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 of Sumer and Babylon were damaged or destroyed, and exhibits the largest historical museums exported from the country.
According to the Ministry of tourism and antiquities of Iraq, in 2003-2004 the country was taken out 130 thousand cultural-historical values, and return managed while just 10%, according to the article, published in the new issue of the weekly “Arguments and facts”.
Evidence gathered by the volunteers of middle East office Stringerla Bureau of international investigation, show that the massive looting of Iraqi museums had been planned beforehand. The biggest scandal broke in the fall of 2012 when it was published the certificate of the translator, personally observed the loading of boxes of archives to Iraqi Jews in American transport planes.
The most valuable documents from the collection of the Jewish community of Iraq, according to the representative of the Ministry of tourism and antiquities Abdul Hassan Ali, dates from the period of the Babylonian captivity (sixth century BC). “The Americans,” he says, “vydvigaetsya impossible conditions: we should allow them to keep files for an indefinite number of years for studies and examinations”. Continue reading
Bogoroditsky Palace-Museum – the only place where BOGORODCHANI and tourists can learn about the history of the city of Bogoroditsk. Ancient times Bogoroditsky lights of the past archaeological collection, numbering 621 subject the main Fund and 503 scientific support.
The first archaeological materials began to come in “piggy Bank” Bogoroditsky folk Museum almost since its organization. These were chance finds made during agricultural or construction works. So, in the construction of the Palace near the entrance of the tower found the first “stones” Bogoroditsk: more than 300 cannonballs and fire tools of the XVIII century.
With the relocation of the Museum (more precisely, its funds) in the Palace of the acquisition of local history materialis not stopped. In the early 1980-ies has defined two main directions in which to this day continues to form the Museum collection: art and local history.
While working on the project of restoration of the Palace and Park and full-scale investigations-site archaeologist of the Institute “special project restoration” Evgeny Morev found a fragment of a log bogoroditskaya fortress 1660-ies, Continue reading
A list of the main archaeological discoveries of the past 2010 published by the magazine Archaeology, published by the Archaeological Institute of America. It’s not just about the archaeological findings, but also important for archaeology laboratory breakthroughs.
1. Tomb Hematoma (391-377 years BC), the king brown. Hekaton was the father of the king Mausolus, whose tomb became one of the seven wonders of the world – the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Tomb Hematoma found “black archeologists” and their discovery has become known after the unlawful excavations, they were arrested by the Turkish police.
2. Stone tools of the Paleolithic era (about 2.6 million years ago) were found on the coast of Crete. This finding is evidence that the ancient people could move not only on land, but could to make sea journeys. On the island of Crete, the people of this era arrived, most likely, not from the African continent, and European. Aegean sea is full of Islands, so the ancients could make not too long sea voyages from one island to another.
3. In Peru near the city of Jaen in the jungle were found pyramids, whose age is nearly 2,800 years.
4. In the Arctic in the Beaufort sea were found the remains of the legendary ship brianscalabrine “Investigator” (Investigator and researcher), missing 157 years ago. This ship in 1850 went in search of the missing Arctic Franklin expedition, but during this operation the ship was icebound, and the crew was forced to leave his June 3, 1853 Continue reading