Russian archaeologists have discovered “white walls” first capital of ancient Egypt, which tried to find researchers from all over the world for over a hundred years.
The sensational discovery of the archaeologists from Russia in Egypt. During excavations in and around Cairo, they found fragments of ancient fortifications. Scientists claim that their discovery was nothing like the legendary “white walls” of Memphis, the first capital of Ancient Egypt, for which researchers from around the world raced for over a hundred years.
As told “MK” the Deputy Director of the egyptologic research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences Alexey Krol, the finding was discovered in the province of Giza, 20 kilometres from Cairo. Russian archaeologists first came here in 2001, and since then almost every meter of covered ground gives scientists new surprises. Now archaeologists are working on the territory of Kom tuman – one of the hills on which lay the legendary Memphis, built in the early third Millennium BC on the Western Bank of the Nile. Continue reading
Hebron is one of oldest cities in the world and one of the four Jewish Holy cities along with Jerusalem, Tiberias and Tzfat. A city that has become a religious Shrine of three religions, is subject to constant tensions between Arabs and Jews. In addition to biblical attractions, Hebron is attractive for its glass-blowing industry, grapes, figs and olives that grows abundantly in the vicinity of the city.
Hebron is one of the oldest cities in the region, associated with the names of the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and king David. In the Bible, Hebron is also called Mamre and Kiryat Arba. According to the old Testament Abraham bought the cave of Machpelah for 400 shekels of silver at jetanin of Ephron to bury Sarah. In the same cave were later buried Abraham and Jacob and Isaac with their wives. There is a version that in the same cave are buried the remains of the first people on earth – Adam and eve.
Prior to the taking of Jerusalem. for seven years, Hebron was the capital of David’s Kingdom. During the Jewish war, the Romans captured the city and renamed it Abramius. Replaced the Romans came the Byzantines, then the crusaders, Mamluks, and Ottomans. During the six day war, Israeli forces took the city without meeting much resistance. Today live here, mainly Jews from English-speaking countries. Continue reading
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