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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Excavations in the estate of Sophia of Kyiv and Vyshhorod of the National reserve
This year the students of our Institute was fortunate to host the summer archeological practice in the National reserve Sophia of Kyiv and Vyshgorod historical and cultural reserve. In the…

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SC said it was possible for the exhumation of the remains of Alexander III

In order to remove the last doubts as to the authenticity of the remains of Tsarevich Alexei, the Grand Duchess Maria and their parents, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia at the meeting of the Commission on the reburial proposed to open the tomb of Alexander III. Now the issue is addressed in investigative Committee of Russia.

– His Holiness the Patriarch proposed to conduct such a study, said senior investigator-criminalist main Department of criminalistics of the RF IC Vladimir Solovyov. – The question discussed, and while I can’t give you a definitive answer, but we think about it with the experts, since Alexander III – it’s still the closest to Nicholas II. As far as I know, his tomb has never been opened. No one here can say that someone planted a bone, someone has mixed these bones.

The first legend that in the place of the Romanov family buried the wrong people, appeared in 1918. Not stopped these rumors and when the burial of the family of the last Emperor of Russia in modern times. Many experts, among them prominent Church leaders, argued that in place of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna buried by other people, perhaps their servants. Continue reading

The ancient city of Miletus

Tourists in Turkey can visit the ancient city of Miletus Ionia. You can get here by public transport from the towns of Altinkum Accou or Are Balat. You can even book a tour from Moscow for a honeymoon in Turkey, which will include a trip to Miletus. According to the descriptions of Herodotus, it was founded by Carians, but was subsequently captured by the Ionians. The city flourished in 6-7 century BC. Miletus is the largest sea port. Also, the town was the centre of science. Here was Thales of Miletus, who studied a solar Eclipse. The name Anaximander is due the invention of the globe. Here was founded the Milesian school of philosophy. It was in Miletus occurrences created by the first form of the Greek alphabet. The names of the mathematician Pythagoras and of the historian Herodotus also associated with Miletos. The layout of the streets of the ancient city is somewhat like today’s modern cities. The architect Hippocam for the first time in the practice of urban development has proposed to first pave main streets, and from them secondary. Continue reading

TOP 7 archaeological finds in the North Caucasus in recent years

Strange skulls, ancient gold, legendary graves: by Day archaeologists AMF-SC gave an overview of the most interesting finds in the region.

The bowels of the earth and the mountains of the Northern Caucasus contain many secrets, who love to unravel archaeologists, learning year after year something new. In honor of the professional holiday of researchers AMF-SC gave an overview of the most interesting finds that were discovered during excavations and expeditions in recent years.

Scythian gold

In August 2013 scientists have surprised the inhabitants of the Stavropol territory and Russia’s largest archaeological find of the last half century. In szpakowska area was found Scythian gold Dating from the fourth century BC. The owner of lifetime values could not be determined – Kurgan was subjected to several “raids” black archeologists, the last time in the 19th century. Robbers dug up every last bone, leaving scientists with a single lead. Gold survived by a miracle – it is simply not found. Continue reading

Parking of primitive people "Wolf Mane" in the Novosibirsk region
Novosibirsk region is famous for its variety of terrain: plains, lowlands, and swamps, and steppes. But today it's about Palaeolithic Parking lot "Wolf Mane", located in 62 kilometers from the…

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In Izmir, archaeologists discovered the Islands mentioned in the ancient books
Recently during surface excavations carried out in the vicinity of the city Bademli that in Izmir province, archaeologists found mentioned in ancient books the island on which was built the…

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