Aswan tombs of the nobles
Sand hills of the West Bank Aswan is strewn with rock tombs, where the buried officials of high status, the Ancient and Middle kingdoms. On top of the hill is…

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The prosthetic leg was discovered in ancient Chinese tomb
In Turpan (China ) archaeologists have discovered a 2,200-year-old remains of a man with a deformed knee joint, the leg to which was tied a prosthesis with a foot of…

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Askold’s grave in Kiev: in the past and now

Beautiful Park, famous people under the name of “Askold’s grave” — the place of many unfortunate things. Here in ancient times was dead and buried Prince Askold, after alternately gave way to the Church, city and German cemeteries, and in the middle of the twentieth century buried the soldiers who died during the liberation of Kiev. Many changes have endured and the Church of St. Nicholas at Askold grave: from the sanctuary to the Park pavilion.

The history of the Park “Askold’s grave”

According to the ancient legend, Askold’s tomb owes its name to the head of the Kiev. Prince Askold was deceived and murdered in 882, and then buried at the place of his death. The cause of the tragedy was the desire of the Novgorod Prince Oleg to take the place of Kievan ruler.

Another name of the area — “Ugric tract” (“Ugorske tract”). It appears QC memo about ugrah, which in ancient times led a nomadic life and set up camp near the Askold grave. Thereafter, the tribe moved West, where he founded his own public education — Hungary. Continue reading

Excavation of the ancient city of Kition, modern Larnaca

Larnaca which we know now wasn’t always Larnaca. Around the 12th century BC there was built the important ancient city-Kingdom of Kition. Kition was one of the centres of Phoenician and Mycenaean civilizations. The Mycenaean Greeks had built a huge wall and the complex of five temple, including the temple of the goddess of fertility Estate. After leaving Kition, the Mycenaeans went into decline and then revived with the arrival of Phoenicians on the island. The Phoenicians brought with them a developed craft, Maritime Commerce and their rich culture. Entire trading ships began to arrive in the harbour of Kition with the goods and leave with copper. After several centuries of reign island was conquered first the Persians and then Alexander the great himself.

In the 7th century Kition was almost destroyed by the raids of Arabs. And with the arrival of merchants from Genoa city was again transformed. Since the purpose of merchants was the extraction of salt from Salt lakes Kition was renamed Salina . But the name Larnaca, the town got during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Larnaca in Greek means “tomb”. Continue reading

In South-East Asia for the first time have found the oldest remains of modern humans

The researchers found in Asia, new remains of human ancestors, suggesting that our predecessors very quickly settled on the planet and Asia was one of the first places where you headed migration flows. New remains of skulls of ancient people were found in the so-called “Cave of the monkeys” in Laos.

It is known that anatomically modern humans emerged about 200,000 years ago in Africa, but when and how they settled the planet, remains unclear. Archaeological evidence and genetic evidence indicates that the ancestors of the people fast enough to move out of Africa and in South Asia they were already about 60 000 years ago. However, in South Asia, which experts believe was first inhabited, the remains of that period is almost gone. Partly because of the warm and humid climate, which destroyed them.

This time, however, specialists found such remains in the Lao “monkey Cave”, located in the Northern part of the country. For the first time about the anthropological value of the cave began back in 2009, when there were found the first remains. But now experts have found almost complete set of skeletal remains for analysis. Continue reading

New archaeological discoveries in Egypt
Swedish scientists have conducted excavations near Cairo near the town of Aswan. The work was carried out in the area of Gebel es-SILSILA. It was here that the discovery was…


Archaeologists: 13 million years ago the Andes mountains were high hills
In southern Bolivia, on the arid plateau in the Andes, researchers have discovered the fossilized remains of a turtle nearly six feet in length. This finding indicates that the present…

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