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
Physics will help to determine the exact age of the finds from the excavations of the ancient city of Phanagoria
On the Taman Peninsula began a new season Phanagorian expedition
The exact age of artifacts found at the site of the ancient city of Phanagoria in the Krasnodar region, will help determine the scientists of the national research centre “Kurchatov Institute”. In the joint work of physicists and archaeologists will be used only in Russia resonant circular particle accelerator – a synchrotron, told TASS the head of the Phanagorian archeological complex expedition Vladimir Kuznetsov.
“The representatives of the Kurchatov Institute will participate in the work of the expedition – it is possible that on the site. Using different physical hardware, for example, Russia’s only synchrotron, it is possible to determine the age and composition of the artifacts, structure of matter, the origin of the material from which are made coins, utensils or weapons,” he said.
According to Kuznetsov, similar studies of archaeological finds outsales a few institutions in the world. “In this regard Phanagorian expedition, Russia’s only multidisciplinary, it becomes even more advanced,” – said the Agency interlocutor. Continue reading
The ancient city of Arkaim older than Troy by more than 1000 years. This is an ancient settlement of the bronze age, archaeology has been called “a Country of cities”.
Interestingly, the opening of the city of Arkaim was completely unexpected. In the late eighties of the last century, young scientists from Chelyabinsk carried out normal, unremarkable archaeological excavations. At that time this area was planned to flood to create artificial reservoirs. But suddenly, the attention of archaeologists was attracted unusual shafts. As it later turned out, they were surrounded by strange ancient settlement Arkaim.
Few people know, but it was in Arkaim was first saddled the world’s first horse and invented the spirit wheeled chariot used in battles. Here was found the first metallurgical furnace. The homeland of the Aryans, which, in turn, were the founders of the religion of fire worship.
What is the city like this, arch?
Actually, Arkaim is an archaeological complex from: settlements with strengthening, outbuildings, burial, settlements. Continue reading