SANA'A, Nov. 30 (Saba) - A Russian archaeological mission has discovered archaeological remains in Socotra Archipelago belong to the Stone Age man about a million years ago.
The head of Russian mission and senior of Russian Orientals Mr. Vitaly Nawmikn has told the Saba-run Daily al-Syasiah that the found remains, which are the first of its kind, proved that the existence of primitive man has begun about 600,000 years ago.
Nawmikn, who is working on a book on the history of Socotra, pointed out that the findings form a new mystery in the history of world's civilizations and is considered one of the most important civilizations in the world.
It is worth mentioning is that another joint Yemeni-Belgian mission has already announced finding a mountainous cave lengthens 3 km and contains some ancient buildings and temples besides clay pots, censers and other tools related to performing some kind of rituals inside those temples dating back to the third century AD, according to the initial analysis.
Moreover, the General Organization for Antiquities and Museums has also announced discovering five human settlements and six ancient cemeteries belong to very old historical periods, according to the source.