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New hidden pages found in Mixtec Codex Selden

New hidden pages found in Mixtec Codex Selden

Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and the Netherlands have discovered shocking details in an ancient pre-colonial Mixtec codex, using very high resolution images. The pages of the Selden Codex, also known as Codex Añute (dated around 1560), were hidden from sight and have remained so for the past 500 years, hidden under a layer of plaster and chalk.

King Arthur's castle walls found in Cornwall

King Arthur's castle walls found in Cornwall

The team of archaeologists working on the mythical Tintagel Castle, King Arthur's Castle, in Cornwall, has announced that they have unearthed the remains of massive walls built in the 6th century, as well as walls and other elements such as post underground structures The excavations began on July 18 and ended on August 2, excavating four trenches and conducting geophysical surveys, which allowed the remains of ancient walls one meter thick and two rooms measuring 11 meters by 4 meters in width to emerge. width, plus steps and other structures.

They steal jewels from Alexander the Great and Muhammad's daughter in Madrid

They steal jewels from Alexander the Great and Muhammad's daughter in Madrid

The police are investigating a strange robbery that occurred in a central Madrid hotel at the end of July, from which jewels belonging to Alexander the Great and Fatima az-Zahra, Muhammad's daughter, valued at 100 million euros, disappeared. The jewels are a jar of gold, part of a breastplate and a belt belonging to Alexander the Great, and a 7th century gold piece belonging to Fatima, the daughter of Muhammad.

Editorial Siloé will make facsimiles of the Voynich Manuscript

Editorial Siloé will make facsimiles of the Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript is one of the most mysterious books in the world, written in an unknown or coded language that no one, not even the best cryptographers in the world, have managed to decipher. Scholars of all ages have dedicated their entire lives to understanding this manuscript , whose intriguing mix of writing and drawings of strange plants, elegant and naked women, believed to be a magical book.

Mosaics with biblical representations discovered in Galilee

Mosaics with biblical representations discovered in Galilee

Excavations in the Roman (5th century) synagogue in Galilee, belonging to the Huqoq Project (an ancient Jewish town in Lower Galilee in Israel), have uncovered a series of ornate mosaics portraying two biblical stories: Noah's Ark and The Parting of the Red Sea. The Noah's Ark panel is depicted with the ark and pairs of animals, including elephants, leopards, donkeys, snakes, bears, lions, camels, ostriches, goats, and sheep.

"Be cheerful, live life", writing on a mosaic from the 3rd century BC. found in Antioch

A team of archaeologists has found what has been considered the oldest "meme" in the world: a Greek mosaic with the motivating inscription "Be merry, live life", which was dubbed the "Skeleton Mosaic" by the team that directs Demet Kara (belonging to the Archaeological Museum of Hatay), which belonged to the dining room of a house from the 3rd century BC.

Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban Revolution, dies at 90

Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban Revolution, dies at 90

At the age of 90, the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro died last night, his brother Raúl Castro reported with the following message: «It is with deep pain that I appear to inform our people, the friends of our America and the world. Today, November 25, 2016, at 10.

The colossus found in Egypt represents Psammetico I and not Ramses II

The colossus found in Egypt represents Psammetico I and not Ramses II

The colossus found a few days ago in Matariya, Cairo, does not represent Pharaoh Ramses II as originally believed, but rather represents Psammetico I (660-610 BC), pharaoh of the 26th dynasty, announced the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled El Anany. "After extracting the torso, we found part of the royal protocol and we were lucky to find the second title: 'Neba', the one that was only given to Pharaoh Psammetico I," El Anany explained at a press conference held yesterday.

Homo floresiensis, the Indonesian 'Hobbit', is not related to Homo erectus

Homo floresiensis, the Indonesian 'Hobbit', is not related to Homo erectus

A study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a small human species discovered on the island of Flores in Indonesia in 2003, and nicknamed "Hobbits", has determined that they most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not Homo erectus as has been believed so far.The study, conducted by the Australian National University, found that Homo floresiensis is most likely a sister species to Homo habilis, one of the oldest known and dated human species in Africa 1 , 75 million years.

A fire prior to departure would have been the main cause of the sinking of the Titanic

A fire prior to departure would have been the main cause of the sinking of the Titanic

The best known marine catastrophe is undoubtedly the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912. The largest passenger ship in the world at that time and which would cover the section between Southampton and New York, sank after its collision with an iceberg. He thought that one of the reasons (if not the main one) was recklessness on the part of the crew, but the journalist Sean Molony, an expert who has studied the sinking of the Titanic for 30 years, has presented another theory for which, a fire that unleashed on the ship's hull even before its departure, it was the real trigger for the catastrophe.

The bust of Demetrio Poliorcetes will be exhibited at the Prado Museum

The bust of Demetrio Poliorcetes will be exhibited at the Prado Museum

The bust of Demetrio Poliorcetes will be exhibited in the Prado Museum.The Prado Museum, with the collaboration of the Iberdrola Spain Foundation, has recovered the monumental bronze head that it treasures in its collections and has identified the person represented as the general and Hellenistic king Demetrius Poliorcetes, or Demetrius I.

They find the Roman city of Julias, birthplace of the Apostle Peter in Israel

They find the Roman city of Julias, birthplace of the Apostle Peter in Israel

A team of researchers could have found the hometown of Peter and two other apostles of Jesus near the Sea of ​​Galilee, in northern Israel, commented from the Kinneret Institute of Archeology of Galilee, when they found the lost Roman city of Julias, near from Lake Tiberias. The 1st century Roman historian Flavius ​​Josephus wrote that Julias was built around the year 30 on the ruins of Bet Isaac, Bethsaida, a fishing village where Peter was born, according to the Gospel of John.

The best auctions of the week on Catawiki (June 2-8)

The best auctions of the week on Catawiki (June 2-8)

Today we open a new section: the best auctions of the week in Catawiki, an international auction network where we can legally acquire thousands of objects of all kinds, although we are mainly interested in those that have more to do with history and the arqueology.

They find evidence of the tomb of Anjesenamón, wife of Tutankhamun, in Egypt

They find evidence of the tomb of Anjesenamón, wife of Tutankhamun, in Egypt

Archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team have told Livescience that they found evidence of a tomb that could belong to King Tutankhamun's wife, which was found very close to Pharaoh AY (1327 - 1323 BC) in the Valley of the Kings. "We are sure that there is a tomb there, but we do not know who it belongs to," explained Hawass, who had already commented on this finding on July 7, but has not yet been able to confirm.

They find the ruins of a Byzantine church in the ancient city of Adramytteion

They find the ruins of a Byzantine church in the ancient city of Adramytteion

The ruins of an 800-year-old church have been unearthed in the ancient Greek city of Adramytteion, in Turkey. The find was made just two weeks before the completion of this year's seasonal works. Murat Özgen, director of the North Aegean Research and Application Center, said excavations in the city have been continuous since 2012.

Egyptian Statuettes and Ancient Books Featured This Week on Catawiki (July 7-14)

Egyptian Statuettes and Ancient Books Featured This Week on Catawiki (July 7-14)

This week in the best Catawiki auctions, we highlight not only two very interesting lots from Ancient Egypt, but also a very curious one of old books where a fragment of "The Politics" of Aristotle stands out, in addition to the traditional auctions of meteorites and The antiques section features many lots, including a pharmacy scale from the early 20th century, an 18th century carving of Saint Bartholomew and a carved wooden wall mirror.

Two-meter-tall statue found in Cambodia's Angkor Wat

Two-meter-tall statue found in Cambodia's Angkor Wat

A team of archaeologists has unearthed a large statue at Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple that is believed to have once stood at the door of a former hospital in the complex. The nearly two-meter-high work is believed to date dating from the late 12th and early 13th centuries and was discovered during an excavation last week, said Long Cosal, who is responsible for the complex.

Archaeologists test how the Pyramids of Egypt were built

Archaeologists test how the Pyramids of Egypt were built

One of the greatest enigmas in history could have been solved: How were the Pyramids of Egypt built? Archaeologists have uncovered fascinating evidence showing how Egyptians transported 2.5-ton blocks of limestone and granite hundreds of kilometers to build the tomb of Pharaoh Cheops in 2600 BC.

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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.

"The power of the past: 150 years of archeology in Spain", in the National Archaeological Museum

The exhibition "The power of the past: 150 years of archeology in Spain", coinciding with the 150th Anniversary of the National Archaeological Museum, aims to celebrate the process of construction of Spanish archeology, as well as the birth of the network of Spanish archaeological museums. The founding of the National Archaeological Museum in 1867 was a momentous moment for society and awareness of the importance of the country's past, and the objective of this exhibition is to present the history and development of Spanish archeology, which will be carried out through 150 objects or sets that will offer a general and updated vision of the construction of the past from archeology.