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Roman mosaics found at Amasya

Roman mosaics found at Amasya

Mosaics dating back to Roman times have come to light during excavations at Amasya, located on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, although they all coincide in having Greek inscriptions, they show different decorations. One of the mosaics includes a diamond and others are decorated with apples, birds and geometric designs.

Risk of losing Italy's heritage

Risk of losing Italy's heritage

Six months are the time that UNESCO has given the Italian government to report on the progress in problems and conservation of the Pompeii site, however other smaller historical relics could be in danger, it is feared that if the Pompeii site loses its recognition As a world heritage site, a domino effect can be created on other smaller places, such as the Villa Poppea ruins, considered one of the most beautiful in Italy.

30 tombs and a pyramid found in Mexico

30 tombs and a pyramid found in Mexico

In the State of Veracruz, 30 pre-Hispanic tombs and a pyramidal structure have been found that could well be from 2,000 years ago. The tombs contained a large number of objects and fossil remains. For its part, the pyramid bears a certain resemblance to the Mayan city of Comalcalco, in Tabasco.The archaeological rescue has been carried out by archaeologists belonging to the National Institute of Anthropology and History who have reported that this place has recently been used for construction of coke.

Sphinx dedicated to Menkaure found at Tel-Hazor

Sphinx dedicated to Menkaure found at Tel-Hazor

In an excavation in Tel-Hazor, northern Israel, part of a sphinx belonging to an ancient Egyptian king was unveiled on Tuesday. It is the first statue dedicated to Menkaure that has been found so far. The Egyptian king ruled around 2,500 years before Christ and was one of the builders of the famous pyramids of Giza.

Graves of «vampires» found in Poland

Graves of «vampires» found in Poland

In Gliwice, southern Poland, a cemetery has been discovered where they were buried dead under the practices of hypothetical vampires, similar to the large number found in Bulgaria that we have previously published. Before the construction of a bypass road, archaeologists carried out a Inspection of the place with the surprise of finding four skeletons.

The Prado Museum presents “Saint Jerome writing”, an early work by Ribera

The Prado Museum presents “Saint Jerome writing”, an early work by Ribera

(Press Release) From the Isabel de Farnesio collection, this work was deposited in 1940 at the Colon House-Museum in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the deposit was raised in September of last year to proceed with its study and restoration. Saint Jerome writing painting was attributed to the Valencian painter Esteban March.

Canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII

Canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII

Pope Francis made rapid progress in bringing two of his predecessors to sainthood on Friday. They are John Paul II and John XXIII, the former leading the Roman Catholic Church during the end of the Cold War and the latter leading to the liberation of the Vatican II Council in 1960. Apparently Pope Francis evaded the bureaucracy of the Vatican by approving the canonization of John XXIII without a second miracle attributed.

The “Red Bison Territory” in Altamira

The “Red Bison Territory” in Altamira

In the Altamira Museum, located in Santillana del Mar (Cantabria), a part will be dedicated to the "Red Bison Territory" in which everyone who comes to it will be able to marvel at the colors of the first art. The area dedicated to this event will be More specifically, the Museoteca in which through self-guided activities you can enjoy an entertainment space while delving into the creativity of our origins.

The graffiti of Michelangelo's hideout

The graffiti of Michelangelo's hideout

Spurred on by the great horror of the sack of Rome in 1527, the Florentines turned against the rules of the Medici and established self-government in the Republic. It inherited the alliances of the previous republic, which left Florence the only power in Italy that fought the Spanish and Holy Roman armies.

A pre-Hispanic kiln used to make pottery found in Mexico

A pre-Hispanic kiln used to make pottery found in Mexico

Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have discovered the burial of a headless warrior and a prehistoric kiln dedicated to the production of ceramics, both belonging to the Late Classic Period (350-600 AD). The find is at the foot of El Tlatoani hill, west of the Municipality of Tlayacapan in Morelos.

They find a manuscript belonging to a great medieval thinker

They find a manuscript belonging to a great medieval thinker

A hitherto unknown manuscript belonging to one of the greatest thinkers of medieval times has recently been found by academics at the University of Manchester. It is believed to belong to 700-year-old writer Giovanni Boccaccio, an Italian poet who wrote works like the Decameron and the Elegy to Madonna Fiammetta.

Discoveries from the award-winning Operation Nightingale

Discoveries from the award-winning Operation Nightingale

The Defense Infrastructure Organization (DIO) worked with The Rifles to create a unique and highly successful program that, known as Operation Nightingale, helps wounded soldiers in Afghanistan prepare for civilian life. Ministry of Defense complies with its legal obligations and has also been recognized with the British Archaeological Awards for its innovation.

Romania recovers Dacian gold coins

Romania recovers Dacian gold coins

Romania has recovered gold coins and silver jewelry dating back to the 1st century BC. stolen from Sarmizegetusa Regia, capital of the Dacians. This find is the result of more than two years of effort by Romanian and German prosecutors, police and experts, the museum said. The coins, from the era of King Kosos were stolen from Sarmizegetusa between 2004 and 2007, according to museum director Ernest Oberlander.

Five buildings unearthed in Hadrian's Villa

Five buildings unearthed in Hadrian's Villa

A group of archaeologists have unearthed five monumental constructions at Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, near Rome. The Roman Emperor Hadrian built the city as a refuge area between AD 38. and 118 AD After his death in 138 AD, the building was used and expanded by his successors.According to the Italian newspaper "Il Messaggiero", archaeologists have discovered five buildings decorated with large statues.

The Oreopithecus was not fully bipedal

The Oreopithecus was not fully bipedal

According to a new study by the University of Texas at Austin, anthropologists Gabrielle A. Russo and Liza Shapiro, the seven- to nine-million-year-old ape from Italy did not constantly walk on two legs. of the Journal of Human Evolution confirms that the anatomical features related to the process of standing on your feet are uniquely associated with humans and their ancestors.

Khirsara was a great industrial center in the Harappan era

Khirsara was a great industrial center in the Harappan era

Excavations at Khirsara started in 2009 confirm that this site was a large industrial center that experienced a commercial boom between 2600 and 2200 B.C. The village of Khirsara, located 85 km from Gujarat in Palestine, offered numerous gold beads in different shapes. Likewise, ceramic containers and seals of various shapes with Harappan writing or engravings of unicorns and bulls have been recovered.

They find a sculpture of a Mayan coronation

They find a sculpture of a Mayan coronation

The Mayan sculpture was found in Homul, a pre-Columbian archaeological site in Peten, in northern Guatemala. According to the director of the site Francisco Estrada-Belli, the piece reaches eight meters long by two meters wide, and has been found in a Mayan pyramid of the year 600 of our era.

Circulation around the Roman Colosseum is prohibited

Circulation around the Roman Colosseum is prohibited

On Saturday the congested road between the Colosseum and the Roman Forum was blocked to public traffic in the first phase of the conversion of this area into a pedestrianized area, which, despite arousing criticism from businesses, is of vital importance, according to the mayor. Vehicles circulating around the Colosseum blocked traffic and honked their horns hours before the closure of this road.

The Vicálvaro site is open to the public

The Vicálvaro site is open to the public

Madrid City Council allows visits to the archaeological finds in the Vicálvaro neighborhood since July. In the neighborhood to the southeast of Madrid, a Paleolithic workshop has been discovered in which objects such as an ax from more than 300,000 years ago used for hunting are constantly discovered.

Large columns are found in the city of Laodicea

Large columns are found in the city of Laodicea

Excavations in the Aegean Province of Laodicea, the ancient city of Denizli, have uncovered large 1,900-year-old columns. Located seven meters underground, the columns belong to the area known as the North Agora, one of the oldest religious centers in Anatolia.