The ancestors of Western Europeans were the inhabitants of today's southern Russia
According to the latest study, nomads of the steppe regions of modern southern Russia, played a significant role in the formation of the population and the languages of today's Europe.…

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On Sakhalin black diggers the grave-robbing the Ainu
"I was silent but now I say right. Today we are dealing with rampant illegal pseudoarchaeologists excavations. The so-called search engines are removed historical objects without inventory and undocumented findings…

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In Veliky Novgorod participants of youth archaeological camp made the first discoveries

Today in Veliky Novgorod, the participants of the international archaeological excavations have found some artifacts 10-15 centuries. The works are famous on the Trinity excavation.

“It’s leather, it’s ceramics, it’s a bone. This mass of discoveries. They are in a cultural layer and a large number of them. Ceramics – these were previously vessels”, – says the participant of the project Katerina Voytyna .

The first hour of work and so many discoveries. Troitsky excavation is one of the most famous and largest in the country. Research conducted here for over 40 years . Now scientists have reached the cultural layer of the 11th century. Students from different countries was invited to help search for artifacts. And at the same time to gain practical experience.

Stanislav Morozov, coordinator of the youth camp . “They are future scientists, we hope. All of them are students, studying Russian culture, Russian history, Russian language in their countries. These people come from Macedonia, Serbia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Vietnam”. Continue reading

During excavations in Smolensk discovered important artifacts

In Smolensk during excavations on the territory of the district Rachivka archeologists discovered unique artifacts of an ancient culture. Now experts believe that in the middle ages the city was much larger than previously thought. In General, the history of Smolensk is full of mysteries. For example, nobody knows by whom and when the town was founded. These facts contained in the chronicle, destroyed in the middle Ages. So sensational findings help to restore the gaps in history and to understand how bright was the life of the ancient settlement.

The researchers found a waste pit production jewellery workshop the beginning of the XI century, with baptismal crosses, temporal rings and tools. Discoveries followed one after the other. Once it was a manufacturing defect, now this is a unique artifacts that will help to understand how production was organized.

Crucibles are vessels, into which melted bronze. After that, the liquid metal poured into the mold, previously cut by jewelers. The specialists of the Hermitage and explored the wire used by Smolensk masters. It turned out that the metal is jewelers, you are most likely imported. Continue reading

In the Belgorod group “black diggers” more than a year was engaged in search and sale of ammunition

In Belgorod convicted black diggers. The criminal group was engaged in search and sale of arms and ammunition of times of the great Patriotic war.

Shoots like brand new — “Black diggers” test his discovery. The weapons of the great Patriotic they restored themselves to sell on the illicit market. Then as the investigation revealed this criminal group more than a year engaged in illegal search and sale of arms and ammunition.

Black diggers dismantled the German bullets. Gunpowder, too, will go on sale.

Wine this grouping proved seven episodes. During the operational activities of the FSB seized the members of this criminal group and their customers for more than 20 firearms and a thousand ammunition. By the way, sold their finds cheap: the price is for one instance ranged from 30 to 100 thousand rubles.

— These items were of interest to collectors, and criminals, members of extremist, terrorist organizations. Continue reading

Open archaeology
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…

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The opening of the archeological camp
Stationed this year the archaeological expedition "Kyzyl-Kuragino" was the Pius-khemsky district. In the famous Valley of the kings, near the village of Arzhaan on the shores of salt lake White…

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