The grave was discovered in 2010 by metal detectorists conducting an illegal search in the Czech Republic. Archaeologists from Poland’s Rzeszów University have excavated a 2,000 year old stone-lined grave revealing a young man believed to be a part of the Macromannic aristocracy.

He was buried in a wooden coffin constructed from a hollowed out tree trunk and wearing a leather belt with a buckle he was also buried with a clay and a bronze vessel. However, the empty space at the foot of the grave suggests that the Grave may have been robbed and is missing high value objects. As result of Geophysical surveys archaeologists are hopeful of finding additional Marcomannic tombs in the region.

Featured image: Agnieszka Půlpánová-Reszczyńska