Sunday, June 12, 2005

Found: Europe's oldest civilisation

"By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent

11 June 2005

Archaeologists have discovered Europe's oldest civilisation, a network of dozens of temples, 2,000 years older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids.

More than 150 gigantic monuments have been located beneath the fields and cities of modern-day Germany, Austria and Slovakia. They were built 7,000 years ago, between 4800BC and 4600BC. Their discovery, revealed today by The Independent, will revolutionise the study of prehistoric Europe, where an appetite for monumental architecture was thought to have developed later than in Mesopotamia and Egypt."

1 comment:

  1. Good Story, but the Indie are charging £1.00 to read the article.

    Do you know another source?