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
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 name of Khorsabad (15 km North-East of Mosul) in Northern Iraq.
As reported by RT. Iraqi authorities are currently studying the new act of vandalism by extremists.
Their concerns expressed in particular by the Minister of tourism of Iraq Adel Fahd al-Sarab. He noted that the militants can plunder the archaeological monuments and bulldoze the site, as was done with the other ruins of the Assyrian city of Nimrud, with a history spanning three thousand years. “I urge the international community and the coalition to activate its air strikes against terrorist groups, wherever they were,” said the Minister.
On Saturday the Islamists destroyed the archaeological remains of the Parthian city of Hatra, located in the province of Ninawa. The city, founded in the II century BC the Seleucid Empire, was captured by radicals in July last year. According to sources, for the destruction of the city, a UNESCO world heritage site, the militants used bulldozers. Continue reading
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