The militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” began on Sunday to demolish the ruins of the ancient Assyrian city of Dur Sharrukin, located in the town with the modern name of Khorsabad (15 km North-East of Mosul) in Northern Iraq.
As reported by RT. Iraqi authorities are currently studying the new act of vandalism by extremists.
Their concerns expressed in particular by the Minister of tourism of Iraq Adel Fahd al-Sarab. He noted that the militants can plunder the archaeological monuments and bulldoze the site, as was done with the other ruins of the Assyrian city of Nimrud, with a history spanning three thousand years. “I urge the international community and the coalition to activate its air strikes against terrorist groups, wherever they were,” said the Minister.
On Saturday the Islamists destroyed the archaeological remains of the Parthian city of Hatra, located in the province of Ninawa. The city, founded in the II century BC the Seleucid Empire, was captured by radicals in July last year. According to sources, for the destruction of the city, a UNESCO world heritage site, the militants used bulldozers. Continue reading
Specialists of the archeological center “the heritage” of the East-Ukrainian national University named after Volodymyr Dahl in the summer of archaeological studies conducted a large-scale search operation on the left Bank of the Seversky Donets within Kremensky district to identify and account for unknown objects of national cultural and historical heritage. The result of this work was the discovery of ten entirely new multi-layered settlements with the materials of ancient cultures from the Neolithic to the early middle ages.
Especially valuable for Ukrainian historical science is discovery, settlement “Serebryansky-2” in the Kremen lesookhotnichy economy. Here were found the fragments of casting moulds and ornamented pottery, tools of stone and bone, remains of dwellings of the late Neolithic period. This settlement promising for future excavations stationary.
“We have successfully completed another season, – said the Director of the Archaeological Museum INSIDE them. V. Dahl Eugene Black. University Archaeological Museum was enriched with new unique exhibits, and the Ukrainian science was enriched with the latest information about drevneishego Eastern region”. Continue reading
The goodname of the warriors and restore Berd students. Young military archaeologists completed another expedition to the places of battles of the great Patriotic war. And they say that the war is far from over.
Russian capsule locket: it invested in a piece of paper. They were cancelled in 43 year but the soldiers have started to pop pieces of paper in cartridges.
This is the ninth expedition military archaeologists in Tver region: here the Siberian division stopped the enemy on the outskirts of Moscow. According to archival data, only a city of White was missing 50 thousand soldiers: it is comparable with the population of Berdsk. To return them the names of the task team “Condor”.
Nastya Zhebrovska, expedition member: “Put your work after so many years in a search to help someone. His hands picked up the relic”.
Just this summer found the remains of more than a hundred fighters. But his main success Berd searchers believe the fact that for six years they were able to bring back from oblivion the names of four dozen soldiers. Many of them considered deserters. Continue reading