Archaeology & History
New scans reveal ancient 'pyramids' in Poland
By T.K. Randall
March 22, 2016 · 6 comments
One of several megalithic tombs found in the region. Image Credit: YouTube / seba66671
A megalithic site featuring ancient tombs even older than Egypt's pyramids has been found in Poland.
The ancient stone structures, which are believed to have been built by the Funnel Beaker Culture up to 5,000 years ago, are typically triangular in shape with large stone blocks around the outside.
Thought to have been the final resting place of the tribal elders, these megalithic tombs are an important discovery and could be the largest of their kind found anywhere in Europe.
A total of 18 tombs were revealed - many of which having never been identified before - following airborne laser scanning and 3D mapping efforts by researchers from the University of Szczecin.
"The area near Dolic is undoubtedly the most interesting, we have selected at least a dozen potential megalithic tombs," said Agnieszka Matuszewska.
"In the course of verification in the field we have clearly confirmed the presence of 18 Kujawy type megalithic tombs, a much higher number than previously known from the literature."
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