Largest Ro­man pe­riod ne­crop­o­lis in Poland to un­dergo de­tailed re­search

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ARCHAEOLOG­ICAL NEWS -

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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