Mysterious silver statuette discovered in Poland: scientists are wondering about its purpose
Scientists have been exploring the area for 60 years.
Anthropomorphic figurine, discovered by archaeologists in Poland is unparalleled. The mysterious product of the early Middle Ages is made of silver, Chronicle.info reports with reference to Channel 24.
The territory where the statuette was found was excavated for 60 years.
Where the curiosity was unearthed
Excavations are being carried out near Lublin, in & nbsp; Hodlik . This area is one of the richest archaeological sites in Poland. It was there that the Lubelskie Voivodeship was located.
Chodlik was the largest stronghold of Poland in the 8th-10th centuries. The city became the epicenter of the settlement in this region due to the proximity of the main roads of the country.
Scientists have been exploring the area for 60 years. They discovered burial mounds, the remains of fortifications and structures, as well as the largest early medieval granary in Europe.
What they were looking for this time
The last two seasons, archaeologists have spent in search of artificial structures of medieval inhabitants. Scientists have discovered hundreds of fragments of utensils.
Clay vessels date back to the 8th – 10th centuries – the era of the early Middle Ages. Archaeologist of the Polish Academy of Sciences ukasz Mechowicz is sure that such a large number of remains indicate that the city was teeming with life.
The Chodel Basin is a fortified settlement of the microregion – there are 4 very close castles, additional fortifications in the form of a longitudinal embankment. In addition, two important trade routes intersect here. It was certainly a rich place and a tidbit for the attackers, Mekhovich notes.
Indeed, at the site of the excavation were arrowheads and spears. Archaeologists stumbled upon the foundation of a defensive rampart, where they also found the remains of the military who defended the city.
In addition, they found such decorative objects as a lunulu (a crescent-shaped pendant) and a mysterious & nbsp; silver statuette , which puzzled the experts.
What is the purpose of the figurine
The figurine found by archaeologists is an outstanding find. The silver figurine & nbsp; 5 centimeters high & nbsp; also refers to the early Middle Ages. The figurine shows human arms crossed over the chest, as well as noticeable feet and a face. The face of a human figure is erased – scientists suggest that facial features have been erased due to metal deformation.
Perhaps there was some object in the hands of the statuette. However, like the face, the mysterious thing has worn off.
Researchers are looking for comparison items to identify the figurine. However, the purpose of the mysterious statuette is still & nbsp; unknown .
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