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
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 and used his front teeth in about the same manner as elephants, according to a paper published in the Journal of Anatomy.
“We came to the conclusion that this animal used not only the incisors for biting and cutting food, but also for digging the soil and protection from predators. This is very similar to how elephants use their tusks,” says one of the authors of the opening, Philip Cox (Philip Cox) from the University of York (UK).
As noted by Cox and his colleagues, the remains of the ancient loomisi were discovered in 2008, Uruguayan paleontologists, however, until recently, no one gave importance, RIA Novosti reports .
When British scientists saw these fossils, they were drawn to the unusually large size of the animal, its powerful jaws and teeth. The authors took the skull to his laboratory and attempted to estimate the bite force of an ancient rodent, calculated his age and tried to evaluate the environmental niche in which he lived.
According to the calculations of paleontologists, this mammal, named Josephoartigasia monesi, was the champion Itin several categories.
First, it is the largest rodent in the history of the Earth — it weighs almost a thousand pounds, and its dimensions are this slonomysh resembled that of a Buffalo or other large hoofed animal. Continue reading
18 may 2015, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has opened a renovated Museum of archaeology of Moscow at the Manege square. In opening ceremony took part the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, head of the Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky, Director General of the Museum Association “Moscow Museum” Alina Saprykina.
According to the mayor, in 1997, the Museum of archaeology of Moscow was opened with serious disturbances, so after only 15 years it was reconstructed (in the Museum replaced engineering networks, upgraded ventilation systems, lighting and fire safety carried out the partial replanning of the internal spaces, which include automated access control system). “Now here is the most modern Museum equipment. So I think it will be for many years to serve the citizens and visitors of the capital, to delight them with their exhibitions,” said Sergei Sobyanin.
“Today is a joyful and long – awaited event- after years of reconstruction, opened the Museum of archaeology. The Museum is known and loved by Muscovites. Of course, it was very sad, when people are passing and walking in the center of Moscow, approached him and saw the word “Museum renovation”. We with great joy we open the Museum for Muscovites. And happily for archaeologists, because the Museum is not only a methodological center, but also the main custodian of all archaeological finds” — said the Minister of Moscow Government, head of the Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky.
The Museum of archaeology of Moscow is a branch of Museum Association “Moscow Museum”. It is located in the heart of the capital, at the Manege square – a popular tourist spot. The opening of the Museum in 1997 was timed to the 850th anniversary of Moscow. Continue reading