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…

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In South America, archaeologists discovered the 1,200 year old "temple of the dead"
In South America, archaeologists have discovered the first undisturbed tomb robbers ancient and mysterious civilization Were. In the tomb, scientists found the mummified bodies of three Queens, as well as…

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How to get gold in Mongolia: black diggers

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

Historians don has discovered the secret of a few archaeological finds

Found in Azov recently an old factory and another underground passage shed light on the events. Now, after examining the finds, the archaeologists can make historical edits to previously known facts.

One of the first manufactories of the Azov looked modestly the area of 60 square meters there were two ovens in which metal was melted. Here, in narrow aisles, various forged products. What kind of work was done by craftsmen, archaeologists have yet to figure out is the dugout they discovered recently and so far have removed only the top layer of soil.

“The construction of this workshop was the individual craftsman. Most likely, it belonged to the merchant. Industrial furnaces of this type are extremely rare, especially of such construction”, — says senior researcher of the Azov Museum-reserve Andrei Maslovsky.

In one of the drain pits found the skull. According to the historians, its owner became a victim of the massacre, arranged in the 14th century Mamam because of a conflict with the local Han. After the bloodbath of the manufactory was abandoned, 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

Scientists unexpectedly made a discovery which in future may change the idea about the history of human evolution.
In China, paleontologists have discovered the remains of a probably still unknown species of people. These people lived in southern China from 11 to 14 thousand years ago. Paleontologists have…

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Find archaeologists disproved the theory that the first people came to America 12 thousand years ago
Brazil was discovered a cave with cave paintings, giving grounds to believe that the first people in America came to 18 thousand years earlier than believed by many archaeologists. The…

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