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7,200-Year-Old Wooden Well Discovered in Czech Republic - video

by Ancient Architects

‘Stuff keeps on getting older’ is the phrase made famous by author and researcher Graham Hancock, and new archaeological finds are certainly living up to it. An international team of archaeologists have unearthed a Neolithic water wall made from oak trees to the north of the town of Ostrov in the Czech Republic, a find that has been dated to 7,300 years ago. For a wooden structure to have such an ancient date is of course highly unusual. The Ostrov water well was excavated in 2018 during the construction of the D35 motorway in the East Bohemian region of the Czech Republic and was found 5 feet or 1.74 metres below the ground surface. Its external dimensions measure 80 by 80 cm and stands at 140 cm in height. It looks somewhat like a square chest and is formed of four oak corner posts, each with two longitudinal grooves, set at 90 degrees to one another, in which oak and hazel planks were inserted horizontally in seven layers. The wood is thought to have come from the local forest. Watch the video to learn more about this new discovery and please like and subscribe for more videos on Ancient History and Archaeology. All images are taken from Google Images and the below sources for educational purposes only.