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15 amazing ancient cities, which are known by very few

Pompeii, Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat are the names of these cities at the hearing, even among schoolchildren, in the Internet there are hundreds of Photos of these places, and it was there that strive to be tourists. But there is on the planet no less ancient and interesting, but not as raspiarenny. In our review of 15 amazing cities that were built thousands of years ago and are now of great interest.

1. Carthage

Carthage, located on the territory of modern Tunisia was founded by Phoenicians in the first Millennium BC. The city quickly flourished and became a huge influence because of its coastal location, but soon there were rivals to the Romans. Carthage eventually surrendered to the Romans in 146 BC and was destroyed.

2. Ciudad Perdida

The present name of Ciudad Perdida translates as “the Lost city”. This place is also know in Colombia called Buritaca or Teyuna. Founded in 800 BC the city is older than the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu by 650 years. It was accidentally discovered only in 1972, assumed to be in the city with a population of about 8,000 people. Continue reading

These findings have changed the view of humanity

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.

Stone corrals

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

People-Giants

Historical Chronicles of the XIX century often report the findings in different parts of the world the skeletons of people abnormally high growth.

In 1821 in the USA in Tennessee found the ruins of an old stone wall, and under it two human skeletons a growth of 215 centimeters. In Wisconsin during the construction of granaries in 1879 were found enormous vertebrae and the bones of the skull “unbelievable thickness and size,” as evidenced by the article in the newspaper.

In 1883, in Utah, was discovered several burial mounds, which were burial places of people very tall – 195 cm, which was at least 30 centimeters above average height of Indians-natives. Last did these graves and could not tell any information about them1885 year Gastonville (PA) in a large burial mound was found a stone vault, in which was the skeleton of a height of 215 cm On the walls of the tomb were carved with primitive images of people, birds and animals.

In 1899, the miners of the Ruhr area in Germany found the fossil skeletons of people rising from 210 to 240 centimeters.

1890 year in Egypt, archaeologists found a stone sarcophagus-stone coffin inside, which was six-foot redhead mummy women and baby. Features and the addition of mummies differed sharply from the ancient Egyptians Like the mummies of men and women with red hair billionaries in 1912 in Lovelace (NV) in the cave, carved into the rock. The growth of mummified women when life was two meters, and the men – about three meters. Continue reading

Found a mysterious Golden spiral
Two thousand small gold spirals, its age is about 2900 years put Danish archaeologists stumped scientists puzzled over the origin of the treasure. Fragments of tightly twisted flat gold wire,…

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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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During excavations in China archaeologists have discovered objects of gold and jade
Chinese archaeologists, who conducted excavations in the area of known archaeological site of Sanxingdui, located in the southwest of China, Sichuan province, were found numerous gold and jade jewelry, according…

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