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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

IT from the past — how are “digital archaeologists”

Drawings of long-forgotten processors, initial codes of programs or games legendary, unknown works of art – all these rarities today quickly become costly Antiques. So, like any other Antiques, it is possible to earn.

We live in an age where information is practically unable to get lost – as once digitized, the data will always remain in electronic form. But the standards and formats change, storage media have a limited life or simply become obsolete. Together with them “obsolete” and sent to the shelves of the pearl of great data.

“Digital archaeologists” in the world so far, the unit, and as complicated as that of the seekers of antiquities. Only one ton of earth dug up, and others shuffling a lot of data. If someone bought at auction an ancient Apple I computer and digital artifacts is the demand.

“Processor Terminator”

What is lost in the vast Network; for example, the drawing processor MOS 6502 in the mid – 80s of the twentieth century he was the most popular processor in the world due to the low prices and incredibly high for the time of performance. At the time of its appearance, it was worth $25 — this is 4-5 times cheaper than competitors like the Intel 8080 and Motorola 6800. All, I mean who saw the movie “the Terminator”, will remember one of the first scenes: with a view “from eyes” of a cyborg. Running there lines of code is the MOS 6502 assembler. After the release of the processor from use of his drawings disappeared, since the MOS 6502 was created by a pencil on Whatman paper. Continue reading

IT from the past — how are "digital archaeologists"
Drawings of long-forgotten processors, initial codes of programs or games legendary, unknown works of art – all these rarities today quickly become costly Antiques. So, like any other Antiques, it…

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Excavations of ancient cities in Iran can change the history of modern civilization
The middle East could become the second if not the main, the cradle of modern civilization. At the meeting in Italy the conference, the archaeologists came to the conclusion that…

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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…

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