Archaeologists studying the remains of the kings of the world's first nomadic empire

Siberian archaeologists with Mongolian colleagues are digging graves Hun empire (it flourished to a 3-2 century BC) in the area Noin-Ula (Northern Mongolia). While Chinese emperors believed militant Hun Empire as its main threat. However, historians still know virtually nothing about where they came from Huns, as they looked at what dialect spoken. Are uncertain and cause decline of the empire. "Our research is aimed at to determine who will represent the elite of the Hun society, who were buried in these mounds, which we excavated for four in the Noin-Ula, and in total - 16. Data for Read more [...]
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In search of the tomb of Genghis Khan

For centuries, historians and treasure hunters trying to find the burial place of the famous conqueror in history. The new results provide strong evidence that it is finally revealed.Genghis Khan, the conqueror and ruler of the 13th century, created the biggest empire in the territory, which at the time of his death stretched from the Caspian Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Since then, 800 years unsuccessfully looking for a place of his burial. Having conquered much of Central Asia and China, his army suffered death and destruction, but also created new links between East and West. One of the brightest Read more [...]
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In the Mexican Pottery Mayan caves

Mexican archaeologists from the Institute of INAH discovered in the state of Campeche in the Yucatan several pieces made up of Maya culture. Among the finds were found pottery age 2.3 thousand years. All artifacts have been found in several underground caverns filled with water.Among the items of greatest interest are two vessels by, presumably, in the period of 300 years. BC for 200 years. BC Both vessels are decorated with images of human faces. Only in caves, whose depth is 20 m, was found about 30 ceramic objects. Category: Archaeology Read more [...]
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House of Eternity: the secrets of the ancient Egyptian pyramids

12/08/2012 Step Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser, built 4600 years ago, is the first, if not, then at least one of the first in the history of human culture stone structure, characterized by the same impressive size. First - you did not have a role model. The first - so there was no ability to build such facilities and, accordingly, the method of construction was created along with her own. Presumably it is this construct further influenced the architectural style of Egypt and other regions, as well as facilities such as the pyramid of Cheops, and other great pyramid.   Egyptologists know exactly Read more [...]
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In the sarcophagus of Pharaoh hid arcane spells warrior

12/08/2012 In the Egyptian Valley of the Kings was discovered huge sarcophagus - the most impressive of the excavated earlier and defined its identity. The sarcophagus was broken into pieces even 3000 years ago, and reassembled by archaeologists. The sarcophagus was once made of red granite, and is designed to Merneptah, Pharaoh, who lived 3,200 years ago. It was the militant leader, struck the Libyans and some people that the Egyptians called the "sea people", in the terrifying battle. In addition to the southern nations, to Egypt at this time, judging by the inscriptions in the Read more [...]
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Scientists decided to disturb the remains of the father of Alexander the Great

For this it was specifically authorized by the Central Archaeological Council, authorizing the removal of the remains of a great king and commander of its conversion into a museum of the underground tomb in Vergina in northern Greece.Greek scientists decided to disturb the remains of Philip II / 382-336 years. BC / king of Macedonia and the unifier of Greece, father of Alexander the Great. A small part of the skeleton of the monarch, subtle diplomat and fearless warrior, who became lame and lost an eye because of personal involvement in countless battles, and killed the conspirators before he Read more [...]
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Identified, perhaps the earliest dinosaur

Small and, apparently, clumsy animal with a long neck and tail, was discovered in Tanzania in 1930. The new analysis shows that this is likely a dinosaur, and not one of his closest relatives. However, the incompleteness of the sample does not allow a definitive conclusion.Group of paleontologists believes she was able to identify most of the known age of dinosaurs - there is no more a Labrador retriever that lived about 243 million years ago. It is at least 10 million years older than the oldest known dinosaurs. Finding can change the opinion of the researchers on how to develop this superorder. Read more [...]
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Scientists in China have found the largest ancient palace

In China, archaeologists found near the terracotta army of the largest palace of the third century BC, according to The Guardian. According to the Chinese news agency Xinhua, the palace is the largest structure on the site covers an area of 56 square kilometers of the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang.Dimensions Palace - 690 250 metrov.Kak said the British edition, the foundation finds well preserved: found the remains of walls, gates, stone roads, pottery shards and fragments of brick.Recall the recent Egyptian authorities announced that far from Cairo Czech archaeologists have discovered the tomb of Read more [...]
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Fossilized raindrops tell about the ancient atmosphere

Prints of raindrops on the rocks, whose age is estimated to be 2.7 billion years old, helping scientists to determine the composition and nature of the atmosphere in the early stages of Earth's history, writes Jonathan Amos, BBC correspondent, BBC on science.The depth of the depressions that raindrops left in the old sand, indicates the speed of their fall, and this allows us to determine the density of air at that time.This "paleobarometrichesky" method, which was presented at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Society, will make adjustments to the models of the Earth's Read more [...]
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In Canada, found strewn crater

A trace of a collision with a certain celestial body is relatively young: it is not, and 70 million years. Does it have a relation to the extinction of the dinosaurs? This will show further analysis.Topographic map of the area with the contours of a possible crater (image W. Xie and T. Brown). In the vicinity of the abandoned Canadian village Bow City, Alberta discovered an impact crater about 8 km in diameter and about a mile deep. Suspicions that the west of the former village located something strange, appeared in 1930. Rugged topography suggests that there is something under it. Nevertheless Read more [...]
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In the egg Antarctic leech found Triassic infusoria

Scientists have discovered a well-preserved ancient infusoria in a cocoon of eggs leeches found in Antarctica. The report of the discovery was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and a summary of its results ScienceNow (at the time of this writing, online Science infusoria mistakenly called bacteria). The researchers analyzed samples of microcalcifications, collected on one of the peaks of the Eisenhower Ridge, north of Victoria Land in East Antarctica. Deposits from the Late Triassic - their age is about 200 million years. In the samples the researchers Read more [...]
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Scientists have discovered the tomb of Genghis Khan

For centuries, historians, archaeologists and treasure hunters have tried to find the burial place of the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan. New data obtained by the use of satellite and radar scans suggest that the tomb of the commander finally detected. The life of the founder and the first of the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire is a legend, and his death is shrouded in fog of myths. Some historians believe that he died of wounds received in battle, others are sure - Genghis Khan fell from his horse and died from the disease. The burial place of the commander, at the head of Read more [...]
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Archaeologists were sent to Moscow maniphalanx ancient man

Siberian archaeologists were sent to study in Moscow found a cave in the Altai finger phalanx of ancient man, previously unknown to science has allowed to establish an extinct human population, the deputy director of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of History Dr. Michael Shunkov. First phalanx studied at the Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology at the Max Planck in Germany. Recently, the German Genetics returned it to Novosibirsk. 'After conducting research finding paleogeneticheskih returned to Russia. Now continues the phase of active learning. It has not yet been studied Read more [...]
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Archaeologists have discovered the oldest record of human

Chinese archaeologists have discovered one of the Paleolithic stone traces of primitive engraver, who struck the stone clear lines about 30 thousand years ago. In this case, an engraved stone in 1980 was in the collection of the artifacts found in the national archaeological park Shuydonggou. However, this is not the first inorganic artifact with engraving of the Paleolithic era, found in China.During excavations in the 1920s, the French archaeologist Henri Breuil also described parallel cuts on the surface of the silicon pebbles, but somehow finds the Frenchman lost somewhere, so learn them in Read more [...]
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In Northern Ireland the builders found the unique krannog

Medieval houses found in the north of Ireland in the historic county of Fermanagh, near the town of Enniskillen. Like the house in Scotland, built by 10,000 years ago, the find was discovered during the construction work of the road. To be precise, this time to find not just a house, but krannog - home, located on an artificial mound in the middle of the lake. It is known that krannogi were common in Ireland and Scotland, even a few thousand years before Christ, but, according to archaeologists who discovered the place was inhabited between from VI to XVI century AD Arrived on the ground, archaeologists Read more [...]
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North Korean media reported finding a unicorn den in Pyongyang

North Korea's state news agency (KCNA) reported that local archaeologists discovered in Pyongyang den unicorn, the Western media reported.Rather, the report says that archaeologists "recently confirmed" the discovery of a den driving unicorns ancient Korean king Tonmenya, the founder of the kingdom, which was located on a part of modern China and the Korean Peninsula since the third century BC until the seventh century AD, reports The Guardian."Unique" as it was called British journalists, the agency KCNA reported that the discovery is located 200 meters from the temple Read more [...]
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Maya cooked by balls

Plan to meet the end of the world illustrious feast? December 21 to celebrate the ancient Mayan decent way, you need some clay balls. In this way, according to archaeologists, the Indians were preparing their own food. Excavations conducted on-site kitchen in the settlement Escalera al Cielo on the Yucatan Peninsula, gave the ball as much as 77 and 912 pieces. Balls are about 2? 5 cm in diameter. They are more than a thousand years. They found microscopic bits of corn, beans, squash and carrots. Picture of Stephanie Simms. The hypothesis that the Maya were prepared with clay balls, have Read more [...]
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Japanese scientists have found ancient pieces of cookware with hiragana alphabet

Scientists from the Archaeological Institute of Kyoto in Japan, said the discovery of the oldest of the currently known fragments of pottery decorated with Japanese hiragana syllabary. According to archaeologists, the latter finding may be dated to the beginning of the 8th century AD. Prior to this most ancient of surviving objects on which are inscribed the elements of Japanese writing, it was considered a literary work Tosa Nikki 10th century AD. The archeological excavations they found fragments of about 20 dishes, which had about 150 characters. On one of the plates scientist to parse Read more [...]
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New dinosaur discovered Tomsk region of Siberia, scientists in the floodplain of the Big Kemchug

Public hearings on the organization in the area of specially protected natural area in the village were Emelyanovo. State Reserve on Little Kemchug was designed to restore the population of beaver. Since then, the beaver has bred in these parts to excess. And now the local population of this species adds annually to ten percent of its population. Along with this, a list of animals and plants during this time fell into the category of needing protection. Therefore, the "more-Kemchugsky" and "Little Kemchugsky" state complex reserve decided to organize to achieve the objectives Read more [...]
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In Switzerland, found the first dolmen

Swiss archeology reported exciting new discovery. During excavations in the canton of Bern, conducted in October 2011, they found a dolmen age over 5 thousand years the remains of 30 people, reports Past Horizons Archaeology. This is the first such facility, found north of the Alps. Attracted the attention of researchers large granite boulder, which had a length of 3 m, a width of 2 m and 1 m thick stone weighed about 7 tons As it turned out, the top of the boulder was a Neolithic dolmen. Stone first noticed a local farmer, beveling the grass on the field belonging to him. Seeing the block, Read more [...]
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