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Itálica shows the restoration of the Planetarium mosaic in 360º video

Itálica shows the restoration of the Planetarium mosaic in 360º video

The Archaeological Ensemble of Itálica has published a 360º video in which it shows for the first time in this way, the restoration work on the Planetarium mosaic, a Roman mosaic located in the Casa del Planetarium of the ensemble. The 3-minute video allows the viewer is immersed in the restoration work carried out by professionals and has been presented on the YouTube channel of the Archaeological Ensemble of Itálica.

Excavations continue at the Minoan complex of Sissi, Crete

Excavations continue at the Minoan complex of Sissi, Crete

A team from the Université Catholique de Louvain, under the auspices of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Crete and with the support of experts and students from various Greek and foreign universities, have continued with the excavation of a monumental complex at Kephali-hill at Sissi, in Lassithi, Crete, during the summer of this year.

An Egyptian necklace, tooth of the 'first white shark' and much more, this week on Catawiki

An Egyptian necklace, tooth of the 'first white shark' and much more, this week on Catawiki

This week, at the Catawiki auctions we found a series of very interesting objects to get hold of, such as a necklace with a very curious Egyptian anubis amulet, a tooth from Palaeocarcharodon orientalis, considered the «first white shark» of 60 million years. a Viking bracelet, a gilded wooden capital corbel, a polished stone ax and Neolithic arrowheads, among a large number of other curious objects.

The restoration of the monuments of Cos after the earthquake, require 50 million euros

The restoration of the monuments of Cos after the earthquake, require 50 million euros

Repairs for the earthquake of last July on the island of Cos total 95 million euros, as estimated by the Municipality of the island. The assessment takes into account the damage suffered by public buildings, the island's infrastructure, and archaeological sites, announced George Kyritsis, mayor of Cos.

Archaeologists discover an Etruscan temple in Florence

Archaeologists discover an Etruscan temple in Florence

A team of researchers from the University of Florence discovered an Etruscan temple on Monte Giovi, the mountain of Jupiter, at whose summit at almost a thousand meters above sea level, the Etruscans studied lightning to interpret the will of the gods and predict the future, La Stampa reported.

China's oldest sewer system found

China's oldest sewer system found

Chinese archaeologists have found three luxurious baths from 2,000 years ago in the city of Xian, decorated with mosaics and with what would be the oldest sewage system in China, reported the Xinhua agency. The find was made in one of the three complexes of the ancient city of Liyang, one of the capitals during the Qin and Han dynasties (s.

VI Alhambra Archeology Seminar: The Oretania in Iberian times

VI Alhambra Archeology Seminar: The Oretania in Iberian times

Next weekend (October 28 and 29) will be held in Alhambra, Ciudad Real, the VI Alhambra Archeology Seminar: The Oretania in Iberian times. It will be at the "Ciudad de Laminium" Cultural Center and will have a registration fee € 15 for non-members, and € 8 for members. The registration period is until October 26 and places are limited.

Ancient jewelry in modern society

Ancient jewelry in modern society

Jewelry as a personal adornment has been around for almost as long as humans. Our prehistoric ancestors collected shells and polished stones, coveted for their natural beauty. Of course, the discovery of gold, a metal characterized by its intrinsic beauty and the fact that it does not tarnish, even after millennia, only adds to the appeal of personal adornment and elevate it to a more prized status.

An impressive Viking fortress discovered in Denmark

An impressive Viking fortress discovered in Denmark

A team of archaeologists has discovered an impressive Viking fortress south of Copenhagen, Denmark, built a little more than 1,000 years ago and called Borgring and that due to its complex construction the archaeologists explain that it is necessary to review the vision that people have of this northern town The find was made on the island of Zealand, the largest in the country after Greenland, south of the capital Copenhagen, being the first major discovery of its kind in more than 60 years.

Animation of the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval combat of the First World War

Animation of the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval combat of the First World War

The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval combat of the First World War and the only large direct confrontation between two fleets: the High Seas Fleet of the Imperial German Navy and the British Royal Navy, between May 31 and May 1 June 1916. Today we bring you an animation about the Battle of Jutland narrated by Admiral Jellicoe's grandson, which offers an overview of the entire confrontation: opening, deployment of the great fleet and the confrontations.

Free Books: Sun Tzu's Art of War

Free Books: Sun Tzu's Art of War

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise written in the 5th century BC. by the military strategist Sun Tzu, being the most influential strategy text in Asia, as well as having a great influence on both Eastern and Western military thought, commercial tactics and legal strategy, among many other fields.

Salmonella enterica: The cause of the

Salmonella enterica: The cause of the "cocoliztli" epidemic that affected Mexico between 1545 and 1550

During the 16th century, many large-scale epidemics swept America, but their biological causes are difficult to determine based on the symptoms described in contemporary historical accounts.In this study, published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, scientists used new Research methods on ancient DNA extracted from the skeletons of victims of the cocoliztli epidemic between 1545 and 1550 in Mexico, identifying the bacterium Salmonella enterica Paratyphi C, a pathogen that causes enteric fever.

The translation of the hieroglyphs that explain the end of the Hittites published

The translation of the hieroglyphs that explain the end of the Hittites published

A few weeks ago we told you about the controversy generated by the translation of a Luwian text that explains the events of the end of the Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean, including the disappearance of the Hittite kingdom and the invasions of the peoples of the sea. the Swiss geoarchaeologist Eberhard Zangger and the Dutch linguist Fred Woudhuizen, have published the documents in which they present the translations of the texts copied from a slab (which no longer exists) by the French archaeologist Georges Perrot and which lasted over time thanks to James Mellaart , archaeologist famous for discovering Çatalhöyük.

Exhibition «Look at me !: Portraits and other fictions in the« la Caixa »Collection of Contemporary Art» in Turkey

Exhibition «Look at me !: Portraits and other fictions in the« la Caixa »Collection of Contemporary Art» in Turkey

On December 7, the Pera Museum in Istanbul (Turkey) inaugurated the exhibition «Look at me !: Portraits and other fictions in the« la Caixa »Collection of Contemporary Art«, which can be seen until March 4, 2018.This The exhibition explores the portrait through a large number of works of our time, both paintings and photographs, sculptures or videos, examining different concepts of truth, appearance and representation, as well as memory and fiction.

Finding immortality: the obsession of the first emperor of China, creator of the terracotta army

Finding immortality: the obsession of the first emperor of China, creator of the terracotta army

New archaeological research has revealed new information about China's first emperor, creator of the world-famous terracotta army. A set of texts (written on bamboo) found in central Hunan province contains an executive order from Emperor Qin Shinhuang to search and find the elixir of life throughout the territory, and along with this order were found the responses of local governments.

Christmas Story: Summary of Dickens's Christmas Song

Christmas Story: Summary of Dickens's Christmas Song

A Christmas Carol or Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is one of the author's most famous works, which was first published in London in 1843 by Chapman & Hall, being illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge , an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Markey and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

Solved the mystery of ‘the screaming mummy’: it is Pentaur, son of Ramses III

Solved the mystery of ‘the screaming mummy’: it is Pentaur, son of Ramses III

For several years, a mummy had completely puzzled Egyptologists and that it was baptized as 'the mummy that screams' because of its eerie shape and now it has been possible to know who it is and why it is in that situation. explained that, thanks to the project he is carrying out called the Egyptian Mummy Project, that DNA tests have confirmed that it is Prince Pentaur, who was sentenced to death and hanged for being one of the conspirators in the murder of his father, Pharaoh Ramses III, who ruled in the 12th century BC.

The genome of an indigenous woman from the Caribbean gives clues about the population that Columbus found

The genome of an indigenous woman from the Caribbean gives clues about the population that Columbus found

The colonization associated with the landing of Columbus in the Caribbean territories led to a great conflict of civilizations. The majority indigenous group was represented by the Tainos, who inhabited the islands that today include the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico) and the northern Lesser Antilles.

600-year-old stairway discovered in Huaca Toledo, Peru

600-year-old stairway discovered in Huaca Toledo, Peru

A team of archaeologists has found a new staircase in Huaca Toledo (Peru), one of the five temples of Chan Chan (capital of the Chimú kingdom), at least 600 years old. This finding reveals that access to the top de la huaca, which is 20 meters high in total, was not done only through the two stairways that had been discovered in 2016, but there is another system of stairways at the back.

Mediterranean utopian socialism: Colonia Santa Eulalia

Mediterranean utopian socialism: Colonia Santa Eulalia

Robert Owen, a Welshman born in 1771 and considered the father of cooperatives, firmly believed that the future of a man in life would have much to do with the circumstances that he had to live. He was a firm defender that the environment was important and precisely for this reason he devised his community villages such as Colonia Santa Eulalia, where a community would settle in a newly created city that would be in charge of cultivating and manufacturing.