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Mysterious discoveries

On Earth, almost no white spots. But almost every year we read about sensational finds made by archaeologists. About the most mysterious of them, secrets which are yet to be disclosed, says a new German book.

Much in the book “Things that could not be” perceived ambiguously. Already Chapter titles: “Shot Neanderthal”, “Antique computer”, “Ancient aliens” and so forth, cause distrust. But quite bold in some of his conclusions, the author Reinhard Habeck (Habeck Reinhard), as a rule, adheres strictly to the facts.For example, he very carefully describes was found in the early twentieth century on the seabed close to the small Greek island of Antikythera a subject that many (and not only Habeck) called “ancient computer”.

Fragments of “ancient computer”

An astrolabe from the bottom of the sea

Model, exhibited in the German Museum in Munich, shows that it is a very complex mechanism consisting of multiple gears of different sizes linked together in different planes. Most “computer” is reminiscent of a modern astrolabe. It allows you to keep track of the solar and lunar calendars to calculate the trajectory of planets and to determine the position of the stars. This is not surprising today, but “the mechanism of Antikythera” was assembled in periodid 150-m and 100-m years BC! Continue reading

Archaeological finds

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

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