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 years ago, was one of the first Cypriot city-States, among nine similar settlements mentioned in the annals of the Assyrian king Esarhaddon, where there was a democratic structure. In addition, it even had its own school of art.
What valuable results of excavations at the site of Idalion, it’s the fact that give a clear view about religion and the beliefs of the time. The most revered deities in the city was Athena, and Aphrodite. It is in honor of the last and the city was named as one of the names of Aphrodite in Latin sounds like “Italia”. According to one legend this was the place where Ares killed her lover Adonis.
Excavations on this site began in the mid-nineteenth century, when in 1868 the British traveler LEng stumbled upon the ruins of the temple where the inscriptions on Cypriot and Phoenician languages. This temple was dedicated to Aphrodite, or, as called Continue reading
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
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