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10 archaeological finds

Many people think that all the main historical discoveries already made and all the treasures found. However, this is not so. Thousands of professional archaeologists and hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts continue in different parts of the world to dig and search.

Each year the magazine Archaeology sums up the year in archaeology, while drawing up the rating of outstanding discoveries that shed light on the ancient history of mankind. Scientists waited many surprises from different historical eras. By the way, discoveries in archaeology are not listed in order of importance and not in chronological order. So, here’s the top 10 for 2012.

1st place: the ship of Pharaoh

Egyptologist Jan Tristant of the University of Sydney studied the response francuzskoy archaeological expedition of Professor Pierre Monte, who in 1914 examined the tombs of the pharaohs near the town of Abu Ravache. Suddenly he noticed something strange: French archaeologist wrote that the tomb was a wooden floor. It seemed strange – because prior to that, in Egyptian tombs never vstrechalas wooden floors. He suggested that, under wooden beams is hiding something else. And sure enough– under the tomb was found an ancient burial ship, made in 2950 BC There were also found ceramic vessels with beer and bread – apparently, this was not an easy craft and grocery baggage that accompanied the Pharaoh to the realm of the dead. Continue reading

A report from an archaeological expedition

Imagine a country, reminiscent of both Ancient Greece ruins and rusty abandoned Pripyat. Imagine that this country is the inhalation, as if a strong scent of herbal collection from cold and cough. Imagine that such a state is not on many maps. Imagine that it still exists somewhere in the middle of it you Wake up at 7 am, eat Breakfast, looking at the cold fog high in the mountains, getting water in the spring and go to the excavations of ancient graves. If you did, then you were in the Abkhazian archaeological expedition.

Local map for Georgia fundamentally signed with a small letter, if not marked. Russia is written in a larger font as a sign of gratitude for the recognition

— I got a hole in the floor through to the second floor, so be careful. In this room will live. A lot of places, but first you need to clean off mold from walls, throw out all the trash. The light is only in one room, no water, so wash in a mountain river — the girl with the bandaged knee catches me in the life of an archaeological expedition. — I’m afraid of mice or fleas? No? Well, we just a lot. “Dichlorvos” helps underdeveloped. By the way, you first time in Abkhazia? Here in Akarmara, Abkhazia’s real. It’s not on the program! Continue reading

After the treasure hunter

Works the few literate people, who accompanied the conquistadors in their trips only opened America, lay on the tables of historians only in the NINETEENTH century. With parchment pages of the past opened the horrific pictures of the destruction of ancient Indian cities and the enslavement and destruction of indigenous tribes and peoples of the continent…

Learned monks and Pedro Simon Pedro de Aguado, the poet and chronicler Juan de Castellanos, the chronicler Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo-and-Wildes told the descendants of many details of the hike and the wonders of open lands, including the “elaborately decorated and crowded cities of Pozegaca, Become, Hironaka and bond”, located on the North of South America – about where nowadays the border between Colombia and Venezuela.

Two dozen expeditions in the twentieth century returned from the slopes of the mountain massif the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta without any results – only the jungle Yes small villages of Kogi Indians, have preserved no memory of its glorious past. In the seventies of the twentieth century seriously began to prove that the evidence of documents is not supported by the findings – no more than a myth… Believed the same three hundred years ago in the country of El Dorado, a real man of gold, who reigned somewhere in the upper reaches of the Orinoco! Also once inhabited the imagination of the Guiana coast people wearing head under my arm! Continue reading

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