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The art of the Aegean world

Aegean civilization one of the ancient civilizations. It has evolved over the two millennia (3000 to 1200 years BC). The territory, which it occupied: the Aegean sea and its Islands, the Cyclades, the Peloponnese Peninsula, the Western coast of Asia Minor and the Eastern Mediterranean. The center of the Aegean culture is the island of Crete.

The first successful archeological excavations date back to 1876-the year in Mycenae and 1899-the year in Crete. Peak archaeological excavations clung to the NINETEENTH century. Then it was excavated several large cities: Poliochne (Lemnos island), Phylakopi (Milos island), Troy, Micena. In Poliochne was investigated wall height of 5 m; in Three of the Royal residence; in Crete the palaces of Knossos, Phaistos and Mallia; a in Mycenae Acropolis.

The most important discoveries can be called the conclusion of the English archaeologist Arthur Evans in the early twentieth century. After their amazing discoveries in Crete, he first compared them with the ancient Greek literature, Egyptian and Asian texts, and came to the conclusion that the culture of Crete to be associated with the cultures of Egypt and other countries of the ancient East. After that, he presented his version of the periodization of Aegean civilization and called it Minoan. Its essence is to divide it into three main periods, and each period of three subperiod. The study of the Aegean culture at the moment is complicated,as the script is still not deciphered.

– The early Minoan period (3000 – 2300 years BC). It lasted almost 8 centuries, and during this time the island of Crete didn’t know enemy attacks. This allowed well-to develop the agrarian sector (the island at that time was very fertile), navigation (the tracks lead to Egypt). At the same time started the development of metal, namely copper, which in turn gives impetus to the development of the craft. Continue reading

When we lived Adam and eve – before the dinosaurs or after them?

In a dispute with an atheist about Creation of the world, he asked this question: “When we lived Adam and eve – before the dinosaurs or after them?” I really thought, but still not figured out how to respond. The issue turned out to be quite tricky. I know that according to the teachings of the Church, in the garden of Eden all the animals were fed grass (Genesis 1:30) and of course did not die until Adam and eve sinned. As a result of the fall, animals, like people, have begun to die and appeared and predators. By this logic, it turns out that the first humans already existed at the time of the dinosaurs, among them were the predators (t-Rex, etc.), and of course they all died. Logically, Adam and eve lived long before the dinosaurs, as there are the remains of more primitive animals that lived and died long, long ago; I am not an expert and don’t know how many years ago lived the most ancient animals known to science. But, as they died, i.e. the fall of the first people there was before, then to the human remains found in the same geological formations have been discovered about dinosaurs and the Ammonites. But paleontologists have not found anything similar, and all found human remains date back as significantly related to late periods. Another problem it turns out – is a super long story of mankind protivorechii science, and the Bible. In the Bible, I doubt not going, but I somehow become unpleasant. trapped still got. Then should I deny paleontology, but on what basis? As an atheist of course I am sure that the Bible contradicts itself, and truth, unlike science. Help please to understand, I must confess that confused! Probably sent to me a lesson against vysokomu. Sincerely: B. Todorov

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the works of His hands the firmament proclaims” (PS. 18:2)

The study of human nature, it leads to the glorification of its Creator, to an even greater and deeper understanding of Scripture. There is a misconception of atheists that science contradicts the Bible and therefore naturally their desire to put the believer in a dead end. However, there are many reasons in ourselves. Not only strict and Pharisaic-minded grandmother, are an obstacle to Christ coming, but in ourselves there are many things that are prohibitive to consider themselves atheists. In we are full of prejudices, sustainable false stereotypes about what is written in the Book of Life. Continue reading

Unrecognized archaeology “WHEN the MOUNDS start TALKING…”

Transnistria is unique in many respects. This multiethnic region with centuries-old traditions of internationalism, and the state, even unrecognized, but for 18 years the existing de facto. with all state attributes, and the territory in which there are priceless historical and archaeological sites.

Alas, “the unrecognized” TMR and, as a consequence, economic instability, making the impact not only on commercial and industrial activity and the quality of life of citizens, but also on the work of researchers, funding for which, usually, is minimized.

So, only last spring, following the initiative of Vice-President Aleksandr Korolev began the restoration of the Bender fortress, a unique fortification X VI century, earlier almost not studied. And now today they say about the fortress far beyond PMR.

Much earlier, since 1995, scientists on the territory of Transnistria began to explore the largest burial mound ( III century BC) in S. Glina Slobodzeya district.

According to experts, this monument who already gave at least 5 scientific sensations, is conclusive evidence of the presence of Iranian speaking nomads – the Scythians on the Northern black sea region in the III century BC that were previously considered unlikely.

The accumulation in the lower Dniester Scythian burial mounds suggests that this once numerous people, pressed by the Sarmatians,was trying to regain his former power in this region. Today we can only guess what the victims of this attempt turned to the local agricultural population.

By the way, Transnistria in all ages have played the role of a kind of border zone, where at one time faced with the nomads and farmers, and the Turkish Muslims with Christian Europe. Of course – this vicinity is rarely bloodless. So the abundance of the Scythian burial mounds, is probably a sad testimony to the hard struggle for existence waged on the banks of the Dniester river 2,200 years ago (though and now). Continue reading

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