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Decipher a new fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Decipher a new fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls

A long-held story is described in Genesis part 9: “And the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is the father of Canaan. These three are the sons of Noah, and the whole earth was filled with them. Then Noah began to till the land, and planted a vine; and he drank of the wine, and was drunk, and was uncovered in the middle of his tent.

New excavations at the Navalahija Archaeological Site, Colmenar Viejo

New excavations at the Navalahija Archaeological Site, Colmenar Viejo

In a town in the mountains of Madrid called Colmenar Viejo, a campaign of excavations at the Navalahija site located in the Dehesa de Navalvillar next to another of the sites will take place from June 3 to 28 of the same month. from which its name is derived, Navalvillar.

Great finds near the tomb of a medieval knight

Great finds near the tomb of a medieval knight

After a skeleton belonging to a medieval knight was unearthed, archaeologists were shocked to see the remains of an entire family in a crypt, according to the Scotsman media. Among the remains of the family are three adults, four children and a skull

New excavations will be carried out in the ancient Sition

New excavations will be carried out in the ancient Sition

The Central Archaeological Council has given its consent to begin the excavations in the ancient theater of Sicion, which will begin in June and will last for three years. The excavations will be carried out under the supervision of the Archaeological Society of Athens and will be led by Professor Yannis Lolos from the University of Thessaly.

UNESCO includes in its list the city of Laodicea

UNESCO includes in its list the city of Laodicea

Denizli's ancient largest city, Laodicea, has been added to the provisional UNESCO World Heritage list. This moment had been awaited since March and now it has finally come true. It is an area identified with the textile sector of Turkey in which excavations have found objects dating back 4000 years.

Third excavation of the Roman «castellum» of Can Blai (Formentera)

Third excavation of the Roman «castellum» of Can Blai (Formentera)

Between July 8 and 27, the third archaeological excavation will be carried out in the Roman castle of Can Blai by the Archaeological Museum of Ibiza and Formentera and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis This type of fortification was one of the most common during Roman times in the Mediterranean area.

New excavation in Catalhöyük

New excavation in Catalhöyük

After 20 years of the last excavation by Ian Hodder in the Konya Plain, during these two decades archaeologists have not stopped investigating the Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük that became famous for its great extension and density. The 21st excavation will begin shortly at this site as it was added to the UNESCO list last year.

A 16th century crucifix is ​​attributed to Michelangelo

A 16th century crucifix is ​​attributed to Michelangelo

A wooden crucifix donated to the Louvre Museum in Paris attributed to Michelangelo sparks controversy in the art world. 17 inches long, it represents the image of Christ on the cross and is known to have been made by a Renaissance artist . Donors bought the crucifix in 1985 in Germany for the price of 5.

Arches and other ornaments discovered in Fukuoka

Arches and other ornaments discovered in Fukuoka

Bows and agricultural tools from 14 centuries ago were discovered in Koga during the spring by a group of archeology enthusiasts. The discoveries are so well preserved that researchers can visualize the outline of the arches and even the way they are attach their metal ornaments.

Biography of Pythagoras of Samos

Biography of Pythagoras of Samos

Who was Pythagoras of Samos? Pythagoras of Samos *, was a Greek philosopher and mathematician, founder of the philosophical and religious movement called Pythagoreanism, born around the year 570 AD, son of the merchant Mnesarchus and Pythais who, being pregnant, a fortune teller prophesied that he would give birth to light to a man beautiful, wise and beneficial to humanity.

Looking for the city belonging to the Visigoth necropolis found in Madrid

Looking for the city belonging to the Visigoth necropolis found in Madrid

Finding the city from which 1,500 bodies found in a Visigothic necropolis located in Vicálvaro come is now the main objective of many archaeologists and citizens. 15,400 floors will be built on the necropolis, which will lead to its destruction since the Community of Madrid considers that it is not important enough to preserve it.

Great success of the archaeological season in Bulgaria

Great success of the archaeological season in Bulgaria

In 2013, a prehistoric sanctuary near Via Diagonalis and a new dating of Cape Akra, which is now thought to date from the time of the Trojan War, were found in Bulgaria, due to the pleasant results that the archeology season is obtaining In this country, new projects will continue, among which is the study of the city of Heraclea Sintica, near the temple of Vanga.

The reason for the extinction of mammoths may not be their hunting

The reason for the extinction of mammoths may not be their hunting

Contrary to popular belief, Iron Age Siberians may have hunted mammoths infrequently and only in certain cases where, for example, they needed their tusks for hunting or tool making. It is true that mammoth meat was eaten but it was not one of the main objectives.

Cantabria shows its archaeological wealth

Cantabria shows its archaeological wealth

From Thursday, June 27, the best archaeological pieces of its heritage will be exhibited in the Museum of Prehistory and Archeology of Cantabria so that all kinds of public can enjoy a journey from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages. The autonomous community has in its territory ten rock art caves, among which is the famous Altamira, whose importance is highlighted by being declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Discoveries about the history of Tuscaloosa

Discoveries about the history of Tuscaloosa

Bottles and chunks of porcelain are showing archaeologists at the University of Alabama what life may have been like in Tuscaloosa more than 180 years ago.The objects found in Fest City have been studied for the past two months by the University, which was contracted by the city of Tuscaloosa as required by regulations, to later prepare the ground for the construction of a new hotel.

In search of a Roman fortress that disappeared 2,000 years ago

In search of a Roman fortress that disappeared 2,000 years ago

A team of volunteers led by Dr. Birgitta Hoffmann, co-director of the Roman Gaskproject based at the University of Liverpool, will embark on the search for a 2,000-year-old Roman fortress. It is not certain that it exists, but if it did, it would most likely be located between Fort Stracathro and the northwest coast of Scotland.

Alarming state of the ancient city of Hatra

Alarming state of the ancient city of Hatra

Known for its large inscribed walls and huge watchtowers spread out so that anyone approaching less than 2 kilometers away could be seen, located 290 kilometers northwest of Baghdad and 110 kilometers southwest of Mosul, the city Hatra shows its sad ruins in the middle of the desert of northern Iraq.

Nicotine found in Chilean mummies

Nicotine found in Chilean mummies

Through the analysis of the hair of the mummies belonging to the city of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, it has been observed that they had maintained a habit related to nicotine since at least 100 BC. The consumption of nicotine occurred regardless of the social status of the person. individual, thus it was consumed by both rich and poor.

They discover in Mexico a temple where human sacrifices were practiced

They discover in Mexico a temple where human sacrifices were practiced

A temple discovered in the Oxaca Valley, Mexico, shows evidence that priests there carried out human sacrifices. Although not much evidence has yet been obtained to confirm this, researchers have found a human tooth and bone in a room in the temple, dotted with animal remains next to obsidian blades.

Tombs of the Wari empire discovered in Peru

Tombs of the Wari empire discovered in Peru

A large royal tomb has been discovered in Peru filled with the corpses of mummified women. The find offers clues about the Wari empire, a population that dominated the Andes long before the best-known Inca tribes existed, and is the first tomb belonging to the Wari empire found so far.