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
Stone grave — hi from antiquity. Wonderful region — the Azov steppe! Here, as in planetary chronicle, lists all milestones in the history of the Earth — everywhere geological monuments, ancient burial mounds, stone images, traces of an ancient settlement. Among these stands out “stone island” with a height of about 12 meters and a length of more than 20 — Stone Tomb.
The stone Grave is located 2 km from the village of Patience Melitopol district of Zaporozhye region and is a heap of stones covering about 3,000 square meters, height of 12 meters. The pile is shaped like a mound (in Ukrainian grave), hence the name. Stone grave at first, probably, was a Sandstone shallow Sarmatian sea, the only way out of Sandstone in the whole Azov-black sea basin, which makes it a unique geological formation. After leaving the water the former Sarmatian sea shallow, sandy left the array, the top of which (presumably due to the influence of iron lateritic loam) turned into solid Sandstone. This array of Sandstone 240 on 160 meters on top of the fine sand was in the path of the old riverbed of the Breast and for a long time (up to the shallowing of the river and displacement of the riverbed to the West) remained the island in the river. As a result water and air erosion, the Sandstone massif much ass and gradually rasolomanana many pieces. Currently Stone Tomb is a sandy hill, covered with large stones. Among heaps of stones, many natural cavities — caves, passages and the like.
The first researcher who mentioned the Stone tomb, was N. And. Veselovsky. Digging out a nearby Stone Graves in 1889 the mound, the archeologist went to the village of Patience “to check rumours”. Veselovsky found a “stone mound”, suggested that this artificial construction, in 1890 excavated several caves, but not finding any treasure or burial, became disillusioned and stopped working, leaving only a small short Entry on the Grave Stone. 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