The ancient city of Phanagoria
Phanagoria was a major Greek colony, which was located on the Taman Peninsula, on the shore of Kerch Strait. Now the ruins of the former Phanagoria is located near the…

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Egypt opens first Museum of fossils of the Middle East
In the Egyptian desert valley of Wadi al-Khitaan, about 150 km southwest of Cairo, founded the first Museum of Middle East, dedicated to the ancient fossils. Here you can visually…

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The ancient Parthians were placed in the graves ornaments made of talc

Iranian archaeological expedition has finished excavations of the ancient Parthian cemetery in the province Hormozgan. From the land recovered over 10 ballot boxes and a lot of jewelry from talc. The real sensation was the discovery of the skeleton of the baby.

Iranian archaeological expedition discovered in the town of primarily luxury-resort destination-and-Ibrahim the province Hormozgan burial of the era of the Parthian Kingdom. Specialists removed from the ground more than 10 urns with ashes of the ancient inhabitants of Persia. In most graves the researchers found jewelry made of talc.

Burials were excavated on the site of the ancient Parthian city which was situated just three kilometers from the coast of the Gulf of Hormuz. Previously, scientists knew about the existence in the area of the fortified settlements, but only a few years ago they were able to pinpoint the area of the cemetery in which the inhabitants of ancient Parthia buried their loved ones. Unfortunately, insufficient funding of the project did not allow the object to provide adequate protection. “Black archeologists” from among the locals literally attacked the graveyard and demolished a large number of ancient graves. Continue reading

Archaeologists and black diggers.

Archaeologists and black diggers should find a common language, to combine efforts and work together to preserve historic values in Russia.

If you think that a COP ( the treasure hunting ) is a peaceful, safe and profitable occupation, I hasten to disappoint you – it is not. A man with a metal detector attracts the negative attention of the police and the local population. First, because the diggers are on the bird’s rights. Rather in the law they have no rights at all. If, God forbid, you accidentally got on a historical object (barrow, an ancient settlement, the castle, the ancient man), it is better to pack up and move away. And in time to inform the archaeologists that were walking and stumbled upon a valuable and unique things.

Most often, the diggers, the archaeologists are treated with hatred. They can understand, in fact, they care for the preservation of archaeological sites and artifacts. But there are online allegations that archaeologists themselves are looting and selling the historical value of ancient settlements and burial mounds. Moreover, many treasure hunters are former or current archaeologists. Continue reading

Crimean “black archeologists” boasted a unique find

In the Crimea “black archeologists” excavated bronze unique treasure. Photo finds they did not hesitate to put on the forum the online auction Violity report 15 minutes the User under the nickname Slaer, registration data indicated that he was from Crimea, in General terms, shared with the participants the details of the findings.According to him, his friend, armed with metal detectors, toured several Crimean villages, while in the vicinity of one of the village did not find the treasure.

He confirmed, laying out on the forum Photos of treasure: several bronze spearheads, daggers, vessels, and other artifacts.

How much can you save with such a treasure trove, it becomes clear after watching the prices on the website. The price of one dagger Sabatinovka time (archaeological culture of the late bronze age) ranges 2-5 thousand hryvnia.

Deputy Chairman of the Republican Committee for the protection of cultural heritage Vyacheslav Zarubin in the comments noted that the Crimean authorities only know about the treasures extracted in the course of legitimate scientific expeditions. The extent to which “black archeologists” take away the historical value, it is difficult to determine, Continue reading

In the Novosibirsk region found in the graves of ancient nomads
Novosibirsk region in the early bronze age (II Millennium BC) was inhabited by the nomads from the territory of Kuzbass. This is evidenced by granite grave discovered by archaeologists Novosibirsk…

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In Veliky Novgorod participants of youth archaeological camp made the first discoveries
Today in Veliky Novgorod, the participants of the international archaeological excavations have found some artifacts 10-15 centuries. The works are famous on the Trinity excavation. "It's leather, it's ceramics, it's…

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