Relics of the millennium

National Park Petrified Forest
National Park Petrified Forest is located along interstate 40 between the towns of Holbrook and Navajo. It is the world's largest Deposit of colored petrified wood. In addition, the largest…

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ISIS destroyed another ancient Assyrian city
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…

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Black diggers on site that is a sin Trostenetskaya death camps

Black diggers has been intensified in recent times in the territory Trostenetskaya the death camps. This was reported today to journalists the head of the Department of archaeology of the Middle ages and modern times of the Institute of history, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vadim Koshman . BelTA reports.

“The tract blagovschina, where they were shot about 150 thousand people, lately began to attract more black diggers. Usually they are looking for gold teeth and jewelry. I just find it hard to imagine that educated people took a shovel and went to dig the grave for the sake of personal belongings of the deceased. Besides the fact that it is an affront to historical memory, it is also a criminal offence under article 347 of the criminal code of Belarus” . — said Vadim Koshman.

According to the head of the center for the history of pre-industrial society of the Institute of history of national Academy Olga Levko . to fight illegal excavations extremely difficult: “Statistics on black diggers we can not provide, since we are operating not only the local “enthusiasts”, but also Russians, Ukrainians, Balts. These people are equipped with excellent equipment, they have SUVs, they are mobile and hard to pin down. Continue reading

Ancient graves were discovered in the Egyptian city of Luxor

Many interesting discoveries may be waiting for archaeologists, located in the famous `Valley

A group of Italian archaeologists unexpectedly discovered five tombs in the clean sand from the site of the temple built on the West Bank of the Nile during the reign of Amenhotep II (1427 – 1401 BC), reports Ahram Online. Archaeologists involved in these studies will be able to play slot machines for free without registration at an affordable price. The age of the graves was less than the age of the temple itself. According to the Minister of Affairs of antiquities of Egypt Mohammed Ibrahim, burials date back to 1075 – 664 BCE

Each tomb had a deep shaft leading into the burial chamber, where there was a wooden sarcophagus.

Sarcophaguses were painted with black and red paint. Inside the sarcophagus were found the human remains. In the tomb archaeologists also found several vessels, in which the ancient Egyptians used to place the internal organs of the dead.

Part of the vessels was made of limestone, the other of baked clay.

The lids of the vessels were manufactured in the form of heads of the four sons of the Egyptian God Horus: Imsety (with human head), hapy (baboon head), Duamutef (Jackal-headed) and Kobegenova(with head of Falcon). Continue reading

A unique artifact transferred to the Foundation of the Abkhazian state Museum

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


Archaeologist – a scientist who has been studying the past of mankind on the material sources, engaged in archaeology (archeo (archios) – and ancient Greek. lygos is the word, the doctrine).

Archaeology is a historical discipline, studying the material sources of historical past of mankind.

Material sources are tools of production and established with their help, material goods: buildings, weapons, jewelry, dishes, artwork — everything is a result of employment rights. Material sources, unlike writing, does not contain a direct narrative of historical events, and based on these historical findings are the result of scientific reconstruction. Considerable originality of material sources has necessitated the study of their experts-archaeologists, who excavate archaeological sites, investigate and publish findings and results of the excavations, restore that data on the historical past of mankind. A special value of archaeology is to study the eras when there was more writing in General, or the history of those peoples, whose writing was not in later historic times. Continue reading

Unique archaeological discoveries in Moscow

Mastering the most ancient part of Zaryadye commenced earlier than XIII century, and it is there now focused the interest of archaeologists, who recovered from under the bushel layers of all known eras artifacts give reason to confirm or obroski for different failure hypotheses. For example, the fact that the actual Moscow considerably exceeds the time that has passed since its first mention in Chronicles. Finishing the current season of excavation under the open sky, scientists from the cohort of “the science of shards” have something to brag about.

In the area, told the press expert Konstantin Voronin, “the density of finds are extremely high – about a dozen of individual items per square meter of excavation”. And the most impressive in size was a wooden bridge of the XVII century, found to the East, and marked the route “known to historical plans curve lane”. Swedish coin,fragments of the score and wrote to prove that a convenient place for mooring boats has become a brisk trade area with benches changed and even the possibility of accounting for and control of imported because tridevyat land products. Continue reading

Ancient civilizations on the territory of Russia
Many scientific articles and books written about the various artifacts and ancient structures in the territories of different countries. Only the findings on the territory of Russia for some reason…


Unique archaeological discoveries in Moscow
Mastering the most ancient part of Zaryadye commenced earlier than XIII century, and it is there now focused the interest of archaeologists, who recovered from under the bushel layers of…

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