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An amphitheater discovered on the Greek island of Lefkada

An amphitheater discovered on the Greek island of Lefkada

The archaeological work that is being carried out on the Greek island of Lefkada has brought to light a very ancient theater, of which it was not previously known. As confirmed by the Minister of Culture, the size of this enclosure is considerably large. The discovery was made in an area known as Koulmou at the end of last year 2015.

4,500-year-old Egyptian ship discovered

4,500-year-old Egyptian ship discovered

To the south of the well-known pyramids of Giza are the pyramids of Abusir, an area that is news because a team of Czech archaeologists has recently made an important discovery considered unusual, the remains of a huge wooden ship whose age is approximately Four.

New cave paintings discovered in a cave in Murcia

New cave paintings discovered in a cave in Murcia

Thanks to a group of specialists belonging to the Society for Historical and Ethnographic Studies of the Highlands of the Ríos Argos, Quípar and Alharábe, it has been possible to find a varied number of cave paintings in the cave of Justo in the Murcian district of Yéchar and According to the first investigations, they are approximately 6 years old.

They find a Mayan royal tomb in El Zotz

They find a Mayan royal tomb in El Zotz

Archaeologists from the University of Southern California have discovered a tomb among the remains of the Mayan city of El Zotz, in Guatemala. They assure that it could contain the remains of an ancient member of the royalty belonging to this civilization. Researchers have announced the discovery of a burial chamber in El Zotz, an isolated place and deep within the Maya Biosphere Reserve, confirming which was inhabited by indigenous peoples about 1.

Gender equality at Stonehenge burials

Gender equality at Stonehenge burials

A new study by student Christie Willis of UCL London's Global University at Stonehenge has found that roughly half of the prehistoric burials at the site belong to women, a gender equality rare in UK Neolithic burials.

Babylon, a great mathematical power

Babylon, a great mathematical power

The Babylonians have always been one of the most researched historical civilizations for many years and it is known that in Babylon extensive knowledge of mathematics, something that many other contemporary civilizations did not use. As we all know, the writing is mainly based on symbols written in clay boards.

1,700-year-old funerary inscriptions discovered in Zippori

1,700-year-old funerary inscriptions discovered in Zippori

The Zippori cemetery, located in the northern part of Israel, has witnessed a rather important discovery, some funerary inscriptions dating back about 1,700 years old and in which the word "rabbis" can be read. They were really discovered three funerary inscriptions written in Aramaic and also in Greek.

Megalithic tomb ruins discovered in Poland

Megalithic tomb ruins discovered in Poland

In Poland, exactly in the area of ​​Western Pomerania, a monumental set of megalithic tombs has recently been discovered, which have been popularly nicknamed the "Polish pyramids." As different media assured, among the findings are more than a dozen large megalithic tombs, which were discovered during the investigation of a conservation program led by Dr. Agnieszka Metuszewska, attached to the department of Archeology at the University of Szczecin.

Richard III's tomb is studied in 3D

Richard III's tomb is studied in 3D

Today, technology has become one of the great allies of history, archeology and many of its investigations, because it allows carrying out studies that a few decades ago not only would not have been possible to carry out, but were unimaginable One of the most recent cases in which the technology has been applied is for the reconstruction of the tomb of King Richard III using a 3D model, which will allow us to know much more about him and his history.

Hoyos in Peru: a system to measure taxes in the Inca Empire?

Hoyos in Peru: a system to measure taxes in the Inca Empire?

Some 6,000 holes were discovered some time ago in the Pisco Valley, in Peru, and for many years the terrain was studied to find out what they meant, what they were made for and a whole series of questions that generated countless different hypotheses. even paranormal explanations were given.

The mummy of Sattenji, a noble lady of the Middle Kingdom, found in Egypt

The mummy of Sattenji, a noble lady of the Middle Kingdom, found in Egypt

A team of Spanish archaeologists led by Alejandro Jiménez has found the mummy of Sattenji in the necropolis of Qubbet el Hawa, 1,000 km from Cairo, a lady of the high nobility and "depositary of dynastic blood", due to the proximity that she possessed with the pharaoh as she was the daughter of Emir Sarenput II.

Dated the Tarkhan dress, the oldest knitted garment in the world

Dated the Tarkhan dress, the oldest knitted garment in the world

Whenever we talk about archaeological remains and treasures, objects such as metals and precious stones, ceramics, weapons, etc. come to mind, but clothing is not always found and the one that is found is in poor condition, although the same is not always the case. The oldest woven garment in the world has recently been confirmed and is on display at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archeology in London.

Vespasian and the tax on urine in Rome

Vespasian and the tax on urine in Rome

The urine collected from public urinals in Rome was sold as an ingredient for various chemical processes, being used for tanning as well as for laundry washers as a source of ammonia to clean and whiten wool robes. The Emperor Vespasian observed that he could take advantage of the occasion to collect taxes and so arranged.

9,000-year-old sanctuary discovered in Poland

9,000-year-old sanctuary discovered in Poland

The team of archaeologist Tadeus Galiński, has been studying the surroundings of Lake Sidwie since 2012, in an area of ​​Poland known as West Pomerania and they have found different evidence that this place was used by shamans to perform some of their mysterious rituals whose meaning and development they get lost in the nebula of time.

A genetic mutation associated with colon cancer discovered in a mummy

A genetic mutation associated with colon cancer discovered in a mummy

Thanks to the study of many ancient human remains, it has been possible to determine different aspects regarding the human being today. Science allows us to determine the age of some remains, to know what kind of diseases he suffered throughout his life, how he died, the kind of diet he was eating and many other interesting data.

The Institute of Archeology of the University of Zurich returns two Egyptian portraits to their heirs

The Institute of Archeology of the University of Zurich returns two Egyptian portraits to their heirs

In 1933, Erna Felicia and Hans-Mosse Lachmann were legally deprived of two objects belonging to their family after the Nazis came to power in Germany: two portraits painted on wood of a young woman and a a young man, which until now belonged to the archaeological collection of the University of Zurich.

80,000 free historical sound files, courtesy of the British Library

80,000 free historical sound files, courtesy of the British Library

We are becoming fond of free History resources and today we bring you the 80,000 sound files offered by the British Library portal, thousands of audios that include the most varied themes such as nature, country accents, music and, of course, a incredible archive of historical moments.

They solve the mystery of the Aztec masks made with human skulls

They solve the mystery of the Aztec masks made with human skulls

The University of Montana, in the United States, has carried out an in-depth study of the eight Aztec masks made with human skulls, discovering their mystery, which has intrigued researchers since their discovery 30 years ago. The researchers concluded that these Skulls, found in the Templo Mayor in Mexico City, "were made with the aim of being used on the face or as part of a headdress, to later be deposited as offerings to the dead", as published in Current magazine Anthropology.

Archaeologists unearth the remains of a 6,000-year-old massacre in France

Archaeologists unearth the remains of a 6,000-year-old massacre in France

Last Tuesday, a team of French archaeologists reported that they discovered remains of victims of a 6,000-year-old massacre in Alsace, in the east of the country, which was surely carried out by "very angry warriors." The bodies of 10 people were found in one of the 300 old "silos" (used to store grain and other food), a team from the French Inrap explained to the press.

Native American ancestors may have come from Kazakhstan

Native American ancestors may have come from Kazakhstan

A team of Russian archaeologists has discovered in Siberia, a tomb with a large number of remains of a noble woman that belonged to the Okunev culture, which inhabited the region in the first half of the second millennium BC. This site was found intact, and is they have found in it various objects, among which an incense burner with solar symbols stands out, 1.