Cultural achievements from the Iberian Peninsula reached the territory of Poland, Sicily and the British Isles in pre-historic times. Scientists in Nature report about the migration and transmission of Bell-Beaker culture artefacts in Europe.
Unique knife used by early medieval scribe has been discovered in the Pasym castle (Warmia and Mazury). The VIII-IX century knife is the only such object known from Poland. The closest similar objects come from Great Britain, Frisia or Norway - believe archaeologists from the University of Warsaw.
Horses have accompanied people for thousands of years. What role did they play in the life of early medieval society in Polish territories? How long did they serve, how were they cared for, and why were some of them eaten, and others - carefully buried? Study on the presence and use of horses in medieval Poland has begun in Toruń.
The city of Harbin in north-eastern China was co-founded around 120 years ago by Polish engineers who built the Chinese Eastern Railway. However, traces of this several thousand strong community have been disappearing quickly in recent years, which is why scientists want to document them.
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.