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Ancient petroglyphs documented in Argentina

Ancient petroglyphs documented in Argentina

On a hill located in the northwestern part of Argentina there are several cave paintings. The place was considered sacred before the conquest of the Incas in the 15th century and has been identified by the Mexican researcher Luis Alberto Martos López, belonging to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

They discover the trick of Chinese divination

They discover the trick of Chinese divination

A team of archaeologists has discovered the trick of divination in China. Rituals of this type have been used for many years by the Chinese to make a large number of decisions ranging from politics to the interpretation of their dreams. These divination techniques involved burning turtle shells and cattle bones. in which after this act the cracks that occurred in them were interpreted.

The ancient theater of Messinia opens its doors after 1700 years

The ancient theater of Messinia opens its doors after 1700 years

The ancient theater of Messinia was a place where historical figures of the stature of the Macedonian king, Philip V, and the expert general of the Achaean League, Philopemen of Megalopolis, were found. Now, after 1700 years of neglect, the place that has been part of cultural and political events will open its doors to the public.

Oldest petroglyphs found in Australia

Oldest petroglyphs found in Australia

In the Pilbara region, which extends over some 500,000 square kilometers of land, it is one of the most astonishing places in Australia, home to the most primitive remains of life found so far. It holds a large number of prehistoric secrets, some of them have recently been presented by experts working in the area.

Activities at the Museum of Cáceres on International Museum Day 2013

Activities at the Museum of Cáceres on International Museum Day 2013

We share with you the program of activities at the Museum of Cáceres for this May 18, International Museum Day, which will be developed by teachers and students of the High School of Performing Arts, Music and Dance and the High School of Plastic Arts of the Institute of Al-Qazeres Secondary Education.

Great necropolis found in San Nicolás

Great necropolis found in San Nicolás

During the works carried out in the San Nicolás columbarium, due to its expansion, new information about the parish has come to light, a place where important aspects of the history of Avilés have been found.Ángel Garralda, former parish priest, promoted an expansion project in order to respond to the growing demand for this type of space.

Roman cemetery found in Leicester

Roman cemetery found in Leicester

The archaeological unit of the University of Leicester, who discovered the tomb of King Richard III, has found a Roman cemetery in a car park in the United Kingdom, such a discovery is thought to date from 300 years after Christ and personal items have been found there such as hairpins, rings, shoe scraps, and even a belt buckle.

Indigenous engravings found in northern Uruguay

Indigenous engravings found in northern Uruguay

After the projects carried out in the Department of Salto: Research and design of an archaeological park and Management and investigation of the prehistoric archaeological heritage (rock art), of the northern region of Uruguay, many archaeological sites that were previously unknown have been found, increasing in this way the cultural heritage and showing a communication system existing for thousands of years through petroglyphs.

Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls for sale

Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls for sale

AP. After 70 years of the discovery of the world's oldest biblical manuscripts, the Palestinian family that originally sold them to institutions for study is now quietly marketing them. Most of the remains are barely the size of a stamp of mail and some of them are blank.

They investigate how a warrior survived a mortal wound

They investigate how a warrior survived a mortal wound

To find out how a Greek warrior from the 4th century BC survived a fatal wound, Long Island doctors took an X-ray of the remains of this historical figure. Anagnostis Agelarakis, Professor and Director of Anthropology at Adelphi University, moved the remains rendered by the Greek Archaeological Service.

Demystification of Bernal's American Chronicle in favor of Cortés

Demystification of Bernal's American Chronicle in favor of Cortés

The French Christian Duverger, historian, anthropologist and archaeologist specialized in Mesoamerican civilizations, is the author of the essay in the form of a novel (action to attract a greater number of readers) “Chronicle of Eternity. Who wrote the true History of the conquest of New Spain?

Colonial burials, canals and walls found in Mexico

Colonial burials, canals and walls found in Mexico

In the Historic Center of Mexico City, three burials, offerings and fragments of colonial walls with more than 500 years old have been discovered, as well as remains of canals from the 18th and 20th centuries. The discovery has been made due to some works carried out for the renovation of the electrical system by the Federal Electricity Commission, so a team of archaeologists from the Directorate of Archaeological Rescue has traveled to the area to inspect it.

II Bunker Conference of

II Bunker Conference of "El Capricho" on May 26

On February 5, the opening to the public of the Bunker "El Capricho" was approved for the celebration of its II days that will take place on Sunday, May 16 from 11:00 a.m. a few steps from the fortification and antiaircraft shelter built in the historic garden of “El Capricho”. The conference will take place in the auditorium of the Municipal School of Music of “El Capricho” (C / Joaquín Ibarra, 28, El Capricho metro), in what was formerly the Casa of Trades linked to the Palace of the Dukes of Osasuna, where historical and architectural facts will be made known through graphic and documentary material of the refuge, which is framed in the time of the Spanish Civil War and is also known by the code name of "Position Jaca".

Roman farmhouse found in UK

Roman farmhouse found in UK

An archaeological excavation in what will become Haverhill Research Park has revealed traces of activity from the Iron Age to 1840. During the excavation that covered 4.5 hectares, several pieces of jewelry were found and a large Anglo-Saxon hall Headland Archeology has confirmed that the Excavation has provided "a really interesting window into the history of Haverhill."

They find a Roman circus in Antequera

They find a Roman circus in Antequera

After conducting research on epigraphic descriptions found in the ruins of Antequera, the team of archaeologists in charge of their study has found a circus in the Roman city of Singilia Barba. The remains of the circus are near a Roman theater located 15 meters under the ground whose surface only shows a third of what according to geological studies could have had a capacity of 2.

An earthquake could have been the cause of the fall of Mycenae

An earthquake could have been the cause of the fall of Mycenae

The fall of Mycenae, the source of inspiration for "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey", has been a mystery throughout history. This civilization experienced a great decline around 1200 BC, and although the reason that triggered a certain situation is unknown, among the reasons why it could occur are from an uprising of the lowest class to a war with the invaders.

The ancient civilization of Dilmun would have been in Bahrain

The ancient civilization of Dilmun would have been in Bahrain

Thanks to the archaeological excavations that have been carried out in an archaeological site in Bahrain, the knowledge of one of the oldest civilizations in commerce is deepening. Bahrain may have been a place of settlement of the Dilmun civilization, an event that has been the reason for debate at a conference in Manama, capital of the Gulf, organized by UNESCO and in which most of the time was devoted to the debate on heritage tourism.

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.

How the Internet Helps Decipher the Mayan Culture

How the Internet Helps Decipher the Mayan Culture

Scholars began to decipher the Mayan language many years ago and now the Internet is helping to finish this work so that they can finally write the history of this great Mesoamerican civilization, before their civilization collapsed, 600 years after the arrival of the Spanish. In the New World, the Mayans dominated much of Central America and southern present-day Mexico for at least 1000 years.

IX Magna Celebratio, Roman festival of Badalona

IX Magna Celebratio, Roman festival of Badalona

Magna Celebratio, a festival that recreates the history of Roman times, organizes its sixth edition at the Museum of Badalona. From April 25 to 28 there will be exclusive visits to the archaeological sites belonging to the ancient Baetulo. Among the activities that will take place there will be a trade fair and the restaurants will offer a menu inspired by Badalona of 2 years ago.