"Black diggers" destroyed war memorial and ancient burial mounds in the Leningrad region
The value seekers looted medieval burial mounds near the village of Policy and desecrated the memorial to the victims of the great Patriotic war on the site of the former…

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Open archaeology
Khan catasexual the legend about the treasure, which lies in the waters of the Kazan Kaban lake. When the troops of Ivan the Stern came to Kazan Khan's innumerable treasures…

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Ancient burial workers in Komi

Allsky burial ground was opened in 2013 by archaeologist V. N. Karmanov. This find is dated V-VI centuries BC — the time from Siberia, through the Urals still came waves of Great migration of peoples. In the first two graves initially studied by archaeologists, were found the remains of a young man of 16 years and a man who was about 60 at that time he was a real man. Despite the fact that one of these burials were partially destroyed in ancient times, scientists have discovered things here — an iron knife, a bronze buckle for shoes, etc. This gave an opportunity to attribute the burial to karinskoe archaeological culture. This culture archaeologists refer to V-VI centuries ad Burial was made in the mounds, which are up to thirteen bodies. Mounds garinskoe culture is always rich items, though — or perhaps for this reason — these tombs are often robbed and robbed until now. In the grave was laid, not only swords, daggers, spears, beads from stekli amber and more.

These findings can be seen how heterogeneous were mixed and then the population of the Urals. In carinskih mounds are found Persian coins and weapons of Sarmatian warriors.

Allsky excavating the burial site, archaeologists also found graves — the exact number of graves yet to be determined, as they were badly damaged, and things are mixed.

So far it is clear that found a precious material — ceramics, the remains of silver and bronze ornaments, fragments of clothes. In one of the burials lay three men in leather shoes with bronze buckles. Belt were leather pouches with jewelry and knives of iron in bronze scabbard – obviously, they were ritual objects that were to go with deceased to the afterlife. In another burial, the burial place of a woman in a fur hat and fur bag, Continue reading

“Black diggers” have plundered an archaeological site in Koloa transferred to newly established area

“Black diggers” looted the monument of Federal value – the settlement of Koloa (XIV-XVII centuries), located in area of Opochka Okrug. The destruction of the settlement, the archaeologists reported by local residents.

As reported Pskov news in the Archaeological center of the Pskov region, the activities of “black diggers” at the site of Kologo not like the usual “zakouski” from metal detectors. The survey of the settlement recorded large-scale destruction of archaeological monument on the area of 70 sq. m. the Robbers invaded the cultural layer to a depth of 1.5 meters. Counted about a dozen of predatory boreholes from 1.5 to 2 meters of trenches 3 to 6 feet. Parts that are directly attributable to the construction of the XV-XVI centuries. Dumps the burnt remains of wooden structures, boulder grounds kilns, medieval ceramics.

“The monument of archaeology is irreparably damaged: destroyed site of the stronghold with the most powerful and informative layers. From the cultural layer removed all the discoveries that have commercial value, destroyed the medieval buildings, disturbed stratigraphy,” say the archaeologists. Continue reading

The Museum “the Narva gate” opened the exhibition “Archaeological discoveries on the Okhta Cape”

The exhibition presents sensational finds, discovered on the Okhta Cape, as well as Photos showing the unique archaeological monuments.

On 19 September at the Museum “Narvskaya Outpost”, located in the manor house of the Princess Dashkova, will open a unique exhibition “Archaeological discoveries on the Okhta Cape”. The exhibition presents sensational finds, discovered on the Okhta Cape, as well as Photos showing the unique archaeological monuments. As a result of years of excavations of the St Petersburg archaeological expedition North-West Institute of cultural and natural heritage and the Institute of history of material culture (the Institute) was opened a unique multi-layered monument, testifying to the ancient history of the reclamation of the territory of modern St. Petersburg. It and facilities of the Neolithic, and the ancient settlement of XII – XIII centuries and fortification of the XIV – XVII centuries the fortress of Landskrona in 1300 years, the fortress of Nyenskans in different time periods, and Russian settlement Nevskoye Ustye, Nyenskans prior to the first. 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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Archaeological monuments: the remains of ancient settlements
The antiquity of the city is designated artifacts found at archaeological sites. Traces of ancient settlements, the so-called settlements, can coexist with urban buildings and to the uninitiated to be…

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