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An international expedition discovered new archaeological finds in the cave

International expedition involved in the excavation of grotto Obi-Rahmat in the mountains of the Tashkent region, where in 2003 he was made a sensational discovery of a Neanderthal skull with signs of modern man, in the summer season of this year found new evidence of development in the valley of the river Paltau unique culture of the transitional type.

– On the site of the former excavations we were able to detect nine new fragments of the frontal part of the skull of the ancient man, which may allow a complete reconstruction of his appearance, and to make a final judgment about amirahmadi mystery of Neanderthal man belonging to a previously unknown anthropological type, – reported IAthe head of expedition, the senior scientific employee of Institute of archeology and Ethnography of the Siberian branch of the Academy of Sciences of Russia Andrei Krivoshapkin.

OBI-RAKHMAT PERSON COULD BE A CANNIBAL?

As already reported IA the uniqueness of the finds in the cave of Obi-Rahmat in that they shed light on the unusual culture of mixed type, showing the evolution of our ancestors, contrary to the theory of the “revolution of the upper Paleolithic”. Ancient man, the first remains of which were found in 2003 in the valley of the river Paltau, combines the features of a Neanderthal, which is considered a dead-end, and person of sovremennogo and tools that he used to demonstrate the gradual formation of the “technologies” of the stone age. In the summer of 2006 were found and bone artifacts from the fangs of a boar – evidence of the early circulation of a person with a different material, except stone.

New finds of Russian archaeologists confirmed the sensationalism of the research and the significance of the monument Obi-Rahmat to the world in the human Sciences. However, they added and mysteries.

– In August of this year, I skull fragments, we found the limb bones with the epiphyses of the cleaved, indicating the extraction of marrow. If the result of the anthropological analysis revealed that these bones really belong to the man, not animals, which he ate, you can assume that we are talking about cannibalism, which, in General, met in the Paleolithic, – says Andrey Krivoshapkin, stressing that it is only unsubstantiated conjecture. Continue reading

Living history, or the Most ancient cities of Europe

Europe is not called “the Old world”, emphasizing its ancient and rich history.

However, the age of most of the European cities which attracts tourist for its historical sites, several hundred years. The exception is Rome, which was supposedly founded in 753 BC, but he, contrary to popular opinion, is not the most ancient city of Europe.

It should be noted that in this ranking were the cities that were continuously inhabited since its founding. So what is this city, leading its history from time immemorial?

The city of Paphos, located in Cyprus, is among the most ancient European cities. Archaeologists have found evidence that people lived on the territory of 6 thousand years ago. As one of the main attractions of the city can be called the excavations of the ancient Kingdom of Kition. During the excavations there were found the walls made of gigantic stone blocks, ancient temple complexes, and many other evidences of the ancient culture, which today can be seen in the local archaeological Museum.

However, Larnaca is famous not only for its ancient ruins, but more than young sights. For example, here is the Church of St. Lazarus, which stores the relics of this Greek Bishop. Interest to Puteshestvennikov to represent and the old Turkish Fort, the Franciscan monastery and shopping suburb of the Marina, where we are constantly brisk trade.

Heraklion (or also known as Candia) is one of the most favourite destination for the visitors of Crete. Scientists believe that a rather troubled history of Heraklion can consist of up to six thousand years. The city is constantly won, because of what he experienced the influences of different cultures and peoples. Continue reading

10 ancient cities that have not yet crowded with tourists.

Copan is called the Athens of the ancient Maya. He was one of the largest cities of this civilization, but in the IX century, began to decline. In 1980, Copan was included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. The total area of the city is 24 square miles, and there are ancient buildings, temples, a stadium for ball games and a majestic staircase. To get to Copan from San Pedro Sula. The entrance of the archeological Park costs $10. If you want to visit is located here is the Museum of Mayan sculpture, to this sum will have to add $5.

This fortress town is located at an altitude of 3000 m above sea level and is surrounded by tropical rainforest. Kuelap was built between 900 and 1100 years B. C. representatives of the ancient peoples of chachapoya, which the Incas called “warriors of the clouds”. The city has preserved many buildings oval forms, among which the most notable is the tower and the fortress. The entrance to Kuelap cost $15. You can get there from the city of Chachapoyas.

This is one of the largest cities of the Mayan civilization. It re-opened in 1937, and since then, the Caracol is the main historical landmark of Belize. The remains of the city are located on the Vaca plateau at an altitude of 500 m above sea level.It survived many stone buildings, including the impressive pyramids. Caracole to get to from San Ignacio. Ticket price is $7.5.

Ciudad Perdida (“lost city”) was accidentally found in the jungles of Columbia in 1972. Presumably it was founded about 800 BC by the representatives of the Tayrona culture. When these lands began to conquer the Spanish conquistadors, the population left the city. Here are preserved cobblestone roads, stairs, round the square and several agricultural terraces. The area also has a staircase of 1200 steps. Ciudad Perdida has long been inaccessible to tourists due to guerrilla wars. Now the tour has resumed. Book a tour in one of the tour offices in the city of Santa Marta. The cost starts from $275 per person and requires good physical preparation — will have a lot of walking in the mountains. Continue reading

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