MEXICO city. Mexican and American archaeologists have unearthed in the state of Chiapas ancient Mesoamerican burial in the pyramid.
Exploring the settlement of Olmec culture’s most popular locales de corzo, the scientists stumbled upon the burial chamber area of 4×3 square meters, located at a depth of 7 meters under the ground. In ancient times, at this level there was a pyramid with a height of 6-7 m. the discovery from the National Institute of anthropology and history Mexico (INAH) believe that the pyramid was built especially for the repose of the deceased, who apparently belonged to the local elite.
“It was decorated with beads, composed of small and large balls of jade, inlaid with small pearls loincloth, crafts made of jade in various shapes, including jade lizards and vines in a style typical of the Olmec culture, the bracelets on her ankles, knees and hands, mask with eyes of green obsidian and pyrite from the mirror,” – said in a press release from INAH. Teeth men were inlaid with jade and mother of pearl. The skeleton was surrounded by 15 vases: black and white, black and gray, with a tragic story. After conducting numerous tests, scientists have found that the man died at the age of about 50 years at the beginning of the VIII century BC, When the burial was held the sacrifice: zabolottsy child (his skeleton with neatly folded hands, was found near a male) and buried alive a young girl approximately 20 years.
At some distance from the first burial chamber was found a second, smaller area of 2×3 meters In it lay the remains of a woman of the same age with a man buried in the first chamber. If the men’s remains were oriented East, female – West. In the second chamber were rich funerary gifts: the scattering of pearls, amber and jade decorations in the shape of birds and monkeys. Continue reading
June 2, 2015 the staff of Department of protection of reserved territory detained two residents of p. Ibresi during illegal archaeological excavations in Alatyrsky area of the reserve. They had metal detectors, shovels and a range of found artifacts.
Just being on the reserve without specific permission is a violation of the excavations is a violation of double jeopardy, not only a protection regime for the protected areas, and legislation on cultural heritage.
The inspectors drew up a Protocol on violation of a protection regime for the preserve “prisurskiy”.
Violators fully admitted his guilt. The implements used in the Commission of the offence and the seized artifacts. Determined the damages for the damage to the soil cover.
On 4 June in respect of “black diggers” made the decision on administrative punishment. Currently solves a question on transfer of artifacts to cultural institutions, and information about offenders to the national authority for the protection of cultural heritage.
Alexander Sevastyanov, Deputy Director of the environmental protection and ecological safety
Reference from Wikipedia: “Black archeologists” (also “the arch”, “diggers”, “the field researcher”, Continue reading
In the treasure, which was found in the East of Britain, included 26 coins, including gold and silver.
During the excavation in Dovedale (Derbyshire, UK) archeologists from the National Fund, the University of Leicester and participants of the project “Operation Nightingale” discovered a hoard, which contained coins of corieltauvi (early iron age) and Roman times. This is the first case in the UK, so when coins of different origin found together.
The discovery is interesting not only because of the gold coins of the early iron age are rare, but the fact that it was made in the cave. Cave Reynards kitchen ( Reynard”s Kitchen Cave ) man has used them many times over the last 10 thousand years. During excavations in the late 50-ies of XX century there were found stone age tools, animal bones and fragments of pottery.
The first four coins in the cave was found by a local climber who was hiding in it from heavy rain. The climber was with a small IU. Read more ” Continue reading