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Medieval sword recovered from peat bog

A medieval sword has been recovered from a peat bog in Poland.

Completely preserved medieval sword from the 14th century has been discovered at a peat bog near Hrubieszów. The finder donated the artefact to the local Fr. Stanis?aw Staszic Museum. “This is a unique find in the region” – said Bart?omiej Bartecki, director of the museum.

The sword was discovered last week in the Commune of Mircze, a dozen kilometers south of Hrubieszów. The founder donated the artefact to the Museum in Hrubieszów. The weapon is corroded, but preserved almost entirely. Only the hilt has not survived to our time.

“The place where the discovery was made is a wetland and a peat bog. It is possible that an unlucky knight was pulled into the marsh, or simply lost his sword” – told PAP Bart?omiej Bartecki, director of Fr. Stanis?aw Staszic Museum in Hrubieszów.

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Story: Science & Scholarship in Poland | Photo: PAP/ Wojciech Pacewicz

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