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
Scientists have described findings that shed light on the rites of the ancient inhabitants of Siberia.
Land of the Novosibirsk region has been inhabited by people since ancient times. Here were found traces of a primitive people, the inhabitants of the medieval nomads of the iron age. Thousands of years ago there was a settlement and, perhaps, the ancient city. There was a developed trade network, representatives of different peoples exchanged goods and technologies, fought and organized unions. Some of the findings of scientists from the Novosibirsk Institute of archaeology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences shed light on mystery stories, some create new puzzles.
So, in one of the graves of the Siberian warrior was discovered broadsword, rolled three times. According to the Deputy Director of the Institute of archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS, doctor of historical Sciences Michael Shunkov, when the life of a warrior it was a normal weapon with a length of about one meter. After death the body was burned, broadsword, according to the customs, also killed, shattering it.
Many interesting discoveries were made during excavations in the boneyard “Tartas -1” Vengerskom in the area. To date studied more than 600 funerary complexes. Found that people here lived from vremennaia and before the iron age. Most likely, they were different nationalities. This is indicated by a different treatment of the bodies. Found graves with the remains of a body, and with traces of cremation – more recent and complex ritual. Many graves are accompanied by additional burials.
For example, the burial of the person – apparently, the noble warrior is adjacent to two graves of horses. Some graves were plundered. As archaeologists believe, perhaps it was the attempt of his contemporaries to belittle the status of the deceased, outrage over his memory. Continue reading
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, the ancient Greek port city. Flooded stone walls and artifacts, which the waves carried to the shore, and geophysical exploration of seabed, scientists incline towards valuable discoveries. Today, specialists carry out underwater exploration.
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 of the ancient port city, which lies right beside their hooves under the water and sand. Scientists suggest that even in the fourth century BC on this place lived the ancient Greeks, the contemporaries of Alexander the great and Aristotle.
“Through this territory, we held a major trade route. He went out in the sea of Azov and ran next to the Taman Peninsula in the Crimea, where the main Greek trading post”, — explains senior researcher of the southern scientific center of Russian Academy of Sciences Irina Tolochko.
The sea of Azov to the ancient Greeks, as for us, Siberia, seemed a harsh edge. Came here the most enterprising and adventurous Hellenes. They arrived Sudas sole purpose is to trade and earn. When it is in this deep place, from century to century were moored large ships loaded, and from here on small boats, the goods were transported to markets, for example, in Azak, modern basics. Continue reading