In the Tyumen region found the remains of ancient man
According to preliminary estimates, 20 to 50 thousand years. Initially, researchers were excavated on the banks of the Tobol river, hoping to find fragments of skeletons. Read more " According…

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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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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

Archaeological excavations of the ruins of the Royal castle of Koenigsberg

Order, later the Royal castle was founded in 1255 by the Bohemian king Ottokar II Przemysl. To the XIV century, the castle consisted of a house of the convent, separated from the outer ward by an inner moat, and defended by four walls with towers, and the outer moat.

From 1457 the castle became the residence of the Grand master of the German order. In 1579-1594 G. G. – construction of the Western wing of the castle with the Church and hall Muscovites. In 1697 the castle take Great Embassy of Peter I. in 1701 – in the castle Church the coronation of the first Prussian king Frederick I. In the period from 1758 till 1762 during the Seven years ‘ war, the castle became the residence of Russian governors, including the Governor-General Vasily Suvorov. In the winter of 1760 – 1761, stay in the castle of Alexander Suvorov.

In 1807, during the Napoleonic period the company stay in the castle of Napoleon Bonaparte, and later Alexander II.

Since 1925 the castle accommodation in the East Prussian provincial Museum, later the Museum “Prussia”. The Museum had unique collections of archaeology, Ethnography, works of königsberg artisans, religious art. There was also an archive, library, art gallery. Continue reading

The site of Tominsky GOK has found new traces of the ancient settlement

As the press service of the CSU, in accordance with the Russian legislation, any business may be conducted only after the archaeological survey the area. If there are archaeological sites, farm work can begin only after full research.

An ancient settlement of the bronze age, according to preliminary data consisting of two dwellings, was opened in 2004 in the area now defined for the development of Tominsky. In the summer of 2015 “Russian copper company” engaged in the project of construction of the GOK, contributed to the study of settlement is more than five million rubles. It is planned that in the field season of 2015 will be entirely excavated area of the settlement of approximately 1500 square meters.

During the first weeks of excavation, archaeologists have uncovered the upper layers of a single dwelling with an area of about 250 square meters, in which about four thousand years ago, the living representatives of one of the South Ural tribes. Continue reading

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…


Forbidden archeology
Every day scientists, archaeologists make new discoveries, but not all of them would be loyal to the public. Unfortunately, a great number of findings that fall under the category of…

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