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…

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Paleontologists announced the discovery of Jurassic Park in Patagonia

No place in the world, contains the same number and diversity of fossils of the Jurassic period.

A team of paleontologists led by Dr. Juan Garcia Massini announced the opening of the largest Park of Jurassic period fossils in Patagonia in southern Argentina. The place of burial of the fossils, which were uncovered by recent erosion, it was discovered four years ago and until now was kept secret.

Dr Massini, a geologist from regional research centre reported that this plot is in the area of the massif the Deseado in the province of Santa Cruz in Patagonia.

“This is a unique discovery. Found bones and fossils of flora, micro – and macro-organisms. In addition, the organisms were buried very quickly by mud and fine earth, says Massini. – You can even see how the fungi, cyanobacteria, and worms were moved when they were still alive”.

Excavations are carried out on an area of about 60 thousand square kilometers, and the Massini amazed at how well preserved this area, which is 140 million years old. Continue reading

In the Stavropol earth are buried the remains of the ancient cities

In the Stavropol earth are buried the remains of the ancient cities and even the earlier settlements of primitive man, stone boxes — tombs and majestic mounds, the dolmens and the massive underground chambers of the catacombs. As legendary statues, towering in the mountains of the greater Caucasus and its foothills Christian temples of X—XI centuries, some of the earliest on the territory of our country, majestic fortresses and towers of middle ages.

In the region identified 177 archaeological sites that scientists investigate how improved tools from the stone cut to perfect the bronze and iron guns. Great interest among the archaeological monuments of ancient times are the Parking lot of Sycamore on the Big Zelenchuk, barrow graves near Ust-Jeguta, tombs of the nobles of the bronze age, dolmens in the mountains of Karachay-Cherkessia, colorful bronze Koban culture. Highly artistic products rich Scythian barrows in C. Alexander, Hrushevsky the town near Stavropol, where for centuries was stored samples of the highest culture of ancient Greek (the remains of amphorae, with the names of Greek masters, bronze and iron pins, buckles and other products). Continue reading

SC said it was possible for the exhumation of the remains of Alexander III

In order to remove the last doubts as to the authenticity of the remains of Tsarevich Alexei, the Grand Duchess Maria and their parents, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia at the meeting of the Commission on the reburial proposed to open the tomb of Alexander III. Now the issue is addressed in investigative Committee of Russia.

– His Holiness the Patriarch proposed to conduct such a study, said senior investigator-criminalist main Department of criminalistics of the RF IC Vladimir Solovyov. – The question discussed, and while I can’t give you a definitive answer, but we think about it with the experts, since Alexander III – it’s still the closest to Nicholas II. As far as I know, his tomb has never been opened. No one here can say that someone planted a bone, someone has mixed these bones.

The first legend that in the place of the Romanov family buried the wrong people, appeared in 1918. Not stopped these rumors and when the burial of the family of the last Emperor of Russia in modern times. Many experts, among them prominent Church leaders, argued that in place of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna buried by other people, perhaps their servants. Continue reading

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TOP 7 archaeological finds in the North Caucasus in recent years
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…

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SC said it was possible for the exhumation of the remains of Alexander III
In order to remove the last doubts as to the authenticity of the remains of Tsarevich Alexei, the Grand Duchess Maria and their parents, the Patriarch of Moscow and all…

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