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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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…

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Archaeological site museums in Russia. problems of formation and functioning

The modern world is increasingly faced with the challenge of finding methods of preservation and rational use of historical and cultural heritage. This is especially difficult when dealing with archaeological sites. Within this problem, there are different proposals, but the popularity of the creation of archaeological museums-reserves. It is significant that this trend is not localized in individual countries. having a powerful intellectual, economic and other resources, and assumes a worldwide scale.

This has been demonstrated through a number of archaeological museums-reserves around the world – Stonehenge, the Altamira in Europe, pustynna Nebraska in North America, La Venta in South America, Tassili, Carthage in Africa, and others.

In Russia in the last decade also there has been a sustained drive to expand the list of archaeological museums-reserves. But real Museum objects across the country is not much. according to the data of 2006 in Russia there were 103 of the Museum-reserve and 41 farmstead Museum. Thus the geography of their distribution shows the absolute leadership of the Central regions of the country and very low scores for Siberia and the Far East. Continue reading

The Israelis dug up the history of the green

Beliefs about the evil eye – some of the oldest in the middle East. Mesopotamian texts Dating back to 2500 BC, refers to “the evil eye”. These traditions are still preserved: the famous blue eyes – one of the most popular Souvenirs brought from Turkey. But there are also green – they probably have more ancient roots.

The first farmers were defending themselves and their crops by using green magic amulets. The importance of amulets was so great that they were made of special minerals, specially brought from afar.

The results of archaeological excavations of settlements from the Neolithic period on the territory of modern Israel was published in the journal PNAS.

Jewelry is as old as the world itself. For example, we already wrote about the oldest known artifacts, also found in the middle East – their age is estimated at up to 135 thousand years.

At different times of the jewelry carried a variety of meanings, but originally probably served primarily a sacral function.

The basic material from which were made beads, green or brown Apatite

Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer (Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer ) at the University of Haifa (Universityof Haifa ) and Naomi Porat (Porat Naomi ) from the Israeli geological Institute (Geological Survey of Israel ) believe that the fashion for all things green appeared during the Neolithic revolution, which was accompanied by adaptation of primitive beliefs. Continue reading

Staraya Ladoga historical-architectural and archaeological Museum-reserve

Ladoga – the ancient city of Northern Russia, founded not later than in 753. Ladoga was the first port city on the paths to riches the Arabian East and Byzantium. Ladoga – the first residence of Prince Rurik, designed in 862. Here You will see Russia in the time of Rurik and Oleg prophetic; Rus Prince Alexander Nevsky, Russia under Peter I. the Vain world shall depart to another dimension, and Your eyes gaze at the magnificent panorama of pre-Christian burial hills, the pre-Mongolian churches, monastery complexes and fortifications of XII-XVI centuries in the temple of St. George the XII century. you can see the fresco of “St. George and the dragon” in its early recension: Holy prayer tames the dragon. Unique aura of lake Ladoga, its energy charge and eternal throughout history – that the emotions and images, which we hope You will share with us.

The idea of creating the Museum in Staraya Ladoga arose in the early twentieth century was Intended to establish a cultural and educational institution, which will include a Museum, a theatre and a library-reading room. Continue reading

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