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Danish archaeologists during an open lecture at Kazan Federal University presented the results of their five-year excavations in the Crimea

Simferopol, January 22. Kryminform. In the Crimean Federal University named after V. I. Vernadsky University was held a public lecture scientists-archaeologists at Aarhus University (Denmark) –professors Jens Andresen and Vladimir Pillars “of the Western Crimean archaeological project: some results from the far Chersonese to the chorus of” where were presented the results of five excavations. This was reported today in the media center at the Kazan Federal University.

“We carried out excavations of some settlements, which are settlements of new type. Before that they were unknown to us. And this is the first work of its kind about the settlements in the inner part of the tarchankut Peninsula,” said Andresen and noted that some results of the excavations fundamentally change the universal idea about this region and about the history of the entire Western part of the Crimea.

Danish Professor expressed hope that, despite the political situation, the archaeological excavations will be continued.

Professor of the Department of ancient history and middle ages of historical faculty of Kazan Federal University Igor Khrapunov, in turn, focused attention on the fact that the rural territory of ancient cities have been preserved best of all in Crimea, especially in the area of Chersonesos.

“This is probably the only place in the world, except, perhaps, modern Sicily, where the artifacts are almost intact. Thus it has made this epochal discovery in the 50-ies of XX century, when they discovered whole sections of the Greek agriculture, different farms, divided into vineyards, gardens and so forth,” said Khrapunov. Continue reading

In Crimea, declared war on “black diggers”

The Crimean authorities are fighting illegal archaeological excavations. Now on the Peninsula are more than nine thousand monuments of cultural heritage. For a long time the historical territory remain unattended, and thus, were available to “black diggers”. The robbers took thousands of precious artifacts that ended up in private collections.

The territory of Greek settlement in Koktebel – a real Klondike for hunters for antiquities. These pits – traces of “black diggers”. The price of one here was found ancient coins reaches 15 thousand dollars. But in the pursuit of gold destroyed other artifacts.

“In the layer could be different vessels. In this case, the moulded broken vessel. Amphorae. Black lacquer dishes,” says archaeologist Alexander Gavrilov.

To the new owner valuable archaeological finds from the Crimea was illegally. On European closed auctions they were transported through Ukraine. After the reunification of the Peninsula with Russia that the flow has stopped. But Crimean artifacts are still in high demand on the black market. The so-called “black archeologists” in Crimea are almost not hiding.

For the entrepreneur Sergey Radchenko search for artifacts as a hobby.Once a week he travels with a metal detector on nature. Where there is already ongoing archaeological excavations – it does not work. Says he is interested in everyday objects found in frontier territories. And if according to the Ukrainian laws such trips were allowed, then in Russia it can fine and confiscate the equipment. Continue reading

Forbidden archeology

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

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