Unusual artifacts were found in an ancient mound. On the vast territory between the Danube and the Don rises a lot of mounds. They remained here from the tribe of the Scythians, and each mound is “gold” because only Scythians used to put so much gold in burial and nobles, and ordinary people. The gold of the Scythians was a symbol of life after death, and therefore put in all barrows and in many different ways. Raiding Scythian burial mounds began in the middle ages, but now archaeologists find in them treasures. In one of the mounds was found the burial of a female warrior with weapons and gold beads, the other is bronze panel, depicting the battle of Greeks with Amazons, and in the diadem of sheet gold. Hundreds of pounds of Scythian gold filled jewelry collection of the Hermitage and other famous museums. 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
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