archaeological

Don discovered at Stonehenge

Don land keeps many secrets. We have such places that go to the most incredible legends. Some of them are real mysteries for researchers.

Ten years ago in the don steppe, 120 kilometers from Rostov, were found huge standing stones, vaguely reminiscent of their British location of an ancient temple of the Sun – Stonehenge. The discovery was immediately dubbed the don Stonehenge, and a place where there are rocks, Valley of stones.

However, unlike the British facilities don does not consist of stone circles (blocks, topped by cross-stones) and large upright standing stones, called menhirs. According to the results of geological expertise, the age of the rocks a minimum of 7 thousand years BC So the don megaliths much of ancient British and other well-known nowadays. And, according to the researchers, it even suggests that the megalithic culture originated in the don by going later in the Scythian tradition of making stone sculptures. Continue reading

Malta – the attractions of the resort

Sights of the Maltese archipelago

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Malta is famous among tourists primarily for having the highest density concentration of cultural and historic monuments per area unit.

All of Malta’s attractions can be divided into several groups: cities, museums, monuments, caves, grottos, catacombs, temples, megalithic, ancient burial sites and fortifications.

The attractions of the resort

Architectural and cultural values

The island can rightly be called a city state because the boundaries between the settlements on the island are purely nominal. The largest town of the island is Birkirkara and the state capital – the city of Valletta, which is on a par with Minoi holds the title of Museum city. Continue reading

Mysterious construction in Ireland

Newgrange new Grange, Shi-an-Age — cult is the oldest stone structure in the world. The property consists of megaliths and the complex of brú na bóinne is located in Ireland.

Presumably, the age takes the countdown from 3600 BC, which is older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.

This area was used as farmland. In 1688 these lands went into the possession of Charles Campbell. His servants found Newgrange when I was looking for rocks for construction. First, the construction seemed to them a simple cave, but then was discovered a long narrow passage leading to a large room. Workers immediately reported the find to the owner who told antiquary, naturalist and philologist Edward Lugo. In the end Lug Newgrange announced his discovery and called it a tomb, to put it simply a prehistoric grave. Continue reading

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