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Mysterious archaeological finds

Many, silenced by the governments of various countries unusual finds will tell a lot. So, the mystery of the age of individual objects from the Earth, fortunately, can be solved. So what is hidden from the eyes of an ordinary citizen?

The most mysterious archaeological finds

Crystal skull (Belize, 1927)

The distant jungles of Belize in the early twentieth century attracted the attention of the famous archaeologist Frederick Mitchell of Hedges. Then, at the beginning of his expedition, the scientist had no idea that will find an incredible crystal skull. An unusual finding was the size of a natural human skull and weighed 5 lbs. rhinestone have not had a single crack or scratch. When you open learned the local Indians, they immediately told the archaeologist that this is one of 13 possible instances created in order to discover the secrets of the universe. When Hedges conducted studies of crystal in the lab, I was shocked, because today unknown technology to create a similar figure.

Stone balls (Costa Rica)

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The most valuable archaeological finds of the past year presented in St. Petersburg

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

The most important archaeological discoveries of the year

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

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