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
In Guatemala and Mexico archaeologists made important discoveries that shed light on ancient Mayan culture, reports the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Mayans created a highly advanced civilization – it is an axiom, not requiring proof. However, each new discovery or attempts to properly understand the purpose of the mysterious structures, and other artifacts never cease to surprise and amaze scientists. So at this time.
On the territory of modern archaeological complex of Ayutla, in Ocosingo Mexico researchers from the National Institute of anthropology and history, NIAI, have unearthed the ruins of an ancient Mayan theater, built more than 1.2 thousands of years ago.
The building, designed for 120 spectators, like many religious buildings of the Maya were on a hill. According to the expert, NIAI Luis Martos, the location of the buildings speaks of it no less significance for the ancient metropolis than temples. The archeologist assumes that the theatre was created by order of the ruling elite of the city for her amusement. Continue reading
How much mystery lurking in the bowels of the earth, no one knows for sure. But every day somewhere in the world some scientist finds some interesting pieces left in earth history.
How much mystery lurking in the bowels of the earth, no one knows for sure. But every day somewhere in the world some scientist finds some interesting pieces left in earth history. Such findings often do not resolve all the issues that were to the past, but also creates many more. How did the world all have long known the works of many historians. But, as it turns out, there are archaeological excavations, the so-called most ancient artifacts that either make adjustments, or simply change the facts, so many years noble as the truth.
What artifacts are the most interesting? For decades, mines in South Africa workers are wonderful areas. They are quite small, about an inch in diameter. Some of them are present in the grooves, parallel to each other, embossed around the equator. Composition and material from which they are made, there are two types of such findings. The first is a balls out metal patterns solid color blue with white streaks. The second is a hollow balls, filled with a spongy material. Find such areas in the rock, which age more than 2.8 billion years before mankind is still far. Who created them remains a mystery. Continue reading