To identify the pigment, the researchers pulverized the rocks that are a billion years in the powder, withdrawn from them the molecules of ancient organisms and analyzed
Deep beneath the Sahara in West Africa, scientists have found the oldest pigment in the world in rocks that are more than a billion years.
It is reported by the Australian National University.
The opening really surprised – it turns out, old world color – hot pink. The pigment was found at least 500 million years older than other known.
Bright pink pigment is chlorophyll Kaminey produced by organisms that have long disappeared in the ocean during photosynthesis, told the scientist Nur Gunel.
To identify the pigment, the researchers pulverized the rocks that are a billion years in the powder, withdrawn from them the molecules of ancient organisms and analyzed.
It is noted that in the event of the dissolution of the ancient pigment looks bright pink, but if it is concentrated in the rocks, they may purchase from blood-red to dark purple in color.
As previously reported portal “Know.ia”, archeologists have found in Denmark a huge burial of people who lived from the II century BC to the I century C. E. it is Likely that these remains belong to people who died in the battle. The most amazing thing is that after the death above them, ritual actions.
Recallthat archaeologists from Greece and Germany together have discovered a sensational find – a clay tablet, on which, presumably, is the oldest passage in the “Odyssey” of Homer. According to the Ministry of culture of Greece, the artifact was found during excavations in Olympia.
On a clay tablet contains 13 lines with 14 songs of the poem, as we know this is the speech of Odysseus to Mmeu.
According to researchers, plaque was made to the III century of our era. However, the researchers emphasize that this is only a preliminary estimate, but it suggests that the sign contains an excerpt from the ancient epic of Homer, which survived until our days.
Note, nand excavations in Pachacamac (Peru), a group of archaeologists from the université Libre de Bruxelles detected abnormal mummy, which was folded in a linen bundle, but still well preserved.
The temple of Pachacamac, on the territory of which was discovered a strange mummy, is considered an important archaeological partycom Peru.