Lumi are mythical creatures like the Sphinx with a human head, body of a lion or bull and the wings of an eagle, which once guarded the city in Mesopotamia. They were considered powerful creatures that served as a clear reminder of the power of the king, and were a symbol of guardian spirit for all people. About it reports “Barbaricum”.
Colossal statues Lumi found during the excavations in the Assyrian capitals, was founded by king Assurnasirpal II (reigned between 883 859 BC) and by king Sargon II (ruled from 721 in 705 BC). The famous winged Sphinx from Nimrud in Iraq (ancient city of Kalhu), guarding the gate to the city in 2015, have been destroyed by ISIL militants. Other sculptures of mythical animals belong to the cities of Dur Sharrukin (now Khorsabad, Iraq).
In each major city Lumi guarding the city gates. At the same time made one of the winged Sphinx to guard the entrance to the throne room. The Mesopotamians believed that Lumi deter the forces of chaos and bring peace into people’s homes. On Akkadian language “Lumi” meant the spirit-guard. Lumi are often found in art and mythology of Mesopotamia. The first detected Lumi was created about 3000 BC Lumi is also known as lamasi, Alladin R. D., and Shedd. Sometimes Lumi izabrali the form of a female deity, but usually he had a man’s head. Women’s Lumi was called ASPAs. Continue reading
Homo habilis (Homo habilis) – for the first time the remains of this ancient human found in Olduvai Faces the 29-year excavation. It was just the teeth. In 1965, the son of Leakey, Jonathan, the calcaneus, the clavicle and a fragment of the skull of a boy of 11-12 years. Excavations revealed the all-new bones of his skeleton. Leakey called the new creature presentantion (i.e. the ancestor of Zinjanthropus). His remains were found in a deeper layer than India. He is at least several hundred thousand years of ancient India. Expert anatomists, examining the bones prezyndzhantropa said: he’s not an ancestor, but rather a descendant. Indeed, vertebra, phalanges, fragments of a skull, leg bone – it was substantially more developed than Zinj. He had no crest on the skull. The preserved jaw with 13 teeth were more like human than India. Zinjanthropus volume of the skull was 520 cm 3. and presence – 680 cm 3. It was not clear: pressing was ancient India, and by building closer to us.
Pressing was someone killed. In his skull with a gaping big hole. Found 5 phalanges of the foot, bones of the left foot, the heel and the ankle bone. It was clear that presing walked on straight legs, like a man. But the most interesting hand. Despite the massiveness and a certain curved fingers, it was more like a human than a monkey’s hand. The experts,having studied the bones of presence, came to the conclusion that the owner could use the weapon! So he made the Oldowan tools, and not Zinj? Apparently, Yes. Leakey, Tobias and Naur decided to give it a new name.. in lat. Homo habilis. Continue reading
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.
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