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New scans reveal ancient 'pyramids' in Poland

By T.K. Randall
March 22, 2016 · Comment icon 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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Comment icon #1 Posted by diablo_04 8 years ago
lol pyramids...really? Its looks like a stretch of dirt pile with highest point probably being 3 meters.
Comment icon #2 Posted by paperdyer 8 years ago
lol pyramids...really? Its looks like a stretch of dirt pile with highest point probably being 3 meters. Well the word pyramids is in quotation marks. It is interesting none the less.As to your tag image, since reality is a perception, your reality may be quite different to mine, especially if you're in middle management.
Comment icon #3 Posted by BeastieRunner 8 years ago
Slightly misleading headline. But still a cool find!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Myles 8 years ago
Pretty cool, but should be referenced as "mounds" before pyramids. Now it's time to rob the graves!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Goodnite 8 years ago
Reminds me of those burial mounds in Britain.
Comment icon #6 Posted by DieChecker 8 years ago
So a number of these mounds, surrounded by large rocks, had never been identified before? What did the locals think they were? Just piles of dirt....?

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