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 the archaeological Museum of Tigranakert in Nagorno Karabakh opened the exhibition of artifacts discovered during the excavation of a barrow near the village of nor Haykajour Markerscase district.
The exhibition features more than 30 exhibits, Dating from the ninth-eighth centuries BC: ceramic vessels, jewelry, bronze parts of a belt, gold jewelry in the form of animals, detail of the tomb, the iron weapon, the wooden parts of the staff, the correspondent of the “Caucasian knot”.
Part of the findings is being reviewed in Armenia, because the exact numbers will be known after all laboratory examinations, told the correspondent of “Caucasian knot” in the Department of tourism and historical environment protection of the Ministry of economy of Nagorno-Karabakh.
For excavations to State service of protection of the historic environment has invited archaeologists from Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia. The expedition included four archaeologist and a research group of seven experts, told the “Caucasian knot” at the Ministry of economy of the unrecognized Republic. Continue reading
The research team of paleontologists of the Berlin Museum of natural history, brown University and new York University Oswego showed that the unique regenerative ability of modern salamanders, most likely, was a feature of ancient four-legged vertebrates, lost in the course of evolution.
Salamanders have the amazing ability to restore damaged or lost limbs and internal organs. The controlling feature high regenerative mechanisms are the center of attention of a large number of biologists. They do not lose hope once to apply the received knowledge in the field of medicine.
However, regeneration is not the only thing that interests the scientific community. So, salamanders develop their hind legs in the embryo that distinguishes it from all other four-legged creatures.
“Their fingers are formed in reverse order compared to other four-legged vertebrates. It remains a mystery for over a hundred years. We are very interested in, as a way of evolutionary development of the limbs is associated with high regenerative capabilities,” says Dr. Trubish Nadia (Nadia Fröbisch), the author of the study. Continue reading