How in ancient times did the bodies of the dead
As soon as a person dies, his body is usually buried or cremated. But in some ancient societies, the corpses after death in various ways used, or preserved their parts…

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The mystery of Mohenjo-Daro - the ideal ancient city, all of whose inhabitants died in a flash
This city in the Indus Valley on the territory of modern Pakistan attracted the attention of scientists in 1922. The walls of baked bricks, the perfect layout of neighborhoods and…

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What people looked like a century ago: Modern technology has allowed scientists to get to the bottom of the truth
What did people from the past look like? Most often, the guideline for answering this question are pictures or verbal descriptions in documentary or fiction. But are they objective? Often…

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The Riddle of Easter Island: What Archaeologists Know About Gigantic Scenery
The mystery of Easter Island stirs the minds of historians and enthusiasts over the centuries. It has not yet been possible to explain the origin of the giant stone statues…

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Russia’s oldest idol turned out to be older than the Black Sea

The wooden figure found the Mesolithic – the middle stone age and was the oldest of the large surviving sculptures of mankind. An international group of researchers with the participation of Russian scientists conducted radiocarbon dating of the Big Shigirsky idol, which is stored in the Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Yekaterinburg and initially had a height of more than five meters.
The dating showed that it was created 11,600 years ago — earlier than any other large-sized sculpture known to people.
The idol was made thousands of years before the freshwater lake at the site of the Black Sea connected to the basin of the Atlantic Ocean and became salty. Continue reading

From where in Egypt pyramids?

The pyramids disturb the minds and hearts of many people – from serious scientists who have devoted their whole lives to the study of mysterious structures, to lovers of conspiracy, convinced that the pyramids could not be created by human hands. Oddly enough, but so far there is no version of the origin of the pyramids, which could satisfy both parties. On the other hand, there are countless theories that are the strangest on this subject: we decided to describe the 7 most interesting ones in more detail.
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8 ancient cemeteries, which were found in our time on construction sites
The bones of people who lived in the old days are often right under the feet of unsuspecting city dwellers, and their graves have long been forgotten. Such old burials…

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Riddle of Alexander of Macedon: Why "the flight of Tsar Alexander" was popular in Russia and throughout the Christian world
A unique pectoral cross was found on the land of the former Drutsk faction, which emerged in the 11th century on the way "from the Varangians to the Greeks". Crosses…

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