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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

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

Mysterious archaeological finds come under the ban

In our times we know many sensational archaeological finds. A large number found by archaeologists falls into the category of “enigmatic findings”.

… Near Webster job in 1897. at a depth of 130 feet, in a coal seam, found a mysterious discovery – carefully carved stone gray in color, about 60 cm in length, 30 in width, and about 10 cm in thickness. On its surface, drawn line, hinging formed perfect diamonds. In the center of each rhombus was clearly seen the face of an elderly person. All figures were repeated a well-marked feature in his forehead was deepening. According to the testimony of the examination, neither the coal seams nor the earth, are not violated in the place where was found the stone. On assurances of experts, the seam of coal, which was a godsend, refers to Carboniferous period. According to the supporters of Darwin’s theory, Homo sapiens, who is able to do certain image on the stone, not apes. They tried to keep this mysterious archaeological discovery from publication.

… By Soviet archaeologists found another mysterious archaeological find. In 1983 in Turkmenistan was identfication on the stone trail of the human foot and three-toed footprint of a dinosaur. Corresponding member of the Turkmen Academy of Sciences, Professor of Amanniyazov stated that there is no evidence. On one of the mountains in California in 1966, was discovered the skull, as modern. Discovery is under the age of 50 mill. years. Religious leaders and scholars accepted it as the truth presents a special scientific evidence. But how about forbidden archeological discovery began to write in the press, everyone fell silent. Then the Church declared it a hoax, because, according to the “old Testament” the world was created only a little more than 7 thousand years ago. Continue reading

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