The most characteristic examples of Neolithic settlements in Greece are Dimini. Dispilio. Lerna and Sesklo in mainland Greece, as well as the early layer of Knossos in Crete
Among them stands out two ancient settlements in 8 kilometers from Volos Is Sesklo and Dimini
The city was founded in the XIX century, as a seaport for the export of goods produced on the Thessalian plain. As you know, here is the world’s largest plant for the production of cement. Outside the city, on the outskirts of the excavations of the ancient city of Yolk. About 8 km from Volos excavated two ancient settlements Dimini and Sesklo. Hair beautiful, modern city of Greece, is a major commercial and tourist center of the country. Its seaport is considered the gateway of Europe to the Middle East. Here are University of Central Greece, and folk art theatres. Hair is not like the other cities of Greece. The streets are only parallel and perpendicular to the sea. It is very easy to navigate. Local authorities pay great attention to the appearance of the city and its purity. Especially changed the look of the city after hosting the summer Olympics 2004 as there were held competitions of water.Built many sports complexes, the Olympic stadium and swimming pool. Continue reading
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
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