Archaeology - Perunica
In 1939 the American archaeologist Paul Cosquer, flying over the Peruvian desert of Nazca, saw the giant ground drawings of animals, birds, insects. For a long time it was believed…

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Strange fossils in the Kotovsky district. Dinosaur eggs or not? — The investigation.
The end of last week brought a sensation in the Volgograd region: in the village Wet Olkhovka Kotovsky district discovered dinosaur eggs. Discovery is really amazing. In a small area,…

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Museum of Peking man in Zhoukoudian

Museum of Peking man, or the Anthropological Museum in Zhoukoudian, near Beijing. in the village of Zhoukoudian. In this place was made one of the most important discoveries in anthropology. Here in 1921, were found the remains of prehistoric man, which then became known worldwide as Peking man (Sinanthropus pekinensis). This discovery became a worldwide sensation. Were first found in the remains of a prehistoric humanoid creatures not only in China but also throughout Asia. Peking man is considered by some as the “missing link” between APE and man. From 1923 to 1927 during the excavations were found several fragments of the skeleton of Peking man.

History

Peking man refers to a broad class of Homo erectus. It is believed that Peking man existed around the same period, the development of the first men, and People from the island of Java, was found in 1891 and known as Pithecanthropus and Australopithecus, was found in 1924 near the town of Kimberley in South Africa.

When they found the remains of a Man from the island of Java, the scientific community was initially configured quite skeptical. As for Peking man, scientists immediately recognized initially annotator scientific discoveries. Excavations from 1923 to 1927, during which were found the teeth, jaw and skull fragments of Peking man, only increased the confidence of scientists. During the second stage of the excavation, which was chaired by Chinese paleontologist Jan Junciana, also known in the Western world as Dr. C. C. Yang, was found more than 200 fragments of ancient human remains including 6 nearly completely preserved of the skull base. It was determined later that these remains belonged to more than 40 members of prehistoric human society. The second phase of excavations was carried out from 1928 to 1937 and was interrupted by the invasion of Japanese troops. Continue reading

Sergei Sobyanin has opened a renovated Museum of archaeology of Moscow on Manezh square

18 may 2015, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has opened a renovated Museum of archaeology of Moscow at the Manege square. In opening ceremony took part the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, head of the Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky, Director General of the Museum Association “Moscow Museum” Alina Saprykina.

According to the mayor, in 1997, the Museum of archaeology of Moscow was opened with serious disturbances, so after only 15 years it was reconstructed (in the Museum replaced engineering networks, upgraded ventilation systems, lighting and fire safety carried out the partial replanning of the internal spaces, which include automated access control system). “Now here is the most modern Museum equipment. So I think it will be for many years to serve the citizens and visitors of the capital, to delight them with their exhibitions,” said Sergei Sobyanin.

“Today is a joyful and long – awaited event- after years of reconstruction, opened the Museum of archaeology. The Museum is known and loved by Muscovites. Of course, it was very sad, when people are passing and walking in the center of Moscow, approached him and saw the word “Museum renovation”. We with great joy we open the Museum for Muscovites. And happily for archaeologists, because the Museum is not only a methodological center, but also the main custodian of all archaeological finds” — said the Minister of Moscow Government, head of the Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky.

The Museum of archaeology of Moscow is a branch of Museum Association “Moscow Museum”. It is located in the heart of the capital, at the Manege square – a popular tourist spot. The opening of the Museum in 1997 was timed to the 850th anniversary of Moscow. Continue reading

Black diggers – as in Mongolia mine gold

A huge number of gold mining companies will alter the natural landscape of Mongolia. The number of disappeared rivers and lakes increases, the area becomes like a desert – all because of gold mining. In addition to officially registered companies (from Russia, Japan, China, etc. (total 23 countries) miners of gold, there are so-called “black diggers”, which are one of the main problems of Mongolia.

Due to the economic situation in the world, the locals of the Mongols, replaced with this “black” business even gastrabayterov from China and began to engage themselves in this “clandestine” activity. Traditional Mongolian tent

Currently in Mongolia there are more than 100 thousand people are engaged in illegal gold mining. Photo: old Russian van production on someone’s yard.

The bulk of “black diggers” are residents of the villages — former shepherds, seekers of a better life. They long ago abandoned their traditional occupation, have sold all their cattle and began to engage in illegal gold mining.

Here they are, digging pits to the South-West of Ulaanbaatar.

The main places of gold production “black diggers” – this is the officially the gold mining companies have done their development. “Black diggers” dig into the long-closed waste dumps at the former propylenecarbonate and pan for gold, the old-fashioned way, by hand. Continue reading

Experts: From Iraq to the U.S. exported 90 thousand archaeological artifacts
Moscow, 18 September – AIF-Moscow . The war in Iraq was a disaster for the world of archeology and culture: experts say that tens of millenary monuments of ancient civilizations…

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Experts: From Iraq to the U.S. exported 90 thousand archaeological artifacts
Moscow, 18 September – AIF-Moscow . The war in Iraq was a disaster for the world of archeology and culture: experts say that tens of millenary monuments of ancient civilizations…

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