“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
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
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