The ancient Chinese were placed in burials of the bronze utensils to indicate the status of the relatives of the deceased
Archaeologists have proposed an alternative explanation for why ancient Chinese were placed in the graves of bronze and clay utensils. This was done not only to emphasize the status of…

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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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In tsimlyanskii district archaeologists conduct excavations of the settlement, which four thousand years

Thanks to the intervention of the public managed to defend the ancient archaeological monument in tsimlyanskii district, one kilometer South of the village of Krasnoyarsk. Now place 3-4 thousand years ago there lived ancient people excavations. Archaeologists find artifacts that can give a lot of valuable information to historians. They found bones, pottery, household items.

Thanks to the intervention of the public managed to defend the ancient archaeological monument in tsimlyanskii district, one kilometer South of the village of Krasnoyarsk. Now place 3-4 thousand years ago there lived ancient people excavations. Archaeologists find artifacts that can give a lot of valuable information to historians. They found bones, pottery, household items.

– The archeological site “Krasnoyarsk dune” is a complex of multi-temporal settlements of the second Millennium BC and 8-10 centuries of our era . says a local historian, activist Anatoly Chalykh. Probably being here and materials from other eras, including ground burial mound.

Historians lament: not only is the monument subjected to intense weathering, and the Central part of the dune crosses the power lines, in 2014, in the vicinity of excavations began the development of a sandy pit.

Local historians have applied to the Ministry of culture of Russia, and from there an appeal was sent to the Prosecutor. Recently known tsimlyanskii activist Nikolai Lukyanov replied. The Prosecutor’s office confirmed Continue reading

The ancient city of Pompeii, the death and the fate of the city

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

Climate change killed ancient city of Mexico

The decline of the ancient cities in Mexico and in some other regions of contemporary Latin America could become a serious climate change that led to the departure of the residents, said the scientist, Director of the archaeological zone “Tajin” in Mexico Patricia Castillo peña.

According to her, similar climate changes occurred in the period between 850 and 1250 BC, the most critical period was in the years 1100-1200. “But on the ocean coast of Mexico, on the contrary, came the rain, there were flood height from two to four meters”, — said the archaeologist.

Peña believes that the same reason led to the decline of ancient cities in present-day Northern part of Peru, there played a role the ocean’s current. “That’s when it’s the worst thing in the history during “El niño”, which did away with many of the then centers of civilization, came the storms and the rains that rose the level of the sea, we had very strong winds,” said peña.

In Mexico, only 11 archaeological zones, which are considered cultural heritage of humanity. “Tajin” (state of Veracruz) is one of them. The town was founded around 850 ad and were built until about the year 1200.”Excavations in it have been going for 70 years, there have been many teams of researchers, however, have been excavated so far only about 20% of the territory, and we came to the conclusion that he appeared as one of the most important ceremonial centers of the Eastern coast of modern Mexico,” said peña.

“If you compare ancient Tajin to his contemporaries that the world is in Mexico, on the significance of it was as the Basilica of the virgin of Guadalupe (patroness of Mexico), where from all corners of the country attracts people, this place is sacred, but in the case of Tahini, the main God was Quetzalcoatl (feathered Serpent), and the city was dedicated to him,” he continued singing. Continue reading

Archaeological sensation in the jungles of Honduras
In Honduras found traces of an ancient civilization. Scientists argue about whether it is possible to consider this sensational discovery of the legendary "White city". The results of the expedition…

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Scientists are starting the search in the Gulf of Mexico the remains of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs
A group of geologists proceed with installation of the drilling rig, which will be located in the Gulf of Mexico. Experts hope to find the remains of the asteroid, 65…

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