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
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. This name translates as “southern giant Gonzalez and Parejas” (it was coined in honor of the principal author research Bernardo Gonzalez and the lawyer don Parejas, helping the paleontologists to excavate).
Titanosaurs were the largest land animals in the history of planet Earth. Their weight can reach 60 tons
The unique opening of scientists is that they have found well-preserved bones of the hind paws of a giant dinosaur. This discovery will allow paleontologists to learn more about how it moved some of the largest animals in the history of planet Earth. Recall that the pangolin, whose remains were found in Argentina, belongs to a new subspecies – titanosaurs. Scientists estimate that the weight of these giants can reach from 40 to 60 tons. Continue reading