Not seven, but as many as 50 stele cemeteries, in which burials had been marked with a single, high boulder, have been identified in the Podlasie by Hubert Lepionka, an archaeologist from the Podlasie Museum in Bialystok.
A representative of the armed elite of Mieszko I was buried at the end of the 10th century in the mausoleum in the form of an earth mound, located in today`s village Bodzia, believes Prof. Andrzej Buko. The dignitary was born on the Vistula, but spent most of his life in Scandinavia. His grave gave rise to a well-known necropolis.
The first woman in the world who opened a female pharmacy, the first to obtain a license for her own pharmacy in Poland, a social activist - Antonina Leśniewska, patron of the Warsaw Museum of Pharmacy. She was a unique figure, says the manager of the institution, Iwona Arabas.
Archaeologists discovered bones of a bear`s paw in the grave, in which a man with a child was buried approx. 4.5 thousand years ago. It is a surprise for archaeologists - carcasses of domesticated animals were usually placed in burials from that period. The discovery was made near Sandomierz.
By joining in the structures of the Church with the centre in Rome, not in Constantinople, Mieszko I decided that we consider ourselves a part of the West, not the East, says Prof. Przemysław Urbańczyk from the Cardinal Wyszyński University and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The archaeologist researches the beginnings of the Polish state.
According to scientists, woman`s remains that fell out of the cliff in Bagicz (Zachodniopomorskie) along with a wooden log in which they were deposited, are 2 thousand years old. Researchers also determined that - despite her Pomeranian or the Baltic Islands origin - the diet of the deceased had not included sea fish.