Artifacts from the Paleolithic to the middle Ages. At the Institute of history of material culture Russian Academy of Sciences presented the most valuable archaeological finds of the last year. How are the coins of time of Ivan the terrible? And where they found the bronze akinaks in the report of our correspondent.
116 silver coins. They were found in Staraya Ladoga. Scientists did not believe my eyes when I saw the chasing.
Penny, saaminki, penny. The year of issue on the money then don’t put it determined on behalf of the king.
“There’s a coinage of Ivan the terrible, Fedor Ioannovich, Boris Godunov and Vasily Shuisky, that is, they always date younger coin, the last that got there,” explains the Director of the Institute of history of material culture RAS, doctor of historical Sciences Vladimir Lapshin.
The box of money found during archaeological excavations in August last year. Scientists have proved that the treasure was hidden during the time of Troubles, specifically in 1610, before the Swedes captured the fortress of Staraya Ladoga. Find invaluable is unanimously recognized experts and even offered to transfer the treasures in the Hermitage Museum or the Museum of the Moscow Kremlin.
“How many museums would not have claimed, this treasure will go to only one Museum – the Staraya Ladoga historical-arhitektuurigalerii Museum-reserve. In my opinion, he has every right to keep this complex and be proud of them,” – said the Deputy head of the Staraya Ladoga archaeological expedition of Natalia Grigorieva. Continue reading
Archaeology magazine summed up the year and ranked the most important archaeological discoveries and findings.
1. Revealed the composition of a blue dye of the Maya. This paint used to paint Mayan captives destined for sacrifice to the gods. This discovery belongs to the anthropologist from the College Wheaton in Illinois to Dean Arnold. He analyzed the remnants of the substance in the sacrificial bowl, stored in the Chicago natural history Museum field. In the opinion of the scientist, the dye was made from Indigo leaves and clay.
2. In Peru, discovered the mummy of a man who belonged to the Wari culture donkovski, the mummy was at least 1,700 years. The mummy was found in August in burial hill in Lima’s district. The perfectly preserved mummy, she was wrapped in several layers of woolen fabric. On the face of the mummy was wearing a wooden mask, in the eye sockets enclosed blue sea shells. Judging by knitting needles and yarn Madam found near the mummy, it was the burial of a weaver.
3. In Turkey, the site of the ancient city of Samal discovered funerary stele Dating to the eighth century BC. The stele was discovered by the University of Chicago graduate students Virginia Rimmer and Benjamin Thomas. This 350-pound basalt, which bears the inscription of the Phoenician alphabet. In the inscription refers to a certain Kuttamuwa, made an offering of food for the soul, enclosed in this stele. This is evidence that in remineralizing century there already existed the belief that the soul can exist separately from the body. Continue reading