In Kabardino-Balkaria conducted excavations of the ancient settlement
In the Chegem district of Kabardino-Balkaria Institute of archaeology of the Caucasus (Nalchik) and scientists of the South of Russia began excavating the largest known settlement, Dating from the seventh…

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The opening of the research Center of archaeology and Ethnology in the Treasury. al-Farabi
In their Coffers. al-Farabi was held the solemn opening of the research Center of archaeology and Ethnology . In the framework of the state program "Cultural heritage" archaeological and ethnological…

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Museum of archeology of Moscow: the rebirth

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

How to get gold in Mongolia: black diggers

Many gold mining companies will alter the natural landscape of Mongolia. The extraction of gold disappear hundreds of rivers and lakes, and the Mongolia slowly turning into a desert.

In addition to the official production companies from Russia, Japan, China (from 23 countries), the main problem are the “black diggers”. They are called “ninjas” because of their appearance: they wear behind green metal pots, which are similar to heroes of the popular cartoon about the ninja turtles. Pictures of David gray, Reuters.

First, this “underground” activity in Mongolia was engaged in migrant workers from China, but after some time of this “economic niches” they were replaced by the Mongols themselves. Traditional Mongolian tent:

According to various estimates environmentalists, more than 100 thousand people in Mongolia are engaged in illegal gold mining. Photo: old Russian van production on someone’s yard: Continue reading

An unusual ancient burial

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

Greece opened excavations of the ancient settlement of Akrotiri
On the Greek island of Santorini on Wednesday, April 11, opened ancient Akrotiri is an ancient city of the Minoan civilization. According to Reuters. excavations were closed to tourists since…

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Greece opened excavations of the ancient settlement of Akrotiri
On the Greek island of Santorini on Wednesday, April 11, opened ancient Akrotiri is an ancient city of the Minoan civilization. According to Reuters. excavations were closed to tourists since…

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