A world made up of termites. It spans an area the size of Great Britain and is located in Brazil

The cluster is almost 4,000 years old and visible in satellite images

The Egyptians built the pyramids, but termites don't pale in comparison. A cluster made up of more than 200 million termite mounds was found in northeastern Brazil. Together, the super-colony spans an area the size of Great Britain -- 230,000 square kilometers.

Believed to be nearly 4,000 years old, the anthill cluster was discovered by researchers from Salford University (United Kingdom), who published the results of the study on the Current Biology journal this Monday.

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