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Priceless treasure of coins of Alexander the Great found in the UAE

In the United Arab Emirates, a mission from the Sharjah Archeology Office during excavations in the city of Mleikha discovered a treasure that experts called priceless. It consists of hundreds of silver coins dating from the 3rd century BC.

A portrait of Babylonian King Nabonidus was discovered by archaeologists in Saudi Arabia

Archaeologists from the Commission on the Heritage of Saudi Arabia have found unique rock inscriptions and drawings, which are already recognized as the largest of its kind, ever found in the kingdom, according to Al Arabiya News.

Mass poisoning and new versions of the death of civilization: how our knowledge about the Maya changed

The mysterious Mayan civilization is still interesting to scientists and remains not fully understood. We regularly learn some new details about her life and hypotheses about the reasons for her complete disappearance. We will tell you how our knowledge about this mysterious civilization has changed recently.

The first Olympic champion from the Bulgarian lands 1700 years ago

It is interesting to look back at the dawn of the Olympic Games. The famous Bulgarian archaeologist Prof. Nikolay Ovcharov tells about Aurelius Fronton by Augusta Trayana (today Stara Zagora, Bulgaria) - a first-class athlete who was also chairman of the Roman province of Thrace and the province of Europe founded in 297!

Homo longi: how a new human species changed the history of the origin of Homo sapiens

Homo longi is an extinct species that could replace Neanderthals as the closest relatives of Homo sapiens: it was found in China. It is possible that several sister evolutionary lineages existed in China and the Middle East at the same time as Homo sapiens. Let's tell in more detail what is known about the new type of man.

The cave home of a Saxon king who had become a saint discovered

Archaeologists in England have identified an almost completely preserved cave home from the Saxon period, in which they believe lived a king who became a saint, CNN reports.

Scientists explain why some dinosaurs have shrunk

Alvaressaurs lived in many parts of the world - they inhabited China, Mongolia and South America. This dinosaur species lived in the period from the Late Jurassic to the Upper Cretaceous (from 160 to 70 million years ago). They were slender bipedal predators who spent most of their time on Earth feeding on lizards, the first mammals, and the offspring of other dinosaurs.

Turkey collects 2,700 smuggled artifacts from abroad

Yahya Koshkun, deputy director of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism's General Directorate of Cultural Property and Museums, says smuggling is as old as human history, but it increased between the 17th and 19th centuries. "In ancient times, the conquering countries allowed themselves to seize valuables in the places they conquered, as a sign of their victories. Later, this form of smuggling developed. Artifact smuggling has flourished in Anatolia since the 17th century, he told the Anatolian Agency (AA).

Britain returned to Bulgaria illegally exported artifacts

At an official ceremony today at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in London on the Bulgarian side, the competent institutions in the United Kingdom returned illegally exported cultural property. This was announced by the press center of the Ministry of Culture, BTA reported.

Chinese archaeologists have discovered lacquered objects 8,000 years old

The lacquered items were found at the Jingtoushan site on the outskirts of Ningbo. These are some of the oldest ruins in China, dating from 7,800 to 8,300 years. In 2020, they are included in the top 10 of the most significant archaeological discoveries in China.

Archeologists uncover evidence of earthquake mentioned in the Bible

Archaeologists in Israel says they have found evidence of an earthquake that occurred during the period of the Kingdom of Judah recorded in the Bible

Archaeologists unearthed the burial ship of Pharaoh Cheops

In total, 1700 wooden parts were removed to the surface, after which they were subjected to initial restoration. Most of them were transferred to the Great Egyptian Museum, where, after continuing restoration work and research, they will be collected together and put on display by the public.

Archaeologists have found the lost capital of the Vikings

In the UK, archaeologists have reported the discovery of a previously unknown settlement in the Shetland Islands. Scientists believe that this may be the legendary capital of the Vikings, which has been repeatedly mentioned in the ancient sagas.

Scientists have discovered a mysterious medieval cathedral in Africa

Polish archaeologists working in Dongol, Sudan have discovered the ruins of the largest medieval church in Nubia. According to researchers, this building could have been the residence of the archbishop, who ruled about a thousand kilometers along the Nile, between the first and fifth rapids, according to zn.ua.

Scientists have found out what the pharaoh Akhenaten actually looked like

With the help of digital reconstruction, scientists have restored the face of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten, who most likely was the father of Tutankhamun, writes “Around the world. Ukraine".

Scientists fought over this secret for 300 years: the grave of Bohdan Khmelnitsky was found

In ancient Subotov, Cherkasy region, a crypt that belonged to hetman Bohdan Khmelnitsky was excavated under the Ilyinsky church, archaeological excavations are still continuing.

Carved deer bone: archaeologists have found the oldest work of art

In the Saxon Eichornhele cave, archaeologists have found so far the oldest example of Neanderthal abstract art - a 51,000-year-old deer bone statuette. It is reported by Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Greece has solved one of the greatest mysteries of archeology

Gareth Owens, linguist, archaeologist and Erasmus Program Coordinator at the Cretan Institute of Technology, has unveiled a new study that he estimates solves 99 percent of the mystery of the ancient Greek Phaistos disc.

A mysterious find! They found 11 hills next to an ancient sanctuary

"We have discovered 11 more large hills on a 100-kilometer line around Göbeklitepe," Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said at an event in Sanliurfa on Sunday. He added that the area will now be called "12 hills".

The history of the Turkish ghost town of castles

There was once an idea to build a hotel complex for the super-rich, who could see an endless field of fairytale castles, wherever they turned from the terrace of their own palace.

The oldest ornament in the world was discovered in Germany

Archaeologists have unearthed a carved deer hoof more than 51,000 years old at the entrance to the Unicorn Cave (located at the foot of the Harz Mountains in Germany), according to the Daily Mail, citing an article published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. . Experts believe that this find, about 6 centimeters long and 4 centimeters wide, is the oldest jewel in the world. It was created by the Neanderthals. Scientists came to this conclusion after a detailed study of the hoof.

Ancient relics found near the palace of “Napoleon of Persia”

Archaeologists during excavations in the vicinity of the former residence of Nadir Shah, who is called "Napoleon of Persia", discovered a large number of relics, the oldest of which date back to the Bronze Age.
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