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
Despite the fact that in recent years managed to achieve restrictions in the trade of ancient objects, black archaeology still remains an urgent problem in Latvia. Some archaeologists even came to the conclusion that illegal diggers have become even bessovestnoi: archaeological sites, especially cemeteries, left behind in a terrible state.
Recently, archaeologists have summarized the latest research in Latvia. For two years managed to find a flaming cemetery, the settlement of the Mesolithic, underground tavern in Tukums, a settlement of the bronze age and others, reports the Latvian portal lsm.lv .
It took a year and a half after the entry into force of the amendments to the law “About protection of monuments of culture”, according to which all the found ancient objects, Dating from the 17th century (and earlier), belong to the state and should be kept in museums. Ancient archaeological values are protected monuments, and if somebody finds a new ancient place, it must inform the State Inspectorate for protection of monuments of culture. Continue reading