Archaeologists stumbled upon the cemetery, which dates to the late 10th and early 11th centuries, after surveying a highway-construction site near the village of Bodzia, roughly 90 miles (150 kilometers) northwest of Warsaw. The find is reported in this month’s issue of the journal Antiquity.
“The best discoveries are not planned, and so it was in this case,” Buko said. “Among many other things, we discovered this marvelous cemetery.”
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