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The legendary ruins of Troy.

The legendary ruins of Troy.To the South of the Dardanelles, in a small space between the alluvial plain, where the waters of Kuchuk-Menderes flow, and the spurs of the hills of Khizarlyk, lie the ruins of this unique city, about which there are many myths and legends. As a result of excavations undertaken since the middle of the XIX century, traces of an ancient city have been found, which allows us to recreate the image, although incomplete, of the legendary city of Ilium, which was immortalized in his poem by the great Homer.

The first search attempts were made in 1870 by the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. He was convinced of the existence of a city near Khizarlik, contrary to the popular belief at that time that Troy was nothing but a legend sung by Homer. After Schliemann’s death, the work was continued by Wilhelm Dorpfeld and closed in 1894. Subsequent excavations conducted by Karl V. Blegen confirmed the presence of at least nine levels of urbanization (Troy I-IX). The first cultural layers can be attributed to 3000 BC. These included fortification of the structure. Continue reading

An ancient city destroyed by a nuclear blast

Mohenjo-Daro ( “hill of the dead”) — the city of Indus valley civilization, which emerged around 2600 BC Located in Pakistan, in the Sindh province. Is the largest ancient city of the Indus valley and one of the first cities in the history of South Asia, the contemporary civilizations of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. It was discovered in 1920, together with the city of Harappa in Pakistan. The city is clearly built on the Vedic tradition.

Mohenjo-Daro stands out among the other centers of the Indus civilization is almost perfect layout to use as the main building material brick, as well as the existence of complex irrigation and places of worship. Among other buildings attract the attention of the granary, “big pool” for ritual ablutions 83 sq. m. and elevated “citadel” ( apparently intended to protect from flooding). Continue reading

Inappropriate artifacts

In archaeology there is a term — “out of place artifact”. Them to denote man-made objects, the technological level which is far ahead of the supposedly corresponding to the given historical period. Such artifacts today found in different parts of the globe. This casts doubt on our understanding of the development of science and technology.

The Delhi column

The great wall of Texas

In 1852 Texas farmers, digging a hole under the economic needs, found the remains of a stone wall, the age of which ranged from 200 to 400 thousand years.

Dr. John Gussman from the University of Texas at Dallas found that all the stones that comprised the wall, have the same level of magnetic field, and concluded that it is a natural formation. However, other researchers did not agree with him. So, the geologist James Shelton of Harvard University and the architect John Lindsey drew attention to the presence in the wall elements, reminiscent of architectural arches, portals, bridges, and square holes, like Windows.

The Delhi column

The age of this pillar in Delhi has more than 1500 years. She of 99.72 per cent consists of iron but does not rust.

According to the head of the Department of applied Sciences and Humanities Institute of technology, India Professor A. P. Gupt, currently the iron of such purity can only be made by premillennialism, but it will contain manganese and sulfur, which are composed of the Delhi columns are missing. Continue reading

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St. Petersburg archaeologists went to the excavations of the sunken ancient city
The specialists of the Institute of history of material culture (IIMK), ran (St. Petersburg) went to the Crimea to study the hidden underwater of the ancient city of Acre, which…

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The archaeological site of ancient Troy
This article refers to the main sights of Turkey. Namely, the city of Troy. Connected with it many legends, but the main can be considered poems of Homer "Iliad" and…

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