Viewings: 11259First of all, any myth, under deep conviction of the author, based on some real event. For, if any prior to the myth of the event, there would be a myth. There is no doubt that the event itself, lapse of time, construed and interpreted by many generations of people depending on their national peculiarities and character of the people or nation to which they belong, but the essence is the presence of a specific event - remains unchanged. No wonder one of the most prominent historians of the world, A. Thierry said: "Legend is a living legend, and almost always more truthful than what we call " history".
Viewings: 6875At the turn of the 40 - 50s years of the XX century began excavations Palenque city that existed in the III-VIII centuries in Mexico in the state of Chiapas. One of the most surprising findings of archaeologists was a sarcophagus with the mummy of Pacala - ruler of the ancient Empire of the Maya. Scientists have found that the remains of Pacala were mummified in full compliance with the ancient Egyptian (!) technology. And the coffin was placed inside a stepped pyramid tombs.
Viewings: 8466This story Arthur Conan Milked masterfully told in his "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". You probably remember when apprehended by the police thief hid large diamond in plaster figure?
Viewings: 7202"Gold" - that's the magic word that they were attracted to itself the Spaniards across the Atlantic ocean...
Viewings: 8218About Queen Hatshepsut heard many. The people of New time know the ruler of Ancient Egypt is extant grandiose constructions, Hatshepsut temple at Deir El-Bahri, the stories about the destruction of the cartouches with her name.
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Viewings: 6471Since the eleventh dynasty Middle Kingdom, Pharaoh at the coronation chose five titles, or throne names. These throne names (Titus-Latour Pharaoh) were not accidental, but meant intentions of Pharaoh, future acts of the Governor - what he wanted to accomplish during his reign. In addition, the list throne names contained a reference to God, who was to do this, Pharaoh especially revered and important.
Viewings: 6086The history of the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt so long that historians for convenience divided it into several periods, each of which is comparable in duration with the history of any European powers.
Viewings: 6101Land of the ancient Egyptians stretched from North Africa to the far South on the river Nile. From left in the memory of the people leaving only the monuments of the past ages - majestic temples and pyramids. When to conquer Egypt Napoleon arrived, the local people could not tell about their purpose. For Muslim Arabs pyramids were just huge pagan structures. Over the centuries of Arab rule pyramid lost his wonderful facing, and now conquerors looked bare stone walls rising, tapering toward the heavens. Once, reported Arab chroniclers, pyramids were entirely covered with ancient characters.
Viewings: 6767The Incas (correct "Inka") is an Indian tribe, the ancestors of the Quechua Indians inhabited since the XI century, in Peru and created one of the most ancient civilizations in South America.
Viewings: 10280Ancient state Phoenicia was initially located in the Northern and Central parts of the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean sea, on a strip of land between sea and mountains width up to several tens of kilometers with a favorable field for agriculture and horticulture climate. The Semitic people, which the Greeks were later called by the Phoenicians, appeared on the coast of the Eastern Mediterranean for more than 5,000 years ago. Whence came these people are and where they lived before, remains for historians a mystery until now.
Viewings: 5788Many writers-classics believed Egypt origin magical knowledge. The antiquity of its civilization, an abundance of temples and pyramids, mysterious gods with the heads of animals and birds, mysterious hieroglyphics, rituals in honor of the deceased, the deification of the pharaohs has created an enchanting one and enchanting atmosphere, which for followers of the occult still has not disappeared in the darkness of oblivion.
Viewings: 6488The assumption about the existence of past civilizations of the Sumerians, first expressed not historians and archaeologists and linguists. During the first attempts to decrypt the Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform they are faced with literally blend of hieroglyphic, syllable and letter of linguistic symbols. This not only complicates the reading of texts that are dated by IV-III Millenium BC, but suggested that the language goes back to some more ancient, original hieroglyphic writing. Thus appeared the first indirect, but quite scientific confirmation of the information about the existence at the turn of the fifth and fourth millennia BC in Lower Mesopotamia Sumerian people.
Viewings: 6493For this once heavily populated fertile land were innumerable army of the Persians of Cyrus, and Darius, pilili Greeks army of Alexander the great, was riding squads of soldiers of the prophet Muhammad and the Janissaries of the Ottoman Empire for centuries roamed Bedouin tribes, not knowing what lies at their feet.
Viewings: 7611Can the Western society to learn the backward "natives" - residents traditional communities? Deep down, many people "civilized" the world consider their primitive savages. But anthropologists believe we have a lot to learn from the tribes of New Guinea or the Amazon, although in some aspects of their life and looks retarded or shocking.
Viewings: 5096In the Nazca desert, which is in the South of Peru, found labyrinths. Archaeologists quite a long period of time puzzled over what still is amazing structure of the mysterious lines. In the desert there are such lines that are formed in a unique image.