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An excavator destroys a 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid

An excavator destroys a 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid

In Belize, a real attack on history has occurred. An excavator has destroyed a 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid, which was part of the Noh Mul complex, a well-known ceremonial center discovered in 1897. This news has generated great indignation among archaeologists and specialists, who automatically spoke of "ignorance and insensitivity" with which the company acted.

New finds in the Pachacamac Sanctuary

New finds in the Pachacamac Sanctuary

The Pachacamac Sanctuary, located about 40 kilometers southeast of Lima, has been the scene of new discoveries. Archaeologists working in the area have discovered two objects in fairly good conservation; a small wooden carving that represents a female figure and measures 8.5 centimeters long, and a cloth covered with brightly colored feathers whose cloth is 54 centimeters long and 10 centimeters wide.

700-year-old skeletons found holding hands

700-year-old skeletons found holding hands

An archaeological investigation led by the Hallaton Fieldwork Group belonging to the British University of Leicester, has made a curious find of a pair of skeletons, which despite not being extremely old, have remained for more than 700 years hand in hand. They are the remains of a man and a woman that were found in a small chapel in Leicester County a few weeks ago.

They find important prehistoric town in Granada

They find important prehistoric town in Granada

The University of Granada (UGR) is in luck, since a team of researchers has confirmed an archaeological site found in Fuentes de Cesna, Algarinejo district, located in the westernmost part of the province of Granada. This important archaeological site is dated between about 4.

The Mosque of Córdoba could become the property of the Church forever

The Mosque of Córdoba could become the property of the Church forever

The Bishopric seized the ownership of the largest mosque in the West taking advantage of Franco's Mortgage Law, which granted the status of public entity to the Catholic Church in Spain and its diocesans as officials. The administrations and citizens intend to stop the process, something possible before ten years from the signing of the ownership, but they are quite late, since the procedure will be completed in 2016.

British treasure hunters

British treasure hunters

More and more treasure hunters in Britain are using metal detectors to locate hidden treasures. Archaeologists denounce this practice since it damages the historical trace of the remains. These individuals are motivated by the value of their findings which can translate into thousands of pounds.