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
Archaeologists involved in the study of Mangup fortress, this year carried out excavations of the Palace of the princes of Theodoro.
Still earth the Kingdom of punt are as mysterious as their ruler. Although this state is referred to in Egyptian sources during the 13 centuries (2500-1170 BC), their exact location remains unknown.
When this bronze equestrian statue was first purchased in 1923, her austere appearance leads us to believe that this masterpiece belongs to the early classical period, fifth century BC
An ancient inscription in Gaelic language was discovered in the Church of the 14th century in Galicia. This is the first written evidence of the Irish and Scottish heritage in Northern Spain.
Have long argued that Ivan the terrible was outwardly similar to a Tartar, because in the Glinsky Hermitage maternal line he was a descendant of the famous Khan Mamai. Meanwhile, anthropological studies have shown that this is not entirely true.
Royal cemetery in the ancient city of Ur in Mesopotamia was excavated by Charles Leonard Woolley from 1926 to 1932. The Royal cemetery excavations were part of a 12-year expedition to tell El-Mociare (the ancient city of Ur). Continue reading
Archaeologists of Russia and Kyrgyzstan began to study the ancient capital of the Principality of the Kyrgyz
Bishkek, July 2 /Kabar/. Scientists from Russia and Kyrgyzstan started joint archaeological excavations on the southern shore of lake Issyk-Kul. Archaeologists expect to find evidence of the existence near the village Tuura-Suu Kyrgyz of the ancient capital of the Principality. This is with reference to the supervisor of the archaeological complex “Parking Omsk”, Professor Boris Konikov reports the press center of MD media.
“Centre of excellence for the study of Central Asia historically was in Siberia. Almost a century ago priority rights in the exploration of Kyrgyzstan, holds unique evidence about the past of many of the Turkic peoples belonged to the West Siberian branch of the Imperial geographical society, based in Omsk”, – said B. Conic.
The study of Kyrgyzstan resumed three years ago under long-term Agreements on cooperation concluded on 24 August 2012 inter-state development Corporation and the Institute of archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Continue reading