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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

While searching for the grave of Ermak archaeologists have found rich burial of ancient Ugrians

Archaeological expedition historians of the Urals and Siberia, who were looking for this summer the burial of Ermak in the Tyumen region, coming to an end. Find the grave of the conqueror of Siberia researchers have so far failed, but made a number of other interesting archaeological finds. In particular, discovered the burial of ancient Ugrians X-XI centuries with a rich inventory. Among the items found are rare things.

We will remind as earlier reported, the tomb of Ermak historians of Tobolsk, Novosibirsk, Ishim and Omsk are in York United district of the Tyumen region, near the village Begichevskiy. Looking for the burial of Cossack in this place on the map of the 19th century, compiled by Filimonov surveyor in 1806. According to provincial land surveyor, grave of the Yermak was in this area because it is closer to the place of death of Ermak than Bishevskie cemetery where, according to legend, was buried Siberian conqueror.

Preliminary results of the expedition to the correspondent told the head of the Tobolsk archaeological expedition, candidate of historical Sciences Alexander Adamov. According to him, the final data historians will be ready to publish at the end of September: now the research continues. Continue reading

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