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
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
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