Saratov region in ancient times
The first traces of human presence on the territory of our land belong to the Paleolithic (stone age). The Paleolithic is the epoch of the formation of man and human…

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Archaeologists from the USA will conduct excavations in the Transbaikal, in order to understand how the Siberians settled in America
Archaeologists at the University of Washington led by Professor Ian Busicom will conduct excavations in the South-West TRANS-Baikal region. Experts hope to learn the basic steps of prehistoric people in…

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The ancient city of Idalion

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 archaeologists found about 900 artifacts of medieval Moscow in XVII century wooden bridge in Zaryadye

Wooden pavement of the seventeenth century, which marks the route known from historic plans curve lane found during archaeological excavations in the Eastern part of Zaryadye, where the site of the demolished hotel “Russia” Park is under construction. About it has informed journalists the General Director of LLC “Capital archaeological Bureau” Konstantin Voronin.

According to him, on the pavement, archaeologists found about 900 artifacts which attest the trade and the everyday life of the medieval Moscow.

“The development of this place started in the XVI century and so most of the findings related to the XVI century, but mainly from the XVII century. All in all we have about 900 pieces. This extraordinary cultural richness of the remnants of the layers of Zaryadye. We get about 10 individual finds on 1 sq m of excavation. That’s a lot,” said K. Voronin.

In particular, on the pavement have found a Swedish coin, fragments of the score and wrote – these findings say about active trading in the area, including foreign countries. In addition, in the area of the curve lane was found a fragment of metal chain mail, which, according to experts, suggests that they were inhabited by professional soldiers and wealthy people. Continue reading

“Black diggers” in Buryatia jade mixed with another mineral

Illegal getters of jade mined rock in Barguzinsky and Kurumkansky district, drove there a special technique. However, all in vain, as there is simply no jade, there’s only like him mineral

Checking into the allegations of illegal mining of jade in Barguzinsky and Kurumkansky district held East-the Baikal Interdistrict nature protection office of public Prosecutor together with office of public Prosecutor of the Barguzin district, specialists of the Geological Institute of SB RAS and the Buryat branch of Federal state institution “Territorial Fund of geological information on Siberian Federal district”.

As reports a press-service of Prosecutor’s office of Buryatia, in the areas revealed facts of illegal development of mineral resources. Including used special techniques and devices. With its help, according to “black diggers” managed to find and steal the jade.

During the inspection were found and confiscated samples extracted by illegals breed. However, experts have concluded that, in all the studied samples of nephrite is missing. Rock is a tremolite – common rock-forming mineral, prismatic and not twisted-fibrous, like jade, buildings.

Thus, further confirmed the geological studies about the lack of jade in Barguzinsky and Kurumkansky districts, – noted in Prosecutor’s office of Buryatia.

Rukovodstvuyutsya the office of mineral resources made a representation to eliminate violations of the law. It shows that inaction on geological study of subsoil and placement of reserves on the state balance sheet contributes to the unauthorized, predatory exploration, extraction and unsustainable use of mineral resources. Continue reading

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