The ancient “megapolis”
The Trypillia culture is one of the main ancient agricultural cultures of the Eneolithic, it dates to somewhere in the 6th century BC, when humanity was just mastering the first metal, copper. The largest settlements in Europe appeared during this time.
And quite recently, an ancient “megapolis” was found near the village of Lehedzyne in the Cherkasy region. Its area is 450 hectares (1,112 acres), and more than 5 thousand years ago, from 6 to 25 thousand people could live here. The excavation site is in the middle of the field. The pottery they found here is older than the Egyptian pyramids. You can see the paintings characteristic of the people of Trypillia.
In addition to dishes, walls were found — the remains of Trypilian settlements. Do you know why the walls are so well-preserved? Because when the people of Trypillia left their settlements, they burned the house with a ritual fire — this is how the clay walls were “baked”, as in the manufacture of clay products. Employees of the local museum recreated the house of a Trypillia resident six thousand years ago, and now it is Lehedzyne’s business card.