The great archaeological discoveries of civilization
Archaeological discoveries are always reminiscent of the creative mind of our ancestors. It is also a great chance to travel back in time and learn more about age-old history. This…

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Archaeologists have discovered the skeleton of a man who used a knife instead of a prosthetic arm
Who among us does not remember the formidable captain Hook, the inveterate enemy of Peter Pan? Literature and cinema is replete with characters whose distinctive detail was the presence of…

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Skulls with patterns and other mysteries of the ancient Turkish city of Gobekli Tepe, which became an archaeological sensation
The place where the ruins of Gobekli-Tepe are located first came to the attention of scientists back in the 1960s. However, at first almost no one paid attention to the…

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Riddles of the Etruscans, who do not give rest to scientists
The people who inhabited the lands of modern Italian Tuscany a little more than two millennia ago, who called themselves “raseny”, left traces of a surprisingly rapid flourishing, and also…

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How did the first coins appear, what was before them, and who printed the first bills

Money – quite an ancient means for calculations. But market relations arose much earlier. For centuries, the ancient people made purchases, exchanged goods without the use of coins, banknotes and promissory notes. How did you manage to conduct trading operations, and what led to the emergence of modern money – in our material.
What people calculated in ancient times
Market relations emerged as early as 7-8 millennia BC. After the decomposition of the primitive communal society, not only living conditions improved, but also instruments of labor. Due to this, people began to appear surplus manufactured products, which were exchanged for more needed.
Different nations had their own subjects, acting in the role of money. Continue reading

Interesting facts about the entrance door

The need to protect their homes exists from time immemorial. Historically, in the gland, people have seen something so solid and durable, which can be protected. In the entire history of mankind, the technology of manufacturing door structures, as well as the materials from which they were made, changed many times. We will speak about such ordinary metal entrance doors, but as it turned out with a huge amount of interesting facts and a non-standard history.
Interesting fact number 1: in 2010 in Zurich (Switzerland), archaeologists discovered the front door, which is about 5 thousand years old. Thus, this find is the same age as the British Stonehenge. According to scientists, the door structure has survived to the present day due to the fact that at that time the harsh climatic conditions forced people to build their houses around the lakes, and this required strong wood.
Interesting fact number 2: the oldest wooden door, still in use, is located in Westminster Abbey (UK). It is reliably established that it is made of oak, felled in the 11th century. Continue reading

Who was the legendary Troyan from "The Tale of Igor's Campaign": A long way to the East and back to the West
The story that will be discussed on these pages began with a find of an unusual item on the territory of Ukraine. It was a figure of a person sitting…

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Who was the legendary Troyan from "The Tale of Igor's Campaign": A long way to the East and back to the West
The story that will be discussed on these pages began with a find of an unusual item on the territory of Ukraine. It was a figure of a person sitting…

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