Largest Roman period necropolis in Poland to undergo detailed research
The largest necropolis in Poland dating to the Roman period can be found in Karczyn, Kujawy (north central Poland). Thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, specialists are now able to carry out detailed scientific research to determine diet, kinship and origin of the dead.
‘It turned out that the necropolis existed continuously for over 300 years, from the first to the fourth century CE. We have found more than 120 burials with very diverse rites’, said Adriana Romańska, excavation director.
The biggest surprise for the researchers was the discovery of two gigantic tombs (the largest known to date in Kujawy from this particular period), which they described as ‘princely graves’.
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Excavation at necropolis