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.
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
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
Archeology (from the Greek.archaios – ancient and logos – science ) – the science of antiquities . By definition, A.V. Artsikhovsky archaeology is history armed with a spade. the science that studies the historical past of mankind on the real historical remains buried in the ground. Interest in antiquities appeared in Russia in the early centuries of Russian history. In the churches . the cathedrals kept the relics associated with the memory of the princes . the highest spiritual hierarchs . In the Trinity Cathedral of Pskov Mikhail. to see the sleigh that belonged to Princess Olga . swords attributed to Prince Dovmont and Vsevolod Mstislavovich. In Bogolyubovo, near Vladimir . kept the sword of Prince Boris . In the Novgorod Sofia took care of the staff and vestments of Bishop Nikita (XII century) and Boris and Gleb Church – maces pagan God Perun, whose statue before the baptism of Novgorod stood in Perunovo grove on the shore of the lake.Ilmen. Vestries of ancient churches have been repositories of rarities, and in fact these were the first museums in Russia. Was done then and excavations, but they were associated with Christian shrines. In Pskov in 1420 by the decision of mayors to stop Maura decided to dig up the foundations of the demolished Church of St. Blaise. The townspeople bought the yard Artemyev. demolished buildings and the first in North-West Russia the excavation obretosha the throne. Continue reading