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 city Karagat. In 1957 archaeologists discovered this unique place. which at first took to be a huge cemetery of mammoths, but it was later revealed that this prehistoric people, who never used in their simple life stone. Scientists dug up any of a thousand skeletons of dead animals, which indicates the exceptional significance of mammoths in the area. Animal skins served as building material for homes of people of that time, bones made tools, meat from animals fed. Found the remains of animals of different ages — here and old mammoth, and young, scientists found not only the remains of mammoths, and bison, horses and other animals. Collection of stunning finds of the stone age at the present place is stored in the Institute of archaeology and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of Novosibirsk. Territory “Wolf Mane” impresses with its size: Parking stretches for 8 kilometers to the East, has a width of 1 kilometer, and stands 11 meters. The area is valuable not only from a scientific Continue reading
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 2005.
Seven years ago on the Greek island collapsed roof, located over the whole territory of the excavations. As a result of this incident killed one person, and one of the largest ancient monuments of Greece, was closed. Now the government, confident in the safety of tourists, the newly opened excavations, and we hope that Akrotiri will affect the volume of the tourist market of Greece.
The ancient settlement was discovered during the excavations conducted in 1967 by the Greek archaeologists. Then they discovered frescoes, pottery, furniture and many other artifacts that have allowed to reconstruct the everyday life of Minoans.
The settlement at this place existed already about four thousand years BC and it was destroyed in the XVII century BC after the eruption of the volcano on Santorini. The city was buried under the ashes, so ancient appearance of the village was saved. Continue reading