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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

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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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…

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