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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

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

Tours to archaeological excavations in the vicinity of Astana.
Prehistoric sites or settlements on the territory of Astana have not yet been found, although the stay of ancient people here and in surrounding areas is beyond doubt. In the…

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The city of Otrar excavations
One of big trading, craft and cultural centres that emerged on the ancient "Silk road", was the great city with its famous suburbs Kokmardan, Cedar, Oksyz, Karakose, busy, famous as…

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