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17th century mass grave found in Poland

A mass grave dating back to the 17th century has been found in norther Poland.

Archaeologists in northern Poland have uncovered a mass grave that they believe dates back to the 17th century and a battle to save Golancz Castle.

On the 3rd of May 1656 the Swedish army attacked Golancz Castle. In an attempt to defend the castle Polish gentry, clergy and peasants rose against the army but they failed and now archaeologists believe that there could be up to 80 of their bodies buried in this mass grave.

Artur Rozanski, from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, said, “It’s an extremely interesting but also a tragic discovery. We found a battle grave in the Lower Castle’s yard. So far we managed to uncover remains of seventeen people buried in three layers.”

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