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
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
A new type of fossil man are found in South Africa. His bones found in one of the local caves cavers. The creature had a small brain, like chimpanzees, were small in stature and climbed trees. And still in structure of the skeleton is that it is not. Scientists gave them the name homo naledi – in honor of the name of the cave, which in the local dialect means “star”. About new branch of human evolution – the correspondent of “Vesti FM” Sergei Gololobov.
The remains, resembling human bones, found in one of the distant halls of the cave, the rising star near Johannesburg. Just on the surface raised by more than a thousand bones, including a skull fragment. This is quite an amazing creature, say anthropologists. Undoubtedly, the fragments belong to the genus homo, but very different from modern humans – small stature, small brain, like a chimpanzee. The only people who like them – the so-called hobbits, also ancient people, from the Indonesian island Flores. Hands could grab small objects, and curved tines helped in lasagna. That is, the South African early man lived mainly in trees, says associate Professor in the Department of anthropology of the biological faculty of Moscow state University. Continue reading