Archaeologists have unearthed in Taman, the remains of the ancient city
On the Taman Peninsula, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of the ancient city Kepi. According to preliminary estimates, its territory occupies about 30 hectares. It is 7 km from Taman…

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Archaeological finds on the territory of the resurrection temple
During the reconstruction of the temple of the resurrection of Christ was consecrated, in November-December of last year employees of OBOK "inspection for protection of the cultural heritage site of…

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Archaeological discoveries in Chelyabinsk

The result of the Chelyabinsk research 2008 was the opening of sites of ancient peoples, as well as settlements Dating back to the bronze age. In the lower layers was found of the Neolithic cultural layer. Sensational finding was made on Pushkin street near the house №3. Its importance consisted in the fact that the ancient settlement was situated at a considerable distance from the river Miass.

The history of Chelyabinsk — the ancient people and not only

Apparently on the site of modern Chelyabinsk in ancient times was located in the floodplain, used by the ancient inhabitants as pasture. The next important archeological find can be considered a discovery by Karl Marx the entrance to the underground workshop of the distillery, founded by businessman Corneliu Pokrovsky in the middle of the 19th cent.

Excavations in Chelyabinsk were always accompanied by the discovery of many coins, however, not found any treasure. His likeness was found on the street. Scientists suggest that their treasure was stored most likely on zakkah and farms, not in town. This is the cause of active hunters in these places. The total area of the city, and investigated by archaeologists, is only 10%. Continue reading

Primitive man and the formation of primitive society

Today, thanks to the efforts of archaeologists, it is possible to recover the entire history of human development. Since most of the skeletons belonging to the era of interest to us was found on the African continent, scientists have recognized the territory of the historical homeland of primitive people – Australopithecus and later homo habilis. Stone tools appeared about 2-2.5 million years ago, allowing historians to consider it a starting point for the development of the human race .

Unlike their ancestors, the person is “skillful” – using primitive tools – confidently moves to his feet and brushes his hands not only to hold the stone or the stick, but use them as the first primitive tools. However, this difference of homo sapiens from Australopithecus end there: they also communicate by shouts, cries and gestures.

Not in a million years a creature that historians called “rectified man”, still resembled a monkey, not only externally was covered with hair, had captured to a suitable shape of the head and hands – but also in habits. Continue reading

In the Krasnodar region have found the grave of an ancient warrior

In the mountains of the Caucasus in the Krasnodar region found the grave of a warrior, and lots of gold jewelry and weapons, reports LiveScience. The age of the found object is more than 2 thousand years.

Among the interesting finds are two bronze helmet, found on the territory of the necropolis. One helmet, from which fragments had the image curves of RAM’s horns. On another helmet, we have found various images in the form of lines, zigzags and other complex shapes.

Although the necropolis was looted, the tomb of a warrior was untouched. Within the tomb archaeologists found an iron sword with a length of 91 cm and another shorter. Short sword length 48.5 cm, probably was in the scabbard, which has not survived. The sheath was decorated with a flat brooch, size 5 cm, inlaid with agate. In the grave also was found a gold clasp with rock crystal. Near the remains of the soldier, the researchers found the remains of three horses, cows and wild boar.

The necropolis was discovered close to the Mezmai village. Archaeologists began excavating in 2005, a year later, after graves had been found by robbers. Continue reading

“Black” archaeologists have unearthed another secret of Egypt

To begin the story about the found artifacts in Egypt but with little sayings-joke:

“The team is more experienced archaeologists during excavations found a team of less experienced archaeologists”.

But fortunately, now it goes about it. Since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak of vandalism has undergone many architectural monuments of Egypt and historical value. Intensified illegal excavation and antique venues all over the world filled with a variety of “finds”. Now to take control of the situation is hardly possible.

But what is found willfully seekers in Aswan, to hide from the public failed. It’s just impossible to take and carry with you. The lovers of antiquity had to share everything with the authorities. the fact that they found a unique monument of architecture and religion: pagan worship in the time of Ptolemy VIII. Her age is just over 2200 years. The walls of the chapel decorated with the characteristic images of sacrifice.

What this discovery will do the official authorities of Egypt, not yet reported. However, it is hoped that the eminent scientists-archeologists will be able to work with this rarity. Continue reading

St. Petersburg archaeologists went on an expedition to study the ancient city of Acre

The city of Acre, nicknamed the “Crimean Atlantis” was built off the coast of the Kerch Strait at the end of VI century BC by immigrants from the Greek city Nymphaeum or Panticapaeum. Before the beginning of the IV century it was included in the structure of the Bosporos state, however, as a result of increasing the level of the Black sea, which began about the middle of the first Millennium of our era, went under water.

Area the Acres area of approximately 3.5 hectares at present, almost completely hidden under water, except a small Western section of the sandy bridge, turned the mouth of the river into the modern lake Anys. Sunken city was opened in the 1980-ies, but, according to scientists, they are still at the very beginning of his research. “While we know very little, at best, five percent of everything that can be opened in the process of studying the Acres. We get two defensive walls, two towers, one room, the remains of the walls. You have to maintain a regular systematic large-scale works – the monument deserves it,” says researcher security Department of archaeology of the Institute, candidate of historical Sciences Sergey Solovyov. Continue reading

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Archaeologists have found a burial on the Petrograd side
Institute of history of material culture Russian Academy of Sciences, since January 2014 senior archaeological excavations close to Wholesome market on the Petrograd side, discovered the burial, probably related to…


Archaeologists of Russia and Kyrgyzstan began to study the ancient capital of the Principality of the Kyrgyz
Scientists from Russia and Kyrgyzstan started joint archaeological excavations on the southern shore of lake Issyk-Kul. Archaeologists expect to find evidence of the existence near the village Tuura-Suu Kyrgyz of…

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