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"XVI Egyptology Conference" in Madrid

In the Casa del Lector of the Germán Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation located in Paseo de la Chopera in Madrid, the XVI Egyptology Conference of the Institute of Ancient Egypt Studies will take place on June 12 and 13 from 7:30 p.m. On the 12th, after the presentation of the event, the results of the IV Excavation Campaign of the Visir AmenHotep Huy project by Dr.

A large volcanic eruption could extinguish the Neanderthals

A large volcanic eruption could extinguish the Neanderthals

A massive volcanic eruption near Naples could have been the cause of the extinction of our Neanderthal ancestors. The hypothesis was one of the protagonists this week during a conference held at the British Museum in London, entitled "When Europe was covered in ice and ash ”, in which one of the conclusions has been that due to this event the Neanderthals could have left the definitive passage to homo sapiens.

17 abandoned War of Independence cannons

17 abandoned War of Independence cannons

The 17 cannons belonging to the War of Independence that were found in San Romualdo while the works of the tram were being carried out, have been in a state of abandonment for months. This situation is a matter of concern for specialists in the recovery of historical heritage and for archeology professionals.

Oldest Torah Scroll Found

Oldest Torah Scroll Found

In the Library of the University of Bologna the oldest parchment in the world belonging to the Hebrew Pentateuch has been found. Called “roll 2”, it is made of sheepskin leather and measures 36 meters long and 64 centimeters high, housing the complete text of the Torah.

The Public Library of Ceuta will have archaeological remains

The Public Library of Ceuta will have archaeological remains

The only Public Library in Spain that will have archaeological remains inside will be inaugurated in the coming weeks in Ceuta. Specifically, the site is about the remains of streets and houses belonging to the sixteenth century which were found in 1995 in a place known as the Huerta de Rufino.

Exhibition

Exhibition "The geology of the Pitiüses"

In the Comandancia building, in Ibiza, has the opening of the exhibition "The geology of the Pitiüses" whose organization comes from the hand of the Department of Education, Culture and Heritage of the Insular Council of Ibiza. In this exhibition you can see fossils , rocks, photographs, books and explanatory panels that will make the viewer have a vision of all the geological periods that have been happening in Ibiza and Formentera.

The Herculaneum Papyri in Madrid

The Herculaneum Papyri in Madrid

A show entitled “Villa de los Papiros” by the Virtual Museum of Herculaneum will be held at the Casa del Lector and will feature more than 100 archaeological pieces on loan from the National Museum of Naples. The exhibition will be divided into two parts that will focus on the reading and writing of the ancient Roman civilization and in which there will also be a multimedia area, the protagonists being the papyri that have been moved in air-conditioned trucks.

Medieval cemetery found in Clare Castle

Medieval cemetery found in Clare Castle

A Christian burial site hitherto unknown to historians has recently been revealed in Clare Castle Country Park, through human remains found during an archaeological excavation led by ten Cambridge archaeologists. Four trenches were found in different areas during the excavation. from the grounds of Clare Castle.

The Iceman (Ötzi) suffered a blow to the head before his death

The Iceman (Ötzi) suffered a blow to the head before his death

Thanks to a sample of brain tissue from the famous Ötzi, a research team, made up of the European Academy of Bolzano, the University of Saarland and the University of Kiel, has relied on the theory that the great glacial corpse suffered some kind of damage cerebral before your last breath.

A necropolis with 824 tombs will be destroyed in Vicálvaro

A necropolis with 824 tombs will be destroyed in Vicálvaro

During the urbanization works in 2010 in the Los Ahijones neighborhood, in Vicálvaro, a Visigoth necropolis was unearthed with 824 graves and skeletal remains of 1,500 individuals belonging to the time between the 5th and 7th centuries. But now, in 2013, this part of history will be destroyed because the regional government has decided so, arguing that it lacks sufficient relevance to preserve it.

Discovering the unknowns of Leprosy in the Middle Ages

Discovering the unknowns of Leprosy in the Middle Ages

Scientists reconstruct the genome of the pathogen responsible for leprosy to find out why there was a sudden decline in this disease at the end of the Middle Ages. Leprosy was a common disease in medieval Europe and responsible for the exhumation of hundreds of graves. But, after the 16th century the disease experienced a considerable reduction in almost the entire continent, perhaps because the pathogen that caused it became less harmful, but to find out with certainty the reason an international team of biologists and archaeologists have joined for the cause. .

Ancient tombs destroyed by a subway project in China

Ancient tombs destroyed by a subway project in China

Five tombs were destroyed overnight in Guangzhou's Luogang district and it was probably carried out to carry out a subway project which has created great concern for the protection of the relics in this place.Zhang Qianglu, official of the Archaeological Institute , has commented that the tombs that have been destroyed were very valuable for archaeological study and research since they dated from between 770 and 221 BC.

3,500-year-old house discovered in Turkey

3,500-year-old house discovered in Turkey

Karakeçili is a city and district of the Kırıkkale province in the central Anatolia region of Turkey and the place where a house dating back 3,500 years has been found.The excavations are led by Kimiyashi Matsumura, professor of archeology at the Japanese University Kırşehir, in which antiquities and settlements have been unearthed since 2009, which is why it has been declared a protected area.

Spanish archaeologists open a 4,000-year-old Egyptian burial chamber

Spanish archaeologists open a 4,000-year-old Egyptian burial chamber

Egypt never ceases to amaze and every little bit there is new news of new discoveries of that culture that more than 3,000 years later continues to captivate the world. This time it has been a team from our country, exactly, from the University of Jaén (UJA) that has opened for the first time for the experts an intact camera that dates from no more and no less than 4 years ago.

Nazi Alfred Rosenberg's diary found

Nazi Alfred Rosenberg's diary found

The diary of Nazi Party ideologue Alfred Rosenberg, missing since it was used as evidence in the Nuremberg Trials (1945-46), has been found in western New York. The 400 pages in the diary were written between 1936 and 1944. The papers were found by the Allies in August 1945.

Byzantine mosaic found in Jordan

Byzantine mosaic found in Jordan

The looting of archaeological remains in Jordan is a difficult problem to solve but it seems that a mosaic belonging to a Byzantine church near the Roman city of Jerash has managed to escape. After a meter of earth was buried the mosaic of Kanisat Qirmerl in perfect state of conservation.

Financing for the consolidation of Tiermes and the Casa del Aqueducto

Financing for the consolidation of Tiermes and the Casa del Aqueducto

The cave complex of the Forum of the Tiermes site and the Aqueduct House has received the amount of 236,970.40 euros from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism through the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage for its consolidation, which has been awarded to the Trycsa company that will have an execution period of 4 months.

X Conference on Archaeological Heritage of the Community of Madrid

X Conference on Archaeological Heritage of the Community of Madrid

The X Conference on Archaeological Heritage arrives in the Community of Madrid, offering as every year an analysis of the investigations that have been carried out during the last season. The Conference will take place on November 21 and 22 at the Regional Archaeological Museum of Alcalá de Henares.

New finds in the excavations of Sant Pau de Riu-Sec de Sabadell

New finds in the excavations of Sant Pau de Riu-Sec de Sabadell

New remains belonging to the 11th and 12th centuries have been discovered during the last excavation campaign in the Sant Pau de Riu-Sec de Sabadell area (Barcelona). Among the remains are grain storage silos from the Middle Ages that could be part of the granaries of the ecclesiastical Sagrera of the Roman church.

Archaeological conflict between Turkey and Germany

Archaeological conflict between Turkey and Germany

Despite the excavation season having already started, the Turkish government in Ankara has not yet given permits for foreign archaeologists to begin their work, a situation that may be motivated by political or nationalist reasons. According to one report, archaeologists, above all, Germans have reason to be concerned as the permitting delay may be related to comments made a year ago by Hermann Parzinger, president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, arguing that “Turkey does not have an established system for the conservation of historical objects and cultural heritage is the last thing they think of ”.