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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"Black archeologists" discovered the tomb of Carian king
According to reports, Turkish police managed to arrest several of "black archeologists", which for 7 months had been illegally excavated near the ancient city of Milas. As a result of…

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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” 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

"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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Mysterious monuments in archaeology
With the help of archeological findings, scientists are able to restore the lost information in the past. But sometimes incidents happen when scientists are not able to explain the purpose…

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