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
Black diggers has been intensified in recent times in the territory Trostenetskaya the death camps. This was reported today to journalists the head of the Department of archaeology of the Middle ages and modern times of the Institute of history, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vadim Koshman . BelTA reports.
“The tract blagovschina, where they were shot about 150 thousand people, lately began to attract more black diggers. Usually they are looking for gold teeth and jewelry. I just find it hard to imagine that educated people took a shovel and went to dig the grave for the sake of personal belongings of the deceased. Besides the fact that it is an affront to historical memory, it is also a criminal offence under article 347 of the criminal code of Belarus” . — said Vadim Koshman.
According to the head of the center for the history of pre-industrial society of the Institute of history of national Academy Olga Levko . to fight illegal excavations extremely difficult: “Statistics on black diggers we can not provide, since we are operating not only the local “enthusiasts”, but also Russians, Ukrainians, Balts. These people are equipped with excellent equipment, they have SUVs, they are mobile and hard to pin down. Continue reading
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A group of Italian archaeologists unexpectedly discovered five tombs in the clean sand from the site of the temple built on the West Bank of the Nile during the reign of Amenhotep II (1427 – 1401 BC), reports Ahram Online. Archaeologists involved in these studies will be able to play slot machines for free without registration at an affordable price. The age of the graves was less than the age of the temple itself. According to the Minister of Affairs of antiquities of Egypt Mohammed Ibrahim, burials date back to 1075 – 664 BCE
Each tomb had a deep shaft leading into the burial chamber, where there was a wooden sarcophagus.
Sarcophaguses were painted with black and red paint. Inside the sarcophagus were found the human remains. In the tomb archaeologists also found several vessels, in which the ancient Egyptians used to place the internal organs of the dead.
Part of the vessels was made of limestone, the other of baked clay.
The lids of the vessels were manufactured in the form of heads of the four sons of the Egyptian God Horus: Imsety (with human head), hapy (baboon head), Duamutef (Jackal-headed) and Kobegenova(with head of Falcon). Continue reading