At the Taimyr discovered the fossilized remains of ancient books

02.04.2004

02.04.2004


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A group of Russian archaeologists found on the Taimyr Peninsula of permafrost fossilized remains of ancient books.

The remains were found about 20 kilometers north of the village Hatanga and dated 12,000-15,000 years BC. e.

Ancient books hit the archeologists its size — some specimens have a width of up to 1.5 m

"Our experts will not be easy, but they will do everything possible to find out how the books were in this place, and why they are so well preserved. And, of course, the most important thing — what they are. More than half of the books can be read clearly names, but their language is not yet understood, "- commented on the find Fedor Brajnikov, head of the archaeological team that studies ZAPOLYARNY areas.

At the end of the week load, which is of great historical significance, will be delivered by special flight to Moscow, where he will begin a detailed study.

01.04.2004

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