THE WORLD THIS WEEK : Temples older than Pyramids

A series of temples thought to be older than Stonehenge or the Pyramids have been uncovered by a team of archaeologists working in Europe. More than 150 monuments built between 4,800 BC and 4,600 BC have been found beneath the fields of modern-day Germany, Austria and Slovakia. They are thought to represent Europe’s oldest civilisation. The discoveries are so new that this temple building culture does not even have a name. The temples were made of earth and wood, with the buildings stretching for up to half a mile.

— Agencies