Experts: From Iraq to the U.S. exported 90 thousand archaeological artifacts
Moscow, 18 September – AIF-Moscow . The war in Iraq was a disaster for the world of archeology and culture: experts say that tens of millenary monuments of ancient civilizations…

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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,…

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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 the first building layer, was an ancient sanctuary, which is proven by the typical ritual finds. In the second construction period it was converted into a Christian Church hall with the extension of the apse on the East side. The value of the detected structures is also that it is the first visible proof of the reliability of information of the Armenian chroniclers about the transformation of the ancient shrines in the Christian Church. Near the present village of Jrapi on the right side of the route Yerevan-Armavir-Gyumri were excavated an ancient settlement. The study showed that the whole territory of small settlements, took about 7-8 hectares, had a rectangular form and was enclosed on three sides by hills. At this time, the settlement is crossed Shosseynaya expensive. Our research is focused on surviving right-hand part of the settlement. Excavations were fully revealed two perpendicularly arranged buildings, which were organized and spacious area. Continue reading

Black diggers – as in Mongolia mine gold

A huge number of gold mining companies will alter the natural landscape of Mongolia. The number of disappeared rivers and lakes increases, the area becomes like a desert – all because of gold mining. In addition to officially registered companies (from Russia, Japan, China, etc. (total 23 countries) miners of gold, there are so-called “black diggers”, which are one of the main problems of Mongolia.

Due to the economic situation in the world, the locals of the Mongols, replaced with this “black” business even gastrabayterov from China and began to engage themselves in this “clandestine” activity. Traditional Mongolian tent

Currently in Mongolia there are more than 100 thousand people are engaged in illegal gold mining. Photo: old Russian van production on someone’s yard.

The bulk of “black diggers” are residents of the villages — former shepherds, seekers of a better life. They long ago abandoned their traditional occupation, have sold all their cattle and began to engage in illegal gold mining.

Here they are, digging pits to the South-West of Ulaanbaatar.

The main places of gold production “black diggers” – this is the officially the gold mining companies have done their development. “Black diggers” dig into the long-closed waste dumps at the former propylenecarbonate and pan for gold, the old-fashioned way, by hand. Continue reading

Archaeology – Perunica

In 1939 the American archaeologist Paul Cosquer, flying over the Peruvian desert of Nazca, saw the giant ground drawings of animals, birds, insects. For a long time it was believed that in Russia such giant figures, scientifically – geoglyphs, and there can not be. And suddenly sensation! No less amazing artifact was found in the southern Urals, near Chelyabinsk.

In 2005 Omsk University has released a small edition collection of scientific articles “of the Russian Culture in archaeological research” one of the works which for many years gives me peace. It is a small, two page article by A. Novikov and Yu shuklina “the woman’s Burial in the prison Saleperson”

Belsky Gorodishche — the site of ancient settlement of Scythian time (the late. VIII-beginning of III century BC), situated on a hill in the area between Vorskla and R. R. Dry Grun near the village of Belsk Kotelevsky district, Poltava region of Ukraine.

A short film about the archaeological monuments on the confluence of the Okhta river into the Neva river in St. Petersburg. As a result of excavations in recent years discovered there is a whole layer cake of settlements of different periods – the Swedish fortress Nienschanz and Landskrona, ancient settlement and the largest in the North-West of the Neolithic site. Specialists believe it obtained during excavations of scientific information will substantially change our predstavleniyam the history of the Prinevsky region and the prehistory of St. Petersburg.

To begin with, that I beg you not to tempt myself with the desire to find that person to communicate with him. He avoids contact just because of their age. As a rule, the information about it in the first place because they want to look for the treasure. HUNTERS PLEASE DO NOT WORRY. Continue reading