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The earliest Europeans spent hours making salt bricks behind huge stone walls, archaeologists reckon after excavating the oldest known town in Europe. These early metropolitan Europeans also tended to cut their dead in half before burying them with pottery and copper artifacts in "ritual pits" found outside the modern-day town …

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Obvious

The thick protecting wall and practice of cutting the dead in half before burial show that the ancient Europeans were guarding against zombie incursions.

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Salt

There is a very nice book about the history of salt. The name is simply Salt.

But this "Salt was as precious as gold" was never true if one wants to be pedantic.

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Re: Salt

By volume or weight?

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'Walled community'?

Is that like a gated community or something? Guess they might have had a few problems with the visiting Northwestern Europeans outside the gates, dragging their knuckles and looking for cheap alcohol even then.

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Were they wearing posh Burberry hats?

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Don't believe everything Bulgarian archaelogists say

This coming after finding Joan the Baptist's remains and a vampire burial? Take everything you hear from Bulgarian scientists with, ahem, a grain of salt.

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