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The excavations and the study of unique megalithic monuments

Participants Isetsky archeological group of the Institute of history and archaeology, Ural branch of RAS under the leadership of Valentina Viktorova has begun to explore one of the most mysterious types of archaeological monuments — dolmens. They intend to examine the nature of these objects, their age and understand how they were built. Later, scientists hope to develop a special program for the study of Ural megalithic structures of prehistory.

As reported by IPAS Valentine Viktorova, in the next week exploration group Isetsky archaeological team will excavate near one of the dolmens located in the upper reaches of Iset lake near the river moving away the source. Before scientists have a difficult task, you need to determine what is the nature of these megaliths, some of them were created by the man and by what time. After exploratory excavations have been completed, the archaeologists intend to continue the fixation of the objects located in the area and received a code name “isetskii dolmens”. Continue reading

The fortifications of Ancient Rome

Fortress. — The architecture of fortified places has experienced two eras: the era of the allied wars, when each city could be afraid of attacks from the neighbour, and the age of the barbarian threat, when at stake the very existence of the Empire. In the interim period — the period of “Roman peace” — inner fortresses were abandoned, and all attention was focused on the border zone; the city walls of Rome itself was built up with suburban homes, and a new wall was erected only in 270 ad when Aurelian, when Rome began to approach the barbarians.

Fortifications of the first period were built in the Greek style, as can be seen on the fence of Pompeii . The only significant change is the replacement of earthen walls or walls made of stones pritesannye array from Serbia on a solution.

Only a very few cities within the country was adorned with or expanded their wall at times between August and last era, antonín. These Are Fano, It, Autun. The Empire was going through a period of major works of fortification for the defense of borders. Continue reading

7 most mysterious places of Moscow

Say, who was not in Moscow, he does not know Russia. But even those who lives in Moscow, can quite not know. Our capital city holds a lot of secrets. We will talk about the most mysterious places.

1 Garcini ponds. Ostankino

Long ago in the lands of the Ostankino manor Sheremetev was the cemetery of suicides. It’s hard to say whether it was the influence of the space heavy proprietary or fate, but many serfs actress had been drowned in ponds, which has even been nicknamed “carcinima”. Now there is a house, and in the churchyard is the building of the telecentre. Local residents and employees of the telecentre tell you that sometimes these parts can be found an old woman with a crutch, which appears before the misfortune and tragedy.

2 Magical hours. “Red gate”

These magical sundial can be seen at number two on Spartakovskaya street, which is known as the home of count Musin-Pushkin. Continue reading

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