Archaeologists discover 6,000-year-old temple in Ukraine

Archaeologists discover 6,000-year-old temple in Ukraine

The fact that Ukraine's temple is 6,000 years old isn't even the most interesting fact about this discovery — researchers suspect the site was used for ritual animal sacrifices.

The 197' by 66' temple, found within a prehistoric settlement, contained "human-like figurines and sacrificed animal remains" in its courtyard, LiveScience reports. The researchers concluded that the two-story temple, which was made of clay and wood, was built before writing existed.

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Meghan DeMaria

Meghan DeMaria is a staff writer at TheWeek.com. She has previously worked for USA Today and Marie Claire.