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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

Colombia – the Archeological heritage

The earliest discovered traces of human presence are 15-12 BC First pottery refers to the line 4-3 thousand BC and the beginning of processing of metals – the second half of the 1st Millennium BC To early centuries ad there lived the tribes of the chibcha-Moscow, the Caribbean, etc.

Unfortunately, the culture of the Colombian Indians is not well studied how the culture of the Peruvian, Mexican or aboriginal. When it comes to pre-Columbian America, just remember the Mayans, the Aztecs, the Incas, but somehow overshadowed by the fact that in the Americas there were other native American peoples and culture, which left an amazing historical sites and mysterious legends.

In Colombia found evidence of a variety of ancient civilizations. This and the stone statues in the archaeological Park on the outskirts of San agustín (Department of Huila), and underground vaults of the pre-Columbian era: Alto del Aguacate, Alto de San Andres, Alto de Segovia, Alto del Duende, El Tablon in the national archaeological Park of Tierradentro (Department of Cauca), and the Lost city (Ciudad perdida – the Department of Magdalena), and the city of Tumaco (Department of nariño), famous for the numerous archaeological finds of great historical and artistic value. All arheologicheskaya are samples of cultural heritage of different sub-clans Chibchas.

San Agustin and Tierradentro declared a world heritage by UNESCO, the Lost city is a Sacred place, unique in natural-historical terms.

In San Agustin is the largest in South America, the ensemble of ancient monuments and megalithic sculptures in a beautiful natural landscape. The pagan gods and mythical animals are widely represented in a variety of styles – from abstraction to realism. These works of art testify to the high creative potential of culture, spread in the Northern Andes in the I-VIII centuries. Continue reading

Strange fossils in the Kotovsky district. Dinosaur eggs or not? — The investigation.

The end of last week brought a sensation in the Volgograd region: in the village Wet Olkhovka Kotovsky district discovered dinosaur eggs.

Discovery is really amazing. In a small area, in shallow gullies, after the collapse of soil during floods, it seemed to light 15 fossils the shape of an egg. They have a diameter of 1-1,2 meters. True, some of them not so similar to “eggs” — one fossil has the form of dumbbells, in which two balls connected by a crosspiece. Unfortunately, it is almost completely placed in the ground, so to consider it thoroughly is not possible.

— Specialist from Moscow, arrived at the scene of the discovery, suggested that this dinosaur eggs, said local boys and boasted . — They cost 500 thousand rubles.

This conclusion has sparked skepticism among scientists. The fact that the largest found a dinosaur egg does not exceed 30 cm in length. The kid hatching from it, too, was small — he had to grow very quickly to reach the size of an adult specimen.

— It seems to me that these fossils are not similar to the eggs of ancient reptiles — Leonid doubts Smelov . — On the territory of the Volgograd region was lapping a warm prehistoric sea, so there are more likely to find the remains of marine reptiles, like ichthyosaurs.Such remains, in particular, found Alexander Yarkov — member of the paleontological society at the Russian Academy of Sciences, the teacher of the Volga humanitarian Institute. He put forward the theory that the fossils in Wet Olhovka, it is likely the lime formation. Although it would probably not limestone, but something like iron ore. Continue reading

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