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
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 million years ago caused the death of the dinosaurs.
This writes the online edition of Science. According to the official version, at the end of the Cretaceous period fell to Earth 10-kilometer asteroid. It is believed that he collapsed on the territory of modern South of Mexico. He left behind a 18-kilometer crater with a depth of 20 km.
She was flooded by the ocean. Scientists believe that the force of the explosion of the asteroid was comparable to the power of the explosion of hundreds of thousands of nuclear bomu capacity of 240 million megatons of TNT.
The falling asteroid caused a huge tsunami and raised a cloud of dust that hid the planet’s surface from the Sun for decades. This has led to the death of plants and animals weighing more than 25 kg.
The search will be conducted by geologists of the British geological survey and their colleagues from the United States. Underwater excavations will spend in the crater of Chicxulub, which appeared after the fall of the asteroid. Continue reading
Security full-scale rescue excavations of archaeological sites within the area of Olympic construction.
Archaeological excavations included in the project “Protection of Imereti lowland”. In the course of this year planned excavations of the settlements of the early iron age Fun 1, Fun 2, Southern cultures 1 and the early Christian Church, reports RIA Novosti.
Before in the area of monuments construction begins, they need to explore, get all sorts of scientific data, thereby preserving information about the distant past. For this purpose at these sites is necessary to conduct archaeological excavations.
It is interesting that earlier territory of the Imereti lowland was considered not very promising for the archaeological community, but the construction of Olympic facilities has prompted the archaeologists to start the excavation.
“On the territory of Sochi is the first large-scale excavations of the monuments of this time. Them (the excavations) were conducted. In fact, this area in the archaeological value are very poorly studied,” said head of the Sochi group of the Institute of archaeology RAS novel in Passing. Continue reading
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 to remote and poorly explored jungles of Eastern Honduras demonstrated in 2012, the scanning of the region from the plane: scientists have discovered relics of an ancient civilization that existed before the emergence in Latin America of the Spanish conquistadors. However, archaeologists and historians argue about whether an ancient settlement in La moskitia the legendary “White city”, which was inhabited by an unknown highly advanced culture, like the Mayan culture. German American specialist Nikolai Grube, in particular, cautioned against hasty conclusions, pointing out that the existence of civilization can only speak on the basis of several settlements.
As reported on Monday, March 2, the National Geographic magazine, the expedition discovered the remains in the jungle areas, earthworks and pyramids. Also found the head of the statue depicting a mythical creature – half human, half Jaguar. Scholars date the ruins, which are almost no traces of intrusion, the period between 1000 and 1400 ad, the Opening was made possible in 2012 thanks to the technology of laser scanning, which pozvolila the air to observe the surface of the soil under the jungle of Honduras. 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