Archaeologists have found a 'fantastically preserved' doorbell in the Swiss city of Zurich.
"The doorbell could have been made as early as the year 3062 BC." - Dr. Bleacher
The find is one of the oldest doorbells ever found in Europe and is remarkable 'because of the way its pieces are held together with rope, poplar wood and stone'
The doorbell was found during the construction of an underground car park for Zurich's opera house.
The doorbell which is 15cm high and 8.3 cm wide, makes a beautiful 'dong' sound when activated.
"The significance is amazing as it's the progenitor of the modern 'ding-dong' bell.
We now know the 'dong' came first, and not the 'ding' as one would have intuitively predicted" - Dr. Bleacher
Archaeologists plan to exhibit the doorbell once it has been removed from the ground and preserve it with a special solution.