Drought Reveals Trove of 400-Year-Old Sunken Treasure at Bottom of Polish River

Posted by admin on Oct 3, 2012

A trove of sunken treasure from the has been unearthed thanks to a drought that reduced a Polish river to puddles. More than ten tons of ornate marble statues, fountains and palace pillars appeared on the bed of Poland’s River Vistula as its waters gradually receded to record lows over the summer.

The haul is believed to have been left behind by marauding Swedish invaders who plundered Poland’s rulers in the 17th Century loading the spoils onto barges to transport home.

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