Contrary to popular belief - Poland is not devoid of rock art. These are not the spectacular discoveries comparable to the Lascaux cave. But there are known old images carved in rocks, researchers report in the "Rock Art Research".
2,5 thousand years old face urns from not only allow archaeologists to look in the "eyes" of prehistoric people, but also help reconstruct their clothing or the way jewellery was worn, said Kinga Alina Langowska of the University of Gdansk, who analyses these unusual artefacts.
While walking in a field in one of the villages of Podkarpacie, an archaeologist from Wielkopolska came across a fragment of a clay figurine from around 7 thousand years ago, depicting a man. This is one of the few finds of this type from this period in Poland - believes the finder.
The tomb of Ramesses VI in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings already in ancient times was visited by tourists, who signed their names and exchanged remarks reminiscent of discussions on Facebook and tourist forums. Walls of the tomb "spoke" thanks to the research of Prof. Adam Łukaszewicz from the University of Warsaw.
In different places in Europe archaeologists find very similar amber beads from about 3,500 years ago. For a long time they believed that the finds should be linked to a trade route to Greece. Poznań archaeologist Mateusz Cwaliński believes that things may have been a bit different.
Completely preserved medieval sword from the 14th century has been discovered at a peat bog near Hrubieszów. The finder donated the artefact to the local Fr. Stanisław Staszic Museum. "This is a unique find in the region" - said Bartłomiej Bartecki, director of the museum.