History & Culture

Source: Sybir Memorial Museum

Kazakhstan is a treasure trove of historical knowledge, says historian

The first batches of historical documents obtained in Kazakhstan regarding Polish exiles are arriving in Poland. Researchers working on the project include members of the Polish-Kazakh International Scientific Council and the Polish-Kazakh Historical Commission.

  • Photo from Maciej Karczewski's private archive

    Baltic pagans bought sacrificial horses in Scandinavia, say archaeologists

    Baltic pagan tribes sacrificed horses imported from Christianised Scandinavia, according to international research.

  • Source: Masovian Provincial Conservator of Monuments, facebook.com/mazowiecki.wojewodzki.konserwator.zabytkow

    Mother and child find Neolithic axe while gardening

    The Masovian Provincial Conservator of Monuments announced a sensational find in Józefów near Legionowo. While gardening, a mother and child found a Neolithic axe.

  • Credit: M. Osypińska

    Polish archaeologists find graves of monkeys and calves in ancient animal cemetery in Egypt

    Polish archaeologists have discovered over 200 graves of monkeys, dogs and cats in an animal cemetery from the 1st and 2nd centuries in Berenike, Egypt. They also found burials of calves, which - they assume - were sacrificed at the animal cemetery or a nearby religious building.

  • Credit: K. Braulińska

    Archaeologists find letters from Roman centurions

    Polish archaeologists investigating an ancient port have found papyri containing letters from Roman centurions stationed in Egypt. These unique documents were discovered together with items including ceramics from Italy, Roman coins and a specific coat pin in a place that could have been the remains of the centurion's office.

  • Source: Facebook/ Provincial Office for the Protection of Monuments in Kielce

    Legendary hermit conman’s treasure discovered in Świętokrzyskie Mountains

    The Świętokrzyska Exploration Group found a treasure of coins from the 17th and 18th centuries in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains. The coins most likely belonged to the hermit Antoni Jaczewicz. According to legend, the 18th-century preacher made a fortune by convincing the local population of his supernatural healing abilities.

  • Boulder TM 1219 in a wider landscape perspective. Credit: A. Rozwadowski, source: Cambridge Archaeological Journal.

    Polish scientists reinterpret petroglyphs of Toro Muerto

    The geometric patterns, lines and zigzags that accompany the images of dancers (danzantes) carved in the rocks of the Peruvian Toro Muerto are not snakes or lightning bolts, but a record of songs - suggest Polish scientists who analyse rock art from 2,000 years ago.

  • 30.04.2024. Presentation of the largest collection of medieval fabrics in Europe, April 30th in Toruń. The discovery was made during archaeological work in Chełmińskie Przedmieście before the construction of the Camerimage European Film Centre. PAP/Tytus Żmijewski

    Unique collection of 16th-17th century fabrics and shoes discovered at ECF Camerimage construction site

    Archaeologists have discovered a unique collection of fabrics and shoes - mainly from the 16th and 17th centuries - during research at the construction site of the Camerimage film centre in Toruń. The finds include well-preserved silk fabrics, fragments of pleated dresses and a cloth of gold with a floral ornament.

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    After 20 years of EU membership, most Poles more Euro-realists than Euro-enthusiasts

    After 20 years of membership in the EU, Poles are more Euro-realists than Euro-enthusiasts; they see the advantages of the EU, their benefits of being in this community, but they also soberly and often critically look at the EU bureaucracy, says Professor Stanisław Mocek, sociologist and media expert, Rector of Collegium Civitas.

  • A set of selected reed stems from one location, subjected to further mechanical analyses. Credit: Cetwińska et al. 2024, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0/Archaeowieści

    Reed was useful in prehistoric archery

    Polish researchers investigated the potential use of reed in prehistoric archery. Analyses show that reed was well suited for prehistoric archery. A paper on this topic was published in the journal Archaeometry.

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  • NASA APOD May 12, 2024. Red Aurora over Poland. Credit: Mariusz Durlej

    Polish astrophotographer's photograph selected for NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day on May 12

  • Polish astrophotographer Marcin Rosadziński's second photo selected by NASA

  • Warsaw scientists study extinct reptile with extremely long cervical vertebrae

  • Polish algae experiment to be carried out on ISS

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Polish algae experiment to be carried out on ISS

The International Space Station will be the staging area for an experiment with algae that naturally live near volcanoes. The experiment has been developed by a start-up founded by a doctoral candidate from the University of Warsaw. Algae are universal organisms that could be used in the future to produce oxygen for astronauts and perform other important tasks, scientists say.