Archaeologists have discovered a Catholic reliquary in the tomb of the leader of the first Protestant Church in the USA
Finding gives the Foundation of Rome to be closer to the Vatican
WASHINGTON. American archaeologists have produced a sensation. Excavations at the first permanent English settlement in the U.S., the colony of Jamestown (Virginia), they discovered the remains of captain Gabriel Archer, one of the leaders of the settlers. The uniqueness of this discovery in two of the accompanying nuances. First, in the Archer’s grave was discovered a silver reliquary, in which were found several bones and a tiny vial filled with Holy water or blood. Secondly, the captain was buried in a hexagonal coffin, head East. In this way, indicates the American edition of the Atlantic, often buried Catholic priests. From here the intrigue: Jamestown was a Protestant colony, but now the conclusion is that it flourished clandestine Catholic community, whose members consisted of some leaders of the settlement, and the Archer could be its secret leader or even a priest. “Finding mysterious little silver box containing the relics was one of the major surprises, — said the President of Jamestown Foundation, James horn. — We’re still trying to figure out what it means: it is very uncommon to find a Catholic reliquary in the tomb of the leader of the first protestantskaja in the country.” Continue reading
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
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