7 mysteries that archaeologists will be able to solve in this century
The equipment for light detection and range finding will give archaeologists the ability to literally "see" under thick cover of jungle in places like Honduras and Belize. With his help…

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Excavations of ancient buildings in Armenia
The monument, accopany near the settlement of Grape, refers to a very important historical period of the Armenian nation – the adoption of the Christian religion. The structure found in…

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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

An important discovery of archaeologists Ulgpu: people settled in the territory of the Ulyanovsk region in the II-III centuries of our era

Settled agricultural population in the first Millennium ad appeared in the Ulyanovsk Volga region in the III-IV centuries, and not in the X century, as previously thought. Reliable confirmation of this obtained during the archaeological practice of students of historical faculty of the Ulyanovsk state pedagogical University named after I. N. Ulyanov. In an archaeological expedition was also attended by representatives of Togliatti and Samara state universities, the Institute of archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan, Institute of history and culture of the Ulyanovsk region, the Ulyanovsk Museum of local lore.

The students under the guidance of Professor of history Ulgpu, head of the archaeology Department of regional research Institute of history and culture Yury Semykin conducted excavations on the territory of settlements (open settlements) near Krasnostawski settlement. They found many artifacts – shards of pottery, metal objects, fragments of window glass, the details of the ornaments, etc. Among the items of particular value – a bronze tip strap with traces of gilding the pre-Mongol period, a clay spindle – spindle weights, three iron weights, which presumably was weighed in silver coins. In it were discovered pits of the lesions with preserved the ashes, traces of iron production.

The results of the excavations led to the conclusion that our ancestors fished, raised cattle, practiced metallurgy, ceramic production, and glass manufacture. Dense settlement areas was facilitated by the natural conditions and rich deposits of iron ore. According to scientists via Krasnostawski the settlement could go the trade route from Bulgar to Kiev, and others. After 1236, the year that the settlement already existed since the Mongols, including the vast territory of the Golden Horde, forbade the local population to live on a fortified land. 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

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