On 18 may, the Museum of archaeology of Moscow was finally open after renovation. In the center of the exhibition remains the Voskresensky bridge, but technically there have been many changes. You can immerse yourself in the excavations of the Manege square and the surrounding area to visit the mother see of XVII century with the help of mapping and monocular. The freelance correspondent of “Iodine” estimated innovations and find out what is hidden under the center of the capital.
The Museum of Archaeology of Moscow is located in the heart of the city, near the Kremlin, on Manezh square. This is a small glass building with columns near the hotel “Moscow” was the first in the capital exhibition complex under the earth and has always attracted tourists and residents. According to the Director of Association “Moscow Museum” Alina Saprykina, such popularity is associated not only with location but also with the fact that archaeological museums are the most popular in the world. Continue reading
In different Nations that inhabited our planet in ancient times, there were different traditions of burial of the dead, is often very unusual. Both were buried in ancient times? Here are interesting facts about some very unusual burials.
Among some peoples of Ancient China (e.g. people’s Bo) was taken to suspend the coffin with the body of the deceased on a high rock, and on the side facing to human habitation. It was believed that mountains are a bridge between earthly life and afterlife, and the dead in the tombs will protect the living and bring them luck. The hanging coffins were made from a solid single piece of wood and placed on special stands, hammered into the rock. The oldest burial found is 3000 years old and the youngest is 400.
In Ancient Persia, the main religion was Zoroastrianism (he was later superseded by Islam), according to which the dead were not supposed to defile the earth and air, therefore corpses could not be burned or buried in the ground. On a high rock tower was constructed with a deep well in the center (Tower of silence). Inside the tower were three levels: one for men, one for women and one for children. The dead were stripped completely and put in the tower, Continue reading
Archaeologists have found evidence that early humans could live in America already 14-19 thousand years ago
Scientists found evidence that the emergence of the first people on American land could be another 14 to 19 KYR and it is 6 thousand years earlier than was considered in the scientific world. Writes The Daily mail.
In the South, Chilean territory, archaeologists found stone tools, traces, indicating that this place once was the hearth; the remains of animals and plants that have been cooked. Thanks to radiocarbon study, experts suggested that the finds date back to approximately 12 to 17 KYR B. C. E. Therefore, the appearance of these settlers on the mainland were in much earlier before it was settled the first paleo-Indians were.
The previous four decades it was customary to assume that the first humans appeared on American soil, was crossed on a land bridge from the Asian territories on the North American order of 12-13 KYR, These people represented the Clovis culture, characterized by smaller fluted spear heads from stone.
A completely different type of technology tools out of stone was found by archaeologists in Monte Verde, South of the Chilean state. The stone here was carried out only on one side, in what, actually, and zaklyuchaetsya with the Clovis culture. Continue reading