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Archaeological finds in Armenia can lead to sensational discoveries of global importance

The sensational finds of Armenian archaeologists, scientists, and the need for the world view of the phenomenon of Armenian civilization in an exclusive interview with “arch Style” said the Director of the Institute of archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a member-correspondent of NAS Pavel Avetisyan. Mr. Avetisyan, the year 2014 was quite a landmark for Armenia in terms of archaeological discoveries. Could you elaborate on the uniqueness discovered during the excavation of the finds?

Avetisyan – 2014 year entered the history of Armenian archaeology due to the numerous finds discovered during excavations. According to the results of one of them can be argued about beyond Armenian studies. We are talking about the discovery during the excavations in the Hrazdan gorge stone tools belonging to prehistoric man. The age of these guns, when processing using a bifacial and Levallois technology has replaced it, is 325-330 thousands of years. It is noteworthy that until now it was thought that the type of late Homo Erectus or early Homo Sapiens emerged in Africa and then spread across the planet. This man learned in Africa stone processing, ispolzovalsya technique, which replaced the more primitive a bifacial, which is then distributed throughout its distribution area. Continue reading

The grave Shows that the female Bigfoot

In September 1964, Professor B. F. Porshnev of the archaeologist-artist V. S. Orelkin arrived in the village of Tahini, to find the grave were Required. Interviewed the old-timers where she might be buried. The last descendant from the family of Geneva 79-year-old cannon told them they needed to dig under a pomegranate tree. At this time we had a downpour. Dug up a grave, removed the bones wet. But when the skull was reconstructed profile of a young dead woman, it became obvious that it was the grave of one long dead granddaughters Explained.

In October 1965 B. F. Porshnev, together with professors A. A. Mashkovtsev and M. G. Abdushelishvili again in Thine. This time started digging under the old quinces in the place where once again indicated the old man, Geneva. Again weather and again failed. During the excavation work damaged the front part of the skull. The study of the bones showed that the skeleton does not belong to Zane. Obviously, this bone Gamasy because they have a small but pronounced Neanderthal reject.

In the summer of 1971 continued the search for Igor Burtsev. In Sukhumi, he met a party of the former excavations Vladimir Sergeyevich Galkinym – historian, linguist, artist. He rendered great service by telling where the cemetery is located is also provided documents of previous excavations, in addition, put Burtsev at home. After receiving permission from the authorities on excavations at an abandoned family cemetery, started to work. Reasoning that her son had Ri pohoronena the grave of his mother, began a search for his grave. A meter away from her old discovered a long-forgotten grave. The grave was about two metres long. Continue reading

Ancient Tanais (Rostov region)

Few people know that on the territory of Rostov region is true… Greek city! More precisely its excavations, what was left of it. The city of Tanais (Greek Tape and Tape), founded in the early 3rd century BC by the Greeks from the Bosporan Kingdom. The town played an important role in the development of trade by sea.

Excavations of the ancient Greek city of Tanais, Rostov region

Who has not lived on this earth: the Scythians, the Amazons, the Greeks, the Venetians, the Polovtsian tribes and of course we, Russians.But, everything in order.

A little more than a couple of millennia ago, judging by the notes, Greco-Roman historians, on the don land inhabited by beautiful Amazons. They tilled the soil, and when it was time of war — take up arms. In order to freely own weapons, poor women even burned their right breast (to make it easier to throw a spear). In those days the river don was called Amazonia. One day, Amazon Lizippa and warrior Barossa was born the son of Tanais. The boy grew up and turned into a beautiful ,young man with impeccably owned weapons and different martial arts. To devote his life to the military art Tanais took chastity. Meanwhile, the goddess of love, Venus, fell in love with a young boy. It — zero attention. Wounded goddess punished Tanais love for his mother. The guy failed the test, and threw himself from a high hill into the river. Since then, the river was named “Tanais”. And then, in the name of the river, and called the City.

So, one Sunny summer day by car from Rostov-on-don, we went to the adventure “back in time”. Narrow highway Rostov-Taganrog, poplar along roads and hot, hot..Not far from the city of Taganrog turned the direction of Tanais, which is impossible to pass. Continue reading

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