Novgorod archaeologists refute the information about the discovery of an ancient ship in the Volkhov
The head of the project "underwater heritage of Russia" Andrey Lukoshkov said that in the river Volkhov found a 17-metre vessel are thousands of years old. The Novgorod historian called…

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Fossils: dinosaurs
Our knowledge about dinosaurs based on fossilized remains found of dinosaurs, which are also called fossils. The first fossils of large teeth were discovered in the twenties of the 19th…

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Mysteries Of The Bible. I was wondering if the archaeologists find the point in the centuries-long dispute?

Egyptian archaeologists announced a sensational discovery. At the bottom of the red sea discovered a large number of human remains and military equipment. The finds date back to the XIV century BC Scientists believe that discovered the place of death the army of Pharaoh Akhenaten. According To The Bible. men perished in the depths of the sea when they tried to stop the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt. With details – the correspondent of radio “Vesti FM” Andrei Popov . Today, when interest in the Bible, Holy Scripture for Jews and Christians, has grown greatly, many are wondering how you can trust her and the events described there. Some belong to the Orthodox claim that everything written in the Bible is true, and all the biblical stories you need to believe unconditionally. Others say that the Bible is not a textbook of science or history, and not all need to understand it literally that there are many allegories and parables.

Finally, religious scholars believe that, along with myths and legends in the Bible are reflected and some historical events. Among them – described in the second book of Moses called Exodus so. The Bible describes the Exodus of Jews in the wilderness, Continue reading

Maiden tower and ancient places of worship

Studying places of worship and rock artifacts throughout the Absheron Peninsula together with Abbas Islamov, we came to the conclusion that almost all religious buildings of Absheron built on the iconic places that people worshiped for a few millennia. First, we have investigated preserved in Absheron and Gobustan with the bronze age ancient burial mounds, crypts, tombs carved into the rocks. Around these graves on the cliffs there are various kinds of hollows and Cup marks. Most likely these holes are of a ritual character, and the same species occur all over the Absheron Peninsula at a considerable distance from each other. Then were examined preserved places of worship (feasts), religious buildings (mosques, mausoleums) and the medieval cemetery. On the rocks, next to almost all of these places also have found ancient hollows and Cup marks. This suggests that certain places on the Absheron Peninsula was considered particularly revered. These are typically open hills with rocky soil. Here in the stone graves, as it could be carved in the rock tomb or stone blocks lined with tombs, burial mounds, the bronze age people were buried. Such burials are not massive and most likely belonged to the most revered members of society. The graves come to worship and bring offerings, which were left in speciallyformulated on the rocks around the graves. These places people have visited for centuries. Continue reading

Varakhsha In Bukhara Monuments

Varakhsha is located at a distance of 40 kilometers to the West from Bukhara (an area of 100 ha.; cultural layers – about 10 meters; the period of blossom – 7 – 8 century of our era; the time of the destruction of the 11th century).

Varakhsha is part of the ancient settlement on the territory of which was the residence of Bukhara-khudats . who reigned in Bukhara until the Arab conquest. Among many other causes of decline, and then collapse Varakhsha often called the lack of water in the irrigation systems field.

The historical significance of Varakhsha

Being an important political and religious object, well-fortified Varakhsha was an important military Outpost on the Western border of the oasis. In addition, the settlement Varakhsha was an important trading center . located on the road between Bukhara and Khoresm . facilitating contacts between nomads and settled population. The settlement was also the most important centre of crafts . This fact is confirmed by the fact that during the excavations were found the remains of the craftsmen quarters in the vicinity of Varakhsha. In addition, there was developed and agriculture . The settlement Varakhsha was the center of a large agricultural area . “irrigated by the twelve canals”. Continue reading

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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Open archaeology
1. Life in the Golden crypt Amber has always been caused by the rapture. Already in the stone age people of different tribes wore amulets made of amber. They believed…

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