Archaeologists have deciphered the texts of ancient Babylonian cuneiform tablets with astronomical calculations. This example mathematical and geometrical astronomy was the earliest known to science. As reported in the journal Science, the analysis of the plates showed that the ancient Babylonians used geometric methods of computation for determining the position of Jupiter in advance of the Europeans. Contrary to previous views of scientists, it was found that V.
Archaeologists have found new Stonehenge
Next to Stonehenge was found hidden under a layer of earth monolithic stone blocks, reports “bi-Bi-si”. New Stonehenge or superking can be part of the largest British monument of the Neolithic era, according to archaeologists. Stones age 4.5 thousand years reach a length of 4.5 meters. Giant boulders were found at a depth of 0.9 meters from the largest stone age settlement in Darington-uolls. The project team.
Excavations of the “Crimean Atlantis” resumed
Near Kerch, near the village of Naberezhne (Leninsky district of the Crimea), started a new field season of the archaeological expedition, which operates in a flooded sea the city of Acre. Due to the fact that a large part of the monument at present is hidden under the water, the media is often called acre “Crimean Atlantis”. The beginning of work was reported by the press service of the Institute of history of material culture RAS (St.-Petersburg). This. Continue reading
The ancient city of Pompeii was founded in the 6th century BC If not for the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius, which burned the entire city to the ground, covering it with a huge layer of volcanic ash, Pompeii would still have existed near Naples. Now it is the ruins of which are UNESCO listed in the world heritage list.
The name of Pompeii had arisen after the merger of five independent cities (pumpe – five). This is a more plausible version. There is a legend that Hercules in a hard battle defeated the giant Geryon, and then solemnly walked through the city, celebrating the victory. With ancient Greek language pumpe – Grand, triumphal procession.
In those days people believed in God, and believed that the gods controlled earthly cataclysms. Despite the fact that on 5 February 62 ad, there was a severe earthquake, which could give rise to the eruption of the volcano, people still continued to live in the city, worship the gods, and believing that will never happen misfortune. Yet the volcano erupted. It happened on August 24 79 ad Suffered not only Pompeii but also the nearby towns Herculaneum, Stabiae. The eruption was so strong that the ashes reached even to the neighbouring States of Egypt and Syria. The city lived about 20 thousand people. Some managed to escape before the disaster, but many died. The exact number of victims is unknown, but the remains of the bodies were found far outside of the city.
Herodotus was under a layer of ashes for hundreds of years until in 1592 Domenico Fontana (well-known architect of that time) came across the city wall during the laying of the channel from the river Sarno. No one betrayed this wall is of great importance, and only after about 100 years in the ruins of Pompeii was found a plaque, with carved on it the inscription – “Pompeii”. Even after this incident no one could have imagined that this ancient city which disappeared from the face of the earth. Concluded that it is an old Villa of Pompey the Great. Continue reading
The discovery of new, previously unknown group of the Mari tribes. Penny of the people’s militia of Minin and Pozharsky, minted in Yaroslavl in 1612. German counting tokens of the 17th – 18th centuries.
These beautifully illustrated books were published in the capital of Udmurtia Izhevsk and at the Academy of Sciences in Moscow. But interest in them is special in Kirov. As they are all devoted to the synthesis of archaeological material, discovered by scientists in the course of excavations of Mari burial grounds in the South of Kirov region.
Ludmila Sennikova Kadochnikova supervised the excavations of the burial mounds and co-authored a scientific monograph “Vyatka Mari”. The long-term operation with unique archeological and ethnographic material allowed to talk about the discovery of new, previously unknown group of the Mari tribes.
SENNIKOVA LYUDMILA, CANDIDATE of HISTORICAL SCIENCES, ARCHAEOLOGIST: “IN historical science and Ethnography, too, among archaeologists there had been some discussion about what we know of meadow Mari, mountain Mari know and like were there, a group of Vyatka Mari on archaeological material, this group is poorly traced – but large excavations have shown that this group is still archaeologically and ethnographically stands out”. Continue reading