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
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
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