In Poland, a team from the Historical research Association of Nowy sącz examined the castle of the XIV century and found a hiding place, which was pretty dilapidated chest with a rich hoard of silver objects.
according to The First News, the castle is located on the South of Poland. The team of researchers used a metal detector. The device worked near the towers of the castle. Enthusiasts did a little digging, and found almost entirely decayed trunk.
on Top of it were some papers, probably receipts, and badge. But under the papers, the researchers found some real treasures. The chest was chock-full of various silver items, that are very well preserved.
basically, it’s dishes and some household items – glasses, bowls, Cutlery and other items for table setting and candle holders. Only the trunk was found 103 silver pieces, representing a large not only historical and material value. They all date back to the late XIX – early XX centuries. The style of their execution indicates Jewish ceremonial art.
a Local archaeologist bartłomiej Urban believes that these objects could be used to conduct rituals. In his opinion, the stash could be equipped during the Second world war. The question is, who hid these treasures – the owner or the retreating German soldiers? While the researchers do not exclude any one of these options.
by the Way, the Nowy Sacz was founded by the Bohemian Wenceslas II in 1292, for eight years before he became king of Poland. It was located near an important trade route to Hungary, making it a strategically important point. In the middle of the 1300 years of king Casimir III the Great greatly expanded the Royal castle and around the town built a new defensive wall.
This majestic castle has partially survived. He had two corner towers, a Central tower, high-rise residential building and, probably, the moat separating the castle from the town itself. For 300 years it was the residence of Polish, Hungarian and Danish kings.
He several times in its long history, was destroyed. It was restored in 1938 just before the Nazi invasion of Poland. German troops occupied the castle and used it as a barracks. At the same time, the city had created the ghetto, which contained 20 thousand local Jews.
the Ghetto was liquidated in 1942, and the entire Jewish community of the city Belucci sent to a death camp. In 1945, members of the underground blew up the castle. The Germans gave it the ammunition depot, so the explosions damaged the castle. The tower, near which was found a treasure, was reconstructed in 1959.
Found items will be donated to the local Museum. Their plan to clear reconstruir��VAT and catalog, then those items will become part of the Museum exhibition.