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
Egypt is the oldest country in the world. It was here he first formed a unitary state. It exists and is still — changing names, population, religion and form of government. Nevertheless, something remained unchanged. The cultural heritage of Egypt exists in the form of archaeological antiquities, valuable finds, majestic temples and pyramids, wonderful life. News of archaeology of Egypt presented in this section.
A team of archaeologists from Prague’s Charles University during the excavations in the mastaba AS-54, in the Sahara, discovered well-preserved parts of the large boats used during the old Kingdom for trips on the Nile. We are talking about a large boat, not toy models, which are often found in the tombs.
Funerary mask of Tutankhamun, hardly the most recognizable work of art of Ancient Egypt, returned to the Museum after two months of restoration, carried out by German experts. The restoration took the mask after an extremely amusing incident in which one of the Museum staff pulled Pharaoh’s beard. Then glued it using “super glue”. Continue reading
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.
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