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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 government. Nevertheless, something remained unchanged. The cultural heritage of Egypt exists in the form of archaeological antiquities, valuable finds, majestic temples and pyramids, wonderful life. News of archaeology of Egypt presented in this section.

A team of archaeologists from Prague’s Charles University during the excavations in the mastaba AS-54, in the Sahara, discovered well-preserved parts of the large boats used during the old Kingdom for trips on the Nile. We are talking about a large boat, not toy models, which are often found in the tombs.

Funerary mask of Tutankhamun, hardly the most recognizable work of art of Ancient Egypt, returned to the Museum after two months of restoration, carried out by German experts. The restoration took the mask after an extremely amusing incident in which one of the Museum staff pulled Pharaoh’s beard. Then glued it using “super glue”. Continue reading

ANCIENT SETTLEMENTS ON THE TERRITORY OF MOSCOW

People settled in the territory, where later was built in Moscow in the Neolithic period. The first settlers appeared here in those days, when the glacier that covered earlier, most of Europe, began to take their positions, slowly retreating to the North. As it melts, leaving behind the Sands, swamps and huge boulders.

Archaeologists have discovered traces of settlements III Millennium BC near the village liyalovo, located in the vicinity of the Moscow river and Klyazma river at the location of today’s Shchukino (Kolomenskoye). In ancient times lived in these places tribes engaged in hunting and fishing. They used tools made of bone and stone, as evidenced by discovered in the excavations of the items. In everyday life, the villagers used burnt at the stake pottery decorated with various patterns.

People preferred to settle closer to the water, so light shelters were constructed on the shores of lakes and rivers. In the II Millennium BC (the bronze age) the territory of Moscow and Moscow region was inhabited by representatives of the fatyanovo culture. During excavations on the territory of Moscow and Moscow region (Tushino, Davydkovo, Sparrow hills and other regions)have been found in their burial grounds. In areas inhabited by these tribes, to this day, find of burial, which, as a rule, are located in the South-East of Moscow. Continue reading

Lao skull: the oldest remains of modern humans in Southeast Asia
Discovered in a cave in Annam mountains in Northern Laos; the skull is the oldest fossil belonging to the person of modern type found in South-East Asia, the researchers report…

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The first people
Geologists decided the beginning of the Quaternary period from the appearance of the first fossil remains of primitive people. But there is a major problem: paleontologists continue to find more…

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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…

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