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Fund: the wizard will paint hundreds of square meters of the Cathedral in Chersonesos

Specialists in the framework of large-scale restoration will paint from 600 to 880 meters vault of the lower Church of St. Vladimir Cathedral in Chersonesos, reported Wednesday RIA Novosti the head of the press service of the Foundation "My story" Alexander Tarasov.

The Foundation "My story" holds the accomplishment of the Museum-reserve "Chersonese" in 2017. According to the Foundation, the facility is already renovated the lower Church St. John the Baptist, prepared for painting the ceiling vaults, set the font and candle holders made of natural stone, adjacent to the temple area built outdoor cinema and also announced the permanent utilities.

Scientists have found that Neanderthals were more strongly feel the pain

Geneticists have found that one of the genes that modern humans inherited from Neanderthals, which encodes an ion channel that is responsible for the sensation of pain. Hence, scientists have concluded that Neanderthals had a lower pain threshold than other types of people. The study is published in the journal Current Biology.

Neanderthals and modern man mixed-and swapped genes multiple times over thousands of years.

In a Spanish fishing shop found amphorae of the Roman Empire

The civil guard of Spain found the shop the frozen fish thirteen amphorae of the first century.

The discovery was made during regular check one of the shops in the province of Alicante. In addition to the amphorae were stored anchor the eighteenth century and a slab of limestone with the inscription ESTE, the report said the Civil Guard. Most of the amphorae (one of them, experts consider especially valuable) was built to transport olive oil, wine and fish sauces in Rome.

Scientists have confirmed the early appearance of the first humans in America

British and American scientists have proved that the fossilized feces in the Paisley caves in the Western United States belong to the ancient people who lived here more than 12 thousand years ago, before the advent of Clovis culture. The study is published in the journal Science Advances.

For a long time, until the second half of the twentieth century, it was believed that representatives of culture Clovis were the first people appeared on the American continent. Later Dating of the appearance of people in America have been adjusted, and the theory of the "Clovis — first" — denied. Since then, the archaeologists are constantly looking for evidence of the presence of precursors to Clovis.

Found the oldest in East Asia, a work of sculpture

Archaeologists have discovered in China a small statuette of a bird older than 13 thousand years. It is the oldest specimen of sculptural art in East Asia. A description of the findings in the journal PLOS ONE.

The figurine was found in 2005 in the town of Linzin in Henan province. Chinese archaeologists under the leadership of Janana Lee (Li Zhanyang) from Shandong University studied the sequence of deposits containing eleven cultural layers age of 120 thousand years ago to the bronze age. One of the layers was broken in 1958, when digging a well, but all the excavated material was folded in a pile nearby.