17-century stolen treasures being recovered from Polish river

Published on September 24th, 2012 | by Admin

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Low water levels in Poland’s Vistula River are allowing archaeologists to recover a variety of treasures that were stolen from royals in the mid-17th century by Swedish invaders.

The valuable artistic objects — marble floor tiles, parts of archways and columns — were robbed from Warsaw by the Swedes who overran the nation in mid-17th century and took heavy loads of spoils from across the country. Today’s items probably came from the Royal Castle and from a royal country residence, the Kazimierz Palace.

The artifacts probably were being carried by a barge that sank, one of the many such vessels that ferried loot down the river to the Baltic Sea and to Sweden.

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Story: AP | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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