Bulgarian Archaeologists Unearth 7000-Year-Old Village

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Archaeologists Unearth 7000-Year-Old Village A photo of the part of the excavation site near Telish. Photo by Trud Daily

A prehistoric home dated back 7000 years has been uncovered by a team of Bulgarian archaeologists at Telish in the central northern District of Pleven.

The team led by archaeologist Ventsislav Gergov is convinced that the home found in a place known as "Laga" is part of a village with at least 30 houses.

"Our ancient predecessor constructed amazingly robust homes, much more robust than many of the contemporary apartment buildings," Gergov believes.

"The walls of the homes were made of stamped clay mixed with cow manure and straw, and were additionally supported with wooden poles. This is how the home becomes monolithic and acquires amazing heating isolation," he explained.

Gergov has found parts of over 40 highly-ornate ceramic vessels inside the home as well as two clay ovens built one over the other.

The excavations of the site will continue for one more week because of lack of funding. All finds will be turned in to the Pleven Regional History Museum.

This is not Gergov's first prehistoric discovery at Telish; a place which has turned out to harbor some of the oldest remains of civilized settlements in the world.

The archaeologist is also the author of a local project exhibiting two reconstructed rammed earth homes modeled after the findings in the prehistoric excavations as part of an open air museum.

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#3
Nellieherself - 26 Sep 2010 // 02:13:58

"What an amazing Country Bulgaria is..its almost as if you have to be buried to be interesting ? Take note Nellie. MJC"

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Live and learn. And not in a good way. lol

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DP - 25 Sep 2010 // 23:56:32

"Our ancient predecessor constructed amazingly robust homes, much more robust than many of the contemporary apartment buildings," Gergov believes.
"The walls of the homes were made of stamped clay mixed with cow manure and straw, and were additionally supported with wooden poles. This is how the home becomes monolithic and acquires amazing heating isolation," he explained.

I am amazed by the amazement expressed by Mr.Gergov. You do not have to dig to see plenty of houses-- all over the Bulgarian villages--build in the not too distant past using the technology he is describing in the above paragraph. All he has to do is scratch the whitewash and the glow of sh*t colour will emerge in all of its not too ancient glory.

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MJC - 25 Sep 2010 // 22:25:19

What an amazing Country Bulgaria is..its almost as if you have to be buried to be interesting ? Take note Nellie. MJC

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