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In the Dmitrov district in full swing excavations

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

The Neolithic settlement found in Istanbul

During the ongoing works on construction of railway tunnel “Marmaray” in Istanbul workers found invaluable for historians the ruins of the ancient settlement.

Presumably the settlement belongs to the new stone age (Neolithic).

It was constructed over 8,000 years ago on the site of modern Istanbul’s Pendik district.

Ancient buildings, the cemetery, various tools, such as knives, needles, axes, whose age is about 8 500 years old, were discovered during the construction of the section Gebze-Haydarpaşa Marmaray tunnel. Now excavations at this place are the Museum of archaeology of Istanbul.

Ahmet Emre Bilgili, Manager of culture and tourism, said that such a discovery that shed light on the ancient history of Istanbul. was a great joy, and that now the city would need a new Museum, which housed artifacts from the Neolithic period. Continue reading

The ancient settlements of the Mayan Xunantunich (Xunantunich) and Cahal Pech (Kahal Pech) in Belize.

Once a part of the Legionnaires of our diving club, went home to snow-covered trees, the most persistent continue to explore the Mayan pyramids. Today we are going to Xunantunich and Cahal Pech.

Xunantunich (Xunantunich).

An ancient settlement of the Maya Xunantunich Xunantunich or, as we call it, is located a few miles from the Western border of Belize.

The name “Xunantunich” means “Stone maiden” and is associated with an ancient legend. It is said that when the city only began in the 600th year, in the jungle mystically appeared the image of “the virgin”, the solution in the walls just laid down the pyramid El Castillo. Since then, the town began to call her name.

Xunantunich was located high on a hill above the river, commanding to the East of it. The result of successful its location, Xunantunich was a city controlling the trade route of the caravans to the Atlantic coast, and also performed the role of ritual and ceremonial center of the Maya … Continue reading