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Sat May 20, 2017, 10:51 PM

'This is a living monument': 4,000-year-old Shropshire church is found to be the UK's oldest sacred

  • Carbon dating carried out on a wooden post revealed it was placed in 2033BC
  • It was excavated in February at the Church of the Holy Fathers in Shrewsbury
  • The post was found jutting into the foundations of the medieval church
  • Christian groups are known to have built over many sacred pagan sites
  • Ancient Neolithic people were worshipping at the site at a time when Egyptian pharaohs were building the pyramids

    By Harry Pettit For Mailonline

    An archaeological dig has uncovered the UK's oldest sacred site which is still in use dating back more than 4,000 years.
    Carbon dating carried out on a wooden post excavated from the Shropshire site has revealed that it was nailed into the ground in 2033 BC.
    The site was unearthed in February at the Church of the Holy Fathers in Shrewsbury and is the UK's oldest religious site still in use today.
    The ancient post was found jutting into the foundations of the medieval church, where Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon remains have all been found.


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    Sat May 20, 2017, 11:17 PM

    1. All Hail the Goddess!

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