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Six new statues found in Egypt

Six new statues found in Egypt

The town of Gebel el-Silsila, located about 65 kilometers from Aswan, is news because it is the scene of a new discovery. It is not an unknown town since it was already known before and even when it was called Jeny at a time when there was a lot of wealth.The wealth originated because old stone quarries were located in this place, exploited for many years, perhaps from the prehistoric era until well into the time of Roman domination, which allowed huge tons of stone to be extracted from this place.

The city of Knossos was bigger and more prosperous than previously believed

The city of Knossos was bigger and more prosperous than previously believed

With the data obtained from the most recent excavations, it is suggested that the city of Knossos managed to recover from the collapse of the socio-political system that occurred in the year 1200, which caused it to grow rapidly, becoming an important center of trade with the Aegean and many other areas of the Mediterranean.

Roman baths were not as hygienic as history tells us

Roman baths were not as hygienic as history tells us

History has always told us that the Romans were extremely clean and that thanks to the public baths they had great hygiene. More than 2,000 years ago they included latrines in public bathrooms, with areas for personal hygiene and also an effective sewage system as well as drinking water, heating, and aqueducts.

Roman gladiators, more than a legend

Roman gladiators, more than a legend

For a long time it was thought that female gladiators never existed, but after many investigations it has been confirmed that finally they did exist, and they were a very important part of that history that we all know from movies, television series, books, etc. of gladiators the Roman Empire.

Franche-Comté: the Spanish Crown beyond its borders

Franche-Comté: the Spanish Crown beyond its borders

Franche-Comté is currently a region located on the border between Switzerland, France and Germany. But, this French county has distant roots that link it to the history of several ancient peoples, among which we find surprisingly our own.Its origins go back to the Sequanos, a people of Gallic origin that has the historical peculiarity of not having changed its territorial limits over the years.

They discover a new Roman road on Hadrian's wall

They discover a new Roman road on Hadrian's wall

During the works to expand the visitor center facilities at Housesteads Roman Fort, in Northumberland (England), a new Roman road was found along with ceramic and stone fragments. Vercovicium, now called Housesteads Roman Fort, was an auxiliary fortress of Hadrian's Wall, in the Roman province of Britannia, built in 124 entirely in stone.

An error reveals that not all Africans have Eurasian DNA

An error reveals that not all Africans have Eurasian DNA

In October 2015, a group of scientists from the University of Cambridge published a study where they determined that human beings throughout Africa carry DNA inherited from Eurasian immigrants, but now they have made public that they were wrong. In their first report they advanced that the populations of the entire African continent have a very important ancestry of the farmers of the Middle East, based on a massive migration that occurred 3 years ago.

The origin of Akhenaten's

The origin of Akhenaten's "heresy"

With the technological means that we have today, it is normal for discoveries from many years ago to be investigated, since we can currently find much more information than two or three decades ago, for example, which allows us to refine much more and be Nowadays you can know more about many important characters in history and thanks to the many discoveries made, characters like the pharaoh Akhenaten have a more tangible story.

The ancient Babylonians positioned Jupiter by geometric methods

The ancient Babylonians positioned Jupiter by geometric methods

One of the great mysteries of humanity, and that surely we will never discover its reason, is why ancient civilizations lacking the technology we have today, were able to determine things like the one we bring you in this post, the positioning of Jupiter by geometric methods on the part of the Babylonians.

Australian rock art may be the oldest in the world

Australian rock art may be the oldest in the world

All those people who like history will know the paintings of the Chauvet Caves, in France, or the Altamira Caves, in Spain. In these places are those that are considered the oldest cave paintings in the world, although that honor could cease to be.

The founding of China's Forbidden City would be earlier than previously thought

The founding of China's Forbidden City would be earlier than previously thought

Archaeologists working in the 600-year-old Forbidden City in Beijing, officially known as the Palace Museums, have recently discovered the foundations of a building belonging to a previous dynasty on that site, below the former Royal Palace used by the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911) have found a building that could have belonged to the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), explained Li Ji, a researcher at the Palace Museum Institute.

Sandro Botticelli exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Sandro Botticelli exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Art has been and is a very important part of history, a way of expressing feelings, visions of life and different events that today we can enjoy in art galleries and museums around the world among other places. and art, we cannot stop talking about an extremely interesting exhibition that can now be visited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

They discover the oldest Roman tavern in the Mediterranean

They discover the oldest Roman tavern in the Mediterranean

According to a study carried out by archaeologists Benjamin Luley and Gaël Piquès, from the French National Center for Scientific Research, the discovery of the Roman city of Lattara (now Lattes), very close to Montpellier, is revealed, a fact that has been published in The magazine Antiquity. The researchers assure that it is an important discovery, because the first tavern found in the area is found and also because it is a sign of the change in the economic and social infrastructures of the settlement, whose origin dates back to the Neolithic.

Presentation of the book

Presentation of the book "Un pie en el río" by Felipe Fernández-Armesto on May 23 in Madrid

Press Release. Next Monday, May 23, the latest book by Felipe Fernández-Armesto will be presented in Madrid: «A foot in the river«, based on change and the limits of evolution in a work that explores all the difficult paths that human evolution has followed and questioning whether this progress can know any limits.

900 archaeological sites discovered in Afghanistan thanks to NATO photographs

900 archaeological sites discovered in Afghanistan thanks to NATO photographs

Last week in Rome, representatives of the Afghan Government and UNESCO announced the discovery of 900 archaeological sites in Afghanistan, which were found thanks to high-resolution photos provided by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 900 deposits were discovered for the first time in 2015, when the Afghan government proposed to evaluate six mining areas in Kabul as a previous step to carry out the excavations.

Girl discovers 3,200-year-old Egyptian amulet in Israel

Girl discovers 3,200-year-old Egyptian amulet in Israel

As it happens in many occasions, some discoveries are made by mere chance and archeology is not a field in which these cases do not occur. One of the most recent comes from Israel, where a 12-year-old girl, who volunteered to search for ancient pieces in a novel project in Jerusalem, discovered an Egyptian amulet that dates back some 3,200 years, making her one of the main characters of the season.

The search for Leonardo Da Vinci's DNA

The search for Leonardo Da Vinci's DNA

A multidisciplinary team of specialists have joined forces to work on what is already known as the Leonardo Project, which aims to create a new vision of Leonardo da Vinci thanks to different technologies, including the most modern DNA analysis. For this project no effort has been spared, neither personnel nor technological devices.

Important archaeological discoveries in New Mexico

Important archaeological discoveries in New Mexico

In 2000, archaeologist Robert Dello-Russo was hired by the Materials Testing, Research, and Energy Center (EMERTC) to work for the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology to analyze the land where they planned to build an explosives research center.

They find traces of China's oldest beer, 5,000 years ago

They find traces of China's oldest beer, 5,000 years ago

A study published last Monday in the Annals of the United States Academy of Sciences (PNAS), has spread that indications have been found of elaboration of a sophisticated beer in China 5,000 years ago, using several plants among which is barley. The identification of barley residues "represents the oldest presence of this cereal from Europe in China, which means that the cultivation in the country dates back a thousand years earlier than was supposed."

The history of the inhabitants of the Ice Age is rewritten

The history of the inhabitants of the Ice Age is rewritten

A study has recently been published in the journal Nature showing different changes in prehistoric European populations. This is demonstrated by the genome analysis carried out on 51 individuals who colonized the European continent, with respect to these people, it must be taken into account that the last Ice Age was about 100 ago.