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
An international group of scientists described a new species, Machimosaurus rex . from the family of teleosaurus, fossil marine crocodiles of the Jurassic period. The paper was published in Cretaceous Research . Briefly about it it is spoken in the press release of the University of Alberta.
In 2014 a group of scientists discovered in the South of Tunis the well-preserved remains of a giant prehistoric reptile that lived 130 million years ago. The fossils were discovered near the town of Tataouine.
The researchers found almost completely preserved skull of reptiles, a few teeth, dorsal vertebrae, ribs, fragments of gastralia, the humerus. In addition, in the excavations, perhaps, are the fossils of four other adults Machimosaurus rex .
The length of the preserved part of the skull of the reptile was 134 cm. Scientists reconstructed the skull on the basis of known data about other members of the genus Machimosaurus and estimated the total length of the skull as rex M. 155 — 160 cm. The length of the skull, you can judge the size of the entire specimen. According to scientists, the length of the reptile was about ten meters, it was the largest representative of crocodylomorphs that time and the largest known representative of the suborder saltwater crocodiles thalattosuchia. 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