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
Archaeology is the science that helps to recreate the history of mankind by obtaining material evidence of the past. Sometimes the individual finds allow us to learn new, brand unknown, historical facts, and sometimes overturn previously entrenched attitudes. Here is a list of such discoveries made recently.
Scientists have long wondered why in the deserts of the Middle East built so many stone walls. Some of them even more than 5000 years. Their purpose until recently it was not clear, and researchers have dubbed them “desert kites”.
Only recently experts have found that such stone structures have always been built exclusively along the migration routes of animals. So there was an assumption that they served as nothing more than a shelter for cattle that were sent for slaughter.
Cancer existed thousands of years ago
Quite a long time it was common to think that ancient people didn’t have cancer. Cancer supposedly provoke bad environmental situation, unhealthy diet, stress, radiation and so on, which in ancient times was not. Continue reading
Archeology (from the Greek.archaios – ancient and logos – science ) – the science of antiquities . By definition, A.V. Artsikhovsky archaeology is history armed with a spade. the science that studies the historical past of mankind on the real historical remains buried in the ground. Interest in antiquities appeared in Russia in the early centuries of Russian history. In the churches . the cathedrals kept the relics associated with the memory of the princes . the highest spiritual hierarchs . In the Trinity Cathedral of Pskov Mikhail. to see the sleigh that belonged to Princess Olga . swords attributed to Prince Dovmont and Vsevolod Mstislavovich. In Bogolyubovo, near Vladimir . kept the sword of Prince Boris . In the Novgorod Sofia took care of the staff and vestments of Bishop Nikita (XII century) and Boris and Gleb Church – maces pagan God Perun, whose statue before the baptism of Novgorod stood in Perunovo grove on the shore of the lake.Ilmen. Vestries of ancient churches have been repositories of rarities, and in fact these were the first museums in Russia. Was done then and excavations, but they were associated with Christian shrines. In Pskov in 1420 by the decision of mayors to stop Maura decided to dig up the foundations of the demolished Church of St. Blaise. The townspeople bought the yard Artemyev. demolished buildings and the first in North-West Russia the excavation obretosha the throne. Continue reading