The gord (Slavic settlement) in Owidz was established during the reign of Bolesław the Brave, at the beginning of 11th century, as a result of the growing influence of the Polans. It was shortly destroyed at the end of the same century - probably on an order of the Duke Władysław Herman. During the first half of 12th century these areas were eventually Christianized and became a part of the Gniew castellany, later came under the Teutonic Knights’ dominion (1282).
Archaeologists study the village of Scandinavian settlers in Suchań
Archaeologists from the University of Warsaw and the National Museum in Szczecin began the second season of excavations in Suchań, Western Pomerania. This is the place where settlers from Bornholm arrived 1500 years ago.
Excavations covered the central part of the settlement, in the region of the strongest anomalies geophysical surveys had shown. Therefore, archaeologists hope for discoveries in the form of ancient architecture - half-dugouts.
The site was found accidentally in 2006. The discoverer saw treasure on the surface in the form of bracteates - thin, single-sided coins, metal pendants and a ring. Read more.
Some of the Early Iron Age decorations discovered in Poland, attributed to the Pomeranian culture [x] [x] [x]
Bronze breastplates are among the most valuable artefacts of the Pomeranian culture. The beautiful, unique ornaments, possibly endowed with some special meaning, were most often found in Eastern Pomerania and Wielkopolska. The best preserved specimens, presented at the Poznań Archaeological Museum, include breastplates from Mrowino, Poznań powiat, and Podróżna, Złotów powiat [read more]
Pomerania in Poland is famous for its forests, which are dotted with lakes and crossed by meandering rivers. This scene, near Gdynia, shows birch trees turning yellow and beech red in autumn, with pine remaining green.