15 amazing ancient cities, which are known by very few

Pompeii, Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat are the names of these cities at the hearing, even among schoolchildren, in the Internet there are hundreds of Photos of these places, and it was there that strive to be tourists. But there is on the planet no less ancient and interesting, but not as raspiarenny. In our review of 15 amazing cities that were built thousands of years ago and are now of great interest.

1. Carthage

Carthage, located on the territory of modern Tunisia was founded by Phoenicians in the first Millennium BC. The city quickly flourished and became a huge influence because of its coastal location, but soon there were rivals to the Romans. Carthage eventually surrendered to the Romans in 146 BC and was destroyed.

2. Ciudad Perdida

The present name of Ciudad Perdida translates as “the Lost city”. This place is also know in Colombia called Buritaca or Teyuna. Founded in 800 BC the city is older than the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu by 650 years. It was accidentally discovered only in 1972, assumed to be in the city with a population of about 8,000 people. Continue reading

10 archaeological finds

Many people think that all the main historical discoveries already made and all the treasures found. However, this is not so. Thousands of professional archaeologists and hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts continue in different parts of the world to dig and search.

Each year the magazine Archaeology sums up the year in archaeology, while drawing up the rating of outstanding discoveries that shed light on the ancient history of mankind. Scientists waited many surprises from different historical eras. By the way, discoveries in archaeology are not listed in order of importance and not in chronological order. So, here’s the top 10 for 2012.

1st place: the ship of Pharaoh

Egyptologist Jan Tristant of the University of Sydney studied the response francuzskoy archaeological expedition of Professor Pierre Monte, who in 1914 examined the tombs of the pharaohs near the town of Abu Ravache. Suddenly he noticed something strange: French archaeologist wrote that the tomb was a wooden floor. It seemed strange – because prior to that, in Egyptian tombs never vstrechalas wooden floors. He suggested that, under wooden beams is hiding something else. And sure enough– under the tomb was found an ancient burial ship, made in 2950 BC There were also found ceramic vessels with beer and bread – apparently, this was not an easy craft and grocery baggage that accompanied the Pharaoh to the realm of the dead. Continue reading

Impossible fossils

Scientists believe that most layers of sedimentary rocks on the Earth’s surface were deposited slowly over millions of years. Most of these layers contain fossilized remains of plants and animals. But there are concerns.

On Earth there are many examples of fossils vertically pass through numerous layers of sedimentary rocks — from here and they got their name “polystrate fossils” (from poly — many, strata — layers).

For example, in coal mine Joggins (NS, Canada) you can find lots of vertically spaced trees raschitany in layers with a total thickness of 750 meters. These petrified trees can be easily seen.

Perfectly preserved, they pervade the strata, which supposedly were deposited over millions of years. The fact that the trees had to be buried faster than they would have rotted. In other words, these layers never could be deposited slowly over millions of years.

The trees would have decomposed long before this, and thus not rigid. Derek ager, Emeritus Professor of Geology at University College in Swansea, received their education in the spirit of strict Lilleskog uniformitarism, describes these fossils as follows: “the Total thickness of the British coal layers is about 1000 m, and assuming that they have been deposited over 10 million years, and when osloveien formation of sedimentary rock, then the disposal of the tree height of 10 m took place over 100,000 years, what really is ridiculous”. Continue reading

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