National archaeological Museum-reserve "Kostenki"
The first time the human settlements in Kostyonki are 45 thousand years ago, the last end its existence about 30 thousand years later. During this time, humanity was able to…

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In Africa they found the tomb of the ancient relatives of man
In southern Africa found the remains of 15 partially preserved skeletons related to the modern human species that lived on our planet about 3 million years ago. In an article…

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The ridge of UNICOS – Ancient tombs

The ridge of Usakos also quite exclusive route. Tourists don’t drive it often. This for two reasons – few sources of water along the way and a rather big load on my feet – to reach the crown of the route – the devil’s finger ( in Dakhovskaya this rock is called Bell tower ) and return to determine, you need to otmechat twenty kilometers. Options with Shuttle – to Romance ( Victory village ) or Dakhovskaya. The first option is better as you climb and there is no way to Unocosa fun. From Dakhovskaya is also possible (he had passed this way, and got burned, but more on that later), from the stables – and up.

To take Uncos we went on Monday. Light went to work, and the rest, pushed his way his eyes and wash with cold water some morning neverest, moved to Nakasu. All went easily enough, so decided to walk in full to the Fucking finger and back. Having Mesko, we filled out from the source a couple of bottles and crossed the stream. We went straight to the cleft in the ridge, the glorious fact that there is Alanic grave – the grave, which archaeologists produced in addition, Alan and elongated skull. Now in the grave they have this large toad. Katerina immediately dived into the pit, shook hands with the little animals and milesnorth. The rest has already been there this year (when he walked Mesko). Climbing up to the ridge, we – the stone trough, and shreds, as grandmaster, in the bypass, it was on Unease. The Bloody finger on Nakoso you can go two ways – top forest (in the shade, no special attractions, no water sources) or along a trail under Skalnik the sun, a lot of caves, cave Dakhovskaya, very nice and there are a couple of sources of water. Continue reading

Paestum (Paestum): an ancient city of Magna Grecia.

Paestum is an ancient city of Magna Grecia in Italy. The Greeks called him Poseidon. All the churches of the city were grouped around a square. Discovered this place in the beginning of XX century and it became the greatest archaeological discovery of the great Greece of the last century. The exact date of Foundation of Paestum are unknown. Archaeologists call about VII century BC the city was built by the inhabitants of the city of Sybaris, located on the Eastern side of the Italian Peninsula (modern Calabria), who founded several colonies on the Tyrrhenian coast commercial purposes. They wanted to use the new city as a “transit” point for goods imported by sea, and then from Paestum goods could travel overland, which saved time and relieved from the dangerous sea voyage along the “Italian toe”. But in 510 BC, sybaris was completely destroyed. It has shaken the position of Paestum . But the town survived. In the days of Ancient Rome. Paestum remained faithful to him, although most of the Greek cities supported Hannibal. Then the Greek Poseidon was called Paestum . But the city’s harbour overgrown with grass, Paestum mentioned Continue reading

“Black diggers” looted medieval burial ground in the Leningrad region

Archaeologists, St. Petersburg state University and the State Hermitage Museum during a scheduled visit to the archaeological sites of the Kingisepp district of the Leningrad region fixed on the object of cultural heritage “Barrow group illovo of” fresh traces of extensive predatory excavations.

The medieval burial ground damaged trenches with a length of several meters and a depth of one meter. “Apparently, the thieves completely removed the items of nonferrous metal coins or jewelry from the burial pits, said TANR archaeologist, coordinator of the public movement for the protection of the archaeological heritage “Amateur” Ivan Stasiuk . — In the dumps of the trenches strewn human bones and iron objects and ceramic fragments originating from the burial, discarded”. According to him, currently, the archaeologists prepare a report to the police and Prosecutor’s office.

Barrow group Pillowa known to scientists since the late nineteenth century. In 1885 Leo Ivanovo archaeologist excavated here 29 mounds belonging to the XII–XIII centuries. In 1973 a group was examined by an archaeologist Eugene Ryabinin from Leningrad branch of the Institute of archaeology, USSR Academy of Sciences. Continue reading