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A report from an archaeological expedition

Imagine a country, reminiscent of both Ancient Greece ruins and rusty abandoned Pripyat. Imagine that this country is the inhalation, as if a strong scent of herbal collection from cold and cough. Imagine that such a state is not on many maps. Imagine that it still exists somewhere in the middle of it you Wake up at 7 am, eat Breakfast, looking at the cold fog high in the mountains, getting water in the spring and go to the excavations of ancient graves. If you did, then you were in the Abkhazian archaeological expedition.

Local map for Georgia fundamentally signed with a small letter, if not marked. Russia is written in a larger font as a sign of gratitude for the recognition

— I got a hole in the floor through to the second floor, so be careful. In this room will live. A lot of places, but first you need to clean off mold from walls, throw out all the trash. The light is only in one room, no water, so wash in a mountain river — the girl with the bandaged knee catches me in the life of an archaeological expedition. — I’m afraid of mice or fleas? No? Well, we just a lot. “Dichlorvos” helps underdeveloped. By the way, you first time in Abkhazia? Here in Akarmara, Abkhazia’s real. It’s not on the program! Continue reading

After the treasure hunter

Works the few literate people, who accompanied the conquistadors in their trips only opened America, lay on the tables of historians only in the NINETEENTH century. With parchment pages of the past opened the horrific pictures of the destruction of ancient Indian cities and the enslavement and destruction of indigenous tribes and peoples of the continent…

Learned monks and Pedro Simon Pedro de Aguado, the poet and chronicler Juan de Castellanos, the chronicler Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo-and-Wildes told the descendants of many details of the hike and the wonders of open lands, including the “elaborately decorated and crowded cities of Pozegaca, Become, Hironaka and bond”, located on the North of South America – about where nowadays the border between Colombia and Venezuela.

Two dozen expeditions in the twentieth century returned from the slopes of the mountain massif the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta without any results – only the jungle Yes small villages of Kogi Indians, have preserved no memory of its glorious past. In the seventies of the twentieth century seriously began to prove that the evidence of documents is not supported by the findings – no more than a myth… Believed the same three hundred years ago in the country of El Dorado, a real man of gold, who reigned somewhere in the upper reaches of the Orinoco! Also once inhabited the imagination of the Guiana coast people wearing head under my arm! Continue reading

These findings have changed the view of humanity

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.

Stone corrals

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

Excavations of the settlement of the XII century Bobble
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…

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Black diggers
On the site of the once prosperous village Bushneva they leveled a whole street of merchant houses, ancient temples and the floors broke down, destroyed the iconostasis. That in Antropovo…

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Archaeology of Egypt
Egypt is the oldest country in the world. It was here he first formed a unitary state. It exists and is still — changing names, population, religion and form of…

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