By re-analysing the most iconic graves from these sites, it will be demonstrated that their contents can provide fascinating insights not into Scandinavian but actually into West Slavic warrior identity.
The transition from tribal to feudal living, which occurred throughout the 14th century in Lagow, Poland had a significant impact on the local ecosystem, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.
Archaeologists working in Poland have found dozens of artefacts from the area of the Battle of Grunwald, including two well-preserved battle axes.
Using ground-penetrating radar (GPR), the discovery was made during exploration of the south-eastern part of the 13th-century castle’s northern ward.
Today, being the world’s only Lancelot wall paintings preserved in situ, the Siedlęcin set ranks among the most outstandingly complete and well preserved in Europe.
This chapter discusses the influence that neighbours had on the population of Poland in the period in question, and vice-versa. The aim is to demonstrate the diverse cultural models that were reaching Polish lands in the 9th and 10th centuries.
The four warriors buried with rich grave offerings in a cemetery in the northern Polish town of Ciepłe came from Scandinavia, expert analyses show. This is proof that people of foreign origin were members of the Piast state elites, researchers suggest.
Geneticists have taken DNA samples from the remains of over 30 members of the Piast dynasty to determine their ancestry.
A medieval ring from the late 9th to mid 10th century, discovered in central Poland, has been been revealed to be one of the earliest Christian artefacts found in that country.
The “anniversary Grunwald literature” remains, like the older historiography, for instance the texts concentrated around the 550th anniversary of the battle, culturally “entangled” – because this is an inseparable and inalienable phenomenon of historical – or broader – humanistic research.
Researchers confirmed that the Black Death epidemic in the mid-14th century did not reach Poland; agricultural production remained at a stable level during that time.
The remains of a warrior buried at the end of the 10th century in an earthen mausoleum has been located in the village Bodzia in central Poland.
Usually considered to be “women’s work”, this paper takes a close look at how laundry was done in medieval Poland, calling into question common historical stereotypes.
Here are four videos that track the borders of Poland from the Early Middle Ages to the present day.
The main idea of this article is to present the present state and the future of research on crafts in Medieval Malbork. As the capital city of the Teutonic Order’s state, Malbork is very interesting because of the castle in the town.
Archaeologists conducting excavations near the Polish village Barczewko have discovered the skeleton of a man killed in 1354 during the Lithuanian invasion. This place is called the ‘Pompeii of Warmia’ because the ruins of the city destroyed during the invasion are preserved intact.
In the southern Baltic, episodes of colonisation were accompanied by processes of military conquest, political subjugation and religious conversion.
Surviving the destructions of the war, the old town of Krakow is a lesson of architecture and urbanism through the multitude of architectural styles, coherence and urban continuity.
In spite of its biographic character, this thesis dwells on the various events in the life of the Queen, illustrating essentials of her personality, as well as the posthumous fame which so vividly remained in the tradition, and the present attempts to beatify the Queen.
The roots of the first Polish dynasty – the Piasts (from the 9th century to 1370) – came from Major Poland.
Recently, the sensationalist interpretations of deviant burials have also permeated into (inter)national media, leading the general public to misinformation about Poland’s past and the mentalities of its medieval societies.
The 15th century city of Nieszawa, known by two names Nowa Nieszawa (New Nieszawa) or Dybów was a prosperous urban centre on the border of the Polish Kingdom and the Teutonic Order.
A look at the history behind Epiphany and Twelfth Night.