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LiDAR technology finds the “White City” in Honduras

LiDAR technology finds the “White City” in Honduras

The Mosquitia jungle, in Honduras, occupies some 32,000 square miles (according to Google Maps) of wild and hostile unexplored area where, according to legend, the “city of gold” or “White City” is located in some remote point ”, Which archaeologists finally believe they have located.

Cave paintings found in Turkey

Cave paintings found in Turkey

In the Turkish province of Aydin, a series of cave paintings dating from about 7,500 years ago have been found, as a result, belonging to the late Neolithic and early Chalcolithic. The paintings were discovered thanks to the works carried out by Namik Kemal University which were led by archeology professor Neşe Atik.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were located in Nineveh

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were located in Nineveh

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were not found in Babylon, as previously thought, but in Nineveh, a city located in the north of present-day Iraq. After 20 years of research Dr. Stephanie Dalley , from the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford, has managed to gather enough information to consider unquestionably that the gardens were located in Nineveh due not to King Nebuchadnezzar but to the Syrian ruler Sennacherib.

New hypothesis: modern humans ate Neanderthals

New hypothesis: modern humans ate Neanderthals

One of the new hypotheses faced by anthropologists in Spain is whether our closest extinct relative was exterminated in the same way as 178 other animals, that is, due to human hunters who suffered from hunger. "Except in his Africa natal, Homo sapiens may have been considered an invasive species in other continents ”, explain the researchers Policarpo Hortolà and Bienvenido Martínez-Navarro, from the Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona, Spain.

Deterioration of a 16th century mosaic in Nava de la Asunción

Deterioration of a 16th century mosaic in Nava de la Asunción

The PSOE of Nava de la Asunción denounces the mayor of the municipality, Luciano Municio, for the deterioration of an archaeological find that, according to the PSOE, the municipal official knew well before its deterioration due to the tillage of those lands: “We denounce Luciano for his carelessness and for not having taken proper protective measures ”.

An alien-shaped skeleton poses a medical mystery

An alien-shaped skeleton poses a medical mystery

A small skeleton with its head flattened with a certain shape of an alien found in the Atacama desert a decade ago has earthly origins, but its remains remain a medical mystery. Apparently, when the mummified specimen was found, some suggested the possibility that he was an alien who had somehow come to Earth, although researchers never suggested this supernatural origin.

2,000-year-old mirror workshop found in China

2,000-year-old mirror workshop found in China

In eastern China's Shandong province, archaeologists have found a 2,000-year-old bronze mirror workshop. 100 stone molds and foundry pits have been found in a town near Zibo city that make this discovery unique in China.

El Salvador's “Pompeii” Needs Help

El Salvador's “Pompeii” Needs Help

El Salvador's only World Heritage Site, the pre-Columbian agricultural community called "La Joya de Ceren", buried under a volcanic eruption, was personally visited last Tuesday by the director of UNESCO. Gustavo Milan, director of cultural heritage Salvadoran, made a request: “The visit of the Jewel of Ceren is very important.

They find a pillar from the time of the First Temple

They find a pillar from the time of the First Temple

Despite the intention to keep it a secret, a potentially biblical temple near Bethlehem is gaining increasing attention due to the remains of a major carved pillar found in February. a tourist route through an underground tunnel in the West Bank, near Jerusalem.

Excavation campaign in Cova de Guineo during the summer

Excavation campaign in Cova de Guineo during the summer

From July 15 to August 5, an excavation campaign will be carried out in Cova de Guineu located in Font-Rubí, Barcelona, ​​organized by the Prehistoric Studies and Research Seminar (SERP) of the University of Barcelona. on the Final Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Post-Cardial Neolithic and Old Cardial Neolithic eras.

Excavations resume at the Roman temple of Maryport

Excavations resume at the Roman temple of Maryport

In June, after two summers of work, excavations will be carried out on the Roman fort at Maryport. The Senhouse Roman Museum and Newcastle University collaborate on the excavations, which will be led by Ian Haynes and Tony Wilmott, and many volunteers have been interested in working with the goal of re-examining a building excavated in 1880 by local bank manager and amateur archaeologist Joseph Robinson.

Family activities at the Archaeological Museum of Bizkaia

Family activities at the Archaeological Museum of Bizkaia

On Sundays in May, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Arkeologi Museoa de la Diputación Foral de Bizkaia will carry out a program of family workshops The aim of the program is to bring the museum closer to families, with children and girls between 6 and 12 years old, doing activities such as excavations, mini-cinemas and other games.

A team of archaeologists returns to Smith Island

A team of archaeologists returns to Smith Island

A group of archaeologists will return to Smith Island this summer in hopes of finding clues to Bermuda's first three permanent residents, as well as Africans and Native Americans. Led by Dr. Michael Jarvis, A team of archaeologists have been working on the island since 2010, who think they may have found the exact place where the "Three Kings of Bermuda", Christopher Carter, Edward Waters and Edward Chard, lived between the years 1610 and 1612.

The consequences of the economic crisis reach Atapuerca

The consequences of the economic crisis reach Atapuerca

The economic crisis has reached the Sierra de Atapuerca (Burgos) where the campaign of excavations in archaeological sites will be reduced for fifteen days. The excavation works will be carried out from July 1 to 28 in two shifts. And not only the time is reduced, but also the number of researchers will also experience a decrease of up to 150 people.

They discover a castle from the time of David in Jerusalem

They discover a castle from the time of David in Jerusalem

Descending through a cave in the southern area of ​​Jerusalem, a royal castle from David's time has been found, which for unknown reasons the Israeli authorities intended to keep hidden, dating back to the biblical era as confirmed by Yaron Rosental , Director of the Field School.

They discover new clues about the origins of the Mayan civilization

They discover new clues about the origins of the Mayan civilization

The Mayan civilization is known for its elaborate temples, its sophisticated writing systems, and its advanced mathematical and astronomical advances. However, the origins of this civilization remain a mystery. A new study from the University of Arizona questions the two theories that exist about how the ancient civilization began and suggests its origin in a more complex way than previously thought.

Ignored beams were part of the First Temple of Jerusalem

Ignored beams were part of the First Temple of Jerusalem

In a rarely visited corner of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem are a series of beams that barely attract the attention of the visitor. Despite their appearance, these beams are unique and important due to their place of origin and their age of almost 3,000 years ago. Although they have not been the subject of a full academic study, there is now a recent interest in them as They offer a wealth of historical information for Jerusalem.

The small Iberian necropolises in Matarraña are cataloged

The small Iberian necropolises in Matarraña are cataloged

During a study carried out by the archaeologists José Antonio Benavente and Salvador Melguizo, dozens of Iberian tombs have been cataloged that are spread over different municipalities. The study has been commissioned by the Comarca del Matarraña, Teruel. Most of these burial mounds had been mentioned in documents by other archaeologists at the beginning of the 20th century, many of which had been looted previously.

Seminar

Seminar "Life and death in Ancient Egypt"

The Valencian Institute of Egyptology, in collaboration with the Institute for Ancient Egyptian Studies, will hold the Summer Egyptology Seminar on Saturday June 22, 2012 entitled "Life and death in Ancient Egypt." Attending will cost 35 euros for students who are not members and for those who are will have to pay 30 euros.

International Congress for the Restoration of Documentary Assets

International Congress for the Restoration of Documentary Assets

Between June 3 and 7, the "International Congress for the Restoration of Documentary Assets" will be held in Ecuador, choosing the Equinoctial Technological University (UTE) as the venue. From 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., attendees They will be able to witness the exhibition of topics related to the methodologies in document restoration processes, verification of environmental conditions in Museums and documentary archives deposits, instrumental analyzes, new technologies in case studies and presentation of restored documents, all of them with practical demonstrations for their better understanding.