In Latin America, archaeologists have discovered ancient pottery
Professionals from the Novosibirsk Institute of archaeology and Ethnography during excavations in Ecuador have discovered the oldest ceramics in South America. Fragments of dishes and household items are among the…

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Ancient slonomysh found paleontologists in Uruguay
Amazing discovery made by European paleontologists in South America. On the territory of Uruguay they found slonomysh - the unusual remains of an ancient rodent, which weighed about a ton…

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Archaeological finds discovered on the territory of Znamensky monastery in the city of Kursk

During reconstruction of the Church of the Holy sepulchre was consecrated in the city of Kursk, in November-December-2015 staff Inspection on protection of objects of cultural heritage of Kursk region on separate sites conducted archaeological work.

According to the chief specialist of the Department of archaeology of the inspection Vereyskiy Novel, was the study area of about 70 square meters, where found artifacts of different eras. So, pinakamahalaga the remains of the foundations of the resurrection Cathedral belong to the XVIII century, burials date back to the XVII century, and the pits outbuildings with underground a basement — evidence of the culture of Ancient Russia and the Horde rule.

Found during excavations of the Foundation of the coins of the Russian Empire clearly indicate that the resurrection of the original wooden Church was built in 1730-ies. Mass burials in mass graves, found among the remains of the shrapnel firearms and silver coins of the seventeenth century indicate that this burial of the monks and defenders of the Znamensky monastery in the early stage of its existence. To unambiguously characterize this unique funerary complex would allow dalneishego study with the involvement of specialists-anthropologists.

Great interest are materials from the cultural layer of the ancient times — especially when you consider that the Kursk strata of this period are the most ancient to Chronicles of South Russian cities in Russia. Continue reading

Colombia – the Archeological heritage

The earliest discovered traces of human presence are 15-12 BC First pottery refers to the line 4-3 thousand BC and the beginning of processing of metals – the second half of the 1st Millennium BC To early centuries ad there lived the tribes of the chibcha-Moscow, the Caribbean, etc.

Unfortunately, the culture of the Colombian Indians is not well studied how the culture of the Peruvian, Mexican or aboriginal. When it comes to pre-Columbian America, just remember the Mayans, the Aztecs, the Incas, but somehow overshadowed by the fact that in the Americas there were other native American peoples and culture, which left an amazing historical sites and mysterious legends.

In Colombia found evidence of a variety of ancient civilizations. This and the stone statues in the archaeological Park on the outskirts of San agustín (Department of Huila), and underground vaults of the pre-Columbian era: Alto del Aguacate, Alto de San Andres, Alto de Segovia, Alto del Duende, El Tablon in the national archaeological Park of Tierradentro (Department of Cauca), and the Lost city (Ciudad perdida – the Department of Magdalena), and the city of Tumaco (Department of nariño), famous for the numerous archaeological finds of great historical and artistic value. All arheologicheskaya are samples of cultural heritage of different sub-clans Chibchas.

San Agustin and Tierradentro declared a world heritage by UNESCO, the Lost city is a Sacred place, unique in natural-historical terms.

In San Agustin is the largest in South America, the ensemble of ancient monuments and megalithic sculptures in a beautiful natural landscape. The pagan gods and mythical animals are widely represented in a variety of styles – from abstraction to realism. These works of art testify to the high creative potential of culture, spread in the Northern Andes in the I-VIII centuries. Continue reading

In Germany, the badger found ancient graves with the treasures

German archaeologists was indebted to badger: the beast helped them to make a significant discovery. You can tell that the animal was the first who found the medieval Slavic burial of two princes, in which he found valuable artifacts, according to News .

The striped animal, perfectly adapted to digging underground tunnels, made a hole on site in the farm, 75 kilometres North-East of Berlin. By some coincidence, on the farm at this time had two sculptor, a great interest in archaeology – Lars Willem and Hendrik the Ring.

“We have noticed sticking out of the ground pelvic bone, definitely belonged to a man – said Ring Spiegel Online. – We were not surprised, because across the road from here in 1960-ies it was discovered the whole field of ancient graves. But we still put the camera in a badger hole and using the remote control took a few pictures”. Photos of archaeologists-lovers saw fragments of jewelry and immediately reported his find to the local authorities.

All this happened in the fall of 2012, and since then, no sign of badgers on the farm were seen – most likely, he left his hole. And this week scientists have made a discovery, made by beast, soobshenie. In the place which a badger was chosen for creating a home, we found eight ancient graves of the first half of the XII century.

Archaeologist Thomas Kersting from the Department of protection of monuments of the Federal land of Brandenburg is certain: this discovery is of great value. “First we don’t found graves like that in Brandenburg. So this is a very important discovery”, – he said.

At the feet of the skeletons, buried there, was found the bronze vessels. “This suggests that the people buried here belonged to the elite. They had bronze bowls in which they wash their hands before dinner – they knew it was supposed to do,” – said the expert. Continue reading

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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Karelian archeologists have found a settlement of Ancient Egypt and the stone labyrinth
At the end of August on the shores of the White sea near the village of Ceret on the area of about one hectare were discovered and partially excavated the…

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