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
After the death of the animal begins the process of decomposition. Vultures and crows tear at the rotting flesh and entrails, flies and bacteria clear what’s left. The bones disintegrated in the sun and in the rain. So the once living being is nothing.
Sometimes, however, the remains can go to a place where they have a chance to be saved from destruction: to get into the river during the flood and quickly buried in the sand. In this case, the vultures won’t find them, and flies and bacteria won’t have access to the remains to destroy. Such cases are extremely rare — probably only one man for a few hundred years, managed to avoid decomposition. But this happens, and then the body gets a chance to become a fossil. The transformation into a fossil, fossilization, occurs in several different ways. In very rare, special cases, the body of the animal can be maintained with no change. We learned this by watching mammoths buried in frozen silt in the glacial period, and insects, drowned in the resin that oozed from ancient pine trees. These insects are preserved when the resin
turned into a land in amber. Dinosaurs could not harden in this way, because they were extinct long before the ice age and could not climb trees.
In other unique cases, only parts of creatures can survive, but they survived without any obosobi changes. The bones of the ice age mammals have been found in natural asphalt lakes-traps in Los Angeles, USA. But shark teeth are often found in tertiary marine sediments. Preserved in this way remains relatively young in geological terms, but this ability to survive is again incredible for dinosaurs.
Even in cases where animal or plant quickly petrify and stored, geological changes in rocks can destroy the original lifetime of the substance. However, in the dust becomes not all. The leaves and branches of ferns are sometimes retained as a thin black film of pure carbon while all other chemical substances and compounds have been washed from the rock. Plants, of course, can be stored in this way, but. not dinosaurs. 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