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Egyptian mummy carton and pre-Columbian figurines featured this week on Catawiki

Egyptian mummy carton and pre-Columbian figurines featured this week on Catawiki

This week at the Catawiki auctions we are highlighting several lots: an Egyptian mummy carton, pre-Columbian statuettes, a spectacular hand-embroidered Portuguese rug of good dimensions, a medieval ring, a curious German box stamp and a great variety of fossils in the section of Natural History.

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Reconstructions and tours 360º virtual diving on the wreck of the Milkmaid (Iceland) Reconstructions and virtual toursMarcelo Ferrando Castro - 0October 16, 2019 marked the 360th anniversary of the wreck of the Dutch merchant ship Milkmaid (Melckmeyt) on a remote Icelandic island during a ... 3D reconstruction of the Roman amphitheater in Catania (video) Reconstructions and virtual toursMarcelo Ferrando Castro - 0The study carried out by the IBAM CNR has made it possible to make a three-dimensional virtual model of the Roman amphitheater in Catania, making it known and rediscovering.

Virtual visit to the tomb of Sennedyem

Virtual visit to the tomb of Sennedyem

Sennedyem, whose translation would be "sweet brother", was an ancient Egyptian craftsman who worked in the service of the Pharaohs Seti I and Ramses II, of the XIX Dynasty, being a high-ranking official with the objective of supervising the necropolis of Thebes. His tomb has been one of the most impressive discoveries in Egypt, being found by the French Egyptologist Gaston Maspero in 1886.

Video: Virtual Reconstruction of Pompeii

Video: Virtual Reconstruction of Pompeii

A few months ago we published the video of the reconstruction of the destruction of Pompeii after the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius. However, do we know what Pompeii was like before the catastrophe? What was Pompeii like 2,000 years ago? This question can be answered thanks to 3D reconstructions and on this occasion, the reconstruction of Pompeii comes from the hand of Anima Vesuviana with a video that you can't get lost.

Controversy with the translation of a Luwian text that explains the events of the end of the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean

Controversy with the translation of a Luwian text that explains the events of the end of the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean

A team of Swiss and German experts announced last week the rediscovery and translation of a Luwian hieroglyphic inscription that explains in detail what happened in that region to end the Bronze Age, which had as its protagonists those known as Peoples of the Sea, of which very little information is currently available.

The graffiti of Michelangelo's hideout in Florence will open to the public in 2020

The graffiti of Michelangelo's hideout in Florence will open to the public in 2020

A few years ago we told you that restoration work would begin on the graffiti in Michelangelo's hideout in Florence, a small corridor of the Medici Chapel that was discovered in 1975. It was Paolo Dal Poggetto, director of the Medici Museum in 1975, who discovered Michelangelo's room when he was looking for a new exit route for visitors.

The Yonaguni Ruins: A Mystery of History

The Yonaguni Ruins: A Mystery of History

The island of Yonaguni belongs to the Japanese archipelago of Ryūkyū and under the waters that surround it a series of rock formations were discovered in 1986 that did not seem to have a natural origin, and many experts believe that they are really remains of an ancient city with more than 10,000 years of antiguaty.

The Annals of Tacitus, a historical source on the Roman Empire

The Annals of Tacitus, a historical source on the Roman Empire

The Annals, also called ‘Annales’, is a historical work written by the Roman historian and senator Tacitus between the years 115 and 117, where he narrates a history of the Roman Empire from the reign of Tiberius to that of Nero. Today, The Annals of Tacitus are a source of great importance for understanding the history of the Empire during the 1st century.

The most important movable archaeological finds in the world

The most important movable archaeological finds in the world

The objective of Archeology is to study and know the past through material objects. The furniture found in the archaeological excavations allows us to glimpse, know and discover details of the lives of its owners. All furniture created by man, which also carries a knowledge of a specific activity, had and still has a purpose.

History of the Acropolis of Athens from 3500 BC until 2010 in 3D

History of the Acropolis of Athens from 3500 BC until 2010 in 3D

The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located atop the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historical importance, the most famous being the Parthenon, although there is evidence that the hill was inhabited in the fourth millennium before Christ, it was Pericles (around 495-429 BC.

Fossils of a 2 million year old Toxodon chapalmalensis found in Argentina

Fossils of a 2 million year old Toxodon chapalmalensis found in Argentina

The town of Miramar is one of the most important paleontological sites in Argentina, where great discoveries occur over and over again. The most recent occurred a few days ago, when staff and collaborators of the Punta Hermengo Municipal Museum found part of the pelvis and a hind leg of a robust notoungulate (animal with hooves) called Toxodon chapalmalensis, with an age of about 2 and a half million years old and the size of a calf.

1,500-year-old hotel found in Venice

1,500-year-old hotel found in Venice

Archaeologists from the Ca`Foscari University of Venice have found a 1,500-year-old hotel in Venice, being the first hotel in Jesolo (ancient Equilo), which is currently the main spa on the Venetian coast that receives millions of tourists during summer.The hotel complex, built between the 4th and 5th centuries, was located on an islet near the old estuary of the Piave Vecchia, now "Le Mure".

DNA from 11,500-year-old Alaska Girl Explains America's Genetic History

DNA from 11,500-year-old Alaska Girl Explains America's Genetic History

A girl who died in Alaska 11,500 years ago and belongs to a population group unknown until now, has shed light on the genetic population of the United States by having her DNA analyzed. By decoding her genetic fingerprint, scientists have been able to look more towards back in the history of the first people to arrive on the continent and who probably arrived from Siberia 20 years ago.

The Tarot and Mythology: meaning of the major arcana

The Tarot and Mythology: meaning of the major arcana

The tarot is a deck of cards that is used as a means of consulting and interpreting facts, both past and present or future, whose origin is found at least in the 14th century. The cards, and more specifically the major arcana, they have a mythological meaning that today we want to explain.

The History of Disguise: Carnival Timeline

The History of Disguise: Carnival Timeline

Carnivals have centuries of history, and the characters that appear in them have the same custom: to dress up. In each event of this type, the best carnival costume is always chosen, and in fact in other times the winners were crowned as “king” and “queen”. In this way comes the history of disguise, and of carnival, to this day.

History of Earth's supercontinents

History of Earth's supercontinents

In geology, a supercontinent is an assembly of most or all of the continental blocks or cratons of the Earth, which form a single large land mass. Usually, this term is associated with Pangea, the last supercontinent of our planet and the first to be identified, as well as the most studied.

Seville, history of Spain in a city

Seville, history of Spain in a city

One of the most representative cities in all of Spain is, without a doubt, Seville. Capital of the Andalusia region, this city stands out above the rest for having experienced first-hand all the changes and processes in the history of Spain. It is also one of the main key tourist spots in the country, with adults-only hotels, and people do not stop marveling at it.

25 Years of the separation of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia

25 Years of the separation of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Last January 1 was the 25th anniversary of the 'Velvet Divorce', the name by which the process of separation of Czechoslovakia into two new nations is known: the Czech Republic and Slovakia, which was carried out in a process carried out by politicians from both federations and there was no referendum.

The Monterrey Palace will open its doors in May after the expansion of the restoration of the monument

The Monterrey Palace will open its doors in May after the expansion of the restoration of the monument

On May 10, the Palacio de Monterrey will open its doors to the public after an intense and complex restoration process thanks to the agreement signed between the Salamanca City Council and the Casa de Alba Foundation. The works to which this civil work has been subjected representative of the Renaissance and architectural model for numerous buildings in Spain and Latin America began in May of last year.

History of the Earth: the supercontinent Pannotia

History of the Earth: the supercontinent Pannotia

The supercontinent Pannotia probably existed between 650 and 500 million years ago, which is also known as the Vendian Supercontinent or Great Gondwana, formed after the breakup of the supercontinent Rodinia, its predecessor. Formation of the supercontinent Pannotia Pannotia formed when Laurentia was located adjacent to the two main South American continents: Amazonia and Río de la Plata, once the supercontinent Rodinia was broken up.