In Kabardino-Balkaria conducted excavations of the ancient settlement
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…

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Archaeologists have found evidence that early humans could live in America already 14-19 thousand years ago
Scientists found evidence that the emergence of the first people on American land could be another 14 to 19 KYR and it is 6 thousand years earlier than was considered…

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An unusual ancient burial

In different Nations that inhabited our planet in ancient times, there were different traditions of burial of the dead, is often very unusual. Both were buried in ancient times? Here are interesting facts about some very unusual burials.

Among some peoples of Ancient China (e.g. people’s Bo) was taken to suspend the coffin with the body of the deceased on a high rock, and on the side facing to human habitation. It was believed that mountains are a bridge between earthly life and afterlife, and the dead in the tombs will protect the living and bring them luck. The hanging coffins were made from a solid single piece of wood and placed on special stands, hammered into the rock. The oldest burial found is 3000 years old and the youngest is 400.

In Ancient Persia, the main religion was Zoroastrianism (he was later superseded by Islam), according to which the dead were not supposed to defile the earth and air, therefore corpses could not be burned or buried in the ground. On a high rock tower was constructed with a deep well in the center (Tower of silence). Inside the tower were three levels: one for men, one for women and one for children. The dead were stripped completely and put in the tower, 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 Ivanovo” Sergey Mazalov at the meeting of the regional government on 20 January.

According to him, are almost finished work on the design of the gas pipeline-branch and GDS Yuryevets (the pipeline length 46.5 km) and inter-settlement gas pipeline stretching for 6 km from the GDS to the city of Yuryevets with branches southern part of the city and the village of shikhovo and Konoplitsy.

“This is perhaps the most anticipated of the last years, – said Sergey Mazalov. – Given the statutory period of examination and tender procedures and on the basis of accumulated experience in gasification, it is possible to predict that at the end of the 2016 construction works at these sites will begin. However, it is not only the expected object, but also the largest and most complex. Therefore, in the process of its implementation is inevitable contingencies that affect the timing of the works”.

With some emergency situations, the gas industry has already faced during the design process. For example, in parallel with the project work on track passing of the gas pipeline were conducted archaeological excavations, in which were discovered two ancient settlements. 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

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An unusual ancient burial
In different Nations that inhabited our planet in ancient times, there were different traditions of burial of the dead, is often very unusual. Both were buried in ancient times? Here…

Continue reading →