Danish archaeologists during an open lecture at Kazan Federal University presented the results of their five-year excavations in the Crimea
Simferopol, January 22. Kryminform. In the Crimean Federal University named after V. I. Vernadsky University was held a public lecture scientists-archaeologists at Aarhus University (Denmark) –professors Jens Andresen and Vladimir…

Continue reading →

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…

Continue reading →


How are archaeological excavations

Unearth — so as to raise the entire thickness of the earth, which for centuries and millennia were deposited by winds, torrents of water have been compounded by the remains of rotting plants, to lift so as not to disturb all that was left, lost or abandoned in times long past. The layer of earth over the remains of the abandoned settlements and other traces of human life are growing and now annually and daily. According to experts, every year up in the air, and then deposited 5 million cubic kilometers of rock. Water dilute and carry from place to place more soil.

“Archaeology is the science of the spade”, — stated in older textbooks. It is not entirely accurate. Unearth has not only a shovel but also with a knife medical scalpel and even a watercolor brush. Before starting the excavations, the surface of the monument to break by means of pegs into equal squares of size 1 (1x 1) or 4 (2 x 2) m2. Each peg is numbered and applied to the plan. This is called the grid. The mesh helps to record findings on the plans and drawings. During excavation all work is carried out manually. To mechanize this difficult, delicate and responsible task as yet impossible. Only the mechanized removal of earth from the excavation. Very often multilayer monuments— usually the places in which humans settled repeatedly.

In Sredniaia and the middle East, where they built mud-brick mud-brick houses, layered on each other the ruins of ancient cities formed hills with a height of several tens of meters — telly. To understand this multi-layered monument is difficult. But even more difficult to stratify those ancient settlements, where the houses were built of wood. From these settlements remains only a thin layer of decayed wood residue, ash, embers, and not fully decayed organic residues. This layer of dark color is visible in the crumbling wall of a ravine or at the edge of the eroded river Bank. In archaeology this layer is called cultural layer, Continue reading

Ulan-Ude may become one of the most ancient cities of Russia

The press service of the city hall of the city of Ulan-Ude on the eve of August 7 reported that the age of the capital of Buryatia’s accession Hun excavations of the settlement could increase by almost 2 thousand years, making it the oldest city in Russia . — transfers “Interfax”.

It is noted that the Republic has already begun legal registration of the new age status of the city.

The Ministry of property and land relations of Buryatia supported the idea of accession of Hun settlement to Ulan-Ude, and prepared the corresponding letter to the Ministry of culture, said in a statement.

Earlier, city hall had appealed to the President of Buryatia Vyacheslav Nagovitsyna to consider the transfer of the settlement from the Hun Ivolginsky district of the city of Ulan-Ude.

“It would give grounds Ulan-Ude to claim the title of one of the most ancient cities of Russia and, of course, would increase the flow of tourists in Buryatia,” — said in a press release.

Because the majority of excavations located in the territory of the neighboring district, the city authorities have no legal grounds to maintain order on the territory of the ancient city and promote it as a Museum and tourist attraction, said the press service. Continue reading

Forbidden archeology

How in the world an unidentified and interesting. I not long ago, for example, wrote about the giants.

Actually man is not often able to penetrate into the depths of the earth’s mysteries. Occasionally people get a chance like this, including forbidden archeology allows you to learn a lot. For Example, Hyperborea.

So what happened on the mountain of the Stavropol land in 2011 on 17 August. Scientists have found it an amazing phenomenon that, even after a century, humanity can hardly be called ordinary. “Man-RAM”- bones that, once buried here, in the trunk and extremities resembled a lamb, but his skull was human, and from there is not particularly abstruse name. Who knows whether God is a creature, or unusual worship of believers of the past centuries…

Real archaeological discovery made in 2011 – “Man-RAM”.

Sergey Savenko – the worker of Museum of local lore in the city of Pyatigorsk, said: “It’s not even the first time that such has happened before, for example, on the lands of the Crimea have found the body is buried. His body had no signs of interference, but the limbs were cut off, and instead fastened the bones of the goat” .Many people asked – so what is this anyway? The body was unified with the head from birth, or later human activity? Head of Otdelenia in the Stavropol Museum Anna Shvyreva concluded that the head before his death, belonged to the guy about 25 years. Continue reading

Archaeologists have found in America the last in the history of the Earth dinosaur
A group of scientists from Canada announced the discovery in Colorado of the remains of the hadrosaur, which lived after 700 thousand years after the mass extinction. The General view…


Alien guest. In the Chelyabinsk region found the skeleton of a strange
During excavations on the territory of the reserve "Arkaim" was found a skeleton with a skull of unusual elongated shape. Version about the ownership of the remains of the alien…