Scientists were convinced of the correctness of Strabo: a few birds that approached the “gates of hell”, was killed in front of them
A portal leading to the realm of the dead or the gates of Pluto, who in Roman mythology was the ruler of the underworld, managed to find Italian archaeologists, reports Discovery. About the discovery, archaeologists announced in March at a conference held in Istanbul. According to scientists, the discovery was made during excavations of the ruins of Hierapolis, an ancient Phrygian city, located in southwestern Turkey.
Excavations were carried out by a team of archaeologists under the leadership of Salento, Francesco d ‘ Andria, a Professor of classical archaeology. He said that “the gates of hell”, archaeologists were able to detect, reconstructed the route of a thermal spring.
Ancient people believed the gate of Pluto entering the realm of the dead. They described this place as a mysterious cave, which was filled with poisonous air. And its size was big enough to through cordoned-off entrance there could get. “This space is completely filled with a dense fog, because of which it is impossible to see the ground. Continue reading
The Swedish Minister showed archaeological finds at the site of the St. Petersburg “Okhta-the centre”
Saint-Petersburg. October 28, 2008. 18:07 — REGNUM, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Sweden Carl Bildt on October 28, inspected the territory of the planned construction of social and business district “Okhta-the centre” in St. Petersburg. As news Agency REGNUM in the press service of JSC ” Gazprom Neft “, the representatives of the company implementing the project, told the guests about the preparations for the construction, in which are conducted extensive archaeological research on the territory of the ancient fortress of Nyenskans.
Carl Bildt stated that it appreciated the importance of research, as it is at Okhta, on the territory of the ancient fortress of Nyenskans intertwined history of Russia and Sweden. He also expressed the hope that in the future, when the creation of the archaeological Museum in the framework of the project “Okhta-the centre” will have more opportunities to explore the history of settlements of the pre-Petrine time on the territory of St. Petersburg. Continue reading
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