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Archaeological finds in the forest

At the beginning of July in the taiga happened unusual natural phenomenon. Forty kilometers from the town of Vyazma, near the river Podkhorenok, in the forest was felled a few hectares of forest, as if someone swung a huge Mace on the ground, breaking, twisting with the root of ancient trees. As explained in the far Eastern regional emergency center of Russia, only the tornado is capable of that. The wind force was so incredible, and the emergence for these latitudes siphon so strange and rare that many researchers were already going to the place of the epicenter and find out what brought about the winds of change…However, the scientist-researcher Mikhail Efimenko’s ahead of the curve. He had just returned from an expedition and hastened to the editor to share their discoveries and show the finds. Some of their artifacts he found in the garden of a local resident of the village Sheremetyevo Vyazemsky district, which he gathered in the woods and put on display for the kids.

— So far the village Sheremetyevo to historians was of interest only as one of the cultural monuments of the Neolithic period — Neolithic, — says Mikhail Efimenko. — Here on the rocks found drawings of primitive people — petroglyphs: funny horses and scenes of hunting life. But what I saw impressed me. Stones from another world, from another culture, from another time, from another civilization… Continue reading

Hollywood uses Mesopotamian monuments

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

The legendary Troy, or Ilion

Trojan horse — a symbol of Troy (located at the entrance to the territory of the National historical Park of Troy)

Troy — perhaps in the world, few of those who have not heard the name of this legendary city at least once in their life, who has not heard of the famous Trojan horse . which dramatically changed the course of the Trojan war . Starting from the “Iliad” of Homer . describing the fifty-one day of the last year of the Trojan war . about Troy said and written a lot. Troy was always interested and continues to interest a variety of scholars: archaeologists, historians, writers and local historians. But did You know that Troy is in Turkey ?

Where is Troy (Ilion)? Troy on a map of Turkey

The Location Of Troy

Troy on a map of Turkey

“Troy” and “Ilium” are two different names of one and the same powerful city in Asia Minor, at the entrance from the Aegean sea to the Dardanelles (Hellespont) . The city was located on the ancient Maritime trade route, which connected the Aegean sea with the Marmara and Black seas. Troy occupied a dominant position over the Strait and this allowed the city to become a key center of trade between East and West in the bronze age. Continue reading

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