Early medieval grave finds "quite a surprise"

Until recently, archaeologists believed that the site of a dig in northern Poland was "considered quite poor," but then more than 40 graves, containing a wealth of early medieval artifacts, were discovered in Burdąg, Warmia and Mazury. The experts were "surprised." (photos)

The cremation graves appear to belong to local nobles, including one grave of a woman "that contained spectacular costume pieces, including silver fibulae from the Frankish Empire during the reign of the Merovingian dynasty, and a silver breastplate." The cemetery dates to the 6th or 7th century.