25,000 Year Old Buildings Found In Russia

In Russia, in the Caucasus mountains, not far from the cities Tzelentzchik, Touapse, Novorossiysk and Sochi, there are hundreds of megalithic monuments. The Russians call them dolmens. Russian and foreign archaeologists have not yet discovered their use. All these megalithic dolmens you see below in the pictures are dated from 10,000 years to 25,000 years ago, according to the website Kykeon.   Other archaeologists put the age of these megalithic structures at 4000 to 6,000 years old.

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Thousands of prehistoric megalithic monuments are known throughout the world. Some of the least known outside the former Soviet Union, however, are those in the Caucasus. These dolmens cover the Western Caucasus on both sides of the mountain ridge, in an area of approximately 12.000 square kilometers of Russia and Abkhazia. Continue reading 25,000 Year Old Buildings Found In Russia

The Greatest Archaeological Discoveries Of All Time

Over the centuries there have been many ancient discoveries that give us a glimpse in the lives of our ancestors. From Sacsayhuaman to the Antikythera Mechanism, the Bagdad battery to the Rosetta stone, the more ancient grounds and artefacts that are found, the more mystery unfolds.

Archaeological discoveries not only allow us to take a peek into history, it also allows us to understand their ancient traditions. Studies that intertwine myth with science have allowed us to connect the past with our present. The more we discover, more questions are raised. Archaeologists have unearthed ancient burial grounds, hidden cities and even scrolls written in a secret language.

Caherconnell Fort have created this infographic that reveals the top ten greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. It includes the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1946. Found in Khirbet Qumran in West Bank, Israel, the ancient texts were written on parchment, bronze and papyrus. These are the earliest known surviving copies of biblical (and extra-biblical) documents that date back to the period when Jesus was born. Written in Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew, these scrolls are believed by many to be the most significant discovery of the past one hundred years. Continue reading The Greatest Archaeological Discoveries Of All Time