Recently, a group of respected Chinese archaeologists came to the conclusion that discovered in the spring of this year in the city of Yangzhou (Jiangsu province) is the ancient burial place of the last haven of Sui dynasty Emperor Yang-di life years (569 — 618, reign of the 604 — 617). It is reported by China Daily.
In April 2013, the construction works were discovered two ancient tombs. The epitaph on one of them read: “Here lies sui Yang-di”.
After research, the experts confirmed that the discovered grave belongs to sui Yang di and his wife Empress Xiao. In the grave were found the teeth of the Emperor and the remains of a woman, as well as many objects of great value for science.
Before archaeologists discovered this tomb in Yangzhou already had a mausoleum of sui Yang di, located in the village of Hoyer village Juicy. This place was identified as the burial of sui Yang di scientist and statesman of the Qing dynasty Ruan yuan (1764 — 1849), who donated large funds for the erection of a mausoleum Yang di. Since the 80-ies of the last century this monument was restored several times, it became a popular tourist attraction and objectcontrol heritage, protected at the provincial level.
After the discovery of this tomb of sui Yang di, the fate of the false burial, said Ruan yuan, remains in question. But according to the representative of local organization for the protection of cultural property, despite the inaccuracy of the results of the survey Ruan Yuan, they still possess a certain historical value and will continue to be protected. Continue reading
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 Pillars “of the Western Crimean archaeological project: some results from the far Chersonese to the chorus of” where were presented the results of five excavations. This was reported today in the media center at the Kazan Federal University.
“We carried out excavations of some settlements, which are settlements of new type. Before that they were unknown to us. And this is the first work of its kind about the settlements in the inner part of the tarchankut Peninsula,” said Andresen and noted that some results of the excavations fundamentally change the universal idea about this region and about the history of the entire Western part of the Crimea.
Danish Professor expressed hope that, despite the political situation, the archaeological excavations will be continued.
Professor of the Department of ancient history and middle ages of historical faculty of Kazan Federal University Igor Khrapunov, in turn, focused attention on the fact that the rural territory of ancient cities have been preserved best of all in Crimea, especially in the area of Chersonesos.
“This is probably the only place in the world, except, perhaps, modern Sicily, where the artifacts are almost intact. Thus it has made this epochal discovery in the 50-ies of XX century, when they discovered whole sections of the Greek agriculture, different farms, divided into vineyards, gardens and so forth,” said Khrapunov. Continue reading
The ancient settlement of Chirokitia (named after a nearby village) because of its preservation and the abundance of finds is unique among Neolithic archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. Researchers are still not clear the origin of this ancient Cypriot culture. A number of local and foreign historians believe that its early phases must be sought as a matter of Cyprus and on the Asian mainland. The results of archaeological research allow to speak about the contacts of the inhabitants of Khirokitia with Anatolia, the ancient settlements of the valley of Antioch and Northern Syria. Data of radiocarbon analysis showed that the population of Khirokitia occurred in approximately 5000 BC
2 December 1998 settlement of Choirokoitia was included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites under number 848 according to IV, V, VI criteria, as this settlement, first, the earliest phase of studies for the Cyprus procainamidesee Neolithic period (criterion IV); secondly, a characteristic example of a significant human settlement, fragile as a result of its great antiquity and its location in a rapidly changing environment (criterion V); finally, the settlement related to the ideas and beliefs of historical importance, which is manifested in several aspects of material culture: for example, the use in funeral rites figurines testifies to ritual and religiondispatches (criterion VI). The site was discovered in 1934 by P. Diseasem. which produce further archaeological work from 1936 to 1946 To 1977, began excavations under the direction of Alain Le Brun, Director of the French archaeological mission in Cyprus.
During archaeological excavations at khirokitia found a large number of different objects. They talk about the existence in Cyprus of a highly developed Neolithic culture. The burials found in necklaces, pins, spindle whorls, pendants, stone beads. In the manufacture of stone tools to handles the bone was used, it produced the same pins, needles, spindles. Continue reading