The ancient city of Idalion
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…

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In the forests of Estonia do not only "black archeologists", but hunters explosives
After Estonian mass media spread the information that the Capo was arrested in IDA-Virumaa two people suspected of trafficking in explosives, having carried one of them to the category of…

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Unusual archaeological finds in an ancient mound.

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

Current archaeology

The development of archaeology involves not only the study of fundamental problems of the origin, prosperity and decline of ancient cultures by excavation of archaeological sites and interpret the artifacts resulting from field research, but also the preservation and further development of the existing traditions of scientific schools, which are only possible while maintaining scientific continuity of generations. That is why the training of young specialists should become one of priority directions of modern archaeologists. This training involves not only listening to lectures in University classrooms or the passage of field practice in archaeological expeditions, but also the development of young researchers, students, and graduate students, discussion problems of archaeology. The results of their research, the authors usually give publicity to the conferences.

In the second half of the last century, one of scientific forums, where young professionals were provided the results of their first survey, where they put forward new and sometimes highly controversial, the hypothesis became all-Union archeological student conference, in which he actively participated and students from Continue reading

Unique archives – ancient tombs of Chinese dynasties showed Kharkovites

Ancient tombs of the Chinese dynasties at the plant. In the library of Karazin University opened the exhibition of archival documents. History finds tell local archivists: in the fifties the Soviet builders helped Chinese colleagues to build the mining plant. On site found nearly two thousand ancient graves of the beginning of our era.

Marat Balyshev, head of Department Central state scientific-technical archives of Ukraine: “Since it is a major industrial enterprise (I think it was 10-11 very large shops), there wasn’t supposed to be at the depth of any voids. Were these graves, and they were forced to pour concrete”.

The East – business thin. The archivists tell: the space under the Chinese and Soviet planners studied carefully and meticulously.

Evgeny Semenov, Director of the Central state scientific-technical archives of Ukraine: “the very subtlety of the study. Can you imagine: they even anthills were counted in all this vast territory – the area there, in my opinion, eight hundred hectares.”

Cini, Han, Tang, sui – which of the dynasties belong to the burial place the archaeologists were determined by the form. For example, the “big square hole” – typical for graves of the dynasty Zin.

Dozhdeva Olga, leading specialist of the Central state scientific-technical archives of Ukraine: “Here are the graves found in the territory of this workshop. Here they are marked. This, apparently, offsite graves”. Continue reading

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PSU named after S. Toraigyrov was visited by a group of foreign scientists from UK, Germany and Denmark engaged in natural science research, anthropological and paleontological materials received by archaeologists…


Elusive breath of the Millennium: the archaeological excavation
Rich land of Cherkasy region the mysteries of centuries that hides in the depths of their lands. Especially those that date from 4-6 millennia BC. Cell Trypillya settlements, which are…