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 century BC. As reported on August 18, the Director of the Institute of archaeology of the Caucasus Kerim Mirzoyev, in the excavation area of 600 square meters discovered the remains of dwellings, ancient buildings, household pits and a large number of pottery and bronze ware and late Scythian-Koban culture. The findings in the thousands.
“Until October the tender will have to dig 2 thousand square meters of land, caught in the zone of construction of a bypass highway Cool-Azau. To work as subcontractors involved colleagues from the Krasnodar and Stavropol edges, the Rostov region”, – said Mirzoyev. “Under two meters of soil is found the monument of history, which will allow to unite into a single chain of historical discoveries made earlier in Chechnya, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, in the territory of Kavminvod and check the earlier historical assumptions”, – said the head of the expedition, Continue reading
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.
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
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