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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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…

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Archaeologists announced the discovery of the remains of the flagship of Columbus

American underwater archaeologist Barry Clifford claimed that his team had found the remains of the ship “Santa Maria”, which Christopher Columbus first reached America, according to CNN .

Clifford, who made his name in the search of pirate ships in Cape cod and the Islands of Madagascar, discovered the remains in the place where over 500 years ago “Santa Maria” ran aground. They are on the reef off the Northern coast of Haiti at a depth of five meters.

One of the proofs of his version of Clifford believes that the ship is equipped with cannon of the fifteenth century.

So the archaeologists were able to examine and accurately answer the question of whether or not this golumbovsky “Santa Maria”, is required to raise the remains of the ship to the surface. According to Clifford, the majority of the ship survived. He hopes to help the Haitian authorities in this operation. To continue the work in Haiti researcher is going in June this year. Continue reading

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

Archaeological excavations of ancient cities in China: Jinsha Regions of China

Jinsha is an archaeological area, which is located in the province of Sichuan China, Chengdu, in the Qingyang district on the Bank of river modi. Its name it derives from the homonymous street, located nearby, which, in turn, was named after the river Jinsha. This place was discovered by accident, but became very significant. The heyday of this city was from 1000 BC And now it is a large, popular Museum.

8 February 2001 in the village of Jinsha builders worked on the construction of a new facility. During the process, and were found valuable archaeological finds – products of Jasper and ivory. Soon arrived at the scene the police, the object was closed and the area was protected for excavation. Later the place became a Museum of archaeology. Jinsha is located in 50 km from the famous culture of Sanxingdui that have carried out archaeological excavations of ancient cities. The highest point of its development the city has reached about 1000 BC Here found burial grounds that are similar to Sanindusa, also a large variety of items from jade, ivory, gold and bronze, but this settlement was not the city wall. The Jinsha culture, which existed from 1200 to 650 BC according to scientists, is the “final” Insidously culture.

Since the beginning of archaeological excavations in the ancient city managed to extract from the ground more than 1000 products of an ancient culture. The age of most of them is more than 3000 years. Ochevidnosti the similarity of detected objects in Sensisble. Thus, a bronze figure of a man similar to bronze statues and masks of the neighbouring culture. A gold belt is visible ornament, resembling the ornament on a gold scepter, the symbol of princely power in the Kingdom of Shu. Continue reading