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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ONE OF THE ANCIENT STRUCTURES - THE TEMPLE OF FIRE IN PERU
How can this be? In Peru, that find is the oldest. Paradoxically, archaeologists dug out a temple in which people once probably worshiped fire and which — yes-yes — turned…

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Antique Dolls

Although dolls made of wood, terracotta, cloth and ivory have been preserved since ancient times of Greece and Rome, for most collectors the history of dolls begins in the XVIII century, when in all European countries these toys were carved from wood. Some of them looked realistic with well-proportioned figures. They were not intended for fun, but played the role of miniature mannequins. Fashion designers sent them to the royal courtiers and to American salons so that the ladies there could get acquainted with the latest fashion. Continue reading

10 frightening and disturbing works of art

Among the peaceful portraits and soothing works of art there are eerie old paintings that give viewers a more disturbing look at the world. These famous horror paintings go from slightly weird to completely shocking and crazy. Can you handle these 10 unpleasant works of art? Many have tried, and many have failed.
1. Gernika
One of the most famous paintings by Pablo Picasso, Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering that it inflicts on people, especially innocent civilians. This work acquired a monumental status and became a constant reminder of the cruelty of war.
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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 disclosed. This Maya paint painted captives intended to offer sacrifices to the gods. This discovery belongs to an anthropologist from Vyton College in Illinois Dean Arnold. He analyzed the remnants of a substance in a sacrificial cup stored in the Field’s Chicago Museum of Natural History. According to the scientist, the paint was made from indigo leaves and clay. Continue reading

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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Soviet and Jewish artist
The outstanding artist of the Soviet era Honored Artist Realistic Writing Wizard Guetzky Semyon Natanovich (Simkha Nusenovich), a Soviet painter was born on May 15, 1902 in Zhytomyr. He graduated…

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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…

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