The share of Yakutia accounts for 77, 5 all the unique finds the frozen remains of ancient animals in the world
Almost every year we find mammoths, woolly rhinos and other ice age animals. But without research, these findings represent only an interesting Museum exhibits. A large amount of information can be given only by scientific investigation.
The collection of the mammoth Museum has the world’s largest collection of frozen remains of ancient animals. I counted how many were found of such animals in the world with soft tissues: most of the mammoths – 20 pieces, woolly rhinos – 7, predators, horses – for 4 copies and two elk.
The share of Yakutia accounts for 77.5% of all unique finds of the frozen remains of ancient animals in the world. Why Yakutia is a global repository of animal carcasses of the mammoth fauna? While most of the Northern hemisphere was under glaciers a powerful cover which in places reached a thickness of one and a half kilometers. In Yakutia then and now was very little rainfall, the snow had time to melt, no ice cover – only in the mountain areas. Therefore, we have established favorable conditions for the habitat of animals of the mammoth fauna. The majority of the finds were made in the area between the rivers Lena and Kolyma. In particular, the richest in respect of finds of ancient animals that Yana-Indigirka and Kolyma lowlands and the new Siberian Islands. Continue reading
Chisinau, 18 February. Customs of Moldova has detained two consignments of gold and silver jewelry. Decoration tried to withdraw from the so-called “black diggers”. In the country, more and more people buy metal detectors and go in search of treasure. Not managed to visit specialists, hosted lovers. What can be done to save historical heritage was found out by the correspondent channel “WORLD 24” Kseniya Janeeva.
Bronze vessels, ceramics and sculptures made of marble brought in Moldavian history Museum from Amsterdam. There illegal treasure hunters tried to transport smuggled goods. Now exhibits, and has more than 20 items of antiquity and the Byzantine era, are located in a special vault.
“According to international law, if customs are Antiques, they are sent to the departure point. These subjects are taught, and expertise,” said an employee of the National Museum of history of Moldova Valery Bubulici.
Even earlier, in the hands of research workers have got antique coins. All the smugglers were trying to transport across the border 800 ancient coins and 13 kilograms of gold. Now local coin collectors conduct the examination. Continue reading
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 or origin of the finds. We prepared a selection of interesting architectural finds, discovered by scientists in different corners of our planet.
On the Islands of Gozo and Malta located in the Mediterranean sea, more than a thousand years lived the temple. One day they abruptly disappeared, but left behind interesting objects. As found by archaeologists, the temple has disappeared, not because of hunger, disease or invasion. These mysterious people were engaged in the construction of stone temples. These Islands were discovered about 30. Also archaeologists have found evidence that the temples were conducting sacrifices and elaborate rituals. Were also found phallic symbols. Continue reading