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Neanderthals existed in Segovia

Neanderthals existed in Segovia

The presence of Neanderthals in the province of Segovia is certified thanks to the studies carried out in the so-called “Abrigo del Molino”, located in the Eresma Valley. The investigations have discarded the previous hypothesis, that the first human occupations in Segovia were carried out 4,500 years ago, to put in its place a new date, set at 60 ago.

30 Punic Wars anchors in Sicilian waters

30 Punic Wars anchors in Sicilian waters

Anchors abandoned by Carthaginian ships that fought in the Punic Wars have been found in Sicilian waters. A total of 30 anchors were found at a depth of between 160 and 270 meters in Cala Levante, belonging to the island of Pantelleria, with an approximate date of more than 2 years ago.

More facts about the floral decorations on the tombs of Israel

More facts about the floral decorations on the tombs of Israel

In the Raqefet Cave on Mount Carmel, located in northern Israel, the earliest evidence of the use of floral ornaments in tombs has been found. In four different tombs from the Natufian period, 13,700-11,700 years ago, dozens of prints of Salvia plants and other species such as reeds and mints were found, according to images provided by the University of Haifa.

The injustice of the Ixil people in Guatemala

The injustice of the Ixil people in Guatemala

The Ixil (Mayan) people still live in wooden and mud houses in the most isolated areas of northwestern Guatemala 17 years after a civil war occurred that made them see their villages being razed and their loved ones killed. drinking water, paved roads, health or education, was the center of attention when a court declared former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt guilty of genocide.

The budget for historic preservation in Germany is at risk

The budget for historic preservation in Germany is at risk

The largest collection of signatures against budget cuts for the conservation of historical monuments has occurred during these days in Germany. More than 27,000 people signed up for serious consideration on the 2014 budget that will be established during the fall discussions.

Mixtec stone statue found in Mexico

Mixtec stone statue found in Mexico

No one could imagine that by installing a water pipeline, a stone statue of a Mesoamerican culture dating back more than 1,500 years could be found, which occurred on May 21 in Piedra Labrada, a Mexican town near the Guatemalan border. The figure shows a representation of the equipment of a person of the ancient Mixtec ethnic group (dated around 940 AD.

Illegally extracted archaeological treasure returned to Peru

Illegally extracted archaeological treasure returned to Peru

A man trying to illegally sell an archaeological object over the Internet was discovered by the Swiss police. The Geneva-born man was trying to sell a jug that had probably been illegally extracted during excavations in the Chillón, Chancay and Huaura valleys north of Lima.

Old house found in Qatar

Old house found in Qatar

A team of archaeologists from the Qatar Museum Authority and the University of Birmingham have found the remains of an ancient 7th century BC dwelling south of Al Wakrah, although the site was discovered more than a year and a half ago. During an archaeological study carried out before the construction of the Doha port, its relevance was not stated until recently as much of its archaeological demonstration was not visible.

Roman discoveries on the Alicante-Valencia AVE section

Roman discoveries on the Alicante-Valencia AVE section

In the hamlet of La Encina (Alicante) it was discovered last year, while the works were being carried out for the future branch of the AVE high-speed train, an archaeological site that to this day continues to give surprises.The latest discovery, near the Via Augusta of 2,000 years ago, has been what could be a kind of mansion that had the role of an inn to be used by the military, merchants, politicians and travelers.

They find a 210-year-old canoe in Mexico

They find a 210-year-old canoe in Mexico

The bow of the canoe is 210 years old and has been found in the southern state of Baja California, in the dunes of Lake Ojo de Liebre and Guerrero Negro. It is estimated that it was manufactured by the Indians of Baja California or washed away by currents and reused by inhabitants of the peninsula.

700-year-old ship found in Vietnam

700-year-old ship found in Vietnam

700 years ago there was a shipwreck in the central province of Quang Nai, Vietnam, whose antiquities have been recently found and surprisingly in good condition. About 4,000 objects were found, including coins and ceramic remains, belonging to the century XIII after Christ.

Schindler's List up for auction on eBay

Schindler's List up for auction on eBay

The only copy left in private hands of the famous and well-known Schindler list is back on the market. This occurs three years after it was sold by the heirs of Itzhak Stern, Oskar Schindler's right-hand man, and then fell into private hands, an anonymous man.

Signs of a former Viking trading area in Norway

Signs of a former Viking trading area in Norway

After finding items such as swords, silver buttons, and a balance in Steinkjer, north of Trondheim, Norway, archaeologists thought they had stumbled upon an important Viking trading area. The place had been mentioned in Norse mythology but so far they had not come up with great evidence.

Honduras opens a Mayan fort to the public

Honduras opens a Mayan fort to the public

Experts affirm that the archaeological site is a Mayan fort in the Copan Ruins in western Honduras and is open to the public as restoration work has been completed. Honduran Vice President María Antonieta Guillen presided over the opening ceremony and stated that the site would reveal more mysteries about the Mayan empire.

Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko dies

Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko dies

The author of "The Stalin Era: Portrait of a Tyranny" Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko has died aged 93 in Moscow. The Soviet historian published his seminal book illegally in order to expose the darkest truths that took place during the Soviet era. Tyranny and violence were portrayed in his writings revealing the brutality of the Stalin era.

Mexican archaeologists find a 500-year-old skull of a decapitated individual

Mexican archaeologists find a 500-year-old skull of a decapitated individual

Archaeologists from the National Institute of Archeology and History (INAH) have found the skull of a decapitated individual more than 500 years ago in the Archaeological Zone of Tlatelolco, part of a small offering located at the foot of the Great Temple. According to archaeologist Salvador Guilliem, director of the Tlatelolco Project, these skeletal remains belonged to an adult man and were deposited on top of a container.

Globalization, relative uniformity

Globalization, relative uniformity

Surely you have traveled abroad and have observed that many cities are quite similar, even if they are from different countries. On the one hand the shops and brands, on the other the way people act, what music they listen to, how they dress. It is not really necessary to travel to experience this phenomenon.

Skeletons of the first settlers of America

Skeletons of the first settlers of America

Almost 30 human skeletons from 2000 BC They have been found in La Sepultura cave, in Tamaulipas. These remains could be related to the first settlers of America, according to a genetic study carried out by experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) .Archaeologists can show that this area contains evidence of one of the oldest lineages in America, already which have been based on osteometric studies, ancient DNA and radiocarbon tests applied to the bone remains found in Tula, east of Sierra Madre.

Ancient Sarmatian treasures found in cemetery in Russia

Ancient Sarmatian treasures found in cemetery in Russia

A team of archaeologists has found treasures in an intact chamber belonging to a noblewoman from a tribe that roamed the steppes of Eurasia 2,500 years ago in southern Russia. The Sarmatians were a community related to the Persian-speaking tribes that populated the present areas from southern Russia, Ukraine, and central Asia around 500-400 BC.

The message of the Greek graffiti of Smyrna

The message of the Greek graffiti of Smyrna

In the city of Izmir (Turkey), we find more than a thousand Greek inscriptions or graffiti, historical graffiti that were found in the basement of the agora of Izmir and date from the 2nd and 3rd centuries, a period in which it was already part of the Roman Empire: A study in greater depth than that carried out before World War II has provided more precise data.