In the cellars of the former seat of the city magistrate, researchers found remains of 10th century Slavic settlement and ceramics. The director of the Museum of Gdańsk, Professor Waldemar Ossowski estimates that the city was founded 60 years earlier than previously thought.
Powdered quartz for the production of faience vessels discovered by Polish archaeologists during excavations in the ancient city of Athribis in the Nile Delta in Egypt, came from tailing heaps that remained after gold mining, scientists from the University of Warsaw and the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University have found.
1500 items were discovered during the 9th stage of archaeological research at Westerplatte, some of them related to the service of Polish soldiers. The most valuable artefacts, including a military map template, were presented last week at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk.
A Polish-Maroconian team of archaeologists have discovered a Roman military observation tower in Volubilis, Morocco. 'This is important for research on the system of Roman fortifications built on the outskirts of the empire', says Maciej Czapski, an archaeologist from the University of Warsaw.