Wednesday, October 31, 2012

BBC News - Europe's oldest prehistoric town unearthed in Bulgaria

BBC News - Europe's oldest prehistoric town unearthed in Bulgaria:
Archaeologists in Bulgaria say they 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-east 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.



Anonymous said...

The first gated community? You mean they are not an invention of evil 20th century developers?

Priam said...

The ancient city of Troy was also a gated community.

Unfortunately, property values went down as soon as somebody decided that a big wooden horse would make a nice decoration. If only there had been an HOA...