Archaeologists find ancient cities using the satellites
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In Africa they found the tomb of the ancient relatives of man
In southern Africa found the remains of 15 partially preserved skeletons related to the modern human species that lived on our planet about 3 million years ago. In an article…

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In St. Petersburg will present the findings of archaeological expeditions in the history of Russia

Moscow, April 15. St. Petersburg archaeologists will present the finds of the expeditions of 2014, providing new evidence about the history of different regions of Russia and Asia. As reported TASS, the results of the field studies conducted in St. Petersburg, the Crimea, Tuva, Kola Peninsula, Turkmenistan will be considered at the enlarged meeting of the academic Council of the Institute of history of material culture (IIMK), ran, the newspaper reports “Kryminform “.

“The geography of research was very wide – from Tuva to Vyborg, the Kola Peninsula and the Krasnodar territory and on the territory of other States,” said TASS Deputy Director of the Institute Natalia Solovieva. – Besides fundamental research, the Institute carried out work on 42 contracts for conducting security-saving actions in the areas of economic development of Russia”.

At the meeting of the Academic Council archaeologists will also present the research plans, which in 2015 will be held in Crimea, the site of a unique underwater monument – sunken ancient city of AKRA, which is also called the “Crimean Atlantis”. Specialists of the Institute work there for the fourth year together with colleagues from the State Hermitage and the black sea center of underwater researches of the Crimea. Continue reading

The construction of the Crimean power bridge suspended because of the unique archaeological finds

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

Black diggers in Moldova devalue historical findings

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