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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 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

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

Finds of Russian archaeologists in Sudan

In The Sudan . on the territory of the modern village of Abu Artale, Russian-Italian archaeological expedition discovered interesting findings – the Sudanese antiquities service even called them the biggest discovery of the decade.

Russian and Italian archaeologists working in the Sudan since 2009. With each season of excavation, scientists are learning more about the history of the Kingdom of Kush was an ancient state that existed in the North of modern Sudan (Nubia) the first Millennium BC to IV century ad. Kush also known as Mirotskoe the Kingdom, by the name of the main city, Meroe.

Obelisk with hieroglyphic inscription was found in Abu Artale in 2015

The Russian expedition headed by Eleanor Kormysheva – doctor of historical Sciences, Professor, Director of International training and research center of Egyptology. V. S. Golenischev, head of the Institute of Oriental studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Italian – Fantosati Eugenio (Eugenio Fantusati), Professor of archaeology of Sapienza University in Rome.

Main findings at the end of 2015, include basalt altar, the basis of the sacred rooks and hieroglyphic inscriptions. All these artifacts were discovered inside the ruins of the temple, once destroyed by fire. When protocolpage is unknown, radiocarbon Dating has not yielded clear results. Continue reading

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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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