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Nalanda University could become part of the UNESCO Heritage list

Nalanda University could become part of the UNESCO Heritage list

According to the latest news, an expert belonging to the International Council of Monuments and Sites of UNESCO, based in Paris, is examining in depth the ruins of the University of Nalanda, in order to be able to evaluate the candidacy of the India to get this ancient place on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Italian archaeologists discover what could be a femur of the 'Mona Lisa'

Italian archaeologists discover what could be a femur of the 'Mona Lisa'

A team of archaeologists who have been trying to solve the mystery surrounding the identity of the mysterious Mona Lisa, the model painted by the great Leonardo Da Vinci, made an impressive announcement, they have found pieces of a femur that could be from the well-known woman Archaeologists have been working for many years in a convent, where they expected to find the Mona Lisa skull, but for now they have had to settle for a piece of femur and they are not sure if it is really the model's.

Use of imported products in Viking Age Scandinavia

Use of imported products in Viking Age Scandinavia

One of the latest studies carried out on the Vikings is related to the use of different imported objects in Scandinavia from the time of the Vikings. Of the cases that have been studied so far, the use of sacred reliquaries as brooches for women stands out, something that would surely have been classified as immoral or even pagan by some of the sectors of the population of the cultures from which they came.

A study on the Mayans reveals that the footprint they have left on the environment can still be seen

A study on the Mayans reveals that the footprint they have left on the environment can still be seen

Studies have been carried out on the Mayan civilization and many of its characteristics for many years. One of the most recent reveals the impact that the Mayan civilization had on the environment of the region 2,000 years ago. These consequences can be observed today, as reflected in a study carried out by the University of Texas, in the United States.

Greek mythology: the myth of Orpheus

Greek mythology: the myth of Orpheus

Orpheus was the son of Apollo and Calliope, although there are other scholars who claim that he was really the son of Eagro, the king of Thrace. Orfeo was a singer and musician, with an incredible ability to move all living beings, both animals and people, this being one of his main characteristics.

A ceremonial complex discovered in Peru

A ceremonial complex discovered in Peru

A team of Spanish explorers believe they have found the ruins of a sanctuary on a mountain in Peru that they believe dates back to the time of Tupac Inka Yupanki, the tenth of the Inca rulers, on the throne since 1471. name of the expedition, it was led by the brothers Rafael and Miguel Gutiérrez Garitano and they have discovered a complex that is supposed to have been used by the Incas during the 15th century to worship the gods in times of drought or in which they were punished for natural disasters, something that until now was unknown to science.

Archaeologists discover the capital of Emperor Yao

Archaeologists discover the capital of Emperor Yao

The first kingdom with the name of 'China' was located in Shanxi province in a place that has history for 4,200 years.Taosi, an archaeological site at the foot of Chongshan Mountain in Linfen Xiangfen county, seems to have been the capital of the Yao kingdom, said Wang Wei of the Institute of Archeology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

The oldest pictogram discovered in Göbekli Tepe

The oldest pictogram discovered in Göbekli Tepe

Among the many excavations being carried out in the ancient city of Göbekli Tepe, in Turkey, a pictogram has recently been discovered on an obelisk, which according to researchers could be the oldest of all have been found. image that conveys a certain meaning thanks to its resemblance to a physical object.

Small archaeological discovery in Vetulonia

Small archaeological discovery in Vetulonia

One of the most recent discoveries comes from Italy, where a few bronze statuettes have been discovered, including different human figures and a small horse. Exactly they were discovered in the town of Vetulonia (Grosseto) in the interior area of ​​what is known as Domus dei Dolia, an Etruscan house that was completely destroyed as a result of a fire at the beginning of the 1st century BC.

Important find in a Chinese cemetery

Important find in a Chinese cemetery

A number of sacrificed chariots and horses have recently been discovered in a tomb in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, the first to be excavated south of the Yangtze River. A team of archaeologists has discovered five horse-drawn chariots in an excellent state of preservation.

The Pyrenees Fire Festival is now Intangible Heritage of Humanity

The Pyrenees Fire Festival is now Intangible Heritage of Humanity

According to data managed by UNESCO, Spain is the fourth country in the world with the most manifestations within the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, which reflects the great historical, cultural and traditional wealth that this country has. One of the last inclusions on this list is the Pyrenean Fire Festival, an event that takes place every year on the night that coincides with the summer solstice.

Prehistoric structure found on the Golan Heights

Prehistoric structure found on the Golan Heights

An interesting discovery was made in a vacant lot in the Golan Heights, a plateau nestled on the border between the countries of Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. It is a prehistoric stone monument that had gone unnoticed until now and that could shedding a lot of information on the civilization that built it, something that is currently being worked on.

Restored the footbridge of the Roman Forum in Rome

Restored the footbridge of the Roman Forum in Rome

One of the last places to be restored in Rome is the seven-level ramp between the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, to offer all tourists one of the most spectacular views of the ancient city, for whoever wants it. you can take the best panoramas with your camera.

Rock with prehistoric paintings discovered in India

Rock with prehistoric paintings discovered in India

In India, exactly in Vijayawada, very close to Kadiri, Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, cave paintings have been found in a rock, which is known locally as Rukalagundu, and after being studied it was determined that they would date back to the Mesolithic. The team of archaeologists has asked the administration of the Anantapur district to have an access road to this place as well as a series of minimum services and it has even been requested for this place to be declared as a protected archaeological zone and make it become part of the archaeological conglomerate made up of the points of Kadiri, Timmammamarrimanu and Katarupalle.

African genome sequenced for the first time

African genome sequenced for the first time

His name is Bayira, which in the local Ethiopian language means “first born” and is an anatomically modern human, approximately 1.57 meters tall and about 54/55 kilos in weight. It is said that he lived more than 4,500 years ago in the Mota cave, in the Ethiopia massif, where in 2012 some skeletal remains were found thanks to the help of different members of a local tribe, the Gamo.

Top 20: Most important History and Archeology News of 2015

Top 20: Most important History and Archeology News of 2015

2015 has been a year full of stories about history and truly amazing archaeological discoveries. Tombs of Celtic princes, Egyptian queens, many news from the pre-Hispanic world in America, curiosities and even some unusual confirmations, are just some of the things he has bequeathed to us.

Intact Etruscan tomb discovered in Italy

Intact Etruscan tomb discovered in Italy

Recently, a farmer who was plowing his fields on his property has discovered an Etruscan tomb and after that he gave notice to archaeologists to investigate it and the first thing they saw was a sealed double door in perfect condition. they discovered a rectangular chamber of approximately five meters, two sarcophagi, four marble urns with cremated human remains, a marble head of a young woman and several objects that were supposed to be part of a funerary equipment such as votive vessels, completely intact ceramic jars and ceramic pieces among others.

Haihunhou mausoleum uncovered

Haihunhou mausoleum uncovered

The town of Nanchang, capital of the Chinese province of Jiangxi, has recently begun to reveal many of its secrets and little by little they have begun to be made public. Exactly those that have been discovered in the mausoleum of the Marquis of Haihunhou, grandson of Emperor Wu of Han, which contains no less than eight tombs and a burial place for chariots.

A study confirms that Ötzi suffered a severe stomach pain

A study confirms that Ötzi suffered a severe stomach pain

Since the discovery of Ötzi in 1991 at an altitude of 3,600 meters in the Finialspitze, in the Alps, this mummy has revealed huge amounts of information that have not only allowed us to know more aspects of the human being, or our ancestors, but many things We know that he was a Neolithic shepherd and according to the different analyzes to which he was subjected reveal that his remains date back to about 5.

Curious 9,000-year-old burials with ordered bones discovered

Curious 9,000-year-old burials with ordered bones discovered

A Danish multidisciplinary team has made a discovery in an ancient settlement in southern Jordan that reveals that the deceased were not buried until their remains had been decomposed by the action of time.Moritz Kinzel, researcher at the Department of Intercultural Studies and Regional University of Copenhagen noted that many of the bones belong to different people and were buried together.