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No black diggers don’t exist

About the archaeologists in documentary films about military archeology and the search work. According to him, military archaeologists know why the soldiers killed in the great Patriotic war, still are missing.

— Why in Russia is still successfully wielded “black diggers”?

— Actually no “black diggers” in the real world does not exist. “Black diggers” is just another myth invented by the media by the authorities. I do excavations since 1987 and never any “black diggers” are not met. In reality there are two main areas of excavation — “ancient times” and “war”. Those people who involved in the excavation of “war”, I am fond of search work and military archaeology.

The main difference of search work and military archaeology is to set targets. Search engines are searching for unburied remains of fallen soldiers, trying to establish their identity, soldiers found buried with military honors in mass graves. Military archeologist military and domestic artifacts of the war, to try to reconstruct the battle and military life, to correct mistakes and inaccuracies in time and again re-written to suit the next political regime of military history of our country. By and large, search engines, and military archaeologists do one thing. The difference is that search engines operate legally, and military archaeologists is illegal. Each military archaeologist has its own good reasons for not advertising it.

When illegal military archaeologists find burial or ammunition, what are their next steps?

— Accidentally finding the unburied remains of soldiers of the red army, military archaeologists do the same, as in this situation will do every normal person: is a temporary burial place, its coordinates and found the soldiers passed in a formal search patterns. Found weapons, ammunition, explosive items on their own are safe. Then it all goes to private collections or for sale. For many archaeologists sale found in expeditions trophies — the only way to make a living, especially in the Russian provinces, where it is difficult to find a permanent job. Continue reading

Izmir is one of the oldest cities in the world and the sister city of Volgograd

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

Black archeologists are not translated

Black archeologists are not translated in the Autumn of last year in Lviv a lot of noise caused posted in the Internet information about the sale on the black market archive of the UPA.

In the autumn of last year in Lviv a lot of noise caused posted in the Internet information about the sale on the black market archive of the UPA. Found black archeologists. in search of heavy equipment during the Second world war were digging Lipaevsky forest near the city. Not an isolated case. The region is actively working whole group of diggers. Come not only from Ukraine but also from Russia and Poland. Most of them are interested in the graves of German soldiers.

According to associate Professor of the Department of archaeology of Lviv national University. Franko Yaroslav Onishchuk, the region is like a magnet for black diggers. In my time here has been extremely tumultuous events of the First and Second world wars. Its territory is rich in archaeological sites, because the region is located in the watershed of the Black and Baltic seas, where ancient settlements. Accordingly, the traces of material and spiritual culture.

The greatest evil that the diggers destroy the monuments of archeology, defile graves and burials, depriving society of contact with ancient history.Taken out of context findings have no value for historians. Even the jewelry or the coins of the Roman Empire did not in themselves represent any value for scientists and researchers. Continue reading

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