Unique fossils age 0.5 billion years to see even the nervous system of the animal
Our planet often brings surprises to scientists. Paleontologists generally are more like hunters, and despite the fact that the quest for long-extinct animals are strictly on science, some discoveries like…

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"Black diggers" ahead of the search engines
In one of the suburbs of Kaliningrad treasure hunters found the wreckage of the Soviet IL-2, deceased in 1945 in the battles for Koenigsberg. Before the excavations had spent a…

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On Altai scientists have found the remains of a man who lived 50 thousand years ago

On Altai scientists-paleontologists have unearthed the remains of a man who lived here about 50 thousand years ago. Loud discovery made the scientists in the cave with a frightening name “the Terrible”. The study will clarify the theory of anthropogenesis, reports Regnum referring to the press service of the Novosibirsk state University.

Previously, scientists found only implements of representatives that historical period, which gave grounds to make certain conclusions about the evolution of the first men. Discovered fossils could correct the theory of anthropogenesis, namely, to find out how interacted denisovans, Neanderthals and other humanoid beings.

Andrei Krivoshapkin from NSU says that in layers of 35-40 thousand years ago, archaeologists found part of the nail phalanx of the caveman, and the fragment of a rib and a skull, which is not less than five tens of thousands of years. Continue reading

The Museum of archaeology of Moscow

The Museum of archaeology is located in the centre of Moscow on Manezhnaya square near the Kremlin. We stopped here on the way to the exhibition of sand sculptures near the temple of Christ the Savior. The price of a ticket to the Museum of Photography 70 rubles – 150 rubles I did Not understand why the shooting is worth 2 times more expensive than the input, the more that the exposure is small. For comparison, the Photo at the Paleontology Museum would be cheaper.

According to the announcement hanging at the entrance, until September 30, the Museum is not a standard work schedule: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00, Wednesday – 11:00 to 21:00, Friday – from 11:00 to 19:00. On Monday and last Friday of each month the Museum is closed. The cashier stops working 30 minutes before closing.

In the Museum of archaeology is what was found during excavations in Moscow, mainly at its center. The key point of the exhibition is the Voskresensky bridge. It was built over the Neglinnaya river in 1601-1603. After the fire of 1812 during the reconstruction of the Kremlin and its surroundings, Neglinnaya was vaulted, and the Voskresensky bridge covered with earth. In the Museum you can see the remaining stone walls. Continue reading

In Latgale ravaged more than 200 ancient graves

In mid-January in Latgale vandals destroyed three of the archaeological monument of national significance – burial sites in Danilovka, Login and Batni, writes Latvijas Avīze. This is the cemetery of the ancient Latgalians, Dating back to before the 14th century. All was ravaged more than 200 graves. From the point of view of number is unprecedented, and recognized representatives of the State Inspectorate for protection of monuments of culture.

Attackers using metal detectors tested ancient tombs looking for ancient bronze ornaments, iron axes and spearheads. The excavated spoils are often offered on the websites of international trade with the annotation that it was “Viking things”.

The greatest losses at the hands of vandals suffered Latgalians graves of the late iron age, located near the village of Logini in Vilaka region. The cemetery is in a remote location in the pine forest. This burial of the 11th-12th centuries, in which earlier archaeologists found bronze bracelets, ornaments, rings, pendants and chains. Continue reading