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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In the Lipetsk region have found the grave of an ancient chief, coeval Faraone
During the excavation of a barrow near the village of Otskochila Dobrinsky district (Lipetsk region) archeologists have uncovered a mass grave Dating back to the second Millennium BC, according to…

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The ancient city of Pollentia

Finds from the excavations are exhibited in the Monographic Museum.

Of Pollentia, or Pollentia is an ancient Roman city on the island of Mallorca, between the bays of alcúdia and Pollença, Alcudia closer to (the ruins of Pollentia are next to the wall of a medieval fortress Alcudia). It was founded in the year 123 BC by the Consul’s partial Ceciliam and was the capital of Mallorca and the most important city of the Balearic province.

The first excavations of the Roman town was carried out in the sixteenth century – due to accidentally found the head of the statue of the Roman Emperor Augustus. Regular archaeological surveys began in the last century, in 1923, under the direction of Professor Gabriel Quintana Llabres.

What you can see in Pollentia today?

Today Pollentia is 12 acres of excavation (approximately the city occupied approximately 16-18 hectares). Closest to Alcudia ruins of an ancient theatre. In addition, you can see Portello – residential area (also sometimes say “Portala”), where partially preserved building, which now bears the name of “House heads”, Continue reading

During excavations in the ancient city opened the “gates to Hell”

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

In Jerusalem found a settlement, which is over 7.000 years

As reported by portal, 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

In South-East Asia for the first time have found the oldest remains of modern humans
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Black diggers by pretending to be employees of the Vsevolozhsk Museum, stole a Soviet attack aircraft
During the great Patriotic war the IL-2 was the most mass combat aircraft. Under the guidance of aircraft designer Sergei Ilyushin was released 36 thousand stormtroopers. Our designers have called…

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