Archaeological excavations in Syria.
Björn Menze of mit and Jason Ur from Harvard have developed a computerized method for the detection of ancient settlements based on satellite data and found the network of cities…

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Ancient buildings of the city of tyritake
The name of the ancient Greek city of tyritake mentioned in the essay Greek writer of the fifth century CE the Pseudo-Arrian, the author of geographical works "Detour Euxine Pontus".…

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Novosibirsk archeologists have found in Ecuador, the earliest ceramics in America

Scientists of Institute of archeology and Ethnography (iaat, Novosibirsk, Russia) during the second season of excavations was opened in Ecuador, the earliest ceramics on the continent, which, presumably, is from 5 to 5.5 thousand years old, told reporters Thursday head of the sector of archeology of foreign iaat Andrey Chubarev.

“This is the most ancient ceramics, which is available on the South American continent. All the findings that we obtained is the age of about 5-5,5 thousand years ago,” he said, adding that North America ceramics came later than in the South.

According to him, the findings were made during excavations in the monument real Alto on the coast of the Peninsula of Santa Elena, 1.5 km from the ocean, where excavations have been conducted a year earlier.

“If someone thinks that it looks like the wet tropics, it is wrong. This is the driest desert on the Peninsula 10 years there was no rain,” he said.

A. Tabarev told that scientists were able to detect the transition from the absence of ceramics to the period when production was started.

“For the first time we were able to record the same transition, which is very important for archaeologists, layer over layer, the transition from a culture of “beskaragaiskiy” to the culture of ceramic. This transition was in the thick layer of shells that we found last year,” he said. Continue reading

In Kherson region “black archeologists” destroyed Scythian Kurgan

Druzhbivka near the village of Nyzhni Sirohozy district, Kherson region on the road passing villagers found a suspicious fuss in viewscasa in the middle of the Scythian mound.

Concerned residents of rural Druzhbivka called head Sergey Nesterov, who immediately went to the place. And found that right at the historical memo five kilometers from Druzhbivka wielded “black archeologists”. Their arrogance was astounding: the mound was destroyed methodically in broad daylight, not shovels – worked here excavator defiantly red. And standing next to the minivan of the brand “Mitsubishi”, which was moving the vandals.

Village head called the police. But while guards traveled from the district to Druzhbivka, “black archeologists” realized that they were spotted and fled.

“Ten years ago our mound already tried to open – cut the top of it. Now the excavator dug four pit depth of three meters, however, access to artifacts from a burial interrupted them, – said Sergey Nesterov . – I went on the trail of criminals. They drove to the highway for common use, and there is already anything it was impossible to distinguish. I can tell only one: the vandals are definitely not one of our village – the red excavator farmer has.”

Residents of Druzhbivka hope that the police will help find the “black archeologists”, and holding them accountable for the destruction of historical monuments. Vejprty excavator – serious “clue”. Hardly drove at illegal excavations come from afar. too much fuel would be required. Continue reading

Phaselis: ancient city on the Mediterranean coast (Turkey)

In the province of Antalya not far from Kemer is the ancient coastal city of Phaselis, which is an important historic attraction of Turkey. If we are to believe the ancient Chronicles, the history of this Turkish city begins in the seventh century BC. That’s when it was founded by colonists from Rhodes in the head with Lamaison.

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Phaselis is located on the Mediterranean coast, it has three harbours. Until the present time in this ancient city preserved unique buildings Dating back to the period of the Byzantine and Roman empires.

Here you can see the ruins of the theatre, the Acropolis, the Agora, cemetery and Basilica. Also preserved and durable walls, which were built in the third century BC. In our days archeologists continue excavations on the territory of Phaselis, all the items found are transferred to the Antalya Museum.

Experts believe that the city’s name comes from the word “pasala” that Luwian language means “sea town”. With residents of the city of Phaselis were actionoutline Phoenician merchants, there are also traces of Byzantine influence. Continue reading

Submerged ancient city in the Azov district
Farm herd often comes to this place, while on the island don in the water around the mouth of the don. It turned out that horses resting at the walls…

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Excavations in North-Western Armenia: the bronze Age South Caucasus
Colchis culture All this indicates a certain independence of the Colchis axe of late bronze age from the earlier, tube-head. On the other hand, not only in early axes of…

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