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15 amazing ancient cities, which are known by very few

Pompeii, Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat are the names of these cities at the hearing, even among schoolchildren, in the Internet there are hundreds of Photos of these places, and it was there that strive to be tourists. But there is on the planet no less ancient and interesting, but not as raspiarenny. In our review of 15 amazing cities that were built thousands of years ago and are now of great interest.

1. Carthage

Carthage, located on the territory of modern Tunisia was founded by Phoenicians in the first Millennium BC. The city quickly flourished and became a huge influence because of its coastal location, but soon there were rivals to the Romans. Carthage eventually surrendered to the Romans in 146 BC and was destroyed.

2. Ciudad Perdida

The present name of Ciudad Perdida translates as “the Lost city”. This place is also know in Colombia called Buritaca or Teyuna. Founded in 800 BC the city is older than the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu by 650 years. It was accidentally discovered only in 1972, assumed to be in the city with a population of about 8,000 people. Continue reading

Prehistoric man reveals the secrets of early inhabitants of America

Eighteen years it took scientists to finally uncover the mystery kanavinskogo person. Its partial skeleton was discovered by two teenagers in 1996 on the banks of the Columbia river (Columbia River) in Eastern Washington state. These remains tells us about the early history of the settlement of ancient people on the North American continent, thus forming the view of scientists about this process.

Says Dag Ously (Doug Owsley), an anthropologist from the Smithsonian Museum of natural history (Smithsonian Museum of Natural History), the bones of prehistoric man gave anthropologists an idea of what he ate and drank, what is his lifestyle, where he led their family. Moreover, researchers do know that he definitely was a nomad, gatherer, who has done a long way, before he passed away.

After analyzing his diet based on the meat of seals and other marine fauna, which, probably, have shaped its appearance, skull structure and body type, the researchers came to the conclusion that it could come from Polynesia on the raft or crafted from a thick tree trunk boat along the coast of the Japanese Islands, Eastern Siberia, Alaska, British Columbia and finally arrived to the shores of modern Washington. Continue reading

10 archaeological finds

Many people think that all the main historical discoveries already made and all the treasures found. However, this is not so. Thousands of professional archaeologists and hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts continue in different parts of the world to dig and search.

Each year the magazine Archaeology sums up the year in archaeology, while drawing up the rating of outstanding discoveries that shed light on the ancient history of mankind. Scientists waited many surprises from different historical eras. By the way, discoveries in archaeology are not listed in order of importance and not in chronological order. So, here’s the top 10 for 2012.

1st place: the ship of Pharaoh

Egyptologist Jan Tristant of the University of Sydney studied the response francuzskoy archaeological expedition of Professor Pierre Monte, who in 1914 examined the tombs of the pharaohs near the town of Abu Ravache. Suddenly he noticed something strange: French archaeologist wrote that the tomb was a wooden floor. It seemed strange – because prior to that, in Egyptian tombs never vstrechalas wooden floors. He suggested that, under wooden beams is hiding something else. And sure enough– under the tomb was found an ancient burial ship, made in 2950 BC There were also found ceramic vessels with beer and bread – apparently, this was not an easy craft and grocery baggage that accompanied the Pharaoh to the realm of the dead. Continue reading

Exploring the ruins of the Kingdom of Kush
Archaeological expedition discovered the biggest find of the decade: the scientists of Italy and Russia have found traces of an ancient and poorly known culture of Meroe, Rastsvetaeva in the…

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Excavations of the settlement of the XII century Bobble
Found two ancient settlements, Dating back at least 800 years. Discover the ancient settlement managed during the construction of the second ring road. Archaeologists have finished the excavation. What is…

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The first people
Geologists decided the beginning of the Quaternary period from the appearance of the first fossil remains of primitive people. But there is a major problem: paleontologists continue to find more…

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