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THE FORTRESS OF THE BLACK STONE
(Taken from Baedekers Guide to Antehuman Ruins and Archeological Sites of Europe, Eight Edition, Puffin Press, London 2011)
Location: 2 miles east of the village of Stregoicvar, County of Csik, autonomous region of Transylvania, Hungary.
Transportation: Regular bus from Ditro, shuttle from the village square to the site for the physically disabled: there is also an outdoor lift driven by a dedicated diesel engine is available for those who wish to see the Black Stone and do not wish or are unable to make the climb.
Background Information: the Fortress of the Black Stone is a pre-human construction whose foundations date back to at least twenty million years to the era of Pseudo-Lacertilia  dominance on what at the time was a large island arising from a shallow sea, but which underwent considerable reconstruction over the last ten million years from both Cercopitheninae-derived nocturnal humanoi
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