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After the treasure hunter

Works the few literate people, who accompanied the conquistadors in their trips only opened America, lay on the tables of historians only in the NINETEENTH century. With parchment pages of the past opened the horrific pictures of the destruction of ancient Indian cities and the enslavement and destruction of indigenous tribes and peoples of the continent…

Learned monks and Pedro Simon Pedro de Aguado, the poet and chronicler Juan de Castellanos, the chronicler Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo-and-Wildes told the descendants of many details of the hike and the wonders of open lands, including the “elaborately decorated and crowded cities of Pozegaca, Become, Hironaka and bond”, located on the North of South America – about where nowadays the border between Colombia and Venezuela.

Two dozen expeditions in the twentieth century returned from the slopes of the mountain massif the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta without any results – only the jungle Yes small villages of Kogi Indians, have preserved no memory of its glorious past. In the seventies of the twentieth century seriously began to prove that the evidence of documents is not supported by the findings – no more than a myth… Believed the same three hundred years ago in the country of El Dorado, a real man of gold, who reigned somewhere in the upper reaches of the Orinoco! Also once inhabited the imagination of the Guiana coast people wearing head under my arm! Continue reading

Archaeologists will conduct excavations on the site of construction of a gas pipeline “Altai”

“We will perform works on the territory of the Altai territory and, as appropriate, to make excavations in other regions along the entire string of the gas pipeline. It should be noted that only in our area of work will last for a few years – it’s archaeological sites recorded on the sites Tumenruskom, Zalesovo, Biysk, zone and other areas”, – quotes the press-center of the words of the Vice-rector for scientific and innovative development of the University Alexei Tishkina.

According to him, all preliminary examinations have been conducted, the estimates, and University staff are ready to start excavations.

It is expected that the chief Executive of a major research project will be the Institute of archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian branch of RAS (Novosibirsk), which has the appropriate experience and the necessary resources. In the implementation of the project will involve a team of the laboratory of interdisciplinary studies of archeology of Western Siberia and Altai ASU under the guidance of academicamente Derevyanko. It is also planned to use other academic, scientific and scientific-production organizations of the Altai region. Continue reading

Excavations of ancient cities in Iran can change the history of modern civilization

The middle East could become the second if not the main, the cradle of modern civilization. At the meeting in Italy the conference, the archaeologists came to the conclusion that civilization was born in a very unusual place — in Iran, far from the fertile valleys of Mesopotamia.

New discoveries during excavations in the Middle East has shaken the archaeological world and has forced scholars to reconsider the history of modern civilization. Until now, archaeologists believed that modern civilization originated in Mesopotamia, within the fertile valley between the Tigris and Euphrates, giving enough resources for the development of complex society. And then, during the third Millennium BC, social structures, wealth and technologies of this society slowly spread along the coast of the Nile and later along the banks of the Indus and Ganges.

New finds of settlements can shake the traditional history of the ancient world to its very foundations, reports of archaeological Science conference in Ravenna, Italy. “Archaeologists do not allow the possibility of the existence at an early stage of development of a society of such large settlements at a distance from major rivers flowing into the ocean. Earlier nobody knew about these cities,” — said the journalist of the Science Andrulonis, who described the findings of scientists in the third the August issue of the magazine. 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…

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Lao skull: the oldest remains of modern humans in Southeast Asia
Discovered in a cave in Annam mountains in Northern Laos; the skull is the oldest fossil belonging to the person of modern type found in South-East Asia, the researchers report…

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South America
It turned out that the inhabitants of Easter island did not conduct the war as previously believed, Archaeologists of the University Binghamton studied the obsidian spears of the mysterious civilization…

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