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 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. Briton Nicholas Reeves, one of the greatest researchers of Egyptian history of the reign of Pharaoh-reformer Akhenaten and his son Tutankhamun, suggested that exploring the walls of the burial chamber of the tomb could hide behind them other rooms that the great Howard Carter, the archaeologist who found treasures of Tutankhamen. Continue reading
The stolen paintings by master of abstract expressionism Hans Hoffman (1880-1966) were found by Art Recovery International 12 years after they were stolen from an art store in Manhattan.
Five paintings, valued at just over $ 500,000, were last seen at the Cirkers Hayes warehouse in 2003. The works belonged to a foundation known as the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust. (Cirkers Hayes joined Crozier Fine Arts in early 2017). Continue reading