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2010-10-21 06:15:00

Archaeologists have discovered a "fantastically preserved", 5,100-year-old door in Zurich, Switzerland. The poplar wood door, which researchers believe was made in 3,063 BC, is "solid and elegant", and may be one of the oldest ever found in Europe, said chief archaeologist Niels Bleicher on Wednesday. It had well-preserved hinges and was "remarkable because of the way the planks were held together," said Bleicher, who used tree rings to determine the age of the door. It was likely built...


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Cthulhu
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