Sergei Sobyanin has opened a renovated Museum of archaeology of Moscow on Manezh square
18 may 2015, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has opened a renovated Museum of archaeology of Moscow at the Manege square. In opening ceremony took part the Mayor of Moscow Sergey…

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In Crimea, declared war on "black diggers"
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,…

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Archaeological find in Novorossiysk may be the only in Russia

Work on the construction of the gas pipeline has been put on hold here. Archaeologists have discovered an amazing discovery of the medieval era. Only about a meter under the ground found the burials of two dozen horses.

Archaeologists have unearthed here a herd. This is until latest find. Rich bronze bridle, hung with ornaments. The sword and the spear specialists suggests: the horse in the 12th century belonged to the notable person.

– On the face of the horse we see bronze plaques, suspension type bells. Part of the bridle is behind the horse. This, apparently, happened after the killing of the horse. Here is very amazing thing. Here are preserved the contour of the tip of the spear, explains the head of the Department of archaeology of the Novorossiysk historical Museum-reserve Alexander Shishlov.

Archaeologists suggest that the riders were from the tribe Kosogov. They lived on these lands in the 12th-13th centuries. According to their customs of the horses was taken to be buried together with the owner. The urn with the ashes of a warrior left on the surface and war horse were buried in the ground.

– Next to each horse a gun here. That is, it left a warlike people. And one of the crafts of this population was war. That is, they are either employed somewhere or worry about the attacks – said Alexander Shishlov. Continue reading

In Crimea, declared war on “black diggers”

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

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

Archaeological finds in the fortress Borovskoy
Glory and pride Perovskogo district — the ancient fortress with time has to be restored. Currently on the territory of the fortress archaeological excavations are carried out. According to their…

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Archaeological find in Novorossiysk may be the only in Russia
Work on the construction of the gas pipeline has been put on hold here. Archaeologists have discovered an amazing discovery of the medieval era. Only about a meter under the…

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