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Archaeologists Discover 7,000-Year-Old Structure Older Than Stonehenge or Pyramids of Giza

The structure was discovered on the outskirts of Prague in the Czech Republic

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Archaeologists in the Czech Republic have discovered a 7,000-year-old circular structure measuring approximately 180 feet in diameter, Radio Prague International reported earlier this month.

The structure, known as a roundel, dates to the Neolithic period and archaeologists believe it was constructed between 4900 B.C.E. and 4600 B.C.E. The roundel, and others like it in Europe, are considered to be the oldest massive structures in Europe.

For comparison, construction on Stonehenge is believed to started around 3100 B.C.E., while the famed Pyramids of Giza are thought to have been erected around 2600 B.C.E. at the earliest. That makes the roundel at least 1,000 years older than Stonehenge and several thousand years older than the pyramids.

This roundel was uncovered in Vinor, a district on the outskirts of Prague. Around 200 roundels have been discovered across Europe, with 35 of them found in the Czech Republic.

Researchers are still working to understand what the purpose or significance the roundels held for Stone Age peoples.

“One of such theory is that it could have been used as an economic centre, a centre of trade. It could also have been a centre of some religious cult, where rites of passage or rituals connected to the time of year were performed,” Miroslav Kraus, the head of the excavation team in Prague, told Radio Prague International. “Roundels were built during the Stone Age, when people had not yet discovered iron. The only tools they could use were made of stone and animal bones.”

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TheFlyingTiger
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Graham Hancock vindicated.


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How do you say We Wuz Kangz in Czech?


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Looks like an exhibit celebrating breasts to me. I bet Neanderthal dudes liked big titties too.


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Graham Hancock vindicated.

WAY too young to be in Hancock territory


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Your mom?


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The construction of the LSU Indian Moundsbegan 11,000 years ago.

STTDB! Czech mate!!!


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“Older than the pyramids” places are located on Lsu’s campus


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I’m here to Czech out the corny puns.


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No one knows who they were or what they were doing


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Earth didn’t even exist 7000 yrs ago.


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Indian Mounds, please pick up the white courtesy phone.


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Göbekli Tepe would compete.


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Gobekl Tepe is way older than that…and it has cool megaliths to look at.


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Looks like that Czech bounced.


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Gobekli tepe is 12,500 years old. Everytime if see the pillar with a vulture holding a ball, it looks like there are other embryonic vultures in stages of development. Is a cool site.


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Older Than Stonehenge or Pyramids of Giza




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Bull shite. They didn't have wheelbarrows back then.


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