A mysterious stone roundel has been discovered in Prague. The newly uncovered structure is older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, dating back to the Stone Age, some 7,000 years ago.
According to Jaroslav Řídký, of the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, these are the oldest evidence of architecture in all of Europe. The roundel was first discovered by construction workers in the 1980s, but has only now been unearthed in its entirety. Its original function is yet unknown.
Cover photo: Artist’s impression of what a Neolithic roundel structure may have looked like while in use. Courtesy of the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences..