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It's amazing what you can buy online today: Three of the most interesting lots found on Catawiki.com

It's amazing what you can buy online today: Three of the most interesting lots found on Catawiki.com

There was a time, not long ago, when getting an archaeological piece was very difficult. However, in modern times, you can find almost anything online, and the online auction platform Catawiki is at the forefront of making specialty items available to everyone.

66-million-year-old Triceratops skeleton found in Colorado

66-million-year-old Triceratops skeleton found in Colorado

Laborers breaking ground to build a new fire station and police headquarters in north Denver, Colorado, have stumbled upon a 66 million-year-old Triceratops skeleton. During the work, one of the workers thought that the bone find could be a fossil, so they called the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Roman theater found under Western Wall in Jerusalem

Roman theater found under Western Wall in Jerusalem

Archaeologists have made a find considered one of the most important in recent times in Israel, finding a Roman theater under the Western Wall in an almost perfect state of preservation.The theater has a capacity for about 200 people and the archaeological works They began in what is known as Wilson's Arch (in honor of the archaeologist who discovered it, Charles William Wilson in 1864), and after studying the findings underground, the work took them under the Wall.

Biography of Conrad Lycosthenes (Conrad Wolffhart), author of the Prodigiorum ac ostentorum chronicon

Biography of Conrad Lycosthenes (Conrad Wolffhart), author of the Prodigiorum ac ostentorum chronicon

Conrad Lycosthenes (Conrad Wolffhart) (August 8, 1518 - March 25, 1561), was an Alsatian humanist and encyclopedist, son of Theobald Wolffhart and Elizabeth Kürsner, sister of the also well-known Protestant theologian Conrad Pellicanus recognized for having created one of the most impressive bestiaries in history, the «Prodigiorum Ac Ostentorum Chronicon«.

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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.

They could have discovered the possible remains of Buddha in China

They could have discovered the possible remains of Buddha in China

Archaeologists have found a ceramic urn with an inscription with the name of Siddhārtha Gautama, which could be the remains of Buddha, in Jingchuan county. Along with the urn with mortal remains, they found more than 260 Buddhist statues, many of them up to two meters tall, archaeologists reported to Chinese Cultural Relics magazine.

Ink found in ancient Egyptian papyri contains copper

Ink found in ancient Egyptian papyri contains copper

Until now it was assumed that the ink used for writing, at least until the 4th and 5th centuries, was mainly based on carbon, but a new study by the University of Copenhagen of 2,000-year-old papyri shows that the black ink used by Egyptian scribes also contained copper, a previously unidentified element in ancient ink.

Archaeologists discover an ancient wall in La Catedral square in Tenerife

Archaeologists discover an ancient wall in La Catedral square in Tenerife

The archaeological works carried out in the Plaza de La Catedral, in San Cristóbal de la Laguna (Tenerife), have revealed a new stone floor and objects of daily use, probably from the 16th and 17th centuries, reported Mayor José Alberto Díaz Efrain Marrero, head of the prospecting, reported that they found that remnants of walls could be found in a meter deep, just below what was uncovered when they carried out the works in the square.

Christmas story: the story of the Bethlehem or Manger

Christmas story: the story of the Bethlehem or Manger

The Nativity Scene, also known as the Nativity Scene, is one of the best known and most used Christian symbols at Christmas, and even the most traditional ones, such as reading ‘Christmas Song’ by Charles Dickens. But what is the history of the Bethlehem? History of the Bethlehem or Manger The representation of the birth of Christ is a tradition of the Church that has more than eight centuries of history.

They discover a medieval wall in Talamanca de Jarama, Madrid

They discover a medieval wall in Talamanca de Jarama, Madrid

Qualified as the most important find of the year in the Community of Madrid by the General Directorate of Heritage, the works carried out in Talamanca de Jarama in Madrid have made it possible to find a medieval wall with seven towers. The current small Madrid municipality was during the Age Media a strategic point for battles between Christians and Muslims.

History of the Christmas basket

History of the Christmas basket

Christmas baskets are a tradition in our country. These consist of a gift for the employees of the companies that treat their workers with typical products of this date of the year that everyone awaits with the aroma of nostalgia. And, where do the origins of Christmas baskets date?

Andorra, a mix of snow and culture

Andorra, a mix of snow and culture

Andorra is always in fashion and even more so in winter. This small country offers a large number of shops and shopping centers, hotel complexes and above all, kilometers of quality ski slopes. That is the reason why tourism has such an important factor in the country's economy. Throughout history, the Principality has become a reference for the world of skiing thanks to Grandvalira and Vallnord, the two resorts that offer different slopes adapted for each type of skier.

Bronze Age tombs found in Norway

Bronze Age tombs found in Norway

During road construction work in Melhus, right in the center of Norway, Bronze Age tombs have been discovered which at 3,000 years old are the oldest burial sites ever discovered in the region. frequent in this country, it was made by archaeologists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

History of the signs of the Zodiac and their relationship with Greek Mythology

History of the signs of the Zodiac and their relationship with Greek Mythology

The word Zodiac has its origin in Ancient Greece and according to astrology, "they are celestial phenomena that reflect or govern human activities", maintaining that each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac represent 12 basic personalities. of the zodiac have a lot to do with mythology as they come from Greece and are related to a character and associated legend.

They solve the mystery of the 4000-year-old mummies of the brothers Nakht-Ankh and Khnum-Nakh

They solve the mystery of the 4000-year-old mummies of the brothers Nakht-Ankh and Khnum-Nakh

Researchers at the University of Manchester have discovered that the famous brothers Khnum-Nakht and Nakht-Ankh were actually half-siblings, thanks to advanced DNA sequencing.The grave of the two brothers was discovered by Flinders Petrie and the British School of Archeology at Deir-Rifeh in 1907, and has been the subject of debate for many Egyptologists for decades.

Archaeologists find a stamp of the ‘Governor of Jerusalem’ in Israel

Archaeologists find a stamp of the ‘Governor of Jerusalem’ in Israel

Israeli archaeologists have found a 2,700-year-old clay seal imprinted with Hebrew images and words that may have belonged to a biblical ruler of Jerusalem. The round, button-sized seal was found on a building in the Old City of Jerusalem. , near the Wailing Wall, and dates from the 7th century BC.

Hypothesis suggests that there might be an iron throne in the newly discovered chamber of Cheops

Hypothesis suggests that there might be an iron throne in the newly discovered chamber of Cheops

In early November 2017, the results of the Scan Pyramids project, led by Mehdi Tayoubi of the Hip Institute in Paris, and Kunihiro Morishima of the University of Nagoya, Japan, were published, describing the discovery of a "huge void" , a 30-meter-long chamber inside the Pyramid of Cheops, and the current challenge for archaeologists is to discover its function and content.

The tomb of Hetpet, priestess of the Old Kingdom, found in Egypt

The tomb of Hetpet, priestess of the Old Kingdom, found in Egypt

A team of archaeologists found on Saturday the tomb of Hetpet, a priestess of the Old Kingdom, decorated with well-preserved wall paintings. At a press conference, Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Enany explained that the tomb, found on the plateau from Giza, near Cairo, was built by Hetpet, priestess of Hathor (goddess of fertility), who assisted women during childbirth.

Study Shows Italy Child Mummy Had Hepatitis B And Not Smallpox

Study Shows Italy Child Mummy Had Hepatitis B And Not Smallpox

Until now, it was believed that a child mummy in Italy showed the oldest medieval evidence of smallpox, but a new DNA study has shown that the actual disease he suffered was Hepatitis B. The little boy was buried in the Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore. in Naples, Italy, during the 16th century according to the study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens last Thursday.

North American wooden architecture of the agricultural communities of Cuba

North American wooden architecture of the agricultural communities of Cuba

North American wood architecture is called the buildings of several models of the bungalow typology, similar to that of the peoples of the old North American West, limited in Cuba to the framework of the agricultural colonies founded by American, Canadian and English immigrants from 1899, of which some persist to this day.