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Intact tombs of the Mycenaean civilization prior to classical antiquity found in Greece

Intact tombs of the Mycenaean civilization prior to classical antiquity found in Greece

A team of archaeologists found two unlooted burial chambers from the Late Mycenaean period (1,400-1,200 BC) at the site of Aidonia, near the ancient city of Nemea (Greece), according to the Hellenic Ministry of Culture on 11 These tombs contain five primary burials and the remains of 14 people who were added later, the Greek body indicates.

Rare 1,000-year-old coin found in Belgium

Rare 1,000-year-old coin found in Belgium

The Belgian media NOS has reported that a rare continental runic-type coin more than 1000 years old has been found in Born in Limburg, in Belgium. The coin is more than 1,000 years old and is particularly rare in this region. "This coin was minted around the year 700 and is of the continental runic type," explained ancient coin specialist Paul Belien.

The discovery of tools anticipates the arrival of humans in America

The discovery of tools anticipates the arrival of humans in America

Until recently, the most widely accepted hypotheses about the arrival of humans to the American continent supported the idea that an ice-free corridor between Siberia and Alaska allowed people to migrate south. But until about 12,600 years ago it was impracticable and there is evidence prior to that date of human presence.

They recreate the face of a Druid woman from the Iron Age in Scotland

They recreate the face of a Druid woman from the Iron Age in Scotland

A student at the University of Dundee has succeeded in recreating the face of one of Scotland's oldest Druid women, believed to have been in her 60s when she died during the Iron Age. Karen Fleming, MA student in forensic art and facial identification, has recreated the head of a woman believed to have been from Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis.

Dinosaurs and crocodiles lived in Guadalajara 95 million years ago

Dinosaurs and crocodiles lived in Guadalajara 95 million years ago

Just over 100 km from Madrid, not far from the A-2 motorway, it is hard to imagine that large sauropod dinosaurs grazed and marine reptiles and primitive crocodiles swam in tropical coastal waters. They did it about 95 million years ago, at the beginning of the Upper Cretaceous, in what is now Algora, Guadalajara.

The Bronze Age: characteristics and evolution of metals

The Bronze Age: characteristics and evolution of metals

Continuing with the Prehistoric Ages, we must mention that the birth of civilization and the development of advanced cultures both in Europe, the Middle East and the East Asian region, took place at the time of the Bronze Age. of time is part of the archaeological system of prehistory created in 1820 by Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, taking as reference three prehistoric technological revolutions.

They find a fossil of an animal that crawled 550 million years ago

They find a fossil of an animal that crawled 550 million years ago

Scientists estimated that mobile and segmented animals with bilateral symmetry evolved during the Ediacaran period (between 635 and 542 million years ago), long before the age of the dinosaurs or even the supercontinent Pangea. However, there was no convincing evidence to corroborate these estimates.

Unknown objects appear in the grave of a Selk’nam child in Tierra del Fuego

Unknown objects appear in the grave of a Selk’nam child in Tierra del Fuego

The Selk’nam people of Tierra del Fuego were a tribe that lived in the extreme south of South America. It was made up of nomadic hunter-gatherers who originally subsisted on the wild guanacos, birds, rodents, shellfish, and pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walruses) that they hunted. At the beginning of the 20th century, infectious diseases and a genocide perpetrated by British, Argentine and Chilean settlers wiped out most of them.

They discover in Tultepec (Mexico), an unprecedented context of mammoth hunting and butchering

They discover in Tultepec (Mexico), an unprecedented context of mammoth hunting and butchering

Tultepec welcomes its visitors as "The land of pyrotechnics." However, systematic excavations undertaken in recent years by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), reveal that this Mexican municipality was above all and continues to be, "land of mammoths." The recent discovery of an unprecedented context of hunting and slaughter of mammoths, with an approximate age of 15 thousand years, "represents a watershed, a touchstone on what until now we imagined was the interaction of bands of hunter-gatherers with these enormous herbivores", expressed Pedro Francisco Sánchez Nava, national coordinator of Archeology of the INAH, when announcing this "news of world impact" given its importance with regard to the studies of Prehistory, particularly of America.

The replica of the cave of Risco Caído already outlines its first pieces

The replica of the cave of Risco Caído already outlines its first pieces

The works to create the replica of the temple of the ancient Canaries are progressing and are already offering visible results.This facsimile exhibition of the cave that is part of the Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape, recently declared World Heritage, will be installed in the interpretation center located in the municipality of Artenara at the end of the year.

The III edition of the Spanish Orders History Award begins

The III edition of the Spanish Orders History Award begins

The Spanish Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara and Montesa, institutions with a vast tradition whose work at the service of culture is one of their distinctive features, are calling for the third edition of the Spanish Orders History Award. It is an award created in 2017, which was born with the vocation of becoming a benchmark in the science of history, both in academia and in society.

Brief review of 'Orlando Furioso' by Ludovico Ariosto

Brief review of 'Orlando Furioso' by Ludovico Ariosto

Today we bring you a brief review of 'Orlando Furioso', by Ludovico Ariosto, a work that, strictly speaking, offers a title that has little to do with the work. Roldan or Orlando is one of many protagonists who interact, and whose stories are constantly intertwined in and out of history.

Archaeologists reconstruct the scene of the Odeion de Parion

Archaeologists reconstruct the scene of the Odeion de Parion

Archaeologists have solved the mystery of the 1,850-year-old scene located in the ancient port of the city of Parion (Parium), in the Turkish province of Canakkale. Professor Dr. Hasan Kasapoglu, from Ataturk University, coordinator of the excavations at the Odeion , explained that they managed to solve the mystery of the archaeological find made in 2010, and on which they work to this day.

Complete mummy of a cub lion found in Egypt

Complete mummy of a cub lion found in Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities presented this Saturday in the archaeological zone of Saqqara, south of Cairo and where the first pyramids of the country are located, 75 statues and several animal mummies, including lion cubs, birds, crocodiles and cats , among which is the first complete mummy found in the country of a lion cub.

Biography of Julio Alpuy

Biography of Julio Alpuy

Julio Uruguay Alpuy was born in 1919 in Cerro Chato, located in the departments of Durazno, Florida and Treinta y Tres, Uruguay. At 16 years of age he settled in Montevideo, where he continued his studies, and in 1940 he met Joaquín Torres García. Shortly after joining his workshop, he dedicated himself to teaching, an activity that he will never abandon since then.

Monday of coffee and Caliphate poetry in Córdoba with Martin Romero

Monday of coffee and Caliphate poetry in Córdoba with Martin Romero

There was a time when Córdoba gave birth to the best poets and absolutely the entire city was infected with a golden age of verse, where vates competed to compose the most subtle stanzas. And, although it may surprise many, we are talking about the Caliphate era , of which great names have been captured in streets, avenues and roundabouts of the Cordovan capital.

Julia Boyd biography

Julia Boyd biography

Julia Boyd is the author of several non-fiction books, including Travelers in the Third Reich, winner of the LA Times history award and book of the year according to the Spectator. Boyd is currently a member of the Wigmore Hall Board of Directors and has served on the boards of the non-profit English-Speaking Union and the Winston Churchill Memorial Foundation.

Review and free book of ‘The Avenger of Women’ by Lope Vega

Review and free book of ‘The Avenger of Women’ by Lope Vega

For people who are not yet familiar with Lope de Vega's work "The avenger of women" we will be able to have first-hand an opinion of the talent of that artist. Felix Lope de Vega was released in Madrid on November 25 of the year 1562 and is also known as “El Fénix de los Ingenios.” This book focuses on Laura, a beautiful young princess who does not have the best opinion of men, so she spends most of her time studying everything from science to history. , among other subjects.

Online Casinos: From Real Entertainment to World 2.0

Online Casinos: From Real Entertainment to World 2.0

A few years ago, the only places where you could challenge your luck was in the premises of casinos, where people bet their money with the intention of multiplying it in the different games that were present in them, but that was in the past, because with the advancement of technology and internet connection, online casinos have gained even greater popularity than ordinary casinos did.

An asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs

An asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs

66 million years ago, a 10 km diameter asteroid impacted the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and wiped out most of our planet's species by emitting a large amount of molten material and gases into the atmosphere and causing acid rain. acidification of the surface waters of the oceans and a sudden warming that lasted years.