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    Prehistoric building foundation discovered in Wales could pre-date Egyptian pyramids

    Monmouth ruin find could pre-date pyramids (BBC News Southeast Wales)
    Archaeologists claim to have unearthed the remnants of a large prehistoric building, which they say could be older than Egypt's pyramids.

    Experts said they were mystified by the "unique" find on the site of a housing development in Monmouth.

    Monmouth Archaeology, which found the wooden foundations, said they dated to at least the Bronze Age, but could be early Neolithic, about 6,500 years old.

    It said the pyramids were built about 4,500 years ago.
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    Builders excavating site for housing estate in Wales discover
    foundations of a meeting house 'older than the Egyptian pyramids'
    (Daily Mail)
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    After studying the foundations, made up of 3ft-wide tree trunks, experts believe the building was a long house constructed on the edge of a long-lost lake which has silted up over time.
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    Archaeologist Steve Clarke said: 'Weíre not really sure what it is. Itís a mystery, but itís the foundation for something. We havenít seen anything like it.
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    Mr Clarke said most of the known long houses were built on posts about a 1ft wide, but trees had been used for the base of the Monmouth structure.
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    This is fascinating wfgodot! I am bookmarking this to show my kids. Thanks!



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