Stonehenge

Published June 29, 2016

Stonehenge

In the ancient world there were seven "wonders of the world", five of them are made of stone. Among the wonders of Stonehenge was not included. Stonehenge is a prehistoric construction of stone blocks a little younger than the famous Egyptian pyramids, according to the accepted methods of dating. Not impressed he nor the Greeks or the Romans! And Salisbury Plain in England, where there is Stonehenge, it is very dark and not conducive to the delight...

Tassili-Ager

Published August 28, 2016

Tassili-Ager

In the south-east of Algeria is a huge and desolate plateau of Tassili-Ager area of 72 thousand sq. km. The length of the plateau is 700 km, width - 100 km. The surface of the Tassili-Ager cross canyons, representing the ancient beds of dried rivers. The rocks Tassili-Ager has lots of caves and volcanic hot springs...

Pithecanthrope

Published October 29, 2016

Pithecanthrope

Half a century ago, the classification of fossil hominids did not pose any difficulty: monkey - monkey-human- a human. What is this the "monkey-human"? The longest lasted only one old misconception. It said that the first "true" representative of the human race was well-known pithecanthropus! (Homo erectus)...

Altamira

Published October 29, 2016

Altamira

The extensive limestone cave of Altamira in northern Spain is located in the Cantabrian mountains. Today, Altamira has become world famous thanks to the ancient rock drawings of animals. In the history of forever entered the name of Marcelino de Sautuola, the discoverer of the cave paintings...

Deering Yuryakh

Published October 29, 2016

Deering Yuryakh

In 1982, the scientific world was shocked. Deering Yuryakh research has shown that people may have lived here 2,5-1,7 million years ago! The archaeological study of the Lena river basin began in 1964. There a large number of Upper Paleolithic sites were found. Most striking was the discovery of paleolithic complex Deering Yuryakh...

Altyn-Depe

Published October 29, 2016

Altyn-Depe

At the turn 3-2 millennia BC in the southwest of Central Asia there was a civilization of ancient farmers. Its main centers were Altyn-Depe, Namazga-Depe, Ulug-Depe and others. They originated as far back as the 3rd millennium BC. At the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC they reached the zenith. The most studied ancient civilization of Central Asia is Altyn-Depe...

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