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Mysterious discoveries

On Earth, almost no white spots. But almost every year we read about sensational finds made by archaeologists. About the most mysterious of them, secrets which are yet to be disclosed, says a new German book.

Much in the book “Things that could not be” perceived ambiguously. Already Chapter titles: “Shot Neanderthal”, “Antique computer”, “Ancient aliens” and so forth, cause distrust. But quite bold in some of his conclusions, the author Reinhard Habeck (Habeck Reinhard), as a rule, adheres strictly to the facts.For example, he very carefully describes was found in the early twentieth century on the seabed close to the small Greek island of Antikythera a subject that many (and not only Habeck) called “ancient computer”.

Fragments of “ancient computer”

An astrolabe from the bottom of the sea

Model, exhibited in the German Museum in Munich, shows that it is a very complex mechanism consisting of multiple gears of different sizes linked together in different planes. Most “computer” is reminiscent of a modern astrolabe. It allows you to keep track of the solar and lunar calendars to calculate the trajectory of planets and to determine the position of the stars. This is not surprising today, but “the mechanism of Antikythera” was assembled in periodid 150-m and 100-m years BC! Continue reading

While searching for the grave of Ermak archaeologists have found rich burial of ancient Ugrians

Archaeological expedition historians of the Urals and Siberia, who were looking for this summer the burial of Ermak in the Tyumen region, coming to an end. Find the grave of the conqueror of Siberia researchers have so far failed, but made a number of other interesting archaeological finds. In particular, discovered the burial of ancient Ugrians X-XI centuries with a rich inventory. Among the items found are rare things.

We will remind as earlier reported, the tomb of Ermak historians of Tobolsk, Novosibirsk, Ishim and Omsk are in York United district of the Tyumen region, near the village Begichevskiy. Looking for the burial of Cossack in this place on the map of the 19th century, compiled by Filimonov surveyor in 1806. According to provincial land surveyor, grave of the Yermak was in this area because it is closer to the place of death of Ermak than Bishevskie cemetery where, according to legend, was buried Siberian conqueror.

Preliminary results of the expedition to the correspondent told the head of the Tobolsk archaeological expedition, candidate of historical Sciences Alexander Adamov. According to him, the final data historians will be ready to publish at the end of September: now the research continues. Continue reading

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 the value of the monuments, what would happen to them and what Antiques are of most interest — this “MP” told the researcher of the Department of archaeology of primitive society at the Institute of history of NAS of Belarus Zoya Kharitonovich.

During exploration.

Find the objects — a great success. In fact, ancient settlements, as a rule, not marked on the ground. These were typical of arable fields that have long been used for economic needs. Therefore, to detect the settlement — not an easy task — says Zoya Kharitonovich. — It’s either luck or purposeful exploration. Archaeologists frequently go on expeditions, exploring the area that they are interested in writing this or that work, and as a result find something unique. Sometimes random findings bring to school museums children: they can show the place, where they found these artifacts, and this new point on the map. This time the researchers got lucky. Continue reading

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