If someone is lucky enough on the beach to find fossilized seashells, it is possible to recognize them easily. But there are many fossils, looking for that hard to guess what they represented. The problem is compounded by the fact that many of the fossils are incomplete or poorly preserved. Sometimes the doubts are even scientists. In our review of the 10-ka fossils, which for many decades was not recognized.
Fossilized Ammonites are quite common today, but for thousands of years it took for anything except shellfish. The ancient Greeks thought they were RAM horns, and named the Amish in honor of the Egyptian God Amun, who was depicted with similar horns. The ancient Chinese called it the stone-horns for the same reason. In Nepal, fossilized Ammonites were considered a relic left by the God Vishnu. The Vikings thought of them as sacred petrified offspring of the world serpent of Ermengarda.
In the middle ages Ammonites were known in Europe as snake stones because it was believed that it was the petrified body of a coiled serpent, which turned into stone and Christian saints. Today it became known that the Ammonites is only fossilized shells of creatures that became extinct about four hundred million years ago. Continue reading
“PANOPTICON” Vladimir Melikov, owner of one of the restaurants in the Republic of Adygea, can safely be called a treasure trove of history. Many of his exhibits millions of years. Recently, the Museum added several very important findings, which the inhabitants of the Republic in the area of the natural Park of Big Thach.
The first finding is a small grey box with a brown leather handle. The first riddle: on the cover – the emblem of the Ahnenerbe. It is known that the “Ahnenerbe” – it was an organization that existed in Germany in the years 1935-1945. It was created to study the traditions, history and heritage of the German race for the purpose of occult-ideological functioning of the state machinery of the Third Reich. President of the “Ahnenerbe” was none other than Heinrich Himmler.
However, the judgement of the Nuremberg court in 1945, the “Ahnenerbe” was recognized as a criminal organization and disbanded.
That in early 1941 did experts, archaeologists and ethnographers of the occult organization “the Heritage of ancestors”, or “German society for the study of ancient German history and heritage of ancestors” (the meaning of the “Ahnenerbe” – ed.) in the mountains of Adygea?
Another mystery is the name on the side of the box. The inscription “Besonder bekl.” – viennoiserie, which fully translates as “Besonder bekleidung”, which means “special clothes”.
In addition, in this same area were found an empty bottle of schnapps, balm, fork made of titanium and a dry box of matches, even now ready to eat.
Still from the same area in the Museum got a first aid kit of a German soldier – soldier mountain division “Edelweiss”, which was carved from the mountains of the Caucasus in 1942 Continue reading