Recently during surface excavations carried out in the vicinity of the city Bademli that in Izmir province, archaeologists found mentioned in ancient books the island on which was built the ancient city of Cana.
After studying the geological samples taken from the strata of rocks of a small Peninsula near Bademli, archaeologists have discovered that the Peninsula was once in ancient times was an island. It turned out that the Strait separating the island from the mainland, over the centuries has filled with silt.
Open again is the third island in the chain Argiroski Islands, mentioned in the ancient sources. For many years among archaeologists, historians and geographers were debates about their location.
Archaeologists of the University of Cologne in cooperation with colleagues from the German archaeological Institute, with the participation of historians, geographers and geophysicists from the universities of Manisa, Cologne, Rostock and Southampton began an archaeological excavation to find the location Argiroski Islands, which, according to ancient texts, had to be located somewhere near Bademli. 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
In Mitino in the course of two to three years will be a historical archaeological landscape Park, reports Oreanda. According to the chief archeologist of Moscow Alexander Veksler, here, after the extensive archeological study of the area, were found numerous monuments of the past. Now they are under the protection of the Metropolitan government.
In addition, in 2008, in the district Khokhlovskiy square in the centre appears the Museum exposition “the Fortress of the White city of the XVI century”. There you will see the 70-meter stretch of white-stone wall was found during construction, it will be saved in not disassembled.
Fortifications of the White town — the third zone of defence of Moscow, were erected in 1585-1593, under the leadership of the Russian architect Feodor the Horse and was adjoined on the left Bank of the Moscow river to the Kremlin and China-town. At the end of XVIII century the fortress fell into disrepair and was demolished. Through its walls have passed Continue reading