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
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
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