Archaeologists in Prague have discovered a strange structure more than 7,000 years old, making it older than Stonehenge and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. Newsweek. The ancient structure is known as the Gol- it is a large circular structure of similar age scattered around Central Europe.
Although the forms and patterns of these circles vary greatly, they are composed of a complex of trenches divided by several entrances. The diameter of some of these patterns is more than 200 meters, the outlet further said.
The exact purpose of this circular structure, which was used by a nearby farming community some 7,000 years ago during the Late Neolithic, or New Stone Age, is unknown. These spheres were constructed between 4600-4900 BC. They are approximately 180 feet (55 m) in circumference, which is comparable to the height of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Radio Prague International.
One such round is now being investigated in the Vino area of Prague. According to the research so far, the structure has a remarkable level of conservation. The unbroken remains of the palatial troughs, which originally contained the central wooden structure, stunned the archaeologists.
Miroslav Kraus, who is currently in charge of the excavation, told Radio Prague International “Despite these findings, it is still unclear what purpose these structures serve.”
“One of such theories is that it could have been used as an economic centre, a center of trade. It could also have been the center of some religious cult, where routes or rituals associated with the time of year were performed. Roundels were made during the Stone Age when people had not yet discovered iron. The only tools they could use were stones and animal bones,” Mr. Cross added.
About 200 roundels have been discovered in Central Europe so far, 35 of which are in the Czech Republic region. The outlet further added that the Vino has a distinctive floor design with three independent entrances in a 55-metre diameter roundel.