Don land keeps many secrets. We do have places that go the most incredible legends. Some of them - the real puzzle for researchers ... Ten years ago, Don steppe, 120 kilometers from Rostov, were found huge standing stones, vaguely reminiscent of its location British ancient Temple of the Sun - Stonehenge. The find was immediately nicknamed Don Stonehenge, a place where there are rocks, Valley of rocks ...However, in contrast to the British construction of the Don is not cromlechs (boulders, crowned cross stones) and of vertical large stones, known as menhirs. According to a geological expertise, Read more [...]
In Salekhard archaeologists of the Arctic Research Center, told the journalists about the results of the archaeological field season in 2012 and plans for 2013. In Krasnoselkupsk near the frozen Yamal scientists found three new, previously unknown settlements - age, according to preliminary data, several thousand years.
The main problem, the solution of which the archaeologists worked - is a comprehensive study of archeological monument of federal significance "ancient sanctuary Ust Poluj" ways and settlement periods tundra archaeological materials, ways of nomads in the Middle Read more [...]
Picture of a mysterious woman, created 26,000 years ago, was discovered in what is now the Czech Republic. As experts say, a small sculpture of a mammoth tusk is the oldest of its kind. The study of these ancient artifacts to better understand not only the features of life of our ancestors, how to judge the level of their cultural development. Now find is a study in the British Museum in London, where an international team of archaeologists trying to understand exactly who could be behind the creation of the sculpture. Scientists say that people in their more or less its present form live on Read more [...]
In the Terek region of Kabardino-Balkaria, near the village of Upper Kurp, regional specialists, researchers from Nalchik - Maria and Victor Kotlyarova - discovered the remains of the rare Southern mammoth."Bared by the collapse of the cliff mammoth survived, thanks to the clay shell, part of another tusk - more than a meter in length - the researchers had to take pictures, but the bone" right in front of scattered into many small pieces due to lack of conservation "- quoted by ITAR-TASS Victor .According to experts, "with a high degree of probability can not talk about Read more [...]
One of the biggest dinosaurs of all existing in the world, had a very small brain. Scientists have studied the skull of a giant dinosaur, whose age is about 70 million years.Ampelosaurus (Ampelozavr) was found in 2007 in Cuenca (Cuenca), Spain, during the construction of high-speed railway linking Madrid with Valencia. Remains found reptile attributed to dinosaurs-sauropods, characterized by a long neck, long tail and eat grass. It was the largest creation of all previously found on Earth. Moreover, Ampelosaurus (Ampelozavr) belongs to the genus titanosaur, whose body was often covered with Read more [...]
The ancient castle, dating from the I century AH, was found in the valley of Al-Akiko in Medina, said with reference to IINA agency Saudi Press. The castle ruins were dug out of the ground of the archaeological team of the High Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, said the head of Dr. Khaled Bin Muhammad Askubi (Khaled Bin Muhammad Askoubi).
In addition, the Saudi archaeologists have found pottery, glass, stone tools and steatite ceramics.
According Askubi, Department of Antiquities and Museums at the commission two seasons led excavations in the valley near the historic castle, named after Read more [...]
Siberia is not time to develop. Since the XVI century Russian pioneers moved to the Urals, and lived in the wilderness, off-road, in a small village of a few houses. Their habitation in those early centuries almost no evidence, and we can learn about them only to archeology. In some cases, the life and health of the Siberian pioneers can be reconstructed by examining their disposal. The results of these studies in conjunction with the data of archeology, ethnography, geochemistry, geology and paleodemography, knowledge about the climate, flora and fauna can better imagine how the first settlers Read more [...]
Local researchers and local historians who discovered in images taken from space shape before an unknown city, immediately began to study the ancient folk traditions of these places, which tells the story about a town that was located at an altitude of 3000 meters above sea level .
Examined from space maps Chegemsky Valley, local historians, scientists from Nalchik Victor and Maria Kotlyarova noticed posted in the stipulated order going into the upper reaches of Jung-Su, which resemble a foundation with septate. Researchers believe that this relief is artificial. Rocks standing around the area Read more [...]
Rows of megalithic masonry are seen here and there, any resident or guest of the city, facing the side of the Red Ravine, easily distinguish these neat rows of huge gray blocks. Russia is well known to everyone in the Krasnoyarsk chapel - the picture adorning banknotes. Pull out the gold coin out of his pocket, expand and enjoy. However, in perspective, in which the given image towers, difficult to know where exactly it is located. Exactly, stands the Chapel of St.. Martyr Paraskeva on cone-shaped Guard atop the mountain, which is now in the middle of one millionth of Krasnoyarsk. And once Read more [...]
01/21/2013 Teenage girl 14-15 years old, who had sacrificed some 500 years ago, all of the last century lay on the ice at the top shestitysyachnika, contributing excellent safety. Unique mummy was discovered in 1999 on the side of a volcano Lyulyaylyako, rising to 6739 meters above sea level on the border between Argentina and Chile. Next to it are found frozen bodies of two more young victims: seven year old boy and a six-year girl.
A team of researchers at New York University, led by Angelica Kortels mummies examined samples (called Maiden - "Maid"). Instead of the traditional Read more [...]
01/21/2013 Near the city of Chengdu (southeast China) archaeologists managed to unearth a stone statue of the animal, according to the publication The Daily Mail.
Dimensions of the statue is more than three meters in length, a little more than a meter wide and about five feet in height. According to experts, the weight of the statue should be around eight and a half tons.
Age finds scientists estimated at about 2,000 years old.
What kind of animal is this statue depicts, scientists still do not know exactly, but it is quite possible that this is a panda. Sichuan Province - one of the habitats Read more [...]
British researchers have restored appearance of the ancient Roman, whose remains were found in a village Karlion near Newport in Wales. Reconstruct the face of a man helped the modern methods used in forensic science. Roman portrait was presented at the Museum National Roman Legion Museum.Rich Roman remains were found in November 1995, during the construction works. According to scientists, the man allegedly died in 200 years. BC at the age of 40 years. His remains were buried in a large stone sarcophagus.The study of the skeleton men started 3 years ago. At the first stage the specialists Read more [...]
In early July, in the taiga of an unusual natural phenomenon. Forty kilometers from the town of Vyazma, Podkhorenok the river, in the forest was felled a few acres of forest, as if someone took a huge mace on the ground, breaking, turning old trees by the roots. As explained in the Far Eastern regional center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, but a tornado is capable of that. The strength of the wind was so incredible, and the appearance of these latitudes siphon so strange and rare that many researchers were about to go to the site of the epicenter and find out what has brought a wind of Read more [...]
If in 1901, it is not found, no one would have believed in the possibility of the existence of such a complex mechanism. He would have been a genius, whether it is even easier than it is. This is a story about one of the greatest finds in istorii.Etot corroded bronze object - a device for predicting the future. It was created 2000 years ago in ancient Greece. The ancient Greeks created an amazing device, which was essentially a mechanical computer. Reconstruction device showed that it was an astrological calculator, calculations that produced by a complex mechanism. On the outside of the Read more [...]
The bones of mammoths, woolly rhinos and other prehistoric animals, ancient stone tools with which they were hunted more than 20 thousand years ago ... an unusual exhibition organized on the eve of New Year's staff Lipetsk Regional Museum. The exhibition is devoted 85th anniversary of the discovery of one of the most famous monuments in the history of our region - ancient man in the village Gagarino Zadonsk district. In the summer of 1924 a local farmer Ivan Antonov, found near the village of mammoth bones. A little later, Gagarin came archeologists that appeared to make an outstanding scientific Read more [...]
As it became known corr. Xinhua at the Institute of Archaeology of Shaanxi Province / Northwest China / followed lasted 9 months of archaeological work and soundings, among the ruins of the ancient capital of the Han Dynasty - city of Chang'an and the remains of the Imperial Palace in Syanyane / capital of the Qing Dynasty / north-west of Xi'an City , in keeping with the ancient river Wei, have been found by archaeologists in turn 5 ancient wooden bridges, divided into 2 groups, whose age is more than 2000 years.According to the Institute of Archaeology of wire. Shaanxi Wang Zhiyu found Read more [...]
In historical science, it was felt that the Minoan civilization was peaceful, and only recently began to emerge from the experts in this question. Archaeologist Barry Molloy, University of Sheffield (UK) goes further, suggesting that the Minoans did not think of a life without war."Militant ideology permeated religion, art, trade, politics and trade, and the kinds of social activities that have formed around the military traditions, have been an important part of the evolution of society and identity," - says the scientist.Note the mural on the left. Pugilism, is not it?The flowering Read more [...]
The giant stone sculpture was discovered by Chinese archaeologists in the city of Chengdu in southwest China, reports Daily Mail. The figure depicts an animal, which is quite difficult to identify. According to some assumptions, the sculpture could represent a giant panda.Length figure was 3.3 m, width - 1.2 m, height - 1.7 meters Experts say that the sculpture weighs about 8.5 t Age figure is about 2 thousand years.In addition to the giant statues were also found numerous artifacts, including ritual vessels and other utensils, allowing archaeologists to suggest that the figure was in the ancient Read more [...]
An important new discovery made Mexican researchers in the excavations conducted near the world famous archaeological site of Chichen Itza in the south-east of the country / Yucatan /. They found ten graves with the remains of people who had been buried more than a thousand years ago.
Burial found in the ancient Mayan settlement Stohil, according to preliminary estimates, National Institute of Anthropology and History / INAH / was made between 600-800 years. It is noteworthy that the village existed long before the time when Chichen Itza became a huge city, the rulers who then took control of Read more [...]
Unusual stones Indian shamans, healers use to this day. For four thousand years, little has changed. Behind the shelter of a small prehistoric Casita de Piedra near the town of Boquete in western Panama found lying compact twelve stones - the earliest evidence of shamanism in the lower Central America.Ruth Dick of Exeter University (UK) dug up a cache in 2007. The age of a piece of coal, found himself under the stones, the radiocarbon method is estimated at 4800 years. Embers, lying higher, give four thousand years. Evidence that someone had buried the stones later, no. By the way, that Read more [...]