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Over 400 archaeological finds were confiscated from an unauthorised digger in Poland


During the search of a 40-year-old man's house, police in the city of Andrychow in Poland in collaboration with the Krakow police discovered valuable cultural artifacts that were obtained by the man as a result of illegal archaeological excavations.

Policja Małopolska online
Foto: Policja Małopolska online

In the middle of September of the current year, the Polish police conducted a search of a 40-year-old Andrychow citizen's house. According to the information available, he was storing items of cultural value illegally obtained by him through the use of a metal detector across all of Poland, as well as by means of purchases made in various markets on the Internet.

During the search, over 400 various artifacts were indeed discovered, some of which are several hundred years old. Elements of weapons, coins, axes, hammers, knives, arrow points, and bullets of various calibres were stored in boxes in different parts of the house, mostly in the attic.

Due to the fact that illegal excavations by unauthorized diggers on archaeological sites lead to irreversible destruction of cultural heritage, they are prohibited by law in Poland. In this case, the suspect can be subjected to criminal prosecution.

Source: Policja Małopolska online

Evgeniy Saunin, 05 October 2020, 23:50

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