History

Ancient city discovered in Israel

Couple of days ago,archeologists in what is now called Tel Aviv,discovered ancient city from Bronze age (approximately 2000 years BC).Experts estimated that around 6000 people lived in this Megalopolis.Consdering world had around 27 million people on Earth in Bronze Age,city of 6000 thousand people was huge.If we take Earth has 7 billion people,it would equal to around 1 and a half million people today.Amazing. Various elements had been uncovered so far,including residential buildings, streets, alleys, public areas and fortifications .There are even signs of sacrifice altairs,which was common thing in that period.

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have been excavating the En Sur site for two-and-a-half years.Excavation of this proportions are rare thing,especially considering age of the particular ruins.Probably the biggest reason to as why such huge settlement was found is because Israel was climate paradise,something like Ancient Greece and Mesopotamia at their respective times.The city was found during the construction of a new highway interchange.Without this event,city would probably lay underground for god knows how many more years.This discovery helped experts to better understand urbanization in Israel,which was a missing piece since Israel history was only well tracked since the start of Christianity and Christian history. An overhead view of the site shows city was well planned for its age,with fully functional roads

Mysterious Scottish ruins turns out to be secret whiskey stills

We all know Scottish whiskeys are the best ones,and we all love to drink occasionally them,so this discovery comes as no surprise.Archaeologists found ruins deep in the remote forest of Scottish Highland.They were used in 1700s and 1800s during alcohol prohibition.This was probably one of many illegal whiskey distillery as it is narrow and long,which is perfect for storage space of alcohol and similar substances.The  laws on the production and sale of whisky from the late 1700s meant many small stills were shut down on farms throughout the Highlands, while commercial distilleries that could be taxed stayed in business

Government officers known as “excisemen” scoured the Highlands for illicit stills, confiscating illegal whisky and distilling equipment. As such, it was important to have a site that was hard to find but still close to a major market like Glasgow .3D reconstruction showed the actual inside look of the ruin.

By combining the digital data from the laser scans of the two ruined kilns, archaeologists have been able to reconstruct how a complete kiln would have looked.
(Image: © Forest and Land Scotland/AOC Archaeology)