What are the hoards talking about?

Published February 11, 2018

What are the hoards talking about?

What are the hoards talking about?.. Over the long millennia, which counts our civilization, people have hidden from prying eyes a truly innumerable set treasures and treasures - precious metals...

Phipps treasures

Published February 11, 2018

Phipps treasures

Archaeologists - both professional and amateur - always want to find something outstanding. And not less than the findings of Schliemann and Carter. That person was William Phipps. At the end of the 17th century, Phipps found the treasures of the sunken Spanish galleon, which are now known as the Phipps treasures. The history of searching and raising from the bottom of the Phipps treasure is what we want to describe in this article...

Babylon

Published February 11, 2018

Babylon

The disintegration of the Sumerian state led to the fact that the political center of Mesopotamia slowly but surely began to move up the Euphrates and established itself in a small city. It was named - Babylon. The growth and enrichment of the city was greatly facilitated by its favorable position at the intersection of trade routes...

Champollion and Egyptian hieroglyphics

Published February 11, 2018

Champollion and Egyptian hieroglyphics

Penetration into the history of Ancient Egypt for a long time hampered the barrier of Egyptian writing. Scientists have long tried to read the letter of the ancient Egyptians. But in 1790 a man came to our world, Jean Francois Champollion (1790-1832) - a brilliant French linguist who deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics. The certificate of one of his teachers is preserved, that even at a young age, Champollion vowed to decipher the Egyptian hieroglyphics...

Mariette and Egypt

Published February 11, 2018

Mariette and Egypt

Auguste Mariette and Egypt - are inextricably linked in the Egyptology of the 19th century. Even in his youth, carried away by the works of Champollion, Mariette seriously "fell ill" with Egypt. In 1850 Mariette went to Egypt in search of ancient Coptic manuscripts. In late October 1850, he began at his own risk and excavation in the Sakkar Necropolis...

Pyramid of Djoser

Published February 11, 2018

Pyramid of Djoser

To the beginning of the reign of Djoser, the first pharaoh of the third dynasty, the invention of masonry concerns. According to tradition, the honor of this great discovery belongs to Imhotep, the chief architect of Pharaoh Djoser. Be that as it may, it is the pyramid of Djoser that is today considered to be the oldest stone structure on Earth...

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