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The oldest stone wall in Greece

A 23,000-year-old wall have been found at the entrance to a cave in Thessaly.

The age of the find, determined by an optical dating test, singles it out as “probably one of the oldest in the world”, according to a ministry press release.

“The dating matches the coldest period of the most recent ice age, indicating that the cavern’s paleolithic inhabitants built it to protect themselves from the cold”, said the ministry.

The wall blocked two-thirds of the entrance to the cave, located close to Kalambaka, itself near the popular tourist area and monastic centre of Meteora in central Greece. Greek palaeontologists have been excavating the site for the last 25 years.

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4 thoughts on “The oldest stone wall in Greece

  1. What an excellent story! I would love to hear more about what they learn from the cave and wall…perhaps some artifacts! Great story, thank you!

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