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
Black diggers — informal search parties or individual enthusiasts, specializing in artifacts of the great Patriotic war and other wars. The main artifacts are part of a soldier’s accoutrements, old household items, awards, etc.
Black archeologists are individuals, sometimes organized in groups involved in the search for historical artifacts at archaeological sites. not having the “open list “, i.e. official permission. This practice existed in almost all times and all over the world. In old Russia were “bugrovsky “, in Latin America — “aceros”.
Special increase the intensity of work of all categories of grinders in recent decades is directly related to the business of selling metal detectors. as well as legal and illegal trafficking of Antiques. Items with extortionate excavation openly sold at “flea markets”, they can often be seen in the Windows of antique shops and the famous American Internet auction site eBay . Such bargaining is and through a Russian online-auction . Currently the breeding ground for the robbers was the layer of wealthy chiefs, bankers, criminal authorities, [ citation 94 days ] in which tradicionarius expensive kinds of collectibles. Now the criminal, often armed, of the group, using earth moving equipment, open the mounds of any size, raked the cultural layer of the ancient settlements after the departure of the archaeologists, spoil already excavated monuments, etc. Continue reading