As reported by portal newsru.co.il, in the course of excavations at the construction site of the highway in the district of Shuafat in Northern Jerusalem were discovered traces of ancient settlements. Specialists of the Department of antiquities dated to the copper age, that is, people lived there 7,000 years ago.
Discovered the ruins of two buildings and a distinctive basalt and ceramic dishes, metal utensils. According to the excavators, the houses are built very thoroughly and their condition constantly watched.
Scientists say that this is the oldest settlement in the municipal boundaries of the Israeli capital. Previously so ancient settlements were found only in the Negev, the coastal strip and in the North of Israel.
“Such discoveries in Jerusalem and the Judean hills was not. We found traces of human presence Chalcolithic in Abu Ghosh, the site of complex “Holyland” and in the valley and ELA, but nothing significant was detected”, – says the head of the history Department of antiquities Dr. OMRI Barzilai.
“There is no doubt that the territory of Jerusalem there was a prosperous settlement. Such construction quality to be envied now. Findings indicate a developed crafts. Found sickles for the harvest, the axes of builders and even beads”, – said the head of excavations Ronit Lupo. Continue reading
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
In Turpan (China ) archaeologists have discovered a 2,200-year-old remains of a man with a deformed knee joint, the leg to which was tied a prosthesis with a foot of horse hooves.
In addition to men in the grave were the remains of a young woman buried later.
In a report published in the journal Chinese archaeology, States that during the excavations were found the remains of a man with a deformed left leg – patella, bones of the femur and tibia fused together and fixed at an angle of 80 degrees. Such deformation does not straighten the leg, making nevozmozhnosti. For a man to be able to walk normally and ride him made the prosthesis, at the end of which was fixed a horse’s hoof, which served as feet. The prosthesis is made of poplar, on its sides are drilled seven holes, in which were inserted the straps to secure him in the leg. The upper part of the prosthesis is worn out, which suggests that it was used almost constantly. Continue reading