Archaeological monuments: the remains of ancient settlements
The antiquity of the city is designated artifacts found at archaeological sites. Traces of ancient settlements, the so-called settlements, can coexist with urban buildings and to the uninitiated to be…

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Fossils from Argentina sheds light on the secrets of the largest land animal in Earth's history
In the province of Mendoza (Argentina) paleontologists have found the remains of a giant titanosaur, whose age is equal to 86 million years. The new dinosaur scientists call Notocolossus gonzalezparejasi.…

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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 the RAID it was discovered unknown burial Carian king Hematoma (391 — 377 BC), who was the father of king Mausolus is in fact independent of the Achaemenid ruler (Satrap and king) in Caria 377-353 BC

Mauzoleus has taken part in the revolt of the satraps of Asia Minor against Artaxerxes II, but time out of combat to avoid defeat. Moved the capital of ancient Caria from mylasa to coastal Halicarnassus, thus underlining its intention to extend the holdings by the nearby Greek Islands. He was able to subdue the part of Lycia and some of the Greek city of Ionia. With the aim to spread its influence on Rhodes and KOs, he supported the islanders to the Allied war with Athens.

His sister and wife Artemisia III has appointed a reward for the best writing an Eulogy in honor of Mausolus. In composing this epitaph was attended Nawrat, Isocrates, and Theopompus Detect;won last. The same Artemisia was built in honor of her husband, in Halicarnassus, the magnificent Masala, tombstone, listed among the wonders of the ancient world.

In the modern world the name of Mausolus most often remembered in connection with the concept of “mausoleum”: thanks to its celebrity, the mausoleum of Halicarnassus has acquired the status of household name.

Recall that Karya (GK. Καρία) is a historical region on the South-Western coast of Asia Minor, where dwelt the nation of the Carians.

In the middle of the 2nd Millennium BC Karya chose the dwellings of the tribes of the Hittites, mixed with the local inhabitants, and by the time of the Trojan war (XII century BC) the nation of the Carians already existed. With the beginning of Greek colonization towards the end of the 2nd Millennium BC on the coast of Caria appear Greek city, Greek culture and language gradually began to enter in among the Carians, displacing Carian language disuse by the beginning of our era. In the 540-ies BC Karia, where local tribes have failed to unite into a single state, were ruled by the Persian Empire. After the campaign of Alexander the great the territory Kariya has lost a clear boundary, and the people of the Carians lost their ethnographic identity. Currently land Kariya are a part of the Turkish administrative province of Mugla (Muğla).

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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Archaeologists have discovered the remains of the oldest gay man on the planet
The method of disposal men could indicate that he was a man with a different sexual orientation or a transvestite. Scientists have found the remains of ancient man, which can…