The last days of Pompeii: Italian scientists scanned the remains of the victims of the disaster
The researchers from Italy used sophisticated scanners to check the status of the remains of victims of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 ad, the inhabitants of Pompeii. Multi-layer scanning…

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In the Lipetsk region have found the grave of an ancient chief, coeval Faraone
During the excavation of a barrow near the village of Otskochila Dobrinsky district (Lipetsk region) archeologists have uncovered a mass grave Dating back to the second Millennium BC, according to…

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Fossils found together

If paleontologists find a steep slope, folded sedimentary rocks, full of fossils, what they can say about their interaction?

Rocks, forming in some places, differ substantially from the others. Their specific characteristics are called sedimentary facies. It happens today, just like millions of years ago. Rocks at different sites can have very different composition, even if their accumulation occurred in the same period of time. The same applies to those included in them the petrified spines.

Fossils in some places is often very different from that of fossils in other places due to the environmental conditions in which the sediments. Just like ocean fish, shellfish, and mammals that live at different depths, the fossils found in various sedimentary deposits of ancient seas, characteristic of the marine environment. The stratigraphic arrangement of the sedimentary rock often shows the species and a sediment gradient. Because ultimately everything falls to the bottom and covered by sediment, even species that lived at a great distance from each other (in depth), can be close to each other in the layer of sedimentary rocks. Continue reading

Archaeologists called the cause of extinction of civilization on Easter island

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

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

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The skeleton of a boy from the Hermitage revealed the mystery of the American Indian
An international group of researchers, including Russian geneticists have studied DNA from the skeleton of a boy who lived in Siberia some 24 thousand years ago. The analysis of genetic…


Archaeologists have discovered in Rome remains of the first guest workers
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…

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