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 ancient city of Cana.
After studying the geological samples taken from the strata of rocks of a small Peninsula near Bademli, archaeologists have discovered that the Peninsula was once in ancient times was an island. It turned out that the Strait separating the island from the mainland, over the centuries has filled with silt.
Open again is the third island in the chain Argiroski Islands, mentioned in the ancient sources. For many years among archaeologists, historians and geographers were debates about their location.
Archaeologists of the University of Cologne in cooperation with colleagues from the German archaeological Institute, with the participation of historians, geographers and geophysicists from the universities of Manisa, Cologne, Rostock and Southampton began an archaeological excavation to find the location Argiroski Islands, which, according to ancient texts, had to be located somewhere near Bademli. Continue reading
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
August 12 at 11 am in the conference hall of the Museum of fine arts (St. Sophia sq., 2) will take place solemn opening of the fourth shift International youth archaeological camp.
The project is implemented by the Interregional public Foundation “Center of National Glory” (Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the CNS – the President of JSC “Russian Railways” Vladimir Yakunin), in cooperation with the Novgorod state United Museum-reserve, Novgorod archaeological expedition and with the support of the Government of the Novgorod region. The camp is aimed at familiarising the participants with the Russian cultural-historical tradition, establishing the system of effective communications and development of comprehensive public relations youth of Russia, CIS, Europe and other countries, and the creation of the youth environment of communication through the development of the traditions of intercultural understanding.
During the International youth archaeological camp “Veliky Novgorod in the historical memory of generations” assumes detailed acquaintance with the history and archaeology of Novgorod the Great, more mission search, clearance and treatment of archaeological sites, Continue reading