the Rakowicki cemetery in Kraków, Poland, led to the discovery of unidentified human remains.
Archaeologists and geophysicists conducted non-invasive survey over the Wanda Mound in Nowa Huta, near Kraków, Poland. The survey was a part of a larger project of investigating the structure of the mound and its origin.
Polish archaeologists, who excavated the ancient city of Nea Paphos on Cyprus, discovered the remains of a possible doctor’s office within a destroyed portico. The excavated area yielded bronze and iron surgical tools that are believed to be 2000 years old.
A mass grave of over 1000 people murdered by Germans located in Berlin revealed new information. The experts discovered that the remains belong to prisoners of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, of which over 400 were of Polish nationality.
The 7th edition of the Prospekcja Małopolska project (Lesser Poland Prospection) project, involving aerial prospection of archaeological sites and historic monuments is planned for the end of June. Archaeologist Piotr Wroniecki, head of the project is planning to conduct aerial prospection in order to enhance the knowledge about the past of the region of the Nida river basin in southern Poland.
Archaeological excavations at the Zyndram’s Mountain near Maszkowice in Southern Poland revealed remains of the possibly oldest stone fortifications known in the country, dated back to the 16th-15th century BC.