Archaeologists: Kaliningrad region Rob "black diggers"
The activities of the black diggers in the Kaliningrad region takes on a menacing new timbre. Such statement on air of radio "Komsomolskaya Pravda" has made archaeologists Kaliningrad Evgeny Kalashnikov…

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The ancient Parthians were placed in the graves ornaments made of talc
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.…

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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 this information is unproved and fantastic.

The TV Show “News. Science” has published the information that the findings of scientists, made on the rivers and lakes of North-West Russia do not support the Norman theory of the origin of the Russian state. Found the boat is more like Germanic, but researchers didn’t find any Scandinavian keel of the vessel.

The most ancient find of scientists — 17-foot vessel in the channel of the river Volkhov. According to Lukoshkov, it has an age of several thousand years. More precisely to determine the date yet, as it is necessary to raise the ship from the water that will cause irreparable damage to the artifact. This will be done after the decision on the museumization and preservation of a unique object, — reports the edition. Continue reading

Egypt opens first Museum of fossils of the Middle East

In the Egyptian desert valley of Wadi al-Khitaan, about 150 km southwest of Cairo, founded the first Museum of Middle East, dedicated to the ancient fossils. Here you can visually explore the structure of ancient whale, extinct many thousands of years ago. The Fossil Museum was built by a grant from Italy of 2 billion euros. The main exhibit of the Museum — the skeleton of a whale with a length of 20 m and an age of 37 million years. The exhibit shows how modern whales evolved from land mammals. In the Legendary Valley of the Whales were found many prehistoric tools used by early people, as well as various remains of whales, confirming the evolutionary transition of whales from early amphibians to aquatic creatures.

But as the fossils of whales occurred in the middle of the hottest desert? This valley was submerged under water about 40 — 50 million years ago. She was covered with the waters of the Tethys sea, reaching the southern parts of the Mediterranean current. Wadi al-Khitaan. or Valley of the Whales contains valuable collection of fossils of ancient whales, archaeoceti. These fossils explain one of the greatest mysteries of the development of whales: transformation of a whale in an ocean mammal from a previous life as a land animal. Continue reading

Archaeological excavations of the ancient settlement of Lucentum (Tossal de Manises)

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

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Reconstruction, an attempt to know the life of ancient man
Today we have a little specific theme, dedicated to the reconstruction of life of ancient man. Here we will try to review the highlights, tell you about interesting research and…

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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…

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