The builders had to suspend work on the construction of the Crimean power bridge.
At a depth of six meters in the vicinity of the village of Ilyich, in Taman, was discovered a unique find.
The excavated complex for the collection of drinking water, the archaeologists of the Eastern-Bosporan expedition of the Institute Russian Academy of Sciences is considered the oldest in Russia. Moreover, scientists do not exclude: this structure can be conclusive evidence of the fact that in the Kuban ancestors had mastered the art of construction of hydraulic structures long before the ancient Greeks.
According to preliminary data, the finding refers to the VII–VIII centuries BC, and researchers believe that this, possibly the work of a pre-Greek population or even unknown to science civilization. Continue reading
According to experts, the artifacts discovered on the territory of Moldova are sent abroad. After the antiquities pass through the hands of the diggers, their estimated cost can be significantly reduced.
CHISINAU, 2 Mar Sputnik, Daria Chernega. The Ministry of culture of Moldova cannot accurately assess the actual extent of black archaeology in the Republic, said Sputnik, Deputy Minister of culture of Moldova Igor Sharov.
Officially only 65 people in the country are issued by the Department permission to use metal detectors. In the case of Amateur archaeologists much more.
According to officials, in the past 20 years, sellers of artifacts seized from the bowels of the Moldavian earth much more ancient than scientists, since 1945.
Earlier, the government approved the bill for unauthorized archaeological excavations will be forced to pay into the state Treasury up to one thousand conventional units or deprived of liberty for a term up to one year.
“The law applies not only to the diggers, but also to those who store and sell historical value obtained illegally. We will make every effort to ensure that the law was implemented in practice. Those who go into the field with a metal detector,must remember that this case is punishable,” said Balls. Continue reading
Construction work in Eastern Mexico exposed an ancient settlement, including 30 skeletons and the ruins of the pyramid, which is thought to have been up to 2,000 years old, archaeology officials announced.
On the site of the graves in the city Jaltipan, to the Southeast of Veracruz, archaeologists also found clay figurines, jade beads, mirrors and animal remains, according to the National Institute of Anthropology and History or INAH.
Researchers believe that the settlement was occupied from approximately the first century BC to ad 600 or 700. Little is known about the people who lived there. The skeletons are going to be analyzed so that researchers could learn about how they were treated from the funeral. [In Photos: Ancient Egyptian Skeletons Unearthed]
“All that is known so far, is that these 30 funeral, two at least belong to infants,” explained archaeologist Alfredo Delgado in a statement from INAH.
Deer antlers and bones that may belong to dogs, American wolves, deer, fish and birds were buried with the bodies, perhaps as beloved Pets to the underworld, the researchers said. There is also evidence that the inhabitants of the place were fossil collectors; among the numerous prehistoric remains were facilityname teeth long shark extinct Megalodon-type. Continue reading