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The history of gambling. The ancient Greeks already did

The history of gambling. The ancient Greeks already did

Sports betting has conquered Spain in recent years. Today, this activity has become one of the most popular forms of leisure and entertainment in the world, as it brings an extra thrill and adrenaline to the wide variety of events available in bookmakers. The one that fans try to predict the results of a sports competition has evolved enormously in recent decades, together with the irruption of the internet and technological advances.

Cosmogenesis and the Mayan Creation Myth

Cosmogenesis and the Mayan Creation Myth

To understand the Mayan Cosmogenesis we must base ourselves on what the Popol Vuh says, the sacred book of the Mayans.The Popol Vuh explains that at first, everything was in suspense and silence, only the sea was calm and the Sky. the Creator, the Maker, Tepeu and Gucumatz and the Progenitors were surrounded by clarity.

They find the oldest wooden well in the world

They find the oldest wooden well in the world

A Neolithic wooden well discovered in the Czech Republic two years ago constitutes the oldest wooden structure in the world, Czech archologists stated this Tuesday, February 4, 2020, after subjecting it to exhaustive tests. “We have carried out a dendrochronological analysis and confirmed it with carbon dating, ”said Jaroslav Peska from the Archaeological Center of the city of Olomuc, in the eastern Czech Republic.

Humans made cup skulls up to 4,000 years ago

Humans made cup skulls up to 4,000 years ago

The use of human skulls to celebrate rituals has been documented in numerous archaeological sites of different ages and geographical areas. Its practice could be related to decapitation to obtain war trophies, the production of masks as decorative elements (even with engravings) or what is known as goblet skulls.

Greek mythology: who was Aeneas? Biography of a Trojan hero

Greek mythology: who was Aeneas? Biography of a Trojan hero

Aeneas is a Trojan hero, son of Aphrodite and Anchises. The Nymphs of the mountains and Chiron were in charge of his education and as an adult, he married Creusa, daughter of Priam, with whom he had a son, Ascanio. During the Trojan War he fought bravely with Hector. He was saved by Apollo when he was wounded by Diomedes, who carried him wrapped in a cloud from the battlefield.

Greek mythology: who was Phryxus?

Greek mythology: who was Phryxus?

Phixus was son of Atamas (or Atamante), king of Orcómene in Boeotia, and of Nefele; and Hele's brother. Atamante's second wife, Ino, daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, tried to get rid of the children of Atamante's first marriage for which she tried to have them immolated to Zeus to end a period of sterility in the fields.

Why were antivirus created? Let's know its history

Why were antivirus created? Let's know its history

At present it is unthinkable to use the computer without the protection of a good antivirus. These shield programs are constantly updated to guarantee the proper functioning of the computer equipment, allowing the correct performance of the operating systems and their coexisting applications.

Who was Hele in Greek mythology?

Who was Hele in Greek mythology?

Hele (or Hela, or Helle) was the daughter of Atamas (or Atamante) and Nefele, and sister of Phryxus. Threatened, like her brother, by the second wife of her father Ino, she fled with him from Orcomenos on the Chrysomallo ram , the Golden Fleece. At a certain moment it fell into the sea drowning and giving its name to the region: Hellespont (today Dardanelles).

They discover a lost kingdom that may have conquered the territory of King Midas

They discover a lost kingdom that may have conquered the territory of King Midas

Archaeologists from the University of Chicago discovered the existence of a lost kingdom in Turkey that may have conquered Phrygia, the territory ruled by King Midas. The find was made possible by a local farmer who reported the presence of "a large stone with strange inscriptions" in an irrigation canal.

Peru recovers a valuable 1838 manuscript by Justo Apu Sahuaraura Inca

Peru recovers a valuable 1838 manuscript by Justo Apu Sahuaraura Inca

Peru recovered a valuable manuscript written in 1838 by Justo Apu Sahuaraura Inca, a Catholic priest, hero of the Independence and direct descendant of the Incas, who dedicated himself in the 19th century to rescuing the memory of his ancestors. Titled «Memories of the monarchy Peruvian or sketch of the history of the Incas «, the writing disappeared during the War of the Pacific (1879-1884), which pitted Chile against Peru and Bolivia and stripped the Peruvians of various cultural assets.

3,000-year-old cemetery found under soccer field in Belgium

3,000-year-old cemetery found under soccer field in Belgium

Belgian archaeologists have discovered two funerary circles that could be 3,000 years old under a KVV Schelde football field in Schellebelle town, Wichelen commune, reports The Brussels Times. Remains have also been found in the 3,000-year-old ceremonial cemetery. of burned bones, since, according to experts, at that time there was the custom of cremating the dead and then burying their remains so that they did not attract wild animals.

Greek mythology: who was Acasto? The pilot of the Argonauts

Greek mythology: who was Acasto? The pilot of the Argonauts

Acasto was the son of Pelias and Anaxibia, king of Yolcos. He was part of the Calydonian wild boar hunt (Calidonia) and participated in the expedition of the Argonauts as a pilot of the ship Argo. When Peleo, by accident, killed Eurytion, he was Before Acasto to purify him, his wife, Creteis (or Astidamia), scorned by the hero, to take revenge, informed Polidamia, Peleo's wife, that he was going to leave her, causing her suicide at which point she accused the hero of wanting to rape her before Acasto.

II National Prize of Archeology and Paleontology Fundación Palarq

II National Prize of Archeology and Paleontology Fundación Palarq

As of March 9 and until May 29, those research teams belonging to a Spanish institution: universities, research institutes, CSIC, ICREA and the like, that are eligible for the II National Archeology and Palentology Prize, will be eligible for the Palarq Foundation. directing a Human Archeology or Paleontology project, which is in progress at the time the Award is announced.

"Travelers through the Far East", by Pilar Tejera

Synopsis of "Travelers to the Far East" Despite statements like this: "A lady should never travel unaccompanied to a remote place", from the mouth of an English publisher of 19th century travel guides, we discover new Victorian ladies every day who ventured into remote countries.

Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestors had sex with superchaic hominins

Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestors had sex with superchaic hominins

A study has proven that the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovans were related to superchaic hominins. During the Middle Pleistocene, about 600,000 years ago, large-brained hominins first appeared in Europe and Asia, but their evolutionary history and species-to-species interactions have remained unclear.

"Sinners, teachers of sex and seduction", by Victoria Román

In "Sinners", we find a series of women who carried the stigma of sin, were marked without having committed more fault than having tried to be free or simply survive in the only way they could. From the sinners of antiquity, passing by ladies of the Renaissance and the Revolution like Lucrezia Borgia or Madame Pompadour.

Christopher de Hamel biography

Christopher de Hamel biography

Christopher de Hamel is one of the leading experts in illuminated manuscripts and emeritus librarian of the prestigious Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, which includes some of the earliest manuscripts in English history.During his long career at Sotheby's, Christopher de Hamel cataloged more illuminated manuscripts than anyone else in the world.

Atapuerca hominins may have reached maturity earlier than modern humans

Atapuerca hominins may have reached maturity earlier than modern humans

A team of scientists from the National Center for Research on Human Evolution (CENIEH) has approached for the first time the counting of the two types of growth lines that are observed in the enamel of the teeth of the hominids of Atapuerca, the Lower Pleistocene and Middle Pleistocene of Europe.

Compilation of free online History courses

Compilation of free online History courses

Free History Courses on Coursera Prado Museum Art Courses At a time when we are all in quarantine, many of us choose to take advantage of this time to be able to train, either on topics according to our work, or on those that attract us but to which we cannot dedicate the time we would like.

Strange half man, half mantis petroglyph discovered in Iran

Strange half man, half mantis petroglyph discovered in Iran

A team of archaeologists and entomologists described an ancient petroglyph found in the town of Teymareh (Iran) that represents a strange creature with six limbs, part man and part praying mantis, according to a study published last week in the Journal of Orthoptera Research. .