In the Foundation of the Abkhazian state Museum received men’s leather saddle with silver decorations.
In the Foundation of the Abkhazian state Museum has acquired a unique artifact, men’s leather saddle with silver decorations, made in 1907, reported head of the Department of Ethnology of the Abkhaz state Museum Bella Ketsba.
An employee of the Museum said that the artifact was acquired by the Ministry of culture from a resident of the village of kutol, Kagawa Leonid.
According to her, unique mens saddle is in complete and perfect condition.
“We are grateful to the Ministry of culture and protection of historical and cultural heritage, helping to purchase this valuable thing. We have a lot of saddles, but in this set, in this collection this is the first acquisition. It’s leather, together with it about 200 different silver jewelry. It is difficult to find artifacts of special importance in the complete set. This is the first instance that he in perfect condition,” said Ketsba. Continue reading
In the southern part of Bulgaria during the excavation of a mass grave was discovered. All the skeletons were pierced through the chest with a pin. Local archaeologists have called it the “tomb vampires”. Why were they killed in such a strange way?
Mass grave of the vampire at Perperikon
“A vampire grave” found Professor Nikolai Ovcharov, known as the “Bulgarian Indiana Jones”. The Professor is a renowned archaeologist and was dedicated to unearthing mysteries of ancient civilizations most of his life. It was he who, during the excavations the ruins of the ancient Thracian city of Perperikon, discovered mysterious remains.
Professor Ovcharov during work on another tomb
The city was abandoned around 5,000 years ago, but its ruins had been discovered only 20 years ago. As historians suggest, it was built in honor of the Greek God of wine and fertility Dionysus, right around the temple dedicated to this deity. Among the findings that include found the citadel, fortress and Shrine, were found several “vampire graves”. Only at the site was found more than 100 skeletons. Continue reading
The researchers from Italy used sophisticated scanners to check the status of the remains of victims of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 ad, the inhabitants of Pompeii. Multi-layer scanning showed very interesting results. For example, the fact that the victims were just great teeth. In addition, most people died not from suffocation, but because of head injuries.
The analysis is part of a larger project involving archaeologists, it professionals, orthodontists, radiologists. The remains of the victims of the eruption of Vesuvius covered with plaster in the 19th century for the preservation of human remains and capable of transporting them. But the cast made it impossible to study the remains, the layer is too thick for a regular examination. The fact that archaeologists of the 19th century unearthed the city, and found voids in the strata of volcanic ash that were previously occupied the bodies of humans and animals. These voids (inside which are preserved the skeletons of the dead) were filled with plaster, and then uncovered. In summary, the researchers managed to obtain a very realistic casts of human bodies, complete in every detail. Continue reading