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Digging through thick mud and an ancient swamp of black clay, archaeologists in Istanbul have discovered a grave that proves the city is 6,000 years older than they previously thought. The skeletons of two adults and two children lie curled-up, perhaps to save space. Alongside them are pots: gifts placed in the grave to use in the afterlife. The ancient family was unearthed at the site of a 21st Century rail project. "We found the grave, pots and other artefacts. There were signs of houses made of tree-branches and next to the settlement was a swamp where we found small tools, wooden pieces and bones," explains Ismail Karamut, head of the Istanbul Archaeology museum, which is leading the dig. Neolithic graves were unearthed at the site "It all shows there was a Neolithic settlement here in the historic peninsula of Istanbul where people lived, farmed and fished," he adds
Originally posted by LucidDreamer85
I love how we know it all and then keep finding over and over again we are wrong but we never admit we were wrong we just say we miscalculated .
We are probably so much older than we'd like to imagine. Everything else on earth is cyclical why shouldn't the rise and fall of man be ?
Historians had believed modern-day Istanbul was first settled around 700 BC.