The Sharjah archaeological Museum
The Sharjah archaeological Museum, located in the Emirate of Sharjah, in the quarter of al-Akbar near the science Museum is a permanent archive, which holds archaeological artifacts discovered on the…

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The head of archaeological expedition Vladimir Septic: excavations, excursions and interesting vacation
Traditionally in the summer for several years in a row, the Ukrainian research Institute im. I. Nan NAN of Ukraine with the support of the Board and of the trade…

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The ancient settlement discovered by archaeologists of the University during excavations near Vladivostok

Archeological field work on preservation of a monument of the early iron age conducted by scientists and students of the far Eastern Federal University in the area of Cape Turtle (Bay of Ants). It found a large settlement age of 2.8-2 thousand years (Yankovskaya archaeological culture) with pits dwellings, shell heaps and household pits. Scientists also do not exclude the possibility of detection of single graves.

According to the head of the expedition, Director of educational-scientific Museum of FEFU Alexander Popov, work on the monument under the name “Turtle-7” began in July, but we can already speak about the first results. Now the area of excavation is more than 400 square meters, discovered seven pits of dwellings and more than 2500 variety of finds — sherds of pottery, parts of stone and bone tools, ornaments, remains of food ancient people.

One of the most interesting relics is the detail of the structure of horn of bone of an elk. According to scientists — it’s part of the armature, because the ancient people of this period actively engaged in not only coastal gathering and hunting, but also fishing in the open sea. Due to such nanodomain a more complete picture of the life of the modern inhabitants of Primorye more than two thousand years ago, to judge the climate and terrain of the coast. Continue reading

Mysterious archaeological finds – not an uncommon phenomenon

But if some of them are just curious, others rather frightening. Archaeologists – people are not shy, but sometimes from the bowels of the Earth they extract is that shocks even them. This article focuses on four such discoveries.

Pits with severed hands

During the excavation of the once magnificent Palace in the Egyptian city of Avaris, whose age is 3.5 thousand years, archaeologists found 4 pits with severed hands. Two of them were located in front of the building and two directly in his throne room. The head of the excavations, Manfred Bitak noted that all the limbs were right. Most of the remains were small, from which the expert concluded that these were the hands of adult men.

Historians believe that the found hand prove the existence of some ancient Egyptian traditions. The gist of it was this: the soldiers cut off the right hands of enemy soldiers and gave them to his commander, who then solemnly dropped “trophies” into the pit, and the men received a reward.

For Inca ritual “capacocha” was selected the most beautiful children. They were forced to climb into the Andes, on the mountaintops to die, freezing to please the gods. This ritual is performed as for any reason, and without it – that is,”just in case”. People believed that if a child was sacrificed this way, he will become immortal and equal to gods.

It is believed that the lion’s share of these sacrifices was opened in 1999 next to the volcano Llullaillaco, situated on the border between Argentina and Chile. A group of archaeologists led by Johan Reinhard has rolled back the stone that closed the entrance to the crypt, and found a terrible picture: among a large number of well-preserved ceremonial attributes were the mummified bodies of three frozen children. 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

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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Another ancient street has been discovered by the archaeologists in charge
On the territory of the demolished hotel "Russia" found another old street, presumably of the XII century, according to the Institute of archaeology RAS. During excavations in Zaryadye. where a…

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