Moscow, April 15. St. Petersburg archaeologists will present the finds of the expeditions of 2014, providing new evidence about the history of different regions of Russia and Asia. As reported TASS, the results of the field studies conducted in St. Petersburg, the Crimea, Tuva, Kola Peninsula, Turkmenistan will be considered at the enlarged meeting of the academic Council of the Institute of history of material culture (IIMK), ran, the newspaper reports “Kryminform “.
“The geography of research was very wide – from Tuva to Vyborg, the Kola Peninsula and the Krasnodar territory and on the territory of other States,” said TASS Deputy Director of the Institute Natalia Solovieva. – Besides fundamental research, the Institute carried out work on 42 contracts for conducting security-saving actions in the areas of economic development of Russia”.
At the meeting of the Academic Council archaeologists will also present the research plans, which in 2015 will be held in Crimea, the site of a unique underwater monument – sunken ancient city of AKRA, which is also called the “Crimean Atlantis”. Specialists of the Institute work there for the fourth year together with colleagues from the State Hermitage and the black sea center of underwater researches of the Crimea. Continue reading
The builders had to suspend work on the construction of the Crimean power bridge.
At a depth of six meters in the vicinity of the village of Ilyich, in Taman, was discovered a unique find.
The excavated complex for the collection of drinking water, the archaeologists of the Eastern-Bosporan expedition of the Institute Russian Academy of Sciences is considered the oldest in Russia. Moreover, scientists do not exclude: this structure can be conclusive evidence of the fact that in the Kuban ancestors had mastered the art of construction of hydraulic structures long before the ancient Greeks.
According to preliminary data, the finding refers to the VII–VIII centuries BC, and researchers believe that this, possibly the work of a pre-Greek population or even unknown to science civilization. Continue reading
This summer in Dmitrovsky district began large-scale archaeological research. Employees of the Moscow Institute of archaeology under the Iksha was found the ancient settlement of the Slavs. Historians are firmly convinced that far from abandoned quarry are fragments of the dwellings belonged to the ancient Russians living in these places in 12-13 centuries.
But their enterprising descendants in the 20th century have destroyed almost everything, when in these places was dug up a large clay pit. On its edge, on a small patch, which covers an area of about three hectares, archaeologists looking for the remains of historical curiosities relating to early Russian middle Ages.
Soon this place must go through the Central ring. And while construction has not begun, researchers are rushing to record for history the little that is left of the work and life of our ancestors. The study of settlements, whose age is comparable with the age of Dmitrov, began in may 2012. Archaeologists had hoped to finish it in June of this year, but this was prevented by the rains. The time is running out too: researchers potoraplivaya road builders – not later than July need to photograph all that remains of the ancient settlement, everything they can at this time be reached, and in August, assumed here to begin the first preparatory stage Stroitelnaya. Continue reading