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During excavations in China archaeologists have discovered objects of gold and jade

Chinese archaeologists, who conducted excavations in the area of known archaeological site of Sanxingdui, located in the southwest of China, Sichuan province, were found numerous gold and jade jewelry, according to news Agency Xinhua.

The archaeological site of Sanxingdui is a place of careful work of archaeologists has been for at least three decades, but the finding of similar values are able to detect extremely rare — the last one of gold was found here in 1990-ies.

“The product was found, the approximate age of 3 thousand years, indicate the high social status living here once people. Gold and jade attest to the prosperity of the settlements here,” says lei Yu, an archeologist from Sichuan Institute.

Yu adds that the portions of the ancient walls, was found here earlier, could apply to two small towns.

The area is known Sanxingdui finds a variety of objects of antiquity from the beginning of the twentieth century, however, full excavations began in 1986, after the discovery of working pits for sacrifice. Continue reading

The hill with the remains of an ancient settlement multilayer

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

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

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