Polish researchers discovered more than 90 graves, including ones from the Middle Ages, during excavations in Libkovice (the Czech Republic). On some remains, they found traces of rare Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. In a few years, the area of the former village and the cemetery will be destroyed by a brown coal mine.
Peat bog analysis? That does not sound attractive. But for scientists, bog research is a goldmine of knowledge about various historical events. Recently, for example, they confirmed that the Black Death epidemic in the mid-14th century did not reach Poland; agricultural production remained at a stable level during that time.
80 years ago, on July 25, 1939, the Polish intelligence disclosed Polish achievements in breaking the German Enigma ciphers to the French and British allies. Work on breaking subsequent versions of "Enigma" continued in the British centre at Bletchley Park. According to historians, breaking the code shortened World War II by 2-3 years.
Scientists from the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin want to use a 3D model of the skull to reconstruct the appearance of the woman living at the turn of the 18th century, whose remains were found in Kamień Pomorski. She was probably the victim of a witch trial.
Polish and Lithuanian scientists studied 10,000 years old remains of a sunken forest in the area of Juodkrante near Klaipėda (Lithuania). When the trees, today sunken, formed a dense forest, the Ice Age was ending, and the Baltic Sea was forming as a result of the retreating ice sheet.