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“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

Excavations of the ancient settlement in modern Primorye

Vladivostok archaeologists go in Hasansky district for excavation of the settlement of I Millennium BC, in which for the first time in modern Primorye was found a workshop of metal working of that time, announced head of the Department of prehistoric archaeology, Institute of history, archaeology and Ethnography of the peoples of the Far East far Eastern branch of Russian Academy of Sciences Nikolay Klyuyev.

“The expedition which sent 30 people to the village of Barabash Khasan district for the excavation of the settlements of the early iron age for the fourth time. The settlement represents Yankovskaya archaeological culture. One of its distinctive features is the use in food of marine molluscs. In support of this are the piles of shells, found by archaeologists near dwellings” – said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, in the studied nine major settlement in dug-outs lived to 150 people. Over the past three years, archaeologists have unearthed two dwellings, it is expected that this time the researchers the “master” one. According to the findings, residents of the settlement except the clams fished, practiced agriculture and cattle breeding. “Last year it was discovered that in addition to the “classic” practice of the people of arheologicheskogo jankovska, the ancient inhabitants Barabash was also involved in Metalworking. At the settlement place was found an anvil and made it pieces of iron. In this regard, the main objective of this year’s expedition – the excavation of workshops in the metal processing” – said Klyuev.

He said that according to metallographic analysis, manufacturing technology found guns differs from those in neighboring China. It refutes the common opinion of the immaturity of the people that lived at that time on the territory of modern Primorye. “If during the excavations are found more evidence about the presence of people of that era shops with their own technology, we can talk about the second center of production of iron implements in the far East. Continue reading

Unique underground monastery in Odessa region robbed black archeologists

Unique religious complex “garden of Eden” with an underground monastery, caves and cells, which is located in Kotovsk district of Odessa region, Rob “black archeologists” and destroying agricultural machinery. It is reported by the correspondent of news Agency “Route E-95” in Kotovsk district.

The underground monastery is located in the village of Kujbyshevo. It is not considered as an object of cultural heritage not protected by the state.

“Over underground structures of the monastery are carried out agricultural work, and black archaeologists have unearthed one of the entrances to the cave and opens up to 18 cells and a wine cellar. In addition, they put iron doors on the entrance and allowed in the underground passage only at the personal contract. As a consequence, in the excavated areas of the corridor increased humidity, which leads to their rapid destruction,” he told residents of nearby villages.

The underground monastery “garden of Eden”, which is located within the village Kuybyshevo was founded in 1912, the disgraced father innocent (John Levitra). It retained 89 cells. The complex has 3 churches (two large, male and female, and one small). Churches were decorated with ancient icons, the monastery could accommodate several thousand worshipers. Continue reading

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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