Archaeologists discovered the evidence of ancient homes at the German “Stonehenge”

Europe is known for its megalith monuments of the Neolithic and Bronze ages. Stonehenge of England is a prime example of these monuments. Stonehenge was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. These structures are a glimpse of the prehistoric cultures of Europe.

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Recently, archaeologists have discovered evidence of ancient homes at a Bronze age site near Berlin city of Germany. Current excavations at this Woodhenge site are conducted by the University of Halle and the State Office for Monument Conservation and Archaeology.

 The site is famous for the German “Stonehenge” and Woodhenge. It is located in the village of Pömmelte. These structures were originally found in 1991. The site was conserved and restored in 2016. Now, it is a popular tourist destination among national and international visitors. It is famous in Germany for its wooden ringed structure. Researchers reconstruct the site patterns based on postholes arranged in concentric circles. They believe that it is the largest early Bronze Age settlement of central Europe and associated with astronomical rituals. 

During excavations, archaeologists have discovered several dwellings on the site. They comprise 130 longhouses. Archaeologically, the settlement belongs to the Bell Beaker and Únětice cultures. The settlement is approximately 4000 years old. It was last inhabited by Únětice people in 2300 BC and abandoned due to fire around 2050 BC.

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