The most valuable archaeological finds of the past year presented in St. Petersburg
Artifacts from the Paleolithic to the middle Ages. At the Institute of history of material culture Russian Academy of Sciences presented the most valuable archaeological finds of the last year.…

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The Museum of archaeology
Archaeology Museum of Volgograd state University opened in 1986 on the initiative of the first rector of Volgograd state University M. M. Zagorulko, the Dean of the history Department B.…

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The oldest city of India

Once again introduce you to the mysterious archaeological finds, riddles which remain unsolved.

In New Zealand, in a cave on mount Owen was discovered paw flightless bird MoA, which became extinct about 500 years ago. Now all I wonder how the animal managed to get up the mountain.

In China there are caves that were hollowed out man in a fine-grained Sandstone. The cave appeared long before the reign of the Qing dynasty, i.e. before the third century BC Mentioning about these caves not found anywhere else.

In Bolivia at the altitude of 3825 meters above sea level, is a mysterious stone structure. According to one version it is here that first people appeared on earth. Astrological and astronomical value of images on the stones are still not solved.

This hillfort is located on the territory of Canada near Newfoundland. He is about 1000 years, which is proof that the Vikings visited North America long before Christopher Columbus.

In Turkey on the Armenian highland is a very interesting temple complex, shed light on many old customs. It is noteworthy that the temple was built before around it grew the city.

Still unsolved manuscript book, some issledovatelnitsa on extinct Mexican dialect, other researchers believe that this encrypted message in some Asian language.

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The most unusual archaeological finds

Our world is built from many mysteries and puzzles, and a man who spent his life trying to solve them.

On Earth periodically found some amazing things – from ancient cities, overturned our ideas about history, to objects that are covered with complete darkness. Here are 12 of the most surprising findings of archaeologists, reports the Chronicle with reference.

1. MoA mount Owen MoA was a flightless bird and became extinct about 500 years ago. So the researchers were shocked to find such a huge and well-preserved paw MoA in a cave on mount Owen in New Zealand. This discovery more than 3,000 years.

2. The Harrier grottoes These caves, hollowed-out man in a fine-grained Sandstone, are found in China to this day represent some of the mystery. They were created long before the Qin dynasty in the third century BC, however, no mention of them is not.

3. The gate of the Sun It’s like Stonehenge. The gates of the Sun – a very mysterious stone structure. They are at the altitude of 3825 meters above sea level in Bolivia – perhaps this is where the first people on Earth. Also, the images on the gate, apparently, had a certain astrological and astronomical value. Continue reading

Mysterious archaeological finds – not an uncommon phenomenon

But if some of them are just curious, others rather frightening. Archaeologists – people are not shy, but sometimes from the bowels of the Earth they extract is that shocks even them. This article focuses on four such discoveries.

Pits with severed hands

During the excavation of the once magnificent Palace in the Egyptian city of Avaris, whose age is 3.5 thousand years, archaeologists found 4 pits with severed hands. Two of them were located in front of the building and two directly in his throne room. The head of the excavations, Manfred Bitak noted that all the limbs were right. Most of the remains were small, from which the expert concluded that these were the hands of adult men.

Historians believe that the found hand prove the existence of some ancient Egyptian traditions. The gist of it was this: the soldiers cut off the right hands of enemy soldiers and gave them to his commander, who then solemnly dropped “trophies” into the pit, and the men received a reward.

For Inca ritual “capacocha” was selected the most beautiful children. They were forced to climb into the Andes, on the mountaintops to die, freezing to please the gods. This ritual is performed as for any reason, and without it – that is,”just in case”. People believed that if a child was sacrificed this way, he will become immortal and equal to gods.

It is believed that the lion’s share of these sacrifices was opened in 1999 next to the volcano Llullaillaco, situated on the border between Argentina and Chile. A group of archaeologists led by Johan Reinhard has rolled back the stone that closed the entrance to the crypt, and found a terrible picture: among a large number of well-preserved ceremonial attributes were the mummified bodies of three frozen children. Continue reading

In Lugansk found the remains of giant insects
Season of archaeological excavations is about to end because summer is over and there are not more than a month, for the discovery of new antiquities. In Lugansk region, archaeologists…

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The most important archaeological discoveries of the year
Archaeology magazine summed up the year and ranked the most important archaeological discoveries and findings. 1. Revealed the composition of a blue dye of the Maya. This paint used to…

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