Archaeological find in Jerusalem's City of David can reveal ancient secrets
The fortress was used to control the Temple mount. Mysterious 2,000-year-old fortification was built in Jerusalem during the reign of Antiochus IV. The recent opening of the archaeological community of…

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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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Archaeologists have discovered the tomb of Queen Nefertiti

The final resting place of Queen Nefertiti, the legendary beauty who ruled Egypt with her husband, the Pharaoh Akhenaten may have been found, says a British archaeologist. Nicholas Reeves, the University of Arizona, made the statement after a study by high resolution scanning of the walls of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the kings, near Luxor. Known for its exquisite beauty, the tomb of Nefertiti has been lost over the centuries since her sudden death in 1340 BC. A new theory emerged after extensive analysis of high resolution images, published on the website last year, Factum Arte, the Madrid-based specialist in art restoration who helped to create the facsimile of the burial chamber of Tutankhamen in Luxor.

During the scan, Reeves noticed cracks in the walls, which could indicate two previously unrecognized “Ghost” of the door opening that are behind. “The significance is extraordinary, for if a digital form to translate into physical reality, it seems that we currently face not only the prospect of a new. Tutankhamun — era storeroom on the West; on the North, appeared to signal the continuation of the tomb KV 62 (Tutankhamun’s tomb),and the uncharted depths of the early Royal burials – and even Nefertiti”. In their work about possible finding, Continue reading

Archaeologists exploring in the Albazin era from the stone age to the late middle ages

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

Archaeological excavations of the ancient settlement of Lucentum (Tossal de Manises)

Those who want to know the origins of the Spanish city of Alicante should also visit one of the sights of Alicante – Lucentum (Lucentum). This archaeological site of an ancient Roman. This place is located on the top of the hill El de Tossal at a height of 38 meters and 3.5 km from the centre of Alicante. The ancient city covers a huge area, component 7. But the excavations produced only on the territory of 2.5 hectares.

In this place approximately in 215 BC, there was a city of ACRA Leuca. And the artifacts that are here today, show that the architecture in those years was exposed to Carthaginian influence. Having existed before the 2nd century BC this city as a result of one of the Punic wars was captured by the Romans led by Publius Cornelia stsipionom. They rebuilt it and named Lucentum, which means in translation “the city of bright lights”. At the turn of the eras, the city reached the peak of its prosperity. But in 2-3 century ad it was abandoned because it could not compete with the nearby city of Ilici, referred to today as Elche. And then it was used as a cemetery for Muslims (5-6 century ad). Continue reading

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