For centuries of research, archaeologists are increasingly confronted with inexplicable and mysterious finds, hidden below the surface. What secrets the earth hides our past?
Archaeologists find huge skeletons. Uranus, which was already used by someone, possibly the remains of dead cities from a nuclear explosion. But the scientists all this carefully conceal, as it is inconsistent with the General canons. And such discoveries are called forbidden archeology. Today a new article.
One of the most mysterious discoveries rightly belong to the stone found by an expedition group “Kosmopoisk”. In its thickness is well seen subject, almost 1 cm. long Detailed chemical analysis and x-ray images confirmed that the object is a metal bolt wrapped around it with a nut. It would seem, nothing unusual, only the age of the “bolt” is about 300 million years, and its structure was almost half-petrified. Skeptics immediately said that this discovery is a prehistoric animal, Crean idea, but at three universities specialists-crypto zoologists confirmed that crinoidea such a shape and size just did not exist. Continue reading
Despite the fact that in recent years managed to achieve restrictions in the trade of ancient objects, black archaeology still remains an urgent problem in Latvia. Some archaeologists even came to the conclusion that illegal diggers have become even bessovestnoi: archaeological sites, especially cemeteries, left behind in a terrible state.
Recently, archaeologists have summarized the latest research in Latvia. For two years managed to find a flaming cemetery, the settlement of the Mesolithic, underground tavern in Tukums, a settlement of the bronze age and others, reports the Latvian portal lsm.lv .
It took a year and a half after the entry into force of the amendments to the law “About protection of monuments of culture”, according to which all the found ancient objects, Dating from the 17th century (and earlier), belong to the state and should be kept in museums. Ancient archaeological values are protected monuments, and if somebody finds a new ancient place, it must inform the State Inspectorate for protection of monuments of culture. 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