Excavation of the ancient city of Kition, modern Larnaca
Larnaca which we know now wasn't always Larnaca. Around the 12th century BC there was built the important ancient city-Kingdom of Kition. Kition was one of the centres of Phoenician…

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Four frightening archaeological finds
Severed hands During the excavation of the once majestic Palace in the Egyptian city of tell El Daba near the throne room, scientists discovered four pits with human remains. The…

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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 doctrine).

Archaeology is a historical discipline, studying the material sources of historical past of mankind.

Material sources are tools of production and established with their help, material goods: buildings, weapons, jewelry, dishes, artwork — everything is a result of employment rights. Material sources, unlike writing, does not contain a direct narrative of historical events, and based on these historical findings are the result of scientific reconstruction. Considerable originality of material sources has necessitated the study of their experts-archaeologists, who excavate archaeological sites, investigate and publish findings and results of the excavations, restore that data on the historical past of mankind. A special value of archaeology is to study the eras when there was more writing in General, or the history of those peoples, whose writing was not in later historic times. Continue reading

Archaeological Museum of Tigranakert has presented more than 30 exhibits IX-VII centuries BC

In the archaeological Museum of Tigranakert in Nagorno Karabakh opened the exhibition of artifacts discovered during the excavation of a barrow near the village of nor Haykajour Markerscase district.

The exhibition features more than 30 exhibits, Dating from the ninth-eighth centuries BC: ceramic vessels, jewelry, bronze parts of a belt, gold jewelry in the form of animals, detail of the tomb, the iron weapon, the wooden parts of the staff, the correspondent of the “Caucasian knot”.

Part of the findings is being reviewed in Armenia, because the exact numbers will be known after all laboratory examinations, told the correspondent of “Caucasian knot” in the Department of tourism and historical environment protection of the Ministry of economy of Nagorno-Karabakh.

For excavations to State service of protection of the historic environment has invited archaeologists from Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia. The expedition included four archaeologist and a research group of seven experts, told the “Caucasian knot” at the Ministry of economy of the unrecognized Republic. Continue reading

Fossils helped to discover the secret of regeneration

The research team of paleontologists of the Berlin Museum of natural history, brown University and new York University Oswego showed that the unique regenerative ability of modern salamanders, most likely, was a feature of ancient four-legged vertebrates, lost in the course of evolution.

Salamanders have the amazing ability to restore damaged or lost limbs and internal organs. The controlling feature high regenerative mechanisms are the center of attention of a large number of biologists. They do not lose hope once to apply the received knowledge in the field of medicine.

However, regeneration is not the only thing that interests the scientific community. So, salamanders develop their hind legs in the embryo that distinguishes it from all other four-legged creatures.

“Their fingers are formed in reverse order compared to other four-legged vertebrates. It remains a mystery for over a hundred years. We are very interested in, as a way of evolutionary development of the limbs is associated with high regenerative capabilities,” says Dr. Trubish Nadia (Nadia Fröbisch), the author of the study. Continue reading

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…


Archaeologists: 13 million years ago the Andes mountains were high hills
In southern Bolivia, on the arid plateau in the Andes, researchers have discovered the fossilized remains of a turtle nearly six feet in length. This finding indicates that the present…

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