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Excavations for Hitler

In the Third Reich a study of ancient history has experienced a real boom. According to the materials of the excavations was proved that the Germans are the ancestors of the Aryan race.

Even Indiana Jones knew that the national-socialists was not only important for the present and the future but also the past. The third Reich sought to find all new treasures – be they ancient Jews or chest the Holy Grail.

In this story is more truth than was intended by the Creator of films about Indiana Jones, Steven Spielberg. This theme is dedicated to the new exhibition “Excavations for Germany. Archaeologists under the pressure of the swastika” in the Museum Focke in Bremen. The first film of Indiana Jones “raiders of the lost ark” was, in fact, a documentary. Archaeologists in clothing for the tropics and black leather coat worked for high-ranking national socialists, were engaged in theft of cultural property, used slaves and had no problems, fix on the way counterparties.

“Archaeologists are often developed these crimes or worked on their own initiative,” says historian Masarsky Dirk (Dirk Mahsarski), supervising an exhibition in conjunction with an archaeologist from Bremen Halle Uta (Uta Halle). “There are a number of archaeologists, which we with confidence can tell that they knew what the Holocaust and forced labor,” notes Masarsky. Continue reading

IT from the past — how are “digital archaeologists”

Drawings of long-forgotten processors, initial codes of programs or games legendary, unknown works of art – all these rarities today quickly become costly Antiques. So, like any other Antiques, it is possible to earn.

We live in an age where information is practically unable to get lost – as once digitized, the data will always remain in electronic form. But the standards and formats change, storage media have a limited life or simply become obsolete. Together with them “obsolete” and sent to the shelves of the pearl of great data.

“Digital archaeologists” in the world so far, the unit, and as complicated as that of the seekers of antiquities. Only one ton of earth dug up, and others shuffling a lot of data. If someone bought at auction an ancient Apple I computer and digital artifacts is the demand.

“Processor Terminator”

What is lost in the vast Network; for example, the drawing processor MOS 6502 in the mid – 80s of the twentieth century he was the most popular processor in the world due to the low prices and incredibly high for the time of performance. At the time of its appearance, it was worth $25 — this is 4-5 times cheaper than competitors like the Intel 8080 and Motorola 6800. All, I mean who saw the movie “the Terminator”, will remember one of the first scenes: with a view “from eyes” of a cyborg. Running there lines of code is the MOS 6502 assembler. After the release of the processor from use of his drawings disappeared, since the MOS 6502 was created by a pencil on Whatman paper. Continue reading

Everpresence

Using the latest techniques of DNA analysis by German scientists plan to put an end to many years of debates concerning the emergence of modern anthropological type in Europe. Experts from the Leipzig Institute of evolutionary anthropology max Planck decoded the DNA of the remains of ancient man found during excavations in the Voronezh region. The resulting code genetics compared the DNA of Europeans and found a lot in common, so there is serious reason to believe that modern man came to the territory of modern Europe from the territory of the Russian plain, and the pre-routed the trail of settlement of Homo sapiens will now have to adjust.

That the attention of German specialists was attracted by the remains found near the village of Kostenki Voronezh region, is not surprising. It is in this area contains a large number of sites of the upper Palaeolithic, some of which relates to the period when Neanderthals were completely replaced by modern humans. Finds made in the Voronezh region have puzzled archeologists. Thus, radiocarbon analysis was found there in 2001, the statues have proven that art in Europe appeared 10 thousand years earlier than was thought. That is exactly the inhabitants of the village of Kostenki first in Europe began to imitate the human. And the bones of a man found in the burial of Markina Gora in 1954, are the most ancient remains of Homo sapiens in Eastern Europe. Their age – about 30 thousand years exceeds the age of other finds made in Spain, Italy and France. Reconstruction of the shape of the human skull made by the archaeologist Continue reading

ANCIENT SETTLEMENTS ON THE TERRITORY OF MOSCOW
People settled in the territory, where later was built in Moscow in the Neolithic period. The first settlers appeared here in those days, when the glacier that covered earlier, most…

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Sobyanin, Muscovites were invited in the renovated archaeological Museum
The mayor of the capital Sergey Sobyanin on Monday opened after reconstruction the Museum of archaeology of Moscow. In Moscow after extensive renovations, opened the Museum of archeology of the…

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Excavations for Hitler
In the Third Reich a study of ancient history has experienced a real boom. According to the materials of the excavations was proved that the Germans are the ancestors of…

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