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The opening of the Museum of archaeology of Moscow on Manezh square

Sergei Sobyanin has offered to replay the action “night at the Museum” and “parks Day” next weekend, 23 and 24 may. He said this during the opening ceremony after capital repair of the Museum of archaeology of Moscow at the Manege square.

According to the Mayor of Moscow, last weekend was entirely dedicated to culture and art. In the city were well-known and popular “Night at the Museum” and “parks Day”. “”Night at the Museum” — a popular action. Unfortunately, because of the weather she doesn’t quite succeed, but I think we will repeat it this coming weekend, so that all Muscovites can enjoy the opportunity to visit our museums, parks, in order to carry out those activities that might not quite panned out last weekend,” — said Sergey Sobyanin.

The Minister of Moscow Government, head of culture Department Alexander Kibovsky said that in the citywide share, according to preliminary estimates, was attended by about 800 thousand people. According to him, this is a large figure given the bad weather conditions. “We had a “night at the Museum”. Hundreds of thousands of people came to the museums, despite the bad weather, stood in the rain in the queue,” explained the head of Department.

May 16 in Moscow hosted the Days of historical and cultural heritage that included such major cultural events like “night at the Museum”and “parks Day”. Just worked in the city more than 400 cultural sites.

The action “night at the Museum” was held in Moscow for the ninth time. Her symbol was the owl, whose night vision helps to take a fresh look at Museum life.

More than 250 museums, exhibition halls, libraries, theaters held special events, opening to visitors was being stored cultural and historical artifacts. Continue reading

Incredible archaeological discoveries this year

Superking already recognized the most spectacular find of archaeologists in 2015. This stone monument of the Neolithic is located on the South-West of England two miles from Stonehenge. Superking 40 stone blocks, arranged in C-shaped line. Their age is estimated at 4500 years, and in some reach a height of four meters. Archaeologists have discovered Superking without excavation, by using remote sensing while working on the international project “the Invisible landscape of Stonehenge”. Now it is clear that “the landscape of Stonehenge” hides many secrets that can be revealed to us next year.

The estimated location of boulders, Superchange (computer graphics)

World’s oldest pretzel

Part of the pretzel, discovered underneath the floors of the bakery

In the center of archaeological events in 2015 was the food. In Germany under the floor of the old bakery have found a pretzel (seriously, pretzel), the age of which is estimated at 250 years. Now — attention — the most interesting part of the story: probably a Baker tried to burn the dish immediately after baking, after which vikinglotto. It helped pretzel waiting for a star hour in two and a half centuries almost intact.

A bakery in the old photo

The oldest peach stones

Continuing the theme of food. In the southwest of China archaeologist Tao su found an ancient bone fruit. The word “ancient”, we mean that the age of the finds is about 2.5 million years! Despite this, bone is well preserved and has allowed scientists to figure out that in the ancient times the fruit of the wild peach was about 5 cm in diameter. Continue reading

In the Imereti lowland Sochi began excavations of ancient settlements

Archaeological excavations are held in the Imeretinskaya lowland near the Olympic construction sites, and are included in the draft Protection of Imereti lowland. In the course of this year planned excavations of the settlements of the early iron age Fun 1, Fun 2, Southern cultures 1 and the early Christian Church.

All these monuments are used for construction. In order to avoid their destruction during construction work on these facilities in accordance with applicable law necessary to conduct archaeological excavations that will allow us to explore these monuments, receive from them all possible scientific data and thus help to keep this important information about the distant past as part of the common cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia. – said the Agency interlocutor.

The interlocutor emphasized that the excavations have prompted the construction of Olympic facilities for the 2020 competition. Until that time the territory of the Imereti lowland to the archaeological community was considered unpromising.

On the territory of Sochi is the first large-scale excavations of the monuments of this time. Them (the excavations) were conducted. In fact, this area in the archaeological value izuchennosti poorly. – said the head of the Sochi group of the Institute of archaeology RAS novel in Passing.

According to the archaeologist, exploration of the Imereti lowland was carried out over two years. During these years we have identified 12 archaeological sites. It was considered that the Imeretinskaya lowland is not very promising from the point of view of archaeology, but studies have shown that people settled here long ago, because it was a tidbit – here was the sea, and fresh water, and pastures. said in Passing. Continue reading

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