Polish archaeologists working in Oman have discovered traces of long-term copper ore processing activity, stone tools and parts of copper smelting furnaces. Research in this region will continue in December, the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw reports.
In Southeast Asia, population growth and the demand for agricultural land are causing significant changes in biodiversity, resulting in an increasing epidemiological risk. This risk concerns viruses such as coronaviruses, bird flu virus, MERS, USUTU, Zika, dengue and malaria, says Dr. Aneta Afelt from the University of Warsaw.
A statue of Buddha, discovered by a Polish-American archaeological expedition in Berenike on the Red Sea, is among the 10 most exciting discoveries of 2023. The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Warsaw informed about the list published by the American Society of Overseas Research.
The people of Old Dongola (Sudan) recycled clothes because they knew that producing fabrics was very expensive and time-consuming. They dyed their clothes sparingly, but they especially liked the colour blue, which not only looked nice, but was also believed to protect against evil.
Polish and Peruvian scientists working in the Peruvian town of Barranca have discovered mummified burials of 22 people, mostly young children and newborn babies. In addition to the fabrics used to wrap the bodies, the researchers also found pottery, tools, and food remains.
The music and acting show KATOPOLIS marked the official opening of the European City of Science Katowice 2024 last weekend. The title, given by EuroScience in cooperation with the European Commission, was awarded to a city from Central and Eastern Europe for the first time in history.