The tomb of a prince from nearly 2 thousand. years discovered in Mazovia

One of the richest graves found east of the Vistula River was discovered in the northern part of the Mazovian province. The burial dates back to the turn of the first and second centuries, and because of the treasures found in it, researchers conclude that it most likely belonged to the leader of the local community, which is why it was called a princely tomb.

Inside the tomb chamber, many valuable artifacts were foundow. During the exploration, archaeologists came across fragments of bronze vessels, bronze spurs with silver decorations, and even a gold ring. The latter testifies to the rank of the person buried there. Gold rings in ancient times were reserved for the highest social groups.

Such rich pochowki of the earlyoIn our era, they are rare in the areas to the eastod from the Vistula. But also on the west side of the river are rownie rare. Scientists know of only a few such sites.

Unfortunately, before archaeologists arrived at the site, grob was previously looted. Although this may have happened over the course of twooch thousands of years, then researchers believe it was made in the 20th century. The bronze artifacts found inside bear fresh scratches and cracks.

Therefore, the exact location of the site has not been made public. The discovery itself was made last year, but for fear of looting, it was only announced now.

– The groThe b is the richest prehistoric burialoThe grave chamber discovered so far to the eastod from the Vistula River,” Dr. Andrzej Szela of the Institute of Archeology at the University of Warsaw told the Polish Press Agency in an interviewory directs the work at the archaeological site. – The tomb also contained four drinking horns. Remnants of these are brilliantly preserved bronze fittings. Two of them were topped in the form of bull’s headsowek. It is absolutely unique! – added the researcher.

No skeleton was found in the grave. The burial chamber is four meters long and two meters wide, indicating that a body was deposited in it, not an urn with ashes, which was a common practice in those days. It is also not fully known to whom the gr belongedob. However, the objects found in it prove that it must have been a wealthy person, most likely to bringodca of the local community.

The site where the discovery was made was already known to researchers. Other burials were found in the area decades agoowkiki from this period. Nearby, several hundred metersow from the site, traces of a prehistoric settlement have been found. Last year, dozens of Roman silver denarii were found on its siteow.