Europas äldsta stad hittad i Bulgarien

Från de första stapplande stegen tills skrift och civilisationer tog över, vilket är olika länge i olika delar av världen.
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Europas äldsta stad hittad i Bulgarien

Inlägg av Marcus » 31 okt 2012 17:55

Archaeologists in Bulgaria say that have uncovered the oldest prehistoric town found to date in Europe.
The walled fortified settlement, near the modern town of Provadia, is thought to have been an important centre for salt production.
Its discovery in north-west Bulgaria may explain the huge gold hoard found nearby 40 years ago.
Archaeologists believe that the town was home to some 350 people and dates back to between 4700 and 4200 BC.
That is about 1,500 years before the start of ancient Greek civilisation.
Excavations at the site, beginning in 2005, have also uncovered the remains of two-storey houses, a series of pits used for rituals, as well as parts of a gate and bastion structures.
A small necropolis, or burial ground, was discovered at the site earlier this year and is still being studied by archaeologists.
"We are not talking about a town like the Greek city-states, ancient Rome or medieval settlements, but about what archaeologists agree constituted a town in the fifth millennium BC," Vasil Nikolov, a researcher with Bulgaria's National Institute of Archaeology, told the AFP news agency.


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Re: Europas äldsta stad hittad i Bulgarien

Inlägg av spett » 31 okt 2012 19:43

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Trefaldigt whao.

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Re: Europas äldsta stad hittad i Bulgarien

Inlägg av Nimrod-S » 31 okt 2012 20:17

Häftigt! :)