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They rebuild the face of the Sarmatian

They rebuild the face of the Sarmatian "alien-priestess"

During a series of excavations at the Arkaim archaeological site in Chelyabinsk (Russia), archaeologists found the skull of a Sarmatian priestess, which surprised researchers by its peculiar shape that had obvious signs of deformation, apparently produced by a tie very tight.

Traces of human activity from 10,000 years ago found more than 4,000 meters high in China and Tibet

Traces of human activity from 10,000 years ago found more than 4,000 meters high in China and Tibet

Archaeologists working in China's Qinghai Province have confirmed the existence of human activity on the 4,000-meter-high Qinghai-Tibet Plateau more than 10,000 years ago by finding dozens of stone tools in the area. Researchers from Qinghai Normal University and Qinghai Archaeological Research Institute found a layer of prehistoric ash in the area in 2013.

In the absence of Pokémon Go, historical figures are

In the absence of Pokémon Go, historical figures are "hunted" in Moscow

Pokémon Go, the famous virtual reality game that has been enjoying success since its release, is not yet available in Russia. However, in Moscow it is possible to capture other digitized characters that have little to do with the nice pokémons: the virtual doubles of personalities such as Ivan the Terrible, Pedro the Great or Yuri Gagarin, among others.

Canada confirms discovery of HMS Terror in Arctic

Canada confirms discovery of HMS Terror in Arctic

The Canadian Department of Parks confirmed on Monday the discovery of a British exploration ship that had disappeared in the Arctic in 1846 while conducting an exploration at the site. The statement came two weeks after scientists from Artic Research Foundation announced that they had found the submerged but very well preserved ship HMS Terror 24 meters under the sea in the Northwest Passage.

Over 100 mysterious 1,000-year-old manuscripts discovered in Afghanistan

Over 100 mysterious 1,000-year-old manuscripts discovered in Afghanistan

A surprising discovery has been made in a cave in Afghanistan, a mysterious collection of about 100 1,000-year-old manuscripts. A first analysis of the texts revealed that they were owned by a Jewish family that lived along the ancient Silk Road about 1 year ago.

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5,300-year-old city and cemetery found in Egypt

5,300-year-old city and cemetery found in Egypt

A team of archaeologists has discovered a 5,300-year-old city and cemetery 400 meters from the Temple of Seti, in the city of Abydos, one of the most important political centers of ancient Egypt, the country's Ministry of Antiquities reported. , remains of pottery, stone tools and 15 tombs were found at the site.

They find a grave with burials from the time of the Black Death in England

They find a grave with burials from the time of the Black Death in England

A very rare "mass grave" containing 48 victims of the Black Death has been found in a 14th-century monastery in north-east England, reported archaeologists from the University of Sheffield who worked at the site. This grim discovery made in Thornton Abbey, includes skeletons of 27 children, the rest belonging to men and women.

Great discoveries Thessaloniki, ancient capital of Macedonia

Great discoveries Thessaloniki, ancient capital of Macedonia

As a result of the construction of a new metro station in the city of Thessaloniki, located in northern Greece and the former capital of Macedonia, thousands of objects have been discovered in what is considered the largest excavation carried out in this city. These excavations, carried out by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Thessaloniki City, have gradually revealed the history of the settlement of Thessaloniki since the 4th century BC.

2,300-year-old palace found in El Palenque, Mexico

2,300-year-old palace found in El Palenque, Mexico

Mexican archaeologists have found a 2,300-year-old palace complex in the Valley of Oaxaca, being the oldest royal building excavated so far in the region and providing important evidence about the appearance of the first states in Mesoamerica. that the discovery of remains of these structures is very useful for researchers, who seek to understand the archaic period of formation of states in different parts of the world.

Shared government: reason for the long survival of Tres Zapotes as an Olmec urban center

Shared government: reason for the long survival of Tres Zapotes as an Olmec urban center

The professor of Anthropology and expert in Mesoamerican cultures Christopher Poole, of the University of Kentucky, has discovered indications of shared governments in the ancient Olmec culture in Mexico, deep researcher of the evolution of the complex Mesoamerican societies, of the economy and the cultural ecology , mainly in the Tres Zapotes deposit, where he has been investigating for several years, he found many evidences that rewrite the history of this region.

They obtain the first data of the genome of ancient Egyptian mummies

They obtain the first data of the genome of ancient Egyptian mummies

An international team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Tübingen and the Max Planck Institute, successfully recovered and analyzed the oldest DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from around 1400 BC. and 400, among them, found the nuclear DNA of three individuals, establishing ancient Egyptian mummies as a reliable source of genetic material for studying the ancient past.

Paraguay asks France to send archaeologists to study historical sites

Paraguay asks France to send archaeologists to study historical sites

Fernando Griffith, Minister of the National Secretariat of Culture (SNC) of Paraguay has formally requested the French ambassador in the country, Jean-Christophe Potton, cooperation to the European country for the dispatch of archaeologists to serve as support in the analysis of the different Historic sites, especially those that are related to the War of the Triple Alliance (1864-1870).

The lost temple of Tuthmosis I discovered in Egypt

The lost temple of Tuthmosis I discovered in Egypt

Thousands of stone blocks that remained hidden for centuries near Luxor, turned out to be the remains of the temple of Tuthmosis I, which has been long sought by archaeologists. Polish Egyptologist Jadwiga Iwaszczuk was the one who identified the temple fragments in a warehouse that were previously miscategorized.

Gold coins, diving suits and more this week on Catawiki (June 30 - July 6)

Gold coins, diving suits and more this week on Catawiki (June 30 - July 6)

Taking a look at this week's best auctions on Catawiki, we have found one for numismatics where two very special coins stand out. Also, a curious mid-20th century Russian diving suit, a large selection of precious stones and meteorites and a Dutch figurehead that we are sure will catch your eye.

History of email marketing

History of email marketing

Nowadays, sending mass emails is something that we take completely naturally. We all receive different types of emails with advertising, articles of interest based on a subscription to a blog or website, or newsletters that are sent for informational purposes about different messages depending on the website or company that sends them, as can be the most outstanding articles in a month that we usually send ourselves to those who have subscribed to our newsletter.

History of the ESTA Application, travel authorization to the United States

History of the ESTA Application, travel authorization to the United States

For almost 20 years, every time we want to travel to the United States from Spain, it is necessary to process the ESTA Application (Electronic System for Travel Authorization), but what is it and what is its history? The ESTA Application (digital) was established at as of August 1, 2008 in order to be able to obtain authorization to travel to the United States in advance, being the system that replaced the I-94W forms that were completed by plane or boat before entering this country.

A gold ring from the Middle Ages and various Egyptian memorabilia, featured on Catawiki this week

A gold ring from the Middle Ages and various Egyptian memorabilia, featured on Catawiki this week

This week at the Catawiki auctions we are highlighting several lots: an Egyptian mummy mask, a gold ring with a winged dragon, ushabtis, a 19th century English clock and many precious stones and minerals that will catch your eye. This week's most outstanding lots: Auction of Archaeological Objects.

Bakhshali manuscript: the first record of the use of zero is 500 years earlier than thought

Bakhshali manuscript: the first record of the use of zero is 500 years earlier than thought

The concept and associated value of the mathematical symbol "zero" is used throughout the world as a fundamental numerical pillar. However, its origin has so far been one of the greatest enigmas in the field. Scientists at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, have used carbon dating to trace the origins of the figure in an ancient Indian manuscript: the Manuscript of Bakhshali.

More surprising finds at the Antikythera shipwreck

More surprising finds at the Antikythera shipwreck

For the third consecutive year, the Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities has carried out a new underwater excavation at the site of the Antikythera shipwreck, work that was carried out between September 4 and 20 in particularly favorable weather conditions, where interesting finds were made.