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First facial reconstruction performed on an Egyptian mummy

First facial reconstruction performed on an Egyptian mummy

Thanks to the advances in technology that we currently have, it is much easier than a few decades ago to reconstruct history with more fidelity, which allows us to know many things about what life and its people were like in ancient civilizations, thus enriching part of our history and in many cases rewriting it.

25 years of German reunification

25 years of German reunification

"I like Germany so much that I prefer there to be two." This was one of the phrases that were uttered 25 years ago when the reunification between the German Federal Republic (FRG) and the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was still in the making. Helmut Kohl recalled in his memoirs another phrase from that time, pronounced by Margaret Thatchet: "We beat the Germans twice and now they have returned", which expresses the misgivings of the British leader towards German reunification.

The fierce Amorites and the first king of the Babylonian Empire

The fierce Amorites and the first king of the Babylonian Empire

The Amorites were an ancient Semitic-speaking people who ruled the region of Mesopotamia, Syria, and Palestine from 2,000 BC. until 1,600 BC, grouped in nomadic tribes that took for themselves the lands they needed and were feared for being fierce warriors, they conquered Babylon and Mesopotamia twice, at the end of the third millennium and the beginning of the first millennium BC.

Reconstructed the face of a 7,000-year-old Iranian woman

Reconstructed the face of a 7,000-year-old Iranian woman

A mysterious skeleton discovered in Tehran last year proved that the city is much older than previously thought. Now researchers have reconstructed the face from the 7,000-year-old skeletal remains. According to the reconstruction, the woman had a marked, rounded chin, elongated lips and long hair.

3D technology lets you relive Bronze Age music

3D technology lets you relive Bronze Age music

There is nothing like seeing how advances in technology play a very important role today, especially within the world of archeology, where it is possible to contribute with research and obtain important data such as those that have been given a few days ago, where The international archaeological community has seen a researcher bring the importance of Bronze Age music to the present day.

The oldest beheading in America has been documented in Brazil

The oldest beheading in America has been documented in Brazil

André Strauss, belonging to the Max Planck Institute, and director of the study carried out in the Lagoa Santa cave, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerãis, has revealed that they have found the oldest case of human beheading that has been documented in America and possibly in the world, since this event dates back to no less than 9.

Two new shipwrecks discovered in Methoni Bay

Two new shipwrecks discovered in Methoni Bay

The Greek bay of Methoni has witnessed countless historical events and under its waters are countless archaeological treasures that could reveal a lot of information about what life was like in different parts of history, the way in which different parts of it developed. history, etc.

32 funeral bundles of the Chimú culture found in Peru

32 funeral bundles of the Chimú culture found in Peru

Recently, some 32 funerary bundles of supposed pre-Hispanic origin were found in an area belonging to the archaeological complex of Chan Chan, considered the largest mud city in America, according to the first investigations revealed by the Ministry's Directorate of Culture of Freedom. of Culture, the bodies are mainly of women and all of adults.

They decipher part of the oldest Egyptian alphabet, the Halaham

They decipher part of the oldest Egyptian alphabet, the Halaham

Ben Haring, a Dutch scholar specializing in topics related to Egyptology, has made headlines since he has deciphered a ceramic fragment of about 3,500 years old in an Egyptian tomb of more than 20 centuries that contained a kind of alphabet, thus becoming the oldest since the one that until now held that title dated from the 19th century BC.

New work on the King James Bible is discovered

New work on the King James Bible is discovered

Not too long ago, Dr. Jeffrey Miller, an assistant professor, and John Milton, a literary scholar, received a significant reward for discovering a fragment of the King James Bible, written by Samuel Sala between 1604 and 1608. The discovery, verified by some of the leading experts in the field, was presented by Dr. Miller himself in the Times Literacy Supplement, a weekly specialized in culture and literature.

Travel to Abu Simbel, a magical destination

Travel to Abu Simbel, a magical destination

In the New Kingdom of Egypt, the kings erected rock temples in the desert areas on both sides of the Nile, especially in Nubia, where the cult of the Egyptian gods stands out. Ramses II is the clear example, as the builder of six temples during the Ramsesid Period: Beit el-Wali, the temple of ed-Derr, Gerf Hussein (submerged under the waters of the Nasser River) and Wadi es-Sebua.

22 shipwrecks found in a Greek archipelago

22 shipwrecks found in a Greek archipelago

For many years, the rocky coastline of Fourni, a small Greek archipelago near Turkey, has witnessed countless shipwrecks for centuries, something that is well known to both fishermen and divers who flock to this destination throughout the year. A few weeks ago, a group of marine archaeologists belonging to the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of Greece has been investigating the seabed of this area and in addition to having found a lot of pieces of ancient ceramics they have made a much larger discovery than what they would have thought at first.

The importance of the genetic legacy in History

The importance of the genetic legacy in History

Many of the archaeological remains that are preserved today in Greece reveal the great importance of the archaeological legacy that this town and all those who passed through here throughout history have left us, but there is another legacy of great importance that One should speak more times about the genetic legacy, something also very important for the story.

Research work begins in the Cueva Áurea

Research work begins in the Cueva Áurea

History has always left us an infinity of legacies of different forms, archaeological, architectural, human remains or even caves among many others. And it is caves that we will talk about in this post, especially a cave in Spain that is giving a lot to talk about, the Cueva Áurea in Cantabria.

They find a Roman piece related to another discovered 122 years ago

They find a Roman piece related to another discovered 122 years ago

A team of archaeologists from the University of Reading has discovered a fragment of a Roman inscription that may be of great importance since it coincides with another find made in 1891 and that can provide a great amount of information since it is as if it were of two pieces of a puzzle.

They discover the probable location of the ancient city of Kane in Turkey

They discover the probable location of the ancient city of Kane in Turkey

A multidisciplinary team of archaeologists from the University of Cologne has located a lost island in Southwestern Turkey, in the province of Izmir, where the missing city of Kane is believed to be located. As reported by different media, the finding was possible thanks to the references and bibliographic sources of antiquity.

The mystery of the parchment of the Bibles of the XIII century

The mystery of the parchment of the Bibles of the XIII century

An international team of bioarchaeologists from the University of York has used a simple eraser to uncover a mystery about the parchment that scribes used in medieval times to produce the first pocket Bible. Many bibles made it was known as uterine vellum and was widely used in the 13th century, especially in countries like France, Italy, England and also in Spain.

A ring found in Jerusalem belonged to King Hezekiah

A ring found in Jerusalem belonged to King Hezekiah

A group of Israeli archaeologists have discovered that in a seal that was found in 2009 in excavations near the Temple Mount, in the old city of Jerusalem, is the name of King Hezekiah, the king of Judah, who came to rule around 700 BC During his reign, Judah was invaded by the growing Assyrian empire and its capital, Jerusalem, was besieged by the troops of King Sennacherib.

Syrian regime destroys Busra-al-Sham (World Heritage Site)

Syrian regime destroys Busra-al-Sham (World Heritage Site)

Sad news comes to us again from Syria. If millions of people are already affected by the eternal war in this country, we must add the historical losses that occur day in and day out, where the confrontations are destroying many of the architectural and historical gems that this country has. , or in many cases it is better to say, it counted, because in this contest neither people's lives nor historical and architectural points are respected, everything is capable of disappearing.

They explore the submerged port of Lechaion

They explore the submerged port of Lechaion

A group of researchers made up of the Eforado of the Underwater Antiquities of Greece, the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute of Athens, have launched what is known as the Lechaion Port Project, where the main port of the submerged city is currently being explored. of Corinth.