Archaeologists uncovered two ritual baths called “mikvah” at the site of the Great Synagogue in Vilnius, Lithuania. The 17th-century building was completely destroyed by Germans and Soviets during and after World War 2.
Soldiers of the 1st Sappers’ Regiment from Brzeg aided researchers of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (Instytut Pamięci Narodowej) in search for places of mass murders committed by the communist regime in Poland.
Polish researchers produced a facial reconstruction of a female skull that belonged to an individual buried within a crypt of Yaroslav I the Wise, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus’. The woman is believed to be the second wife of the ruler, Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden.