Bronze Age settlement discovered in East Hungary

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Archaeologists of Debrecen's Deri Museum have discovered 4,000-year-old remains of a settlement during earth works connected to a local sewage treatment project, leader of the excavations Krisztian Szilagyi told MTI on Tuesday.

A team of 35-40 archaeologists are working in an area of two hectares, and have now identified the traces of three phases of the settlement: one in the early Bronze Age between 2700-2500 BC, the Sarmatian period around the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD as well as the youngest phase in the 8th and 9th centuries, Szilagyi said.

The settlement is believed to have been the largest of its kind in eastern Hungary, the archaeologist added.

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