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Major discovery of an old calendar in Scotland

  • The oldest calendar was known to exist some 5,000 years ago and has been found in northern Scotland. The archeologists said that the 12 pits that are found there may be the oldest calendar in the world. According to their belief, each pit stood for a month and hence, there are 12 in total.

    This pit site was discovered when the Royal Commission on the Ancient and historical Monuments of Scotland noticed unusual crop rankings during a survey.

    Dr Richard Bates, from the University of St. Andrews said that this is the only example of such a structure from that long ago and so there's nothing that it could be compared with in Britain or in Europe. This unique discovery also revealed the cultural lives of people that lived 10,000 years ago. An archaeologist for eastern Scotland said that the discovery has enriched our understanding of those people's relationship with time and heavens.