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Archaeologists have discovered two ancient settlements in Primorye

Archaeologists during excavations found near the village of Artyom in the Primorye two settlements of ancient people of the Neolithic and the iron age, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday head of the Museum archeology and Ethnography of the far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), candidate of historical Sciences Alexander Popov.

“New monuments have been discovered in the suburbs of Artyom during the joint excavations with the students of school No. 18 to help us during the stay in school camp. The first monument – the settlement of the Neolithic age, about 5.5 thousand years of age was found at the mouth of the river Kravichenko. Now this place is the vegetable garden, and fragments of ancient pottery were found on the surface,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, in addition to ceramics at the site of the ancient settlement scientists and they found various stone objects, including the adze.

“The second monument is found just 100 metres from the houses of the settlement Artemovsky. Here were found remains of dwellings of the age of about 2.5 thousand years. In addition, archaeologists found a whole vessel of the early iron age, as well as fragments of pottery,” – said the Agency interlocutor. Continue reading

Archaeological Museum of nice

Archaeological Museum of nice with its scale clearly does not correspond to the real historical significance of the city. One of the largest ports of the ancient Mediterranean — and just a few rooms with finds and exhibits, attached to the ruins of the Roman baths. However, to look at and there is something.

The archaeological Museum was born in nice in 1960 By this time, the city has grown to such an extent that included in its boundaries the hill of Cimiez (now the namesake of a city block), on which were situated the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Cemenelum, former trade competitor of Nicaea (ancient name nice). Several years of excavations have revealed many interesting exhibits for which it decided to organize the Museum.

The first time the entire collection was located on the ground floor located next to the Matisse Museum. Then, realizing that contemporary art and associated creation of antiquity, the authorities moved the Museum closer to the excavation site of Cemenelum — right between the amphitheatre and the baths. The Museum periodically updated with new finds right from the excavation site.

Exhibits a little. But there are interesting interactive solutions.

For example, you can check out her talents as an archaeologist.

Or an amphora to collect.

To compare original and restored copy.

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Fossils, petrified animals and plants

Fossils are living objects of former geological epochs, people discovered during earthworks or exposed through erosion. Fossils preserve for us important information about the era in which they were formed, animals and plants of those times, some of which still exist today and others long extinct. Usually fossils are the bodies of animals and plants turned to stone, or fragments thereof. But even if the animal or plant nothing, you can sometimes detect a depression in a rock, exactly corresponding to the shapes of his body. On soft sand or in the mud animal could leave footprints.

Fossils reveal secrets of the countless life forms that once inhabited Earth. Fossils range is very wide – from huge fossilized animals and plants to insects stuck in the resin of coniferous trees which over millions of years turned into amber waves of grain. Fossils are direct evidence of the history of life on Earth, one that goes back 3.8 billion years. While the fragmentary nature of the geological record, scientists have managed to collect a huge amount of information about the evolution of life throughout the history of our planet. Thus fossils – it’s not only fossil bones of dinosaurs, this slepaks the whole world of nature of the past, frozen in stone.

The use of fossils in the interior decoration and landscape – new, ultra-modern direction in design. This unique combination of ancient material and modern processing methods, beauty, natural forms of living beings with magnificent textures of decorative and ornamental stones. We can offer You the following “living stone”: Continue reading

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