jueves, 18 de mayo de 2017

Wood you believe it? Dig finds UK's oldest sacred site is in Shrewsbury

1/5. Church of the Holy Fathers. Inset: The wooden post

An archaeological dig around a Shrewsbury church has revealed it is the earliest known sacred site that is still in use in Britain today – dating back 4,050 years.

Carbon dating of a wooden post, extracted from the dig at the Church of the Holy Fathers, on Oteley Road, Sutton in February, has shown it was first placed in the ground in 2033BC – a time when the ancient Egyptians were still building the Pyramids.

Archaelogists who were working on the site thought the post would turn out to be Anglo-Saxon, so were shocked to learn it dated from the late Neolithic/early Bronze Age period instead. [...] Shropshire Star / Link 2 

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