A 7,000-year-old mystery was found right outside Prague…but just what the hell is this?!
Archaeologists in Vinor, just outside Prague, discovered something super, super major.
They found a 7,000-year-old circular structure known as a roundel. It measures approximately 180 feet in diameter. A roundel is, essentially, just a big, flat, round space.
Archaeologists have dated this large area between 4900 BCE to 4600 BCE. For context, that’s about 2 times older than the Great Pyramids of Giza and about 2,000 years older than Stonehenge.
Apparently, though, there are many other roundels in Europe. There are 35 of them, alone, just in the Czech Republic. So, archaeologists are trying to figure out what the significance of these is.
One theory is that these were commercial centers for trading goods. Another is that this was a site for religious worship.