The opening of the fourth shift International youth archaeological camp
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…

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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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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 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

The most ancient artifacts: archaeological finds

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

In Abkhazia discovered the “treasure of caster” five-thousand year-old

Bronze axes transferred to local history Museum of the city of Gudauta

In the Gudauta district of Abkhazia, local residents found the so-called “treasure of the caster” – 20 bronze axes, which date back to the third Millennium BC.

About this informed the head of Department on protection of monuments and historical and cultural heritage of the unrecognized Republic Vadim Bzhania.

According to him, the axes were found in the village Zvandripsh while plowing the land. “Although it is not treated samples axes, but for science they are of great interest”, – said Bzhania.

He said that bronze axes transferred to local history Museum of the city of Gudauta. The head of regional administration has disposed to allocate cash reward to the finder of the hoard.

In connection with the discovery of the Office for protection of monuments directs the expedition to continue studies on the territory of the village Zvandripsh. Continue reading

Two ancient settlements found in the design of the pipeline is in the Ivanovo region
There is a high probability that in the near future the houses of the citizens of Yuryevets district will gas. This was reported by General Director of LLC "Gazprom Mezhregiongaz…

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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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