The land on which once stood the ancient city of Idalion, is present in the district of Nicosia, not far from Dali city.
The city that existed about three thousand years ago, was one of the first Cypriot city-States, among nine similar settlements mentioned in the annals of the Assyrian king Esarhaddon, where there was a democratic structure. In addition, it even had its own school of art.
What valuable results of excavations at the site of Idalion, it’s the fact that give a clear view about religion and the beliefs of the time. The most revered deities in the city was Athena, and Aphrodite. It is in honor of the last and the city was named as one of the names of Aphrodite in Latin sounds like “Italia”. According to one legend this was the place where Ares killed her lover Adonis.
Excavations on this site began in the mid-nineteenth century, when in 1868 the British traveler LEng stumbled upon the ruins of the temple where the inscriptions on Cypriot and Phoenician languages. This temple was dedicated to Aphrodite, or, as called Continue reading
The ancient settlement of Chirokitia (named after a nearby village) because of its preservation and the abundance of finds is unique among Neolithic archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. Researchers are still not clear the origin of this ancient Cypriot culture. A number of local and foreign historians believe that its early phases must be sought as a matter of Cyprus and on the Asian mainland. The results of archaeological research allow to speak about the contacts of the inhabitants of Khirokitia with Anatolia, the ancient settlements of the valley of Antioch and Northern Syria. Data of radiocarbon analysis showed that the population of Khirokitia occurred in approximately 5000 BC
2 December 1998 settlement of Choirokoitia was included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites under number 848 according to IV, V, VI criteria, as this settlement, first, the earliest phase of studies for the Cyprus procainamidesee Neolithic period (criterion IV); secondly, a characteristic example of a significant human settlement, fragile as a result of its great antiquity and its location in a rapidly changing environment (criterion V); finally, the settlement related to the ideas and beliefs of historical importance, which is manifested in several aspects of material culture: for example, the use in funeral rites figurines testifies to ritual and religiondispatches (criterion VI). The site was discovered in 1934 by P. Diseasem. which produce further archaeological work from 1936 to 1946 To 1977, began excavations under the direction of Alain Le Brun, Director of the French archaeological mission in Cyprus.
During archaeological excavations at khirokitia found a large number of different objects. They talk about the existence in Cyprus of a highly developed Neolithic culture. The burials found in necklaces, pins, spindle whorls, pendants, stone beads. In the manufacture of stone tools to handles the bone was used, it produced the same pins, needles, spindles. Continue reading
How in the world an unidentified and interesting. I not long ago, for example, wrote about the giants.
Actually man is not often able to penetrate into the depths of the earth’s mysteries. Occasionally people get a chance like this, including forbidden archeology allows you to learn a lot. For Example, Hyperborea.
So what happened on the mountain of the Stavropol land in 2011 on 17 August. Scientists have found it an amazing phenomenon that, even after a century, humanity can hardly be called ordinary. “Man-RAM”- bones that, once buried here, in the trunk and extremities resembled a lamb, but his skull was human, and from there is not particularly abstruse name. Who knows whether God is a creature, or unusual worship of believers of the past centuries…
Real archaeological discovery made in 2011 – “Man-RAM”.
Sergey Savenko – the worker of Museum of local lore in the city of Pyatigorsk, said: “It’s not even the first time that such has happened before, for example, on the lands of the Crimea have found the body is buried. His body had no signs of interference, but the limbs were cut off, and instead fastened the bones of the goat” .Many people asked – so what is this anyway? The body was unified with the head from birth, or later human activity? Head of Otdelenia in the Stavropol Museum Anna Shvyreva concluded that the head before his death, belonged to the guy about 25 years. Continue reading