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
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
Odessa archaeologist will investigate the Parking of the stone age and the settlement of ancient farmers
Regional management of protection of objects of cultural heritage registered the two open sheet (the so-called permission to conduct archaeological research) of the Institute of archaeology of NAS of Ukraine, issued by the Professor of Odessa national University named after Mechnikov, candidate of historical Sciences Dmitry Kyosaku.
As noted in the message of management, this summer scholar will do research on two archaeological sites located in the territory of the region Paleolithic the Parking lot “Cylider” in Saratsky district and the Neolithic settlement of “Stone-Rubble” in Savran.
On the second monument related to the culture of linear band ceramics that existed 7 years ago, “Duma” repeatedly wrote. The bearers of this culture were the earliest farmers in Europe.
Interesting excavations of ancient settlements. Had to participate as a schoolboy and student.
Yay! The Odessa region and Odessa SEVEN THOUSAND years! Odessa refused from its history and from its ancient roots in favor of rosijskoj Novorossia and walk around with foreign flags, manifestou. It is ridiculous to speak of the age of Odessa to 220 years. History is not forgiving Ivanov who do not know their roots. In Odessa ancient history in the Byzantine Empire. Ever Odessa was not rosijskoj.Built and ruled by the Europeans Odessa, Odessa scoop never was, all the sailors and their families lived in a European, black sea shipping company — it was not a race! Continue reading