The ancient settlement at Khirokitia
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…

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Current archaeology
The development of archaeology involves not only the study of fundamental problems of the origin, prosperity and decline of ancient cultures by excavation of archaeological sites and interpret the artifacts…

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Elusive breath of the Millennium: the archaeological excavation

Rich land of Cherkasy region the mysteries of centuries that hides in the depths of their lands. Especially those that date from 4-6 millennia BC. Cell Trypillya settlements, which are a unique phenomenon of the era, not so long ago were opened in the Talne district, Cherkasy region, has already caused a considerable resonance among the scientific community.

September 10, staff of Uman national University of horticulture visited the excavations at the largest settlements of Trypillya culture in S. Talanki, which is one of structural divisions of the University – Malenkovskaya agrotechnical College. From the words of the archaeologists who work here, students and staff of the mentioned College are actively involved not only in the organization of the excavation, but also promote the holding of international conferences and symposiums on archaeology.

On the excavations of Trypillian settlements near S. Talanki dealt with by the Institute of archaeology of NAS of Ukraine, working archaeologists of Germany (in addition to excavations, doing Geophysics and valeology), and also involved students from the cities of Kiev, Vinnitsa and Uman. For young researchers it is not just manufacturing practices, and above all a unique opportunity to touch rare, filled with the memory of centuries of things that were before time hidden from the human eye layers of the soil.

With slivnik project on the study of settlements-the giants of Tripoli culture, scientific Secretary of the Institute of archaeology of NAS of Ukraine, candidate of historical Sciences Alexey Corwin-Piotrowski, thanks to geophysical survey in sec. Talianki was found the largest Trypillian settlement in Europe. Its age reaches 5.5 thousand years in ancient times, and the number of residents numbered around 14 thousand people. Continue reading

Karelian archeologists have found a settlement of Ancient Egypt and the stone labyrinth

At the end of August on the shores of the White sea near the village of Ceret on the area of about one hectare were discovered and partially excavated the remains of large dwellings of ancient humans, arranged in three lines of 20, 10 and 5-6 poluzemlyanok. One of them consists of 12 “rooms”. In another, archaeologists have excavated a hearth, ceramics and made of slate tip hunting Darts.

At the conclusion of a scientific expedition leader Nadezhda Lobanova, a settlement dated to the early metal age, about five thousand years is the emergence of the civilizations of Ancient Egypt and Sumer. In the primitive city, as he was called archaeologists, spent the winter hunting sea mammals.

— Pits — traces of dwellings of ancient man — we were informed last year a local historian Yury Rybakov. In October, we came here and made sure that there is something to do holes like the ones that we previously examined in Smotrova — told us Nadezhda Lobanova. — We received this research grant of the Russian geographical society in the summer and went to explore Carlsberg. What we found at kereti exceeded all our expectations. It is a pity that time we had quite a few. I think that in future seasons (of course, in case of receiving a new grant), we expect new amazing discoveries.

However, the town where lived the contemporaries of the Egyptian pharaohs, was not the only discovery of this expedition. A new discovery awaited the archaeologists in Ivankovo tone, one kilometer from the ancient settlement. Yuri Rybakov drew attention to the fact that the moss-covered stones near the sea shore as if form a circular shape. The result was a round maze with a diameter of 11 meters, which is three meters above sea level. Continue reading

In Ussuriisk have unearthed a rich ancient Buddhist temple

During the excavation of an ancient Buddhist settlement in Ussuriysk found a rich Buddhist temple, located in the former Imperial Palace. The tribes that inhabited the territory of Primorye in the XII century, were destroyed with the arrival of the Tatar-Mongol yoke.

Where once was an ancient castle, now should appear a normal residential house. While on a platform behind a high fence builders came, in the sweat of archaeologists working here. Deep in the earth they looking for its Palace of mystery. Rare case when Maritime archaeologists conduct excavations right in the city. Usually in the summer they can be found either in the fields or in the forest, far from civilization.

Ussuriisk and its surroundings have long attracted the attention of scientists, because here thousands of years ago there was a settlement to the Jurchen. The times when the Jurchens lived on the territory of modern Primorye, dated the XII century. And just in the area of today’s Ussuriysk, they founded their capital.

The Jurchens professed Buddhism, and the majority of the finds here has something to do with religion. One of them has led archaeologists to believe that were here and rich Buddhist temple. As found NTV correspondent Igor Sorokin, a Buddha figure with detailed facial features, archaeologists found for the first time.

Outside the Imperial divorceonline and dwellings of ordinary people. To restore the outline of the house in full, the ground it is necessary to remove thin layers. Continue reading

On the territory of Volgograd region began a new season for "black archeologists".
Excavations along the two-kilometer road Vertyachiy-Pansino leave no doubts here, next to the former crossing of the don, worked "black diggers". Carelessly dug fighting positions scattered rusty ammunition, but the…

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In Germany, the badger found ancient graves with the treasures
German archaeologists was indebted to badger: the beast helped them to make a significant discovery. You can tell that the animal was the first who found the medieval Slavic burial…

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