According to experts, the unusual object may come from the beginnings of the Polish state. You will soon be able to see it in the museum.
It turns out that the treasure can be found not only in Egypt, famous for its archaeological excavations, but also in Włocławek, Poland. While dredging the harbor basin, an unusual sword was found here, which is estimated to be more than 1,000 years old. The priceless item was sent to Toruń to undergo necessary conservation. In the future, it may become an exhibit of one of Kujawy’s museums.
Weapons from the beginnings of Poland were found
The sword was discovered accidentally while an excavator was working to deepen the port basin at the marina on the Vistula River. An employee of a company carrying out necessary renovation works at Piwna Street in Włocławek came across an oblong object on Friday, January 12. The Viking sword was found in material extracted from the river that was transferred to a barge. Experts were called to the site and estimated that the treasure found may be over 1,000 years old and therefore date back to the beginnings of our country.
The treasure was transported to Toruń
The found artifact was taken to the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń for thorough examination. After carrying out the necessary conservation and documentation, it will probably be transferred to the Włocławek History Museum. “This is a great archaeological sensation. We are dealing with a very delicate and very valuable monument. The sword needs urgent maintenance. The situation is dynamic, we are just collecting information about this item,” said Wojciech Sosnowski from the archeology department of the Provincial Office for the Protection of Monuments in Warsaw. Włocławek is one of the oldest cities in Poland. There was a small Lusatian settlement here as early as the 10th century BC. The city owes its current shape to an early medieval village founded at the beginning of the 9th century AD. During the reign of Bolesław the Brave (992-1025), Włocławek was already a recognized and large Polish stronghold.