Archaeologists conducting excavations near Barczewko discovered the skeleton of a man killed in 1354 during the Lithuanian invasion. This place is called the "Pompeii of Warmia" because the ruins of the city destroyed during the invasion are preserved intact.
According to British cryptologist Alan Turing`s nephew, because of showcasing the achievements of his relative, people are forgetting about the contribution of Polish codebreakers, without whom "it is hard to imagine that Alan Turing’s crib-checking machine would have been conceived so fast, if at all".
Nearly 2 thousand years ago, the Germanic peoples sunk weapons and valuable objects in the lake in Lubanowo, as did the Slavs in the Middle Ages. According to archaeologists, these were religious rituals. In 1945, weapons ended up at the bottom of the lake again - this time it was unexploded ordnance from the time of war.