The plains of Northern Greece is covered with hills, which is called “telly” (or, in Greek, “maguías”): this undulating strata of the remains of ancient settlements of the Neolithic period or early bronze age. If from the Bay Hair keep a track on the West, crossing the plain approximately between the modern cities of Karditsa, Trikala and Larissa, you can count hundreds of telly, from five to fifteen meters high (Fig. 2-1). They keep the secrets of people who lived in these lands for many centuries, 8500-4500 years ago. Time destroyed the mud walls of dwellings in their place built new homes and telly, layer by layer, the weight was getting higher and higher.
These man-made hills shrouded in mystery, and archaeologists are obsessed with the desire to learn their secrets. I recognize the feeling in myself: in 1973-1974, it has led me to excavations of one of rendererotica-ski of tell, near the southern extremity of Thessaly. This place is Achillion – wbii GS torode of Pharsalus was the key to understanding the chronological, architectural ceramic and religious development Aegeus Continue reading
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 that this mysterious substance could drive away evil spirits. And later when man mastered the trade, amber was valued as Doro
2. Easter island mystery revealed on Vasilievsky island
Of all the mysterious places that actually exist on earth, the most mysterious was the piece of land in the Great or the Pacific ocean at 27 degrees South latitude, to which, on 7 April 1722 came the ships of the Dutch Admiral Jacob Roggeven
3. Interrupted journey
The story heard and wrote down in 923 year of the famous traveler Ibn Fadlan, Secretary of the Embassy of the Baghdad Caliph’s Delegation addressed to the Bulgar king Alasu. We will talk about an Indian merchant (Ibn Fadlan calls it “sindram”), which Continue reading