Stone tomb – a sacred land of ancient
Wonderful region – the Azov steppe! Here, as in planetary chronicle, lists all milestones in the history of the Earth - everywhere geological monuments, ancient burial mounds, stone images, traces…

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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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Historical and archaeological Museum of the state budgetary institution of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The history of the Kerch Museum of antiquities began with the personal collection of the Field of Dobruca (1774 – 1835) — the founder of the Kerch archaeological, founded in 1810, 2 (14 new style), June 1826, the Museum was officially established and was located in the house of P. Dubrock until 1833. The first Director of the Museum was I. P. Blaramberh. Since the creation of the Kerch Museum of antiquities the main direction of his activity was the study and preservation of ancient monuments, was found at Kerch and Taman peninsulas, i.e. on the territory of the ancient Bosporus Kingdom. Significant to the development of archaeological work in Kerch contributed to the rich excavations of the Kul-Oba in the fall of 1830. Some time the Museum was located in the premises of the city guardhouse, and in 1835 on the mount mithridat was built the Museum building in the style of the Athenian temple of hephaestion. With the arrival in 1853 to the post of Director of the Museum Alexander lyutsenko was the beginning of a scientific approach to excavations.

One of the most productive periods of the Museum’s activity was the period from 1891 to 1918 Director of the K. E. Dumberg first conducted a systematic excavation of the ancient settlement Panticapaeum. His successor V. V. Shkorpil, a well-known epigraphist and an archaeologist, Continue reading

“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 village Bolshoye Zarechye.

This was reported by local residents. Having left on a scene, archaeologists and activists of the public movement for the protection of the archaeological heritage Amateur recorded traces of illicit robber excavations with the use of a metal detector in the two burial groups at villages of Pumice and Lakes on the territory of the memorial complex is a Large District.

As reported by the coordinator of the Public movement for the protection of the archaeological heritage Ivan Stasiuk, mound group near the village of Glumetza robbers had dug up ancient barrow XII – XIII centuries. from the tracks in the area, the robbery of an ancient burial was made recently, no more than 10 to 15 days ago. In the Kurgan group near the village of Lake dug 4 ancient mound. There the robbers “worked” in the late autumn of last year. Not digging all the mounds in a row, but selectively. According to archaeologists, this clearly indicates that the thieves were using a metal detector. Continue reading

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 discovered, North of Jerusalem the ancient settlement belonging to the Copper age or the Eneolithic age settlements is about seven thousand years, said the Israel antiquities authority.

An impressive discovery was made during the preliminary excavations prior to construction of the road near the village of Shuafat.

In the Eneolithic (from the Latin. aeneus — brass and GK. λίθος — stone, IV-III Millennium BC) people were first to use tools made of copper, but not yet abandoned the use of stone tools.

“The opening belonging to the Eneolithic period have been found in the Negev, coastal valley, the Galilee and the Golan, but is almost completely absent in the area of the Judean hills and Jerusalem,” — said the representative of the Department of antiquities of Israel OMRI Barzilai (Omri Barzilai). Continue reading

In France archaeologists have discovered fragments of ancient human remains
Young volunteers assisted the archaeologists discovered in southwestern France to the cave of Arago d prehistoric tooth that belonged to an adult, who lived half a million years ago. Despite…

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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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