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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

The hill with the remains of an ancient settlement multilayer

The most characteristic examples of Neolithic settlements in Greece are Dimini. Dispilio. Lerna and Sesklo in mainland Greece, as well as the early layer of Knossos in Crete

Among them stands out two ancient settlements in 8 kilometers from Volos Is Sesklo and Dimini

The city was founded in the XIX century, as a seaport for the export of goods produced on the Thessalian plain. As you know, here is the world’s largest plant for the production of cement. Outside the city, on the outskirts of the excavations of the ancient city of Yolk. About 8 km from Volos excavated two ancient settlements Dimini and Sesklo. Hair beautiful, modern city of Greece, is a major commercial and tourist center of the country. Its seaport is considered the gateway of Europe to the Middle East. Here are University of Central Greece, and folk art theatres. Hair is not like the other cities of Greece. The streets are only parallel and perpendicular to the sea. It is very easy to navigate. Local authorities pay great attention to the appearance of the city and its purity. Especially changed the look of the city after hosting the summer Olympics 2004 as there were held competitions of water.Built many sports complexes, the Olympic stadium and swimming pool. Continue reading

HOW ARCHEOLOGISTS WORK

Methods of archaeologists very far away from the tunnels the days of Herculaneum; and obvious progress compared with the beginning of the twentieth century, when bona fide, but poorly equipped diggers attacked the mounds with shovels, wheelbarrows and hundreds of hired workers, in the calculations which was a system of “baksheesh” — everyone who found any valuable thing paid for it at the market price.

The scientific approach of Modern excavations is highly scientific, carefully controlled and is an expensive affair. Due to high costs and ever-increasing demands for scientific accuracy, the excavation can now be described as the mobile scientific laboratory, where highly qualified specialists in various fields combine their efforts, working in the field. Prior to modern archeological expedition are five main tasks: area survey, excavation, finds recording, interpretation and publication of reports. In the first place, every new excavation site should be surveyed for miles around; you need to learn as much as possible about the topography and history of the surrounding area. Continue reading

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