Fossils
Ammonite, a prehistoric relative of the squid, lived in a twisted spiral shell and swam in the sea. When he died, the soft tissue of his body has rotted or…

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A fascinating tour to the ancient Ostia (Ostia Antica)
Did you know that near Rome is one of the oldest, most famous and best-preserved settlements of the Roman Empire? In the heart of a beautiful Park, near mouth (lat.…

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Excavations of ancient settlements in the desert

The Horde is a great misfortune of the Russian world,after his baptism and monument to this pure steppe,missile test ranges of the TRANS-Volga region-sebastin foe,Yes the Astrakhan Kremlin.How many troubles and miseries it was during these 300 years,many beater enslaved

“The city of the village Selitrennoe was, apparently, an old Barn (Batu), a town near Tsarev hillfort – a new Shed (built by Uzbek). The first ruins occupy a space of not less than 36 sq miles (at 12 V along the Akhtuba, bar at 3 V. width); the ruins of a second – not less than 48 square miles. In addition, 70 versts (from the settlement) extend a separate group of ruins on the crest of the Sirt along the Akhtuba. Apparently, it was a world city in the true sense of the word.Hydraulic irrigation wonderful buildings of New Barn. The city was criss-crossed by canals and irrigated by ponds (the water was also held in private houses and workshops). One of the systems of pools were located along the slope of the Syrt. A drop of water was used by plants, arranged around dams. Found the remains of an iron driving wheels in a few pounds of weight. The old Barn during the reign of Uzbek was mainly an industrial center: the ruins of hearths, brick yard, potash furnace, whole towns ceramic workshop. However, in the New Barn discovered the remains of the mint, jewellery, court Shoe, pertsovskii other workshops. In the shopping area found the remains of the goods by the origin from all over megalottery, for example, coffee, refuted the opinion that coffee came into use only in the XVII century. The wooden designs are found in spruce logs (the nearest spruce forest spaced from the Barn a few hundred miles). In both cities there were areas, which consisted entirely of brick buildings. Technically well-equipped and well built houses were the Golden cities: beautiful floors, and interesting system of heating testify to the purity, warmth and comfort.In the surrounding area housed the palaces surrounded by gardens. On the outskirts housed the tents perekochevavshih to the city of the nomads. In the New Barn discovered a lot of Christian burials. There’s also ruins, in conjunction with the village of the Russian Church. In the Barn there was a special Russian quarter.The Arab Ibn Battuta describes the Shed as a city is beautiful and inhabited. Half a day should be consumed to avoid its terms. It is inhabited, says this writer, Mongols, Tatars, Alans, Circassians, Russians and Greeks.

Archaeologists of the University found in Ecuador, traces of a culture older than 5.5 thousand years
Archaeological expedition of the far Eastern Federal University returned from the coast of Ecuador with a number of unique finds South American culture "Valdivia" age 5.5 to 4 thousand years…

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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…

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