Welsh Technology


Crunchy Cat
Jun 1, 2006
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Welsh Technology

After having dug to a depth of 10 metres last year, Scottish scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 400 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 400 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Scots, in the weeks that followed, English scientists dug to a depth of 20 metres and shortly after, headlines in the Daily Mail were: ‘English archaeologists have found traces of 500 year old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the Scots’.

One week later, ‘The South Wales Echo’, reported that: ‘After digging as deep as 30 meters in a peat bog near Tongwynlais, Dai Jones, a local self taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing: he therefore concluded that 600 years ago Wales had already gone wireless :D



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