Archaeologists in Peru have managed to make a remarkable discovery: they dug up the room in which priests allegedly burnt sacrifices and communed with the higher powers. The building, built five thousand years ago is probably the most ancient sanctuary in the region.
Peruvian archeologists have discovered the ruins of stone buildings, which in ancient times, in all probability, served as a temple. The ruins of religious buildings situated in the side wing of the main pyramid at El Paraiso, forty kilometers North-East of the capital of Peru, Lima.
In the middle of the temple premises was a place for kindling the sacred fire and the altar for ceremonial burning brought gifts. Archaeologists have given this building called the “Temple of fire”. According to the Ministry of culture of Peru, on fragments of stone walls from the inner side are remains of yellow clay, which thin layer covers the walls of the room. Somewhere on the stones of the masonry and clay scientists found traces of red paint.
The area of the fire Temple small – about 56 square meters (about 7 to 8 meters). Interestingly, the entrance to Hambil very narrow (48 centimeters), so that freely pass through it could only lean, narrow-shouldered man. Researchers believe that in this room, mostly, burned sacrificial gifts. “Inhaling smoke from burning sacrifices, the priests, probably addressed to the gods, asked about vital matters, then listened to the will of the gods,” said Marco Hillje, head of the archaeological expedition, which produces excavations in the territory of El paraíso.
The excavations El paraíso occupies 50 hectares in the valley of the river Chillon. The complex of buildings consists of ten different stone buildings, already cleared from a thick layer of stones and sand. Archaeologists suggest that the settlement is actually one of the earliest in the Andes. Continue reading
In Mndalay we bought ticket to Bagan at our hotel. The ticket cost us 11$ per person. Bus station in Mandalee is not in the city, so it wasn’t possible to buy a ticket at the bus station. Early in the morning we took the pickup truck and taken to the bus station. There we were loaded into very, very comfortable bus. We even regretted that the move was so short. At 7 am departure and 2pm arrival already.
Waiting for their flight, everyone will find something interesting to do.
Before entering the city, all a foreigner need to buy a pass to the territory of the city. Or it costs 10 dollars or 10 euros, take your pick.
The bus station is located in the center of town. You can reach the guest houses you can walk, or ride a horse, or on a trishaw.
For$ 10 we found only one hotel. This air-conditioned room( although very old) and with Breakfast. Facilities in the room. And there are rooms and shared facilities. All other guest house we were offered rooms from$ 12, and no air conditioning. Here, no one traded at all.
Opposite the property there is a small shop. Well, a very familiar name, but the similarities, unfortunately, in name only.
In Bagan a lot of restaurants. Near our guest house and were with Italian and Thai dishes. there is Also a restaurant with free Internet. Ordered food or drinks and sit to itself on health. We were in sezonnogo. The juice was worth 0, 80$. The dish at the restaurant around 2$. Actually Burma was a British colony and the French tried to seize her. But the kitchen they are known and loved for some reason Italian) Near the bus station a whole street with restaurants,kafesli. In Bagan there are many restaurants in the evenings they show a puppet theater. Light can from the public lighters. Home certainly can’t take it . Continue reading
Two-week archaeological expedition of Mariupol state University conducted excavations of the mound in the Novoazovsk area. To find the real sources of the historical past of mankind the students prompted the “black diggers”, which destroyed the centre hills in search of treasure. Read more about the campaign, “Donbass” said the commander, lecturer, Department of historical disciplines of the Moscow state University Vyacheslav Zabavin and master of history, assistant head of the expedition Sergei Nebrat.
The robbers destroyed the monument of history
In the fall of 2010 Mariupol archaeologists out to explore and studying the terrain on the land Pavlodolskaya of the village Council, saw pit field arable extortionate. That there worked “black diggers”, there was no doubt – the hole in the hill was done professionally, and in it and on the surface of the mound, archaeologists have found human bones, fragments of decayed wood and cernovodeanu ceramic chips.
It is likely that these findings diggers were not interested in or they weren’t identified, because this needs a specialskills. Often in mounds you can find products from precious metals, but by making an indentation in one and a half meters and not finding expensive artifacts, the robbers took off. This historical monument was destroyed, – is indignant Sergey Nebrat.
As such, the archaeologists found a mound last fall – in the heart of upland “black diggers” dug a big hole.
About this choice the citizens of Mariupol reported in the Institute of archaeology of the National Academy of science, Ministry of culture and tourism and requested permission to rescue excavations. To hold them decided not to let unscrupulous diggers continue to destroy the grave of their ancestors and themselves to find ancient artefacts and transfer them to the Mariupol local history Museum for the preservation. The court gave the green light, and at the end of June the students went on an expedition. Continue reading