Read more about: the oldest fully preserved wooden staircase in Europe

The oldest fully preserved wooden staircase in Europe deserves its own blog. In the "Staircase Blog" operated by Archaeological Research Hallstatt, you can read when and where the staircase was found, what purpose it fulfilled, plus lots of other fascinating details.

Discovered in the Hallstatt salt mine in 2002, this prehistoric wooden staircase is now famous around the world. Since it is possible to pinpoint when the trees that provided the wood were felled, the staircase can be dated to 1344 or 1343 BC. Around 3,350 years ago, in other words, this staircase provided a way for Hallstatt miners to move back and forth through one of the biggest chambers of the mine. Today, you can see this staircase for yourself inside the Hallein salt mine; in the “Staircase Room” located inside the “Bronze Age Cinema”, 400 meters beneath the Earth. In other words, the oldest fully preserved staircase in Europe found an absolutely befitting home in the tunnels of the same mine where it was originally found.

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There is much to be told about the oldest fully preserved wooden staircase in Europe. And the researchers who contribute to the Staircase Blog have many exciting stories to share with you in their virtual journal. Follow the following link to the Staircase Blog of Archaeological Research Hallstatt.