In the Azov district, archaeologists discovered an ancient port city
Perhaps in a short time on excavations in the village of don, the Azov area are detected unusual underwater finds. At the mouth of the don river, archaeologists found, presumably,…

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Near Vladivostok were found the remains of an ancient settlement
University, conducting archeological excavations in the Bay area Ant that is on the Cape Turtle, found an ancient settlement. This large settlement has had special pits for dwellings, but also…

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Christian archaeology – why is it important?

Archaeology comes from two Greek words – “archae” means ancient and “logos” means “knowledge”; thus, “the knowledge or study of antiquities”. Archaeologist is much more than the character of Indiana Jones, chasing around the world looking for old artifacts to place them in the Museum. Archaeology is the science that studies ancient cultures by recovering and documenting materials from the past. Christian archaeology is the science of studying ancient cultures that influenced Christianity and Judaism, and on Jewish and Christian culture. Christian archaeologists trying to discover new things about the past – they are trying to confirm what we already know and to expand our understanding of the manners and customs of the peoples of the Bible.

Biblical texts and other written records are the most important information about the history of ancient biblical peoples that we have. But these records were left unanswered many questions. It is here on the scene of Christian archaeologists. They can fill in the partial picture presented by the biblical narrative. Excavations of ancient garbage dumps and abandoned cities have provided bits and pieces that give us the key to the past. The goal of Christian archaeology to check the most important truths of the old and New Testaments through the physical artifactory peoples.

Christian archaeology was an academic discipline until the nineteenth century. The Foundation of Christian archaeology was founded by such people as Johann Jahn, Edward Robinson, and sir Flinders Petrie. William Albright became the dominant figure in the twentieth century. Exactly Albright drew Christian archaeology to contemporary debates about the origin and authenticity of the biblical narrative. Albright and his students have provided most of the physical evidence described in the Bible historical events. However, today it seems that there are as many archeologists trying to disprove the Bible, and how many of those who proves its accuracy. Continue reading

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

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 on the territory of modern Syria.

To search for settlements of ancient Mesopotamia on the territory of 23 thousand square kilometers archaeologists have worked in two directions at once. First, they used satellite images in different wavelength ranges to detect the so-called etrozole, – soils formed as a result of human activity and differing in color and higher content of organic substances. Data were processed automatically using a program written by one of the co-authors of the work, björn Menze, a specialist in the identification of tumors on digital images.

Secondly, the archaeologists used a bump map created in the framework of the program the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission using a radiosonde which was carried out in 2000, the Shuttle “endeavour”. Scholars interested in the place of exaltation of the landscape above the surrounding areas, what to maklovitsami about the long construction at this point. Analyzing the amount of elevation, the authors concluded that the duration of the existence of a settlement.

The resulting map contained about 14 thousands of alleged settlements that occurred in the study area over 8 thousand years. Archeologists noted that when comparing map data with the distribution of rivers and areas of heavy precipitation events, failed to detect large settlements that don’t provide sufficient water. A mismatch may affect the current view of archaeologists about the origin of irrigation, they said. 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…

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The Babylonians used the integrals for astronomical calculations
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…

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