Five concrete compact shelters large enough for one person were discovered at a construction site in Poznań, West Poland. These bunkers, called “Einmann” date back to World War 2 and were used as a shelter during air raides.
Archaeologists completed the elaboration of archive records of excavations at Biskupin, a fortified Iron Age settlement and one of the most important archaeological sites in Poland. The initial excavations were undertaken between 1934-39 and were interrupted by World War II, which also led to partial destruction of the original documentation.
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.
Archaeologists discovered remains of possible Plague victims from 18th century at a Medieval cemetery in the Śródka district of Poznań, Western Poland.
Police officers detained an individual after seizing numerous Medieval artefacts that he tried to sell at online auctions, The artefacts were obtained illegally through use of a metal detector at an unregistered archaeological site in Grunwald, Poznań, Western Poland.
Polish archaeologists discovered remains of over 200 settlement sites, including villages and an ancient city, in the region of Northern Mesopotamia located in modern Iraqi Kurdistan.
As excavations at the Kolegiacki Square in Poznań, West Poland, continue, archaeologists were able to reveal the remains of a large church and around 3000 artefacts.
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.
Archaeologists excavating for the first time in the area of the forgotten city of Dzwonowo, western Poland, discovered hundreds of artefacts and revealed a cemetery dated to period between 14th-18th centuries. The city itself was discovered through analysis of satellite images in 2014.
One of oldest cases of trepanation in Africa was discovered in Sudan by Polish archaeologists. During excavations at the neolithic site of Khor Shambat, at Omdurman in Sudan a skeleton was unearthed dated back to 7000 years ago (5th-4th millennium BC).
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.
In Gniezno cathedral in Western Poland a number of ca 1500 documents dated to Medieval times have been found.