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. the ostium) of the Tiber river, are the excavations of this city – Ostia (see map ). Offer a new exclusive trip for those history buffs of ancient Rome who want to visit the suburbs of the eternal city and go to the sea.
To understand how the town appeared, we must turn to the legends of antiquity. It is believed that the basis of his dated from V – IV centuries BC during the reign of king Anka Marcius was founded here the first Roman colony. The circumstances of settlement rather intriguing and instructive. The place of its occurrence is not surprising, because it is near the mouth of the river Tiber in those days were in the salt mines, and the road to it was called Salt ( via Salaria).
With its unique location, its importance grew and with time there appeared a large trading port, which provided all commercial activities of Rome. 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
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