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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 to news Agency Xinhua.

The archaeological site of Sanxingdui is a place of careful work of archaeologists has been for at least three decades, but the finding of similar values are able to detect extremely rare — the last one of gold was found here in 1990-ies.

“The product was found, the approximate age of 3 thousand years, indicate the high social status living here once people. Gold and jade attest to the prosperity of the settlements here,” says lei Yu, an archeologist from Sichuan Institute.

Yu adds that the portions of the ancient walls, was found here earlier, could apply to two small towns.

The area is known Sanxingdui finds a variety of objects of antiquity from the beginning of the twentieth century, however, full excavations began in 1986, after the discovery of working pits for sacrifice. Continue reading

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

An incredible discovery archaeologists

A teenage girl 14-15 years old, which sacrificed about 500 years ago, all ages past have lain in the ice on top of thousander, which contributed to a great sound. Next to her frozen bodies of two more young victims: seven year old boy and six girls. It was found three mummies, which, in contrast to the embalmed Egyptian “colleagues”, suffered PublishAmerica. The body of a seven year old boy also studied, but to explore the remains of six girls scientists have not yet solved. Probably, it once struck by lightning, which may affect the accuracy of the research results. Instead of traditional DNA testing, scientists have studied proteins in tissues and found that in apparently healthy girl had a bacterial lung infection resembling tuberculosis. The first infection was detected in mummies.

Most likely, the three children were sacrificed, as evidenced by being near them artifacts of gold, silver, clothes, bowls with food and extravagant headdress of white feathers of unknown birds. Historians suggest that the children were selected by the Incas for their beauty (in addition, children were considered more pure beings than adults) and sacrificed. Inca is not often brought children into the victim.

B previous studies: before sacrificed, throughout the year, children were fed “elite” foods — maize and dried llama meat, though before that they ate only peasant food, consisting of potatoes and vegetables. Scientists have also concluded that preparing for the sacrifice of children, in particular, 15-year-old girl who regularly given drugs and alcohol to be more submissive. Continue reading

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