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They find a ceremonial shelf for skulls in Mexico

They find a ceremonial shelf for skulls in Mexico

Although many centuries have passed since an event occurred, a construction was erected or ceremonial burials were made, there are many civilizations that today still have a lot to say and archaeologists are the link between them and us. There is no doubt that his excellent work is a very important reference to know many of the things that are part of our past, know our roots and know how they lived and why many of those civilizations disappeared.

They find evidence of massacres in the Neolithic

They find evidence of massacres in the Neolithic

Wars have always been something that has devastated any civilization and that we can see in many historical samples, and those that will surely appear with the passage of time. You have to go far back in time to discover that massacres and wars were not something of the ancient civilizations as we know them today but that even in the Neolithic these things also happened.

The 'false door': the entrance to the Egyptian underworld

The 'false door': the entrance to the Egyptian underworld

A 'false door' is, as its name suggests, an imitation of a door that is normally found in funerary temples and tombs in Ancient Egypt. These doors have the function of being a path between the world of the living and the world of the dead. Deities or the dead could interact with the world of the living by passing through the doors or could receive offerings through them.

The Chinese sword that has defied time

The Chinese sword that has defied time

50 years ago, a rare and rare sword was found in a tomb in China. Despite the 2,000-year-old sword, known as Gouijan, it did not have a speck of dust and also had very particular characteristics for a sword that had been made so long ago. Considered a treasure in China today, the sword is a legend for the Chinese as "Excalibur" is for the West.

Botswana in the spotlight of the international archaeological community

Botswana in the spotlight of the international archaeological community

If there is a region of the world that has much to say in terms of archeology, that is Africa, a corner through which countless civilizations have passed that have left their mark, a mark that we can see today in traditions, culture and also in the archaeological remains that are gradually being discovered in the different countries that are part of this continent.

Laser technology reveals some imperfections of Notre Dame

Laser technology reveals some imperfections of Notre Dame

Notre Dame is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Built between 1160 and 1345, the massive cathedral is one of the most recognized landscapes in Paris and is one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Despite the cathedral's powerful past, very little information about the architects and designers who built the building has survived.

Saved a Thracian funerary treasure in Bulgaria

Saved a Thracian funerary treasure in Bulgaria

If there is something that has done a lot of damage to archeology, it is treasure hunters or looters, who are carried away by the material value of a piece rather than thinking about the important archaeological and historical value that it may have and the information that it could reveal. This class of people has always existed and on many occasions they have ruined what could be a true archaeological discovery, although they do not always get away with it, as it has happened recently in Bulgaria.

The mummies, an attraction for millions of people

The mummies, an attraction for millions of people

Mummies have always been centers of attraction for millions of people around the world, from scholars to fans of Egyptology and mysteries, because it must be admitted, mummies have always turned out to be accompanied by an almost magical halo, very special , as if they were things that are not of this world.

Greek mythology: the myth of Phaedra

Greek mythology: the myth of Phaedra

There are many legends that we can find from Ancient Greece, such as the myth of Phaedra, the daughter of Minos, the king of Crete, and of Pacifae, daughter of Helios. She was also the mother of the minotaur, as well as the sister of Ariadna. , whom we all know for helping Theseus kill the minotaur.The myth of PhaedraDeucalion, his brother, decided that his sister would marry the king of Athens, Theseus, who was said to be already married to Antiope, an Amazon .

Experts will restore Tutankhamun's mask

Experts will restore Tutankhamun's mask

A group of different restorers have reported on their progress in restoring the beard of Tutankhamun's mask after it was completely accidentally broken by a worker a few months ago, all dating back to August 2014, when during A lighting job on this relic, he accidentally broke his beard and hastily attached it with epoxy resin.

They discover a Roman amphitheater in Volterra

They discover a Roman amphitheater in Volterra

Archeology allows us to continue discovering the legacy that history has left in different parts of the planet such as the discovery that has been made very recently in the Italian city of Volterra, where a group of archaeologists has discovered the remains of an oval structure, being the most important Roman amphitheater that has been discovered in the last century.

37 Byzantine shipwrecks discovered in Istanbul

37 Byzantine shipwrecks discovered in Istanbul

During the construction of a Marmaray Turkish subway project, remains of 37 sunken ships have been found in the Yenikapi neighborhood of Istanbul. This discovery, according to specialists, could reveal a lot of information about the ancient techniques used for the construction of ships.

Roberto Fernández Díaz, National Prize for History of Spain 2015

Roberto Fernández Díaz, National Prize for History of Spain 2015

The 2015 National Prize for the History of Spain has been awarded to Roberto Fernández Díaz for his work "Catalonia and Bourbon Absolutism" for "its excellent review of an important historiographical debate and for the rigorous application of critical and professional methodology against to the public and political instrumentalization of historical events «.

Amarna, the city built on broken bones

Amarna, the city built on broken bones

The pharaohs have always been the object of study throughout history, especially now that we have the latest technological advances that can help us to know much more data than a few decades ago, so we must take advantage of those facilities that we have and discover many things like the news that has appeared recently.

Exposed skeleton of a young Viking woman in York

Exposed skeleton of a young Viking woman in York

A wooden coffin with a skeleton belonging to a young Viking woman inside, all in an excellent state of conservation, has become part of an exhibition at the Jorvik Viking Center in the city of York. The city was occupied by the Vikings at the end of the 9th century and the occupation would last approximately until the middle of the 10th century, at which time the Kingdom of England absorbed this Norse settlement.

They discover a new genetic lineage in an Inca mummy

They discover a new genetic lineage in an Inca mummy

A frozen mummy of an Inca child has revealed the existence of a previously unknown genetic lineage. This mummy was found in 1985 frozen half-buried in what is the base of the Pyramid mountain, in the Argentine province of Mendoza. It belonged to a seven-year-old Andean boy who, presumably, had been sacrificed in a religious ritual called capacocha about five centuries ago.

16th century paintings found in Lorca

16th century paintings found in Lorca

The restoration work that is being carried out in the old collegiate church of San Patricio de Lorca has made it possible to find some paintings that date back to the 16th century and were unknown, which has been quite a surprise.Noelia Arrollo, Minister of Culture and Spokesperson of the Government, had the opportunity to see the paintings, which were hidden in different parts of the church.

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A "Hand of Glory" discovered in the UK

A British newspaper recently reported the discovery of a mummified hand in the town of Castleton, in North Yorkshire, England. It is said that this could be the last "Hand of Glory" a relic with certain macabre touches that in the past was believed to protect thieves while they committed their misdeeds.

The legend of Krampus

The legend of Krampus

Possibly many of you have seen on television an advertisement for a movie starring a mysterious entity called Krampus. We might think it is one of those many Hollywood inventions to get the attention of movie lovers, especially the horror genre, but no, this movie is based on an ancient legend and is not a recent invention.

A Roman sword discovered in Canada

A Roman sword discovered in Canada

It is one of the news of the moment, the discovery of a Roman sword on Oak Island, south of Nova Scotia, in Canada, could rewrite history and confirm that there were Roman sailors who visited North America more than 1,000 years before they did. Christopher Columbus 'official' way. As various media have revealed, this finding is part of a History Channel program called The Curse of Oak Island, where the great efforts carried out by two brothers who want to solve an enigma are narrated related to a supposed treasure that would be hidden on this island.