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Farmers found three mummies of the Copiapó Culture in Chile

Farmers found three mummies of the Copiapó Culture in Chile

A few days ago, the Chilean Investigative Police (PDI) reported that some farmers found a grave with two child mummies and the skeleton of a woman dating back more than 900 years, in addition to various objects such as ceramic vessels and probably, The mummies were found 800 kilometers from the capital of the country, in the sector of Iglesia Colorada in the Fundo Bauza, being the first discovery of this style made in this region.

Great Viking gold hoard found in Denmark

Great Viking gold hoard found in Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark has reported that a team of archeology fans has found seven bracelets (one silver and six gold), which has been considered one of the greatest gold treasures of the Vikings found in the country Peter Pentz, spokesman for the Museum, explained that "it is something special to find something like this."

In doubt the theory of the Bering Strait as a way to settle America

In doubt the theory of the Bering Strait as a way to settle America

Until now, the most widely accepted hypothesis about the settlement of America was the one that indicated that the first people crossed from Asia to America through an old land bridge between Siberia and Alaska (the Bering Strait), waiting for two huge layers of ice that covered all of Canada began to recede.

Neolithic figure found in Çatalhöyük

Neolithic figure found in Çatalhöyük

Archaeologists working at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük, in Turkey, have discovered a female statuette in a very good state of preservation, measuring 17 cm and weighing 1 kilo. It has been considered a unique find due to its excellent condition and the fine work that was carried out when carving it, and it has been dated between the years 8500 and 8000 BC.

Oldest evidence of malignant cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old fossil

Oldest evidence of malignant cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old fossil

A Preston scientist has found signs of osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer, in the metatarsal of a boy who lived in South Africa 1.7 million years ago, the oldest sign of cancer found so far. Scientists don't know exactly which species the marrow belonged to, but they are sure it was an ancient human and not an ape.

The Dead Sea Scrolls reveal that Noah's Ark would have a pyramid shape

The Dead Sea Scrolls reveal that Noah's Ark would have a pyramid shape

According to the reading of a recently digitized fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Noah's Ark was different than what we believe today since in the 2,000-year-old text, the Ark is shown to have the shape of a pyramid More than 50 years ago, a stone thrown by a Bedouin shepherd into a cave led to one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.

The prehistoric tombs could have also been astronomical observatories

The prehistoric tombs could have also been astronomical observatories

Astronomers are investigating what could be described as the first astronomical observation tool potentially used by prehistoric humans 6,000 years ago, suggesting that long, narrow passages made between ancient stones or in megalithic tombs could have been used by primitive humans to observe the night sky.

Documentary ‘Spain divided: The Civil War in color’, on DMAX

Documentary ‘Spain divided: The Civil War in color’, on DMAX

On the occasion of the 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, the DMAX channel in collaboration with the Spanish film library, have produced a documentary called 'Spain Divided: The Civil War in Color', which premieres today Thursday, November 17 at 10:30 p.m. hs (Spanish time). The documentary, made in a totally neutral tone with images, videos and testimonies from both sides, consists of three one-hour chapters, plus an extra one that will be broadcast at the end of the third entitled "How it was made" , which also has the opinion of several historians Its realization has been the result of more than a year and a half of work in which a great team of professionals has compiled, digitized and colored all the existing pieces on the Spanish Civil War, in order to give us know this episode in the history of Spain in a way that does not exist so far: in color.

China's first imperial firearm auctioned for 2.5 million euros

China's first imperial firearm auctioned for 2.5 million euros

Today, Thursday, November 10, the first Chinese firearm with an imperial mark was auctioned at Sotheby's for a total of $ 2,461,400. The weapon, an exquisitely designed rifle produced in imperial workshops, was created for Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, arguably the greatest collector and patron of the arts in Chinese history.

They find remains of settlers from 16,000 years ago in the Huenul Cave in Argentina

They find remains of settlers from 16,000 years ago in the Huenul Cave in Argentina

The Directorate of Cultural Heritage of Neuquén (Argentina) has reported the discovery of remains of populations and extinct animals in the Huenul Cave, dated between 16,000 and 13,000 years old. The archaeological project started in 2010 and developed jointly between The Province, the CoNiCeT, the communities of Barrancas and Buta Ranquil and researchers from Argentina, Chile and the United States, had the objective of studying the population of northern Patagonia and the results obtained have been surprising.

They find a statue of Buddha in a swamp in China

They find a statue of Buddha in a swamp in China

Inhabitants of the Chinese city of Fuzhou have found a statue of Buddha almost 4 meters high in a swamp that is currently being studied by archaeologists. The local newspaper Shanghai Daily has published that archaeologists have been able to discover that the statue that has emerged A few days ago, it is 3.8 meters high and was carved into the cliff during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644).

"Hyrcanus", the inscription on a bowl fragment found by archaeologists in Israel

In 2015, archaeologists found a fragment of a bowl made of chalk (a type of limestone), with the name "Hyrcanus" engraved in Hebrew. Although it was discovered last year, the Israel Antiquities Authority reported it yesterday, arousing the curiosity of researchers The bowl was discovered during an archaeological excavation under the foundations of a mikvah dating from the Hasmonean period, which was part of a complex of water installations used for ritual baths.

Archaeologists find an offering with gold in the Templo Mayor in Mexico

Archaeologists find an offering with gold in the Templo Mayor in Mexico

Mexican archaeologists found an offering in the Templo Mayor of Mexico City, which contained gold discs, in addition to marine remains, a skeleton of a wolf in very good condition, one of the main pieces of the offering being a painted skull representing Mictlantecuhtil, the god of death.

Ancient tomb discovered in China

Ancient tomb discovered in China

A 1,800-year-old tomb, believed to have been built by the Han dynasty (AD 25-220), has been found in southwest China's Chongqing, authorities said Tuesday. various funerary objects such as ceramics, statues and coins. It was found in early May during the construction of a school for children.

Antique statuettes, meteorites and many curiosities this week on Catawiki (June 16-22)

Antique statuettes, meteorites and many curiosities this week on Catawiki (June 16-22)

This week we have prepared for you a very special series with the best objects that you can find at auction on Catawiki until next Thursday, separated into three categories: Natural History, Archaeological Finds and Curiosities and Antiques. Natural History The slide show requires JavaScript.

The human being managed to walk upright several million years earlier than estimated

The human being managed to walk upright several million years earlier than estimated

According to a study published in the journal PNAS, a team of scientists from the United States has discovered that the human being developed his spinal column and managed to walk upright several million years earlier than previously thought. The scientists were based on the skeleton of 'Selam', an Australopithecus Afarensis girl aged three years and over 3.3 million years old who was found in Ethiopia in 2000, but only now have they been able to finish cleaning the pieces and identifying them.

They find the mythical tower of the skulls of Tenochtitlán

They find the mythical tower of the skulls of Tenochtitlán

For centuries it was believed that the gigantic tower of the skulls of Tenochtitlán, of circular structure and dedicated to the Aztec god of the wind that astonished Hernán Cortés and his soldiers, was nothing more than a myth, until now that a group of archaeologists has found it being one of the discoveries of the year.

1,500-year-old archaeological remains found in Bolivia

1,500-year-old archaeological remains found in Bolivia

Workers who leveled a piece of land in Yapacaní (Santa Cruz, Bolivia), have found a 1,500-year-old vessel, which could belong to the Yurakaré culture or another still unknown, according to the archaeologist of the Government of Santa Cruz, Danilo Drakic, who He arrived at the place to carry out studies of the vessel that apparently contains human remains.

The tomb of a goldsmith discovered in Egypt

The tomb of a goldsmith discovered in Egypt

A team of archaeologists has discovered the tomb of a goldsmith dedicated to the god Amun, and the mummies of a woman and her two children, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities reported last Saturday. The findings, dating from the New Kingdom (XVI to XI BC), were made in the Draa Abul Naga necropolis, on the west bank of the River Nile in Luxor.

Featured archeology auctions on Catawiki this week

Featured archeology auctions on Catawiki this week

This week we are recommending some of the most interesting Catawiki auctions, and this time we will focus only on the archeology auctions, where we find a carved marble urn, a Greek boiler, an Egyptian ushabti, a fragment of Egyptian relief, and an amphibian fossil.