In 1846 in the town of Griswold (Connecticut) one Horace ray died of tuberculosis. Over the next six years, his two adult sons also died from the same disease. And when two years later it was sick and the third son, relatives and friends of the family, ray was able to find only one logical explanation: the dead feed on the living, thereby killing them. In order to protect the remaining son, relatives dug up and burned bodies of suspected vampires.
This case is not unique. In 1874, for example, a desperate resident of Rhode island named William rose dug up the grave of his daughter and burned her heart.
This practice is excavation and incineration, as well as other attempts to suppress do not give to live quietly of the dead, was widespread in many Western countries until the early 20th century. People were certain the only way they can prevent the dead to suck the life out of living.
The remains of a woman 16th century with stone, hammered between the jaws, were found in 2006 in Italy Continue reading
A modern network of archaeological museums is quite complicated. They are United by a Committee of the International Council of museums (ICOM) museums of archaeology and history.
For the countries of southern and Central Europe is characterized by the establishment of museums at the site of the Greek and Roman cities, museums-reserves, national archaeological Museum: Syracuse, Sofia, etc.
Archaeological museums in Northern Europe is focused mainly on local archaeology, including medieval: the Viking Museum in Aarhus, and the Viking ship Museum in ROS-Kilda Denmark).
In Belgium, along with many specialised archaeological museums (Damme, Engin) and there are museums of industrial archaeology (Arstila).
In France, widespread museums in provincial cities (Auxerre, Babe, alençon, Liu-con, Noyon), museums dedicated to individual topics in archaeology: the Museum of prehistory aurignac, in the Museum of Egyptology in Lille, the Museum of Gallo-Roman civilization in Lyon, the Museum of underwater archaeology in Berck-sur-Mer. Continue reading
In 2011, the Volgograd and Izmir have signed an agreement on friendly relations and since then, the city on the Volga river and the third largest metropolis of Turkey are closely cooperating.
Relations between the two towns began in 2002, and almost immediately the parties began to give partnership status as sister cities. However, the agreement on sister-city relations was signed only after 9 years, on April 22, 2011. The document was signed by the acting powers of the head of Volgograd Sergei Sokolov and the mayor of Metropolitan Izmir Azis Kocaoglu.
In 2016, the Volgograd and the city will celebrate its first joint anniversary – the 5th anniversary of friendly relations.
Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey, formerly Smyrna. After Istanbul it is the largest Turkish port, he’s third in Turkey by population (2.8 million people in local communities, without regard to which year-round tourists).
Izmir is one of the oldest cities in the world, he is so old that scientists do not know for certain when it was founded. It is even considered that here in the VII century BC came to light the ancient Greek poet Homer. In ancient times the city was the commercial and cultural center comparable to Troy. Continue reading