The oldest town in Europe found in Bulgaria

Published on October 22nd, 2012 | by Admin


The oldest urban settlement yet found in Europe has been unearthed near Varna, Bulgaria.

The team of archaeologists headed by Nikolov excavated stone walls estimated to date from 4700 to 4200 BCE. The walls are two metres thick and three metres high, and according to Nikolov are the earliest and most massive fortifications from Europe’s pre-history.

There were about 300 to 350 people living at the site in those times, living in two-storey houses and earning their living by salt mining.

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Story: Sofia Globe | Photo: Sofia Globe

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