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New discoveries of archaeologists

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

Living fossils

Since 1822 thousands of animals have been discovered, which previously was not known, many of which are called “living fossils”. The so-called animals known only by their fossilized bones and presumed to have been extinct for millions of years and was used as “proof” of evolution. But then it was discovered, much to the disappointment of scientists that these animals are living today in different parts of the world .

This term was invented by Charles Darwin. In his work the Origin of species he called lungfish and other fish species, whose form from its inception has remained unchanged, “anomalous forms”. “actually can be called living fossils” .

Living fossils are living proof of the accuracy with which reproduces the plants and animals, and also confirm the fact that many of them haven’t changed at all.

Once it was thought that the Okapi was extinct until then, until they were discovered alive. But once these animals were used as proof that the horse evolved.

Australian and African coelacanths are actually living fossils. They all look like “primitive” and they are youthpalace, which is divided by partitions. It is obvious that Latimer can’t be our ancestor, because for 400 million years they have remained unchanged . Another animal, the horseshoe crab, it would be even more suitable candidate in our common ancestors. It looks “primitive”, and during the breeding season (when he spawns), he emerges from the ocean to the land. However, this animal is also a living fossil, which first appeared about 425 million years ago [ET*] in the rocks of the Silurian period, and during all this time remains unchanged . Continue reading

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