It resembles the world-famous English monument Stonehenge, but is 1,500 years older. What was the purpose of the Early Stone Age building on the edge of the Prague-Vinoce district? It may fulfill religious functions or serve for the daily encounter of our ancient ancestors.
Who built this circular system of wine roundels and why? These and other questions are to be answered by research conducted by the Prague Institute of Archeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Specialists had a unique opportunity to almost completely examine the 55-meter-diameter object.
According to MF DNES, there are perfectly preserved remains of the palisade ditches in which the central wooden structure of the building was originally embedded.
“The research is already over, and now we have the so-called discovery report. The objects found at the site have been cleaned and handed over to the National Museum,” said Jaroslav Řídký, a spokesman for the Institute of Archaeology. , says TN.cz.
The roundel in Vinoř was already discovered in the 80s of the last century during the construction of engineering networks, and last year they returned to the site for a more detailed study. Among other things, scientists at the site discovered a Neolithic settlement to the northeast of the discovery, which lived for about 300 to 400 years. There were probably many similar settlements nearby.
Rondels’ inventions were not an entirely isolated matter. For example, one appeared in Hůrec in Prague in 2006. It is estimated to be 6,500 years old and belongs to the Stone Age. The circle is 23 meters in diameter.
Experts say around 200 rounds have already been found in Europe. They date from the Stone Age and range from 30 to 220 meters in diameter. Their appearance often resembles the well-known material from Stonehenge in Great Britain.
Archaeologists at Pompeii discover an unusually well-preserved skeleton (2021):