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 only a bunch of clay, but it is necessary to dig (literally) deeper and you can hear the “voice” of the millennial history. In Tashkent there are a lot of archaeological monuments of Tashkent, but we can highlight three: Aktepa, Ming Urik and Shashtepa.
The aktepa Yunus-Abad (“AK-Tepe” in Turkish means “white hill”). Today it is the largest archaeological site. Archeologists headed by doctor of historical Sciences V. A. Shishkin carried out excavations in this territory in 1948. Then there were found coins of Chach and foundations of ancient buildings. The aktepa is the highest point in the Yunus-Abad district of Tashkent, Yunus-Abad, in turn, is the highest area of the city. If you climb the hill Aktepa, here you can see the whole Tashkent at a glance. But few people know that this hill is the remains of the watchtower of the fortress, built in the V century BC which was guarded by the Tashkent from enemy attacks from the North from V to VIII century. Continue reading
British researchers working on the re-Dating part of the ancient silk road opened 2100 years old tomb of a Chinese Emperor and discovered in it the remains of the oldest tea in the world.
The leaves of the ancient tea Bush were recovered from burial Liu Qi (also known as Han Jing di ), the fourth Emperor of the Han dynasty. lived between 188 and 141 years BC.
Recall that the first written record of tea dates back to 59 BC, and until now the remains of the oldest plants ever discovered were hundreds of years younger (they were associated with the Northern song dynasty. who ruled in the years 960-1127 ad).
“Our work showed that tea was the drink of emperors of the Han dynasty already 2100 years ago,” according to scientists. They compared the remains of plants with those that were found among the funerary artifacts of the cemetery in the monastery Gorham in Tibet, which is about 1800 years.
The analysis showed that at the time, tea was transported from China to the countries of Central Asia and Tibetan plateau, that is, these trade relations have started hundreds of years earlier than was thought – about 1800 years ago (the tea proizrostaet Tibet). 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