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Mysterious building found in Monmouth, Wales, could be older than Pyramids

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posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 04:20 PM
While waiting for the results of the Radio-carbon tests of the foundations that are expected within a couple of weeks, archeologists said that the structure could date to at least the Bronze Age, but could be early Neolithic, about 6,500 years old, thus predating Egypt's pyramids by about 2,000 years.

British archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a mysterious prehistoric structure that might be older than Egypt’s pyramids.

Discovered during work at a housing development in Monmouth, Wales, the bulky feature consists of a series of trenches possibly housing the timber foundations of a massive building.

"We have what appear to be huge parallel sleeper beams set close to the edge of an ancient, dried up lake," archaeologist Steve Clarke of Monmouth Archaeology told Discovery News.

Made from what seems to be entire tree trunks, the sleeper beams are huge, measuring more than 50 ft in lenght and more than 3 ft across.

"It's huge and presumably prehistoric but otherwise we haven't a clue what it is, we don't know how old it is and we don't know how long it is," Clarke said.

Source: Discovery News
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posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 04:33 PM
wheres tony robinson when you need him as he'll get it sorted in just 3 days but it looks rather well laid outso in best time team i'll call it ritual

posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 04:42 PM
This thread covers the same subject and was posted a few days ago


posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 08:40 PM
Yeah, it would be nice if people could simply use the SEARCH engine ATS placed on the Tool Bar to make sure duplication didn't occur.

Yes, it is fascinating what has been found. Yes, testing is occurring, Yes, it will be interesting to see those results, and how this realigns thinking and such, but the topic is already open and infact quite recent.

Contribute to build Threads. Do not see how many duplicate efforts can be taking space up in the archives.

It makes it easier for new comers to find information on subjects of interest to them and allows for a better conversation between those who have comments or observations to add or make.



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