For a long time it was believed that the inhabitants of Easter island, or Rapa Nui (the local name for the Islands), were the victims of military conflict. The only thing left is the mysterious stone statues and a set of triangular shards of volcanic glass, which, presumably, was used as a weapon. However, it was different, believe scientists from the University of Binghamton in new York (USA).
In their opinion pieces, called “meta a”, actually served as tools. The findings of archaeologists refute existing theory about the bloody battle that destroyed the civilization on the island. New assumptions based on the results of the analysis of over 400 samples “mate and” collected on Rapa Nui.
According to the head of research, Professor Carl Lipo, a careful study of the fragments shows that they differ in shape, unlike the model spearheads. Comparing the samples from Easter island with the fragments of weapons found in Europe and around the world, you will notice that all the elements of the latter have the same carefully designed and tested the form, says the scientist. And she, in his opinion, was necessary that weapons are guaranteed to reach the desired goal. Continue reading
A group of scientists and archaeologists from the universities of Durham and West Florida have conducted studies of ancient human remains that were buried about two thousand years to ancient Roman cemeteries. The researchers used a method of isotope analysis by which scientists were able to determine the conditions under which was formed the tooth enamel of ancient people, what they ate and the water drank in life. Thus, experts were able to establish, who was a native of Ancient Rome, and who came from other places.
Journalists Express News . referring to the materials published in the expert edition of PLoS One, has told its readers that eight of the examined human remains there are obvious signs that their diet has undergone major changes. In particular, it was found that these people came from Northern Africa, though figure out whether it was a voluntary action or compulsory, is not possible. Moreover, in those days it could be as the people who arrived in Ancient Rome with the purpose of training, and slaves. Continue reading
Residents of Cairo have discovered the temple of the era of Thutmose III during the illegal excavations. According to preliminary data, the monument several thousand years.
Black diggers looking for ancient values in the Egyptian city of El-Badrashin. Residents of Cairo during the illegal excavation made a discovery. They found an ancient temple . which Egyptian Ministry of antiquities and cultural heritage has subsidized approximately XV century BC . Experts said that the historical object for more than three thousand years.
The representative of the Egyptian Ministry of culture Mamdouh al-Damati told the details of a landmark for the world’s archaeologists finds. According to him, seven residents of the city 40 kilometers South of Cairo, and penetrated nine feet into the ground . came across a tank of water. Then, using the equipment for diving, examined him and discovered an ancient temple, according to TASS.
According to the laws of the state, unauthorized excavations prosecuted, in connection with which the diggers were arrested. But then they were released because the area where the incident occurred, still were not historically significant. Now in this place excavations were addressed to the Ministry of antiquities and cultural heritage. Continue reading