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They find 80 bound skeletons from the 7th century BC. in Greece

They find 80 bound skeletons from the 7th century BC. in Greece

A team of archaeologists has found in the Bay of Fáliro, in the south of Athens, a group of 80 skeletons bound in a cemetery unearthed in the place, dated in the 7th century BC. and that they could have been victims of a mass execution. Stella Chryssoulaki, head of the excavations, has indicated that “They have all been executed in the same way.

The name of the goddess «Uni» is deciphered on an Etruscan stele

The name of the goddess «Uni» is deciphered on an Etruscan stele

A team of archaeologists led by Gregory Warden of Southern Methodist University in Dallas are beginning to translate the largest Etruscan inscription ever found on a stone (dated to the 6th century BC) that was found in the Etruscan temple of Poggio. Colla, finding in it the mention of «Uni», which they believe refers to an important goddess of his pantheon.

‘The butterfly sneeze: Garbo against Hitler’, by José de Cora

‘The butterfly sneeze: Garbo against Hitler’, by José de Cora

In 1938, Hitler was already considered the great threat to world peace, while the Nazi regime gave the impression to all countries as indestructible.In 1940, a character whose main characteristic was his talent for deception, in addition Possessing a lot of courage, imagination and personal charm, he made a momentous decision, to fight Nazism and topple it from within the German ranks.

Conference ‘History in the digital context’, at Casa del Lector

Conference ‘History in the digital context’, at Casa del Lector

With the aim of reflecting and debating on the current state of History in its coexistence with new technologies, and on the challenges that face the future, Metahistory has organized the conference "History in the digital context", which It will be held on November 23, 2016 at Casa del Lector (Matadero Madrid).

Probable burial of a Japanese emperor discovered in the ruins of Koyamada

Probable burial of a Japanese emperor discovered in the ruins of Koyamada

A team of archaeologists has announced the discovery of an important burial from the mid-7th century, most likely the final resting place of a Japanese emperor. The first elements of this structure were found three years ago, at which time it was found a section of the outer moat.

They find a soup cooked more than 2000 years ago in China

They find a soup cooked more than 2000 years ago in China

A team of Chinese archaeologists has found a vessel containing a meat soup cooked more than 2,000 years ago in Henan province, China, the Henan Archaeological Institute reported last week. This find, in which they can still be seen clearly animal bones and other ingredients, it was made in a tomb at the Chengyang site, located near present-day Xingyang city.

They find a skeleton and a new machinery among the wreck of Antikythera

They find a skeleton and a new machinery among the wreck of Antikythera

The most famous shipwreck in Ancient Greece, "the Shipwreck of Antikythera", continues to leave us astonishing discoveries. To the now famous "Antikythera mechanism", which was finally discovered to be a machinery that served to predict the movement of planets and stars, we must add a new object that has been recently found.

The Cueva de Bolomor as a tourist destination in Valencia

The Cueva de Bolomor as a tourist destination in Valencia

The Bolomor Cave is a heritage and cultural jewel of the Valencian municipality of Tavernes de la Valldigna that is now promoted as a tourist attraction due to the global impact of the investigations carried out there on how Neanderthals domesticated fire. associated with the oldest human settlement in the Valencian Community, which were dated between 350,000 and 90,000 BC.

Remains of a 5,750-year-old boy found in Argentina

Remains of a 5,750-year-old boy found in Argentina

A team of researchers from the University of Cuyo and the International Center of Earth Sciences have found the remains of a 5,750-year-old boy in Villa de las Cuevas, in Mendoza, Argentina.Víctor Durán, one of the directors of the research , explained that this child "would have been a member of one of the nomadic families of the region", because at that time the movements for hunting were carried out in the family, not being an exclusive task of men.

2,000-year-old pyramidal tomb found in China

2,000-year-old pyramidal tomb found in China

While carrying out construction work in Zhengzhou, China, a team of archaeologists has unearthed a pyramidal tomb that they estimate could be more than 2,000 years old and belong to the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220). In Egyptian style, it was found together with another semi-cylinder shaped tomb in an area that used to be a village until a residential complex was built.

An 'extremely tall' man discovered buried next to ancient objects in Iran

An 'extremely tall' man discovered buried next to ancient objects in Iran

Iranian archaeologists have discovered in Lorestan a great treasure of ancient objects along with the remains of an extremely tall man who lived more than 1,500 years ago in Iran. This man, approximately two meters tall, would have lived during the Sassanid Empire, which ruled from 224 to 651 when it was conquered by the Islamic caliphate.

Two Late Period tombs found in Aswan

Two Late Period tombs found in Aswan

Two tombs belonging to the Late Period (664 BC - 332 BC) carved out of the rock, have been found near the Aga Khan Mausoleum, in western Aswan, during excavation work at the site. Aswan and Nubia of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, explained that the architectural style of the tombs is very simple, each one consisting of a rectangular entrance hall with stairs leading to the burial place, where remains of a sarcophagus and the mummies.

The remains of the first Homo sapiens found in Morocco

The remains of the first Homo sapiens found in Morocco

The study of the remains of Homo sapiens found in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, has found that they are 300,000 years old, displacing not only the dating of Homo sapiens by 100,000 years more, but also displacing the cradle of humanity to the north of Africa - Teams of researchers analyzed and reported the results of skull and bone fragments of five ancient humans, along with stone tools they used to hunt animals, at an ancient prehistoric camp located at Jebel Irhoud, not far from the current Marrakech.

Russian archaeologists find 16th century coins hidden in a chess bishop

Russian archaeologists find 16th century coins hidden in a chess bishop

Archaeologists have found a curious little treasure in the center of Moscow that dates back to the time of Ivan the Terrible. A total of 10 silver coins have been found inside an ivory chess bishop, the city council reported on Wednesday. This chess piece was found during construction work in central Moscow.

Four people arrested for the theft of

Four people arrested for the theft of "Big Maple Leaf"

German police today arrested four people charged with the theft of the "Big Maple Leaf", the giant gold coin from a Berlin museum earlier this year. Despite the arrests, they have not been able to find any signs of the coin, which has a face value of $ 1 million and is estimated to be worth $ 3.75 million on the gold market.

A Faience mask and Victorian antiques featured on Catawiki this week

A Faience mask and Victorian antiques featured on Catawiki this week

This week, the Catawiki auctions offer us a large number of very interesting lots, both in antiques and in Natural History and Archeology. An incredible faience mask stands out without a doubt, as well as several ancient Egyptian figurines, a careful selection of fossils and minerals and a Victorian auction in antiques that we cannot fail to discover.

Ancient vases from various civilizations and an incredible rhinoceros fossil featured on Catawiki this week

Ancient vases from various civilizations and an incredible rhinoceros fossil featured on Catawiki this week

This week at the Catawiki auctions we found many interesting objects. From ushabti and vases of various ancient civilizations, to an incredible rhinoceros fossil, meteorite slices and a very old cash register in perfect condition, these are the most outstanding lots of this week: Archaeological Objects Auction.

Egyptian, Greek, mineral objects and much more - this week on Catawiki

Egyptian, Greek, mineral objects and much more - this week on Catawiki

This week we bring you again some of the most interesting objects in the Catawiki auctions, where we highlight lots from three different categories: Antiques, Natural History and Archeology, with very curious objects such as an old chessboard, a sword from the age of iron, an Egyptian head from 1400 BC.

Byzantine building unearthed in ancient Myra city

Byzantine building unearthed in ancient Myra city

Archaeologists working in the ancient city of Myra have unearthed a multi-story high building after two years of archaeological work around the Saint Nicholas Memorial Museum in Antalya, Turkey. Archaeological work in this area has been going on for 27 years. the latter being led by Professor Sema Doğan along with five scientists, 10 students and 13 workers, the one who has been working for the past two years unearthing the western part of the site.

Mexican archaeologists find a home for Aztec survivors after the fall of Tenochtitlán

Mexican archaeologists find a home for Aztec survivors after the fall of Tenochtitlán

Mexican archaeologists have found what they believe to be a dwelling where upper-class Aztecs who resisted the Spanish conquest tried to preserve their customs and traditions.The structure, where the Aztecs were also buried, is part of an ancient neighborhood from Mexico City called Colhuacatonco, it is famous for being a place where the Aztecs resisted the Spanish conquest in the 16th century, expressed from the INAH in a statement.