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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Archaeologist – a scientist who has been studying the past of mankind on the material sources, engaged in archaeology (archeo (archios) - and ancient Greek. lygos is the word, the…

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In South-East Asia for the first time have found the oldest remains of modern humans

The researchers found in Asia, new remains of human ancestors, suggesting that our predecessors very quickly settled on the planet and Asia was one of the first places where you headed migration flows. New remains of skulls of ancient people were found in the so-called “Cave of the monkeys” in Laos.

It is known that anatomically modern humans emerged about 200,000 years ago in Africa, but when and how they settled the planet, remains unclear. Archaeological evidence and genetic evidence indicates that the ancestors of the people fast enough to move out of Africa and in South Asia they were already about 60 000 years ago. However, in South Asia, which experts believe was first inhabited, the remains of that period is almost gone. Partly because of the warm and humid climate, which destroyed them.

This time, however, specialists found such remains in the Lao “monkey Cave”, located in the Northern part of the country. For the first time about the anthropological value of the cave began back in 2009, when there were found the first remains. But now experts have found almost complete set of skeletal remains for analysis. Continue reading

Archaeologists have found a list of the murderers of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky

During the restoration of the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral in Pereslavl-Zalessky researchers found on its walls are some ancient graffiti, including a unique inscription of the XII century — a message about the assassination of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky and a list of his killers, some of which were previously not known.

The unique inscription, which according to the press service of the Institute of archaeology RAS. turned out to be the oldest dated manuscripts of North-Eastern Russia. Ancient graffiti found and studied occupy a special place among Moscow: Professor of the Higher school of economy Alexey Gippius and fellow of the Institute of Slavic studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Savva Mikheev.

Restoration works on the external walls of the Cathedral, built in 1157, were launched in summer 2015. This inscription and the other was nearly destroyed during the restoration. However, the scientific staff of the Pereslavl-Zalessky Museum-reserve has insisted that the walls of the Cathedral were washed with pressurized water and not cleaned with an abrasive as originally envisaged. Continue reading

In Lugansk region archaeologists have discovered ancient settlements in the region.

Specialists of the archeological center “the heritage” of the East-Ukrainian national University named after Volodymyr Dahl in the summer of archaeological studies conducted a large-scale search operation on the left Bank of the Seversky Donets within Kremensky district to identify and account for unknown objects of national cultural and historical heritage. The result of this work was the discovery of ten entirely new multi-layered settlements with the materials of ancient cultures from the Neolithic to the early middle ages.

Especially valuable for Ukrainian historical science is discovery, settlement “Serebryansky-2” in the Kremen lesookhotnichy economy. Here were found the fragments of casting moulds and ornamented pottery, tools of stone and bone, remains of dwellings of the late Neolithic period. This settlement promising for future excavations stationary.

“We have successfully completed another season, – said the Director of the Archaeological Museum INSIDE them. V. Dahl Eugene Black. University Archaeological Museum was enriched with new unique exhibits, and the Ukrainian science was enriched with the latest information about drevneishego Eastern region”. Continue reading

Black diggers have found the temple of the Pharaoh
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…


Exhibition "Fossils of ancient seas and oceans"
At the exhibition "Fossils of ancient seas and oceans" will be: discover the amazing variety of Mirafiori distant geological times; to see the teeth of the ancient sharks, ancient dental…

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