Archaeologists have discovered in Jerusalem the settlement age 7 thousand years
Archaeologists recently found scarce traces of Chalcolithic near Jerusalem, but significant remains of the ancient settlement discovered for the first time, said the representative of the Israel antiquities authority. Archaeologists…

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Tourists in Greece can visit the ancient settlement of Akrotiri
On 11 April, the tourists vacationing in Greece, was again able to visit the excavations of Akrotiri on Santorini. The ancient city belongs to the period of the Minoan civilization,…

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The mystery of human origins. The life of primitive people. The Skeleton Of Lucy.

In the 70-ies of XX century in India, then in Europe and in Africa were found the remains of a Primate, Ramapithecus; the structure of his teeth was like the teeth of apes, and some of it gave reason to think that the problem is finally solved.

Primitive man lived 14 million years ago, and his physique shows that he could stand on legs, have had a free hand. But this hope quickly faded: new findings showed that rampitec is nothing other than a female of another large Primate, selvapiana, which belongs to the group of orangutans, not humans.

With sufficient certainty of a primitive people can only speak from the period of 4-3 million years ago. By this time, attributed by the scientists found the remains of Australopithecus, the most famous skeleton Lucy. It was discovered in 1972 In afar, Africa. How is it different from the skeletons of other primates? First of all, the fact That Lucy (no longer clear, it the female or the male) could walk on two limbs: walking on two legs is one of the characteristics that distinguishes man from his relatives, monkeys. But why these first anthropoids got to his feet and straightened? Continue reading

Crystal skull and its mystery

In 1927 archaeologists engaged in excavations of an ancient Maya temple in North America, found something unusual – a human skull made of crystal. Experts say that to make such a miracle possible only with application of modern hi-tech equipment. The wizard also would have to spend to work over 7 million hours of time! In addition, the skull is perfectly thought-out optical system – if you turn the product in at a certain angle, it will glow from the inside.

Finding a crystal called “Skull of Doom”, because amazing beauty product was in the truest sense of the word murderous. All of whom have had to hold him in my arms, suddenly and mysteriously deprived of life. It is believed that the skull of “punishing” people for what they were trespassing on secrets of the Maya temple.

Another skull is kept in the British Museum from the XVIII century. It has the same options as the “Skull of Doom”, but its structure is more primitive. Both findings largely resemble the skull of a woman. Experts with the help of modern computer technology could simulate the image of ladies, possessing such skulls, however, is still unclear, for what purpose were created such treasures. Some scientists believe that the crystal skulls are sacred objects that are “saved” in a memory of the generations and meant descendants. Some believe that the crystal skull was left after Atlantis. Continue reading

The badgers helped the archaeologists to dig up ancient graves

The badgers helped the archaeologists in the excavations of medieval graves near Berlin, and thus made an amazing contribution to archaeological discoveries that bell made as a result.

Archaeologists said that the burial was found eight people who lived in the 12th century. Two of them are probably Slavic lords. Among other things found was a number of important artifacts such as bowls, sword, belt buckle and the remains of the lords.

One of the badgers got into the field of view of the two sculptors. He seems to have dug its burrow near the grave. Thanks badger sculptors, who live on a farm nearby, found evidence of burial. It’s a Fluke that the sculptors were still and by Amateur archaeologists.

“We have excavated hip bone. Then it became clear that this grave person,” said Henrik Ring, one of the sculptors who discovered the tomb.

“We were not surprised by this finding because a whole field of ancient graves had been found in 1960 on the other side of the road. We attached the camera to the badger and took a few Photos with the remote control. We found some jewelry parts and contacted the authorities.” Continue reading

What is archaeology and why is it necessary?
The word "archaeology" of Greek origin, like the origin of the names of many other Sciences (history, geography, Geology). It consists of two words - arhayos (ancient) and -logos (word,…

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Unique archaeological finds were discovered in Mtskheta
According to law, construction work was suspended and the study of the territory began archaeologists. In the study area they have identified and studied the graves of the early middle…

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