After having dug to a depth of 10 meters last year, Scottish scientists
found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the
conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than
100 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the Scots, in the weeks that followed, English
scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters, and shortly after, headlines in the
UK newspapers read: "English archaeologists have found traces of 200 year
old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an
advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the
One week later, "The Kerryman," a southwest Irish newsletter, reported the
following: "After digging as deep as 30 meters in peat bog near Tralee ,
Paddy O'Droll, a self taught archaeologist, reported that he found
absolutely nothing. Paddy has therefore concluded that 300 years ago Ireland
had already gone wireless."