Archaeologists have discovered a mysterious stone structure on the outskirts of Prague, Czech Republic, which dates back over 7,000 years – older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids of Giza.
The site measures around 180 feet and has been qualified by the experts as a cockade. “Roundels are the oldest architectural evidence in all of Europe,” said Jaroslav Řídký from the Institute of Archeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, in an interview with Radio Prague International.
“Rockets were built in the Stone Age, when people had not yet discovered iron. The only tools they could use were made of stone and animal bones,” Miroslav Kraus added. , director of the excavations. “It could have been used as an economic center, a center of commerce. It could also have been the center of a religious cult, where rites of passage or rituals linked to the time of year were practiced.
In the past, around 200 roundels have been discovered across central Europe, including the Goseck Circle, an ancient solar observatory located in Germany. This particular roundel was first discovered in the 1980s, but new radiocarbon tests reveal that the Neolithic structure dates back to the years between 4900 BC and 4400 BC and once had three separate entrances.
Other notable finds include broken pottery fragments, hunting tools and animal bones – all of which provide clues to the civilization that once occupied these monuments.
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