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
The Museum of archaeology and Ethnography has a collection of archaeological and ethnographic objects, which has more than 300 thousand units. All of them are the result of over thirty years of field research University archaeologists and ethnographers in the region. In the exhibition hall, visitors can see the history of the development of the Primorie territory from the Paleolithic to the middle ages, and world archaeological sites.
The funds include the largest in the far East upper Palaeolithic collections. Among them are the reference materials of monuments of the upper Paleolithic in the Northern hemisphere – Ustinovka and Suvorovo. In the stands-showcases Paleolithic is represented not only by stone tools and household items, but also reproduced in detail the technology of manufacturing these items. Here are the stands that tell about archaeology as a science and are introduced to archaeological monuments located on the territory of the region.
Artifacts of the Neolithic period are the references for the study of ancient history in the chronological span between 7,5 and 2 thousand years ago. Of special interest unique to the Pacific Neolithic objects baymanskaya culture (Bay of Boisman) and human remains that time. Baymanskaya Neolithic culture is remarkable in that our days there were the skeletons of people and objects made of bone an age of 6,000 years. Continue reading