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The Hebrew Bible could be written before the one we know today

The Hebrew Bible could be written before the one we know today

A group of researchers belonging to the University of Tel Aviv, in Israel, have recently published a study in which they reveal the analysis to which different ceramic fragments were subjected that were found in the fortress of an ancient Canaanite city called Arad, in the southern area of ​​the country.

Archaeologists could have found the mythical Humiaga in Gran Canaria

Archaeologists could have found the mythical Humiaga in Gran Canaria

A team of archaeologists from Tibicena Heritage and Archeology have announced that they believe they have discovered the mythical Humiaga, the lost temple of the aborigines of Tamarán in the pre-Hispanic site of La Fortaleza, in Gran Canaria.Marcos Moreno, co-director of the company and archaeologist of profession, said that although he is optimistic with the discovery as there are several indications that indicate that it is Humiaga, they must continue with the work to confirm it.

Video: The conspiracy and the assassination of Julius Caesar

Video: The conspiracy and the assassination of Julius Caesar

On March 15, 44BC, the Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of his own senators including Brutus, whose life was saved by Caesar himself and he was treated almost like a son on his part. did the self-proclaimed "liberators" senators want to assassinate Caesar? And the most interesting question, why did Brutus decide to participate in the plot?

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Pakal's "Tunnel to the Underworld" found in Palenque

Excavations carried out in the Temple of the Inscriptions (in Palenque) have allowed finding a water tunnel under Pakal's tomb, which, according to archaeologist Arnoldo González, seems to symbolically reproduce the path of Pakal or the Tunnel to the Underworld as is better known.Tunnels or water channels of this type have been found previously in different temples such as Teotihuacán and even in China, and it is believed that it could have been used to drain rainwater, although some researchers maintain that the existence of a spring of these characteristics, led the natives to build a temple on it.

The first digitally unwrapped manuscript reveals the earliest Old Testament writing

The first digitally unwrapped manuscript reveals the earliest Old Testament writing

An extremely fragile ancient Hebrew parchment has been digitally unrolled for the first time, revealing the oldest ever found copy of an Old Testament scripture of the Bible, researchers said Wednesday. This manuscript is part of the "Scrolls of En- Gedi ”and contains the text of Leviticus and has been dated between the third and fourth centuries, although it is highly probable that they are before these dates, according to the report published in the journal Advances Science.

Mystical interpretations of the Amazon: synergy between reason and senses

Mystical interpretations of the Amazon: synergy between reason and senses

We cannot speak of an absolute certain interpretation when referring to the mystical interpretations of the Amazon, because within the same indigenous communities, when these stories, knowledge and beliefs are transferred, although the indigenous myth in any tribe will always have a base thread and its conclusion with the intention of the same meaning can vary by the narration of it.

Jesus' tomb opened in Jerusalem for the first time in at least two centuries

Jesus' tomb opened in Jerusalem for the first time in at least two centuries

For the first time in at least two centuries, preservation experts have opened the tomb of Jesus in the Holy Sepulcher of Israel, and where AFP photographer Gali Tibbon has managed to capture images of the site believed to contain the rock on which Jesus was placed in the year 33. The marble slab that covers the holiest site in Christendom was removed for three days as part of the restoration work and archaeological analysis.

Exhibition of letters shows Muslim collaboration in the British Army during World War I

Exhibition of letters shows Muslim collaboration in the British Army during World War I

On Armistice Day, Dr. Islam Issa, Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, has unveiled in an exhibition of the British Muslim Heritage Center, hundreds of personal letters discovered more than 100 years ago where it is left see that at least 885,000 Muslims were drafted by the Allies (especially the British Army) during the First World War.

A study of the DNA of Minoan bone remains of more than 4,000 years old

A study of the DNA of Minoan bone remains of more than 4,000 years old

Researchers from the University of Huddersfield have traveled to Rethymno, Crete, to collect DNA samples from the Bronze Age necropolis of Armenoi and their results could provide new insights into the origins of European civilization. from Dr. Ceiridwen Edwards and PhD candidate George Foody, who took bone and tooth samples from 110 skeletons of the more than 600 that were discovered in this necropolis, one of the best in the world, which was excavated in rock in the period Minoan, more than 4 years ago.

France returns ancient limestone relief to Egypt

France returns ancient limestone relief to Egypt

Last week, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities officially received an ancient Egyptian limestone relief, in a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo Shaaban Abdel-Gawad, General Supervisor of Repatriation of the Department of Antiquities, He explained that the relief was found in the exhibition of a Paris auction house, carrying out all the necessary procedures to stop its sale and its withdrawal from the auction.

Biography of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Biography of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky was born on November 11, 1821 in Moscow. In 1838 he moved with his brother to Saint Petersburg to enter the Academy of Military Engineering, where he graduated as a second lieutenant. It was when he began his love of gambling, an issue that brought him many problems throughout his life.In 1839 his father was murdered by one of his servants and this situation produced a nervous breakdown in the writer, thus developing his first epileptic symptoms.

They find a 1,000-year-old burial with 10 euthanized dogs in Lima, Peru

They find a 1,000-year-old burial with 10 euthanized dogs in Lima, Peru

A team of archaeologists have discovered the remains of a person, 10 dogs and two guinea pigs around 1,000 years old at the Parque de las Leyendas Zoo in Lima, Peru.The discovery was made inside two small trenches in the pre-Inca temple Huaca El Rosal, the archaeologists explained in a press conference they offered last Monday.

«Big Maple Leaf», the 100 Kg gold coin stolen from the Bode Museum in Berlin

«Big Maple Leaf», the 100 Kg gold coin stolen from the Bode Museum in Berlin

German media have confirmed that on Monday, thieves stole from the Bode Museum in Berlin a gold coin with a face value of 1 million dollars (920,000 euros), and a weight of 100 kilos. The stolen coin is known as "Big Maple Leaf" , a commemorative piece issued by the Canadian Mint in 2007 and depicting Queen Elizabeth II.

56 containers with material for the embalming of the vizier IPI in Egypt rediscovered

56 containers with material for the embalming of the vizier IPI in Egypt rediscovered

An excavation project carried out by a joint Egyptian and Spanish mission (University of Alcalá) has discovered 56 containers with embalming material for the mummification of the vizier IPI, vizier of Ancient Egypt and supervisor of Thebes during the reign of Amenemhat I, of the 12th Dynasty Dr.

An extraordinary 4,000-year-old vessel found in Israel

An extraordinary 4,000-year-old vessel found in Israel

An extraordinary 4,000-year-old ceramic vessel (Bronze Age) has been found in excavations in the city of Yehud (Israel). Gilad Itach, director of the excavation for the Israel Antiquities Authority, explained that "this discovery appeared before us.

They recover more than 1,500 religious objects in a lost temple in China

They recover more than 1,500 religious objects in a lost temple in China

A team of archaeologists has discovered more than 1,000 Buddhist inscribed tablets, more than 500 stone sculptures and glazed tiles with inscriptions in a temple that disappeared nearly 1,000 years ago in China. Archaeologists spent several months excavating a temple that was lost for nearly a millennium in Sichuan, southwest China, China reported.

Egyptian amulets, Greek dishes and more this week on Catawiki

Egyptian amulets, Greek dishes and more this week on Catawiki

This week among the most interesting Catawiki auctions, we found a good selection in Natural History, an Egyptian amulet and a Greek plate in archaeological objects, and a series of antiques that we are sure will catch your attention, these are the best lots of this week (from August 4 to 10).

Background to the Emancipation of the United States

Background to the Emancipation of the United States

The birth of the United States of America pivoted in relation to the Thirteen Colonies founded in the 16th and 17th centuries and their respective capitals: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia , North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

The oldest Mayan royal tomb found so far

The oldest Mayan royal tomb found so far

The tomb of a Mayan ruler found and excavated during the summer in the classical Mayan city of Waka, in northern Guatemala, is the oldest found at the site so far, announced the country's Ministry of Culture and Sports. it revered its rulers and treated them as living souls after their death, "commented David Freidel, co-director of the research and professor of Anthropology at Washington University in St.

Top Archeology Lots on Catawiki Recommended by Expert Wim van Stormbroek

Top Archeology Lots on Catawiki Recommended by Expert Wim van Stormbroek

For those of you who are not familiar with Catawiki auctions yet, we would like to explain what exactly this platform consists of and why it is attracting more and more interest around the world. It is a meeting platform between collectors, galleries, antique shops and various individuals, with either collectors of objects of all kinds, or people who want to start a collection or simply have a really authenticated special object.