Skip to comments.Europe's oldest civilisation unearthed: report
Posted on 06/11/2005 9:38:16 PM PDT by STARWISE
LONDON (AFP) - Europe's oldest civilisation has reportedly been discovered by archaelogists across the continent.
More than 150 large temples, constructed between 4800 BC and 4600 BC, have been unearthed in fields and cities in Germany, Austria and Slovakia, predating the pyramids in Egypt by some 2,000 years, The Independent newspaper revealed.
The network of temples, made of earth and wood, were constructed by a religious people whose economy appears to have been based on livestock farming, The Independent reported.
The most complex centre discovered so far, beneath the city of Dresden in Saxony, eastern Germany, comprises a temple surrounded by four ditches, three earthen banks and two palisades.
"Our excavations have revealed the degree of monumental vision and sophistication used by these early farming communities to create Europe's first truly large scale earthwork complexes," said Harald Staeuble, from the Saxony state government's heritage department.
The temples, up to 150 metres (164 yards) in diameter, were made by a people who lived in long houses and villages, the newspaper said. Stone, bone, and wooden tools have been unearthed, along with ceramic figures of people and animals.
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> "constructed between 4800 BC and 4600 BC" -- Wow.
Wow indeed. Built between 596 and 796 years before the universe was created!
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"Wow indeed.Built between 596 and 796 yrs before the universe was created!"Hmmmm?Good point.I'm on stand-by with a fire extinguisher if you need one:)
There are other threads on this. The people who lived there then have left and may have gone to Iraq. They also built various facilities around the world that are still standing and are treated as natural features since they have apparently 'always been there'.
The temples, up to 150 metres (164 yards) in diameter, were made by a people who lived in long houses and villages, ...
Oh cool! They found the old Rodeo arenas.
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Here's the oldest FR thread on this topic:
Temples Older Than Pyramids Found (In Europe)
BBC | Saturday June 11 2005
Posted on 06/11/2005 12:54:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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