Megalithic tomb ruins discovered in Poland

Megalithic tomb ruins discovered in Poland

In Poland, exactly in the area of Western pomerania, a recently discovered monumental set of megalithic tombs, which have been popularly nicknamed the "Polish pyramids."

As assured by different media, among the findings are more than a dozen large megalithic tombs, which were discovered during the investigation of a conservation program led by Dr. Agnieszka Metuszewska, attached to the department of Archeology of the University of Szczecin.

One of the main objectives of the researchers is access the site to study the entire area as well as processing, storing and documenting everything that is found, although this can be quite complicated, because as has been confirmed, the place where the structures are found is difficult to explore.

Of the earthen structures in this area, it is known that they were built in the shape of an isosceles triangle surrounded by large stone blocks and that the structure was about 150 meters long, between 6 and 15 meters wide and approximately 3 meters high.

The surface of this area is covered by an ancient forest and it was in this place that archaeologists have gradually discovered different objects such as ceramic fragments. At the moment, according to the first estimates, The construction of these megalithic tombs is believed to date back to between the fifth and third millennium BC..

In these structures are different individual burials, of which it is believed that they were important people of the tribes, especially elders, although for the moment it is necessary to continue investigating to obtain more data.

Due to the difficulty of accessing the area, different non-invasive methods to study the area. Among the methods used were digital devices for field studies as well as maps in three dimensions drawn by means of an airborne laser, with which it has been possible to locate the site as well as discover new tombs.

It should be noted that this class of constructions have only been conserved in wooded areas, the rest has been destroyed as a result of the expansion of agriculture since medieval times.

Researchers have stated that there are certain similarities between the burial mounds that have been discovered in Poland with others found in different areas of Western Europe, such as Stonehenge, coinciding in age approximately.

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