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Medieval remains and paintings found in Sudan

Medieval remains and paintings found in Sudan

In Old Dongola, Sudan, a medieval fortification and paintings inside a 9th century church have been found in perfect condition. The city of Dongola is located near the Nile and was surrounded by fortifications from the 5th and 6th centuries that had been previously discovered by archaeologists but never in as good condition as the recent find.

Agriculture was invented at least twice

Agriculture was invented at least twice

The foundations for the rise of Near Eastern civilizations were laid by the invention of agriculture approximately 10,000 years ago. However, there are different versions of how this happened: some think that it all started in one place in the Mediterranean and from there it spread, and others are based on the idea that it started in a multitude of independent places.

List of authors and books banned by Hitler comes to light

List of authors and books banned by Hitler comes to light

A list of books was drawn up between 1938 and 1941 which contained titles by pacifist, Jewish and foreign writers whose letters would be razed by fire in German squares marking the beginning of Nazi censorship and persecution, thanks to a Berlin citizen, Wolfgang Both, an investigation was carried out to find out that great list of books that tried to be condemned to oblivion.

The enigma of the color of fossils

The enigma of the color of fossils

The colors in animal fossils rarely correspond to those they had in life but recent research is helping to solve this question and to learn about the evolution of their color.This new discovery was presented in London at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition of Science, which about 15 visit each year.

XIII Scientific Meeting of the FEHM

XIII Scientific Meeting of the FEHM

At the Faculty of Geography and History of Seville, the XIII scientific meeting of the FEHM will take place from June 4 to 6, 2014, where issues related to international trade as well as the life and culture of Spain that take place during the Modern Age.

The first Neolithic town of Asturias

The first Neolithic town of Asturias

Thanks to the project "The formation of the landscape of the Northwest Peninsular", the first Neolithic town of Asturias has been discovered. The project headed by Margarita Fernández Mier, professor of Medieval History at the University of León, has already carried out several archaeological interventions in the village of Vigaña that have turned out to be of great importance.

Archaeologists continue the search where they found Richard III

Archaeologists continue the search where they found Richard III

A new excavation is being carried out, in the place where the tomb of Richard III was found, in order to find the burials of a group of friars who were beheaded after betraying Henry IV. The place where the corpse of Richard III was found in September, the Church of the Gray Friars will be the object of excavations during the month of July by archaeologists belonging to the University of Leicester.

New tombstones found hidden in Vienna cemetery

New tombstones found hidden in Vienna cemetery

Twenty headstones have been discovered in Vienna's oldest Jewish cemetery, apparently buried in 1943 to prevent their destruction. The headstones were buried horizontally and date from the 16th century. An analysis by means of radar technology has yielded results that indicate that hundreds of tombstones were buried in this place which, if recovered, would make the site a cultural and historical area of ​​great relevance and comparable to the old Jewish cemetery in Prague.

The richest Greek graffiti in the world found

The richest Greek graffiti in the world found

A rich collection of graffiti from Ïzmir has been found during excavations and they show experiences of daily life that took place during the Hellenistic and Roman periods.It seems that the drawings are dated between the 2nd and 4th centuries BC and according to experts it is the richest collection of Greek graffiti in the world.

Excavations in Atapuerca in search of prehistoric ancestors

Excavations in Atapuerca in search of prehistoric ancestors

Using trowels and brushes, dozens of archaeologists patiently separate the reddish earth of the Atapuerca caves, searching for millions of years old remains.At this site in northern Spain, archaeologists unearth ancient mouse bones and horse teeth, But what they want most are the remains of prehistoric humans who could write a new chapter in our evolution.

Late Roman well found near Heslington

Late Roman well found near Heslington

Archaeologists from the University of York have discovered a virtually intact late Roman structure near Heslington that may have been of importance during contemporary agricultural cycles as well as fertility rituals, a well that has been used for many years in the late IV and early V century.

Cardinal Mazarin's lost chest was used as a bar counter

Cardinal Mazarin's lost chest was used as a bar counter

During the first years of the seventeenth century, the Tokugawa shogunate government stimulated foreign trade, increasing its fortune enormously between 1603 and 1635. But it was from this last year that the shogunate took a complete turn and by introducing of the Detention laws only some foreign ships (Chinese, Korean and Dutch) were allowed to enter Japanese territory.

Archaeological remains from the Bronze Age found in Mijas

Archaeological remains from the Bronze Age found in Mijas

These archaeological remains are the first human settlements in Mijas and date from the Bronze Age. The Department of Historical Heritage of the City of Mijas carried out excavations in the wall of Mijas Pueblo, whose findings are the first recorded on the Western Costa del Sol and prove the existence of human settlements in the area four millennia ago.

They confirm the existence of a prehistoric civilization on the Silk Road

They confirm the existence of a prehistoric civilization on the Silk Road

Archaeologists have unearthed relics indicating the existence of prehistoric humans along the Silk Road before it was created 2,000 years ago as a trading system between Europe and Asia. The excavation project that began in 2010 in the ruins in the Gansu Province in northwest China has brought evidence that people who lived in the western basin of the Heihe River about 4 years ago.

Monogamy as a mating strategy

Monogamy as a mating strategy

Monogamy, whereby a woman and a man of childbearing age are related during several reproductive seasons, appears to have developed as a mating strategy according to a recent study. This phenomenon is believed to be due to the need for parental care. The study, published in the journal Science and conducted by Cambridge University researchers Dieter Lukas and Tim Clutton-Brok, shows that the ancestral system of mammals consists of in females who live separately from males, defending territories, and that monogamy developed where males were unable to defend several females.

"History of the world told for skeptics", by Juan Eslava Galán

Juan Eslava Galán, author of the mythical book "History of Spain told for skeptics", comes out of his sleeve a new title that is just as dynamic, fun, provocative and didactic that, amid smiles and great laughter, will lead us in short chapters from the Big Bang to globalization until reaching the crisis that we are living today.

Exhibition in Edinburgh on da Vinci's anatomical drawings

Exhibition in Edinburgh on da Vinci's anatomical drawings

Almost 500 years after Leonardo da Vinci's death, an exhibit offers more information on his anatomical studies. Opened last Friday in the Queen's Gallery, in the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Renaissance artist was also one of the best anatomists and for the first time, his annotations are exposed, which provide for modern technology such as scanners and 3D images.

Mycenaean burials found in Turkey

Mycenaean burials found in Turkey

Mycenaean tombs of more than 3,500 years are found in excavations carried out by the Museum of Underwater Archeology in Bodrum, west of the Turkish town of Ortakent, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, they are highly relevant from a scientific point of view. Items include baked earth (made for construction purposes), water bottles, three-handled glasses, a carafe, a razor blade, animal bones, and crystals and beads of various sizes.

Ancient art explains the ecological history of Egypt

Ancient art explains the ecological history of Egypt

The discovery is based on a new interpretation of an archaeological and paleontological archive on mammals from Egypt analyzed a decade ago by zoologist Dale Osborn. There were 38 species of large mammals in Egypt 6,000 years ago, whereas now there are only eight species.There are very interesting stories in these archaeological records, says Justin Yeakel, an ecologist at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, who notes that ago 2.

They find an 11th century oven in the Basque Country

They find an 11th century oven in the Basque Country

The smelting furnace has been found by Javier Franco and his team of archaeologists and is extraordinary in the Biscayan mining industry due to its conical shape.Located in Peñas Negras, west of Bilbao, excavations began in September 2012 until last December 1 August, but they are part of a project started in 2003 after the discovery of metal deposits in the province and funded by the Vizcaya County Council and the Ortuella City Council.