In a groundbreaking discovery that has probably changed the tourism perspective for the Lin village once for all, foreign archaeologists have proclaimed Lin’s settlement to be the oldest in Europe. Situated by the Ohrid Lake in Albania, Lin’s settlement offers a mesmerizing glimpse into ancient civilizations that once thrived in this region.
The results of excavations over 4 years by Albanian archaeologists and those of the University of Bern have confirmed that the palafite settlement of Lini in Pogradec is the oldest in Europe over 8500 years old, or 6 thousand years before Christ.
Albert Hafner, archaeologist from Switzerland, says that we are dealing with a settlement that developed agriculture 8-9 thousand years ago, which then spread to Italy and all of Europe. This settlement is 2 thousand years older than those found in Switzerland, he says.
“Since 2021, we have been digging and following the traces that lead us to 5800 years before Christ. We are digging for the oldest water trees in Europe. In Switzerland we found 6000 years old while here we found up to 8000 years old. The inhabitants here were farmers. From the findings, we can say that it is the oldest stilt in Europe”, he said, Euronews Albania reports .
Excavations for the settlement in Lin are taking place in water, as the settlement was built on trees on land and in the lake. There are also other data that such a settlement has left traces near the border with North Macedonia.
Where to stay in Lin
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