Polish archaeologists conducting excavations in the city of płock, Masovian Voivodeship, found more than 30 graves of the medieval cemetery. Findings indicate that under modern buildings is a huge ancient necropolis.
according to Nauka w Polsce, the first burial was accidentally discovered in 2016. Three dozen “new” graves archaeologists found after the resumption of the excavation was suspended due to pandemic coronavirus.
the existence of a necropolis in this place speaks neither a single historical source. However, it was huge, judging by the expanding scope of work. For three years, archaeologists have unearthed more than 120 graves. Graves are located under a car Park and the building of the former provincial police headquarters, which now operates the registry office.
“We found a few graves with curious objects, says Dr. Tomas Cordula, Deputy Director of the Museum of Plotsk. Among the artifacts we found numerous glass beads, earrings and iron blades”.
he estimates that the cemetery was built in the late XI century and was used during the XII century and early XIII century. Of course, it was a very large cemetery. Everything points to the fact that it was arranged under the Church, remnants of which are still not found.
the Archaeologists say it may not be able to find. It is assumed that the Foundation of the ancient Church and many graves are located under the apartment buildings that are in the site.
by the Way, the Church mentioned in written sources, in contrast to the necropolis. Scientists suggest that it was approximately 300 feet North of the found graves. And this Church could be associated with Vladislav I Herman, during which the płock was the capital of the state.
Wladyslaw I Herman was the son of the Duke of Poland Casimir I the Restorer and Dobronega (Mary), daughter of Vladimir I, Grand Prince of Kiev. In 1079, the year he led a rebellion against his older brother, king of Poland, Boleslaw II the Bold. He managed to capture the Polish throne, but little fame he has won.
There is an assumption that the Church could be built by Wladyslaw I Herman after the birth of his son Boleslaw III Krzywousty, in gratitude to the saints who heard the call of the Prince of the birth of the heir to the throne.