A triangular temple on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus is thought to be a thousand years older than any other found there. The discovery, supposedly dating back 4,000 years, "confirms that religious worship in Cyprus began much earlier than previously believed," said researcher Maria Rosaria Belgiorno.
Other scientists are not sure its more than 2,000 years old, however.
Contrary to normal protocol in which scientists get their findings reviewed and published in journals, Belgiorno first gave the scoop to a weekly English language newspaper on the island.
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