Excavations at Albazin prison is completed archaeological field season – Wednesday, August 11, all major work will be curtailed. Scientists summarize first scientific results. The main discoveries of this year was the discovery of nineteen single burials in coffins and, presumably, new skudelny – mass graves of the defenders of the Albazin prison of the seventeenth century.
19 single burials in coffins, most likely, relate to the beginning of the siege of the Fort, when its defenders still had enough strength to dig individual graves and the house they put together for each of the deceased. Some of these burials was demolished, and the bones of the dead extracted for further study, the other part is preserved to continue in the new season. Several coffins cleared and left untouched for demonstration to participants of the solemn ceremony of reburial of the remains of defenders albazina, which will be held in early September. Continue reading
Physics will help to determine the exact age of the finds from the excavations of the ancient city of Phanagoria
On the Taman Peninsula began a new season Phanagorian expedition
The exact age of artifacts found at the site of the ancient city of Phanagoria in the Krasnodar region, will help determine the scientists of the national research centre “Kurchatov Institute”. In the joint work of physicists and archaeologists will be used only in Russia resonant circular particle accelerator – a synchrotron, told TASS the head of the Phanagorian archeological complex expedition Vladimir Kuznetsov.
“The representatives of the Kurchatov Institute will participate in the work of the expedition – it is possible that on the site. Using different physical hardware, for example, Russia’s only synchrotron, it is possible to determine the age and composition of the artifacts, structure of matter, the origin of the material from which are made coins, utensils or weapons,” he said.
According to Kuznetsov, similar studies of archaeological finds outsales a few institutions in the world. “In this regard Phanagorian expedition, Russia’s only multidisciplinary, it becomes even more advanced,” – said the Agency interlocutor. Continue reading
There are many mysterious archaeological finds . confirming the fact that the history of life on Earth may be nothing like what it describes geological and anthropological books. This is clearly seen from the examples below.
In 1938 archaeologists in the mountains of China stumbled upon an interesting archaeological finds . In the cave that preserved the remnants of ancient civilization, were found many discs of stone under a thick layer of centuries old dust. The diameter of the disc was about 25 centimeters, and in the center of each was a round hole, it went spiral engraving that made them look like ancient vinyl record for gramophone. The age of the finds is estimated 10 to 12 thousand years. Engraving, viewed under a powerful microscope turned out to be little hieroglyphics that tell stories about space ships from distant worlds, wrecked in these mountains. Managed the ships of the creatures who called themselves the “loot”.
In 1900 experienced divers came across an interesting discovery near the Greek island of Antikythera, located from the island of Crete to the North-West. Exploring a sunken ship, they rose to the surface of the bronze and marble statues. Continue reading