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Greek archaeologists discover mysterious 4,000-year-old building on hill earmarked for new airport

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A recently discovered ancient stone building in Crete is causing concern for archaeologists and may disrupt a construction project for a new airport on the Greek island. The 4,000-year-old building, believed to be from the Minoan civilization, has a unique circular design and is still being excavated. It is unclear what purpose the structure served, but experts suggest it may have been used for religious or ritual ceremonies. The building is located near the site for the new airport, which is set to open in 2027 and will replace the current airport in Heraklion. Several other archaeological sites have been uncovered during the airport construction. Greece’s Culture Minister has promised to preserve the newly discovered building and find an alternative location for the airport’s radar station.