Oral history leads to discovery of lost Polish church

As late as the 1930s, scholars knew that a late medieval church had once stood in the town of Suraż, Poland. Now archaeologists have verified the oral history with the discovery of remnants of the building.

Excavations at the site revealed the church's foundations, bricks and nails, as well as part of a crypt with human remains. "The results of archaeological work have confirmed the part of the legend that mentioned the existence of the church. They also supplemented it significantly by adding completely unknown facts," said Dariusz Krasnodębski of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology PAS.