Unknown rooms in the tomb of Tutankhamen
The most discussed Egyptian history, which has so far ended in an offensive ellipsis, was new research in the Valley of the Kings - in the famous tomb of Tutankhamen.…

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THE MOST IMPORTANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL OPENINGS OF THE YEAR
Archaeology magazine summed up the outgoing year and made a rating of the most significant archaeological discoveries and finds. 1. The composition of the blue paint of the Maya is…

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7 sensational finds of Russian archaeologists

Princess Ukok The astounding discovery of archeologists in the Altai Mountains, on the Ukok Plateau, which thundered not only throughout Russia, but became famous throughout the world. In 1993, Novosibirsk archaeologists found there a woman’s burial site, dating back to the V-III centuries BC. Due to the climate of this place, as well as the depth of the burial, the grave was ice-bound, which means it was preserved from decomposition. A few days, trying not to harm the burial, archaeologists melted the ice. In the burial chamber six horses were found under the saddles and with the harness, a larch block with bronze nails. Continue reading

The remains of the beautiful Nefertari

The outstanding Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli found the famous tomb of Queen Nefertari in 1904. Nefertari, whose name translates as “The Most Beautiful”, was the favorite main spouse of Ramses II, one of the most prominent rulers of Egypt, who ruled in the 13th century. BC. After the royal couple left the majestic monuments, among which the rock complexes in Abu Simbel became especially famous. However, among the many thousands of monuments, the tomb of Nefertari, located in the Valley of the Queens at the foot of the Theban cliffs in Luxor, occupies a special place. This is a genuine masterpiece: 520 sq. M. The walls of the tomb are covered with unsurpassed painted reliefs telling about the journey of the deceased queen to the beyond-bound areas of another world, according to the text of the Book of the Dead. Continue reading

Decorative and applied arts

Decorative art (from the Latin. Decoro “decorating”) – a section of art, which includes a fairly large number of industries, it is one of the most important areas of folk art and is closely related to design. Decorative – applied art is a field of decorative art that studies the creation of artistic works used in everyday life and artistic processing of products. His works can be: various utensils, furniture, fabrics, tools, vehicles, as well as clothing and various decorations. Continue reading

The history of the archaeological study of the Mayan cities
The first civilized people of America that the Spaniards encountered during the conquest of the lands of the western hemisphere were Maya. In 1517, on the rocky coast of Cape…

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Antique music boxes
Music boxes appeared in the second half of the XVIII century. in the Swiss canton of Jura, where they were made by watchmakers. The first mechanisms, in which the cams…

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"Picasso & Khokhlova" in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
In 1917, Sergei Dyagilev's Russian Seasons experienced difficult times: disappearing sponsors, lack of money, the collapse of touring plans ... In Rome, Russian Ballet was preparing the premiere of Parade…

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