Berlin slightly older than previously thought

An archaeological dig in downtown Berlin has uncovered evidence that the German capital is at least 45 years older than had previously been established.

Archaeologists have uncovered a wooden beam from an ancient earthen cellar and have dated a sample of the wood to 1192. The founding of Berlin has thus far been considered 1237 when documents mention the priest of the Petrikirche church, which is located near the current dig.