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Kwidzyn City (Kwidzyn - urban commune): Latin name: Quedin / Insula
Sanctae Mariae; German name: Marienwerder
Former capital of West Prussia (Westpeussen).
In 2007 there was a major archeological discovery on the World scale, the finding in the crypts of the Kwidzyn (Marienwerder) Cathedral of the remains of several Masters of the Teutonic Order (Der Deutsche Orden - Orden der Brüder vom Deutschen Haus St.Mariens in Jerusalem - Ordo fratrum donus Sanctae Mariae Theotonicorum Ierosolimitanorum - Ordo Teutonicus - Krzyżacy).
So far only the remains of one of them - Werner von Orseln - were identified. The work is in progress.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 1 Nov 2008