Troy and Schliemann

Published February 11, 2018

Troy and Schliemann

Once upon a time on the southern shore of the Hellespont (Dardanelles) was the ancient city of Troy, whose walls, according to legend, was built by the god Poseidon himself. The city of Troy lay on the sea trade route from Asia Minor to Pontus Euxines (Black Sea) and was famous for its power and wealth. The last ruler of Troy was the wise old Priam...

Maspero and the "lost pharaohs"

Published February 11, 2018

Maspero and the lost pharaohs

The successor of Opost Marietta as Director of the Egyptian Service antiquities became the French Egyptologist Gaston Maspero (1846-1916). One of the first discoveries of Maspero in Egypt was a unique pyramid with hieroglyphic texts. This was a sensation, since no one ever found any inscriptions in the Egyptian pyramids...

Arabia - the land of the Queen of Sheba

Published February 11, 2018

Arabia - the land of the Queen of Sheba

A large part of Arabia is occupied by deserts and mountains. It's hard to believe that once ancient authors called this land Arabia Felix - "Happy Arabia". However, this name did not apply to the entire peninsula, but only to its southern extremity - to the country in which, according to legend, was the land of Queen of Sheba...

Mangazeya

Published February 11, 2018

Mangazeya

In the 16-17 centuries dozens of urban settlements appeared in Siberia. Created as strongholds to move east, they soon became centers of commerce, crafts and crafts. One of these cities was Mangazeya, located beyond the Arctic Circle, in the lower reaches of the Taz River...

Ryazan treasures

Published February 11, 2018

Ryazan treasures

For many centuries the surrounding peasants, opening the Old Ryazan fort, found here various antiquities. Known and rich Ryazan treasures, which, apparently, contains considerable artistic values. In 1822, one peasant, fearing the edge of the road, came across a treasure, consisting of gold items of exceptional value...

William Pitry

Published February 11, 2018

William Pitry

English archaeologist William Pitry (1853-1942) was one of the most colorful figures in the history of Egyptology. It was one of the most outstanding representatives of the English school of Egyptology. William Pitry spent forty-six years in Egypt. About the past of Egypt, he collected...

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