During excavations in the ancient city opened the "gates to Hell"
Scientists were convinced of the correctness of Strabo: a few birds that approached the "gates of hell", was killed in front of them A portal leading to the realm of…

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ISIS destroyed another ancient Assyrian city
The militants of the terrorist group "Islamic state" began on Sunday to demolish the ruins of the ancient Assyrian city of Dur Sharrukin, located in the town with the modern…

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Black diggers by pretending to be employees of the Vsevolozhsk Museum, stole a Soviet attack aircraft

During the great Patriotic war the IL-2 was the most mass combat aircraft. Under the guidance of aircraft designer Sergei Ilyushin was released 36 thousand stormtroopers.

Our designers have called him “a flying tank” and the Germans for survivability and the lack of maneuverability was called “cement bomber”. Later, considering the power of the machine, hate the nickname “butcher” and “black death”.

Such planes are trying to recover at the Novosibirsk plant. But to find almost the whole IL-2 is priceless.

Fifteen aircraft had raised for his practice, and such a well-preserved copy was not found, — have shared the joy of the commander of the military-Patriotic search group “Vityaz” Nikolay Bukhtiyarov. — It happens once in a lifetime.

Fragments of the IL-2 they with children unearthed last week in the Luga district in three kilometers from the village Volodarskoye. First, the plane was noticed by the Rangers, they passed the information to the administration, and those attracted search engines. Continue reading

The USA returned to the Thailand archaeological finds of the bronze age

The list of items consists of 83 artifacts Dating from 1,5 to 5 thousand years that occur from the area of Ban Chiang the province of Udon Thani in northeast Thailand, where archaeologists for several decades already excavated settlements of this historical period.

International Museum of California in San Diego returned to Thailand donated by private persons the collection of archeological findings, previously illegally exported from the country, said on Tuesday the newspaper “Khao SOT”.

The 83 subject of the age from 1,5 to 5 thousand years come from the area of Ban Chiang the province of Udon Thani in northeast Thailand, where archaeologists for several decades already excavated settlements of this historical period, the report said.

Among the returned artifacts pottery fragments, bronze axes, bronze jewelry: bracelets, earrings, temporal rings and rings, clarifies the issue. Only in the USA over the last 30 years were taken over 500 finds from Ban Cienga, where the local population began to gather findings that came to the surface during agricultural work, even before there arrived the first archaeological expedition. Most of the illegally exported from Thailand artifacts currently in the possession of several museums in the United States. Continue reading

Archaeologists: 13 million years ago the Andes mountains were high hills

In southern Bolivia, on the arid plateau in the Andes, researchers have discovered the fossilized remains of a turtle nearly six feet in length. This finding indicates that the present highlands of the Andes – was located no higher than 1 mile above sea level, 13 million years ago, that is, they represented the high hills.

Fossilized pieces of shell found near small water turtles, confirmed the assessment of the height, and also indicated that the climate in this area was much wetter than today. Thus, fossils provide glimpse into climate change caused by rising mountains.

The study results were published in the magazine “Science about Earth”.

“We are trying to understand how the activity of tectonic plates and climate change influenced species diversity in the past,” said anatomy Professor Darin Croft. “All this diversity that we see today in the South American tropics, was generated by elevation. The mountains create many different microclimates and ecosystems in a small area that stimulates speciation”. Continue reading

Askold's grave in Kiev: in the past and now
Beautiful Park, famous people under the name of "Askold's grave" — the place of many unfortunate things. Here in ancient times was dead and buried Prince Askold, after alternately gave…


Ancient civilizations on the territory of Russia
Many scientific articles and books written about the various artifacts and ancient structures in the territories of different countries. Only the findings on the territory of Russia for some reason…

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