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Discovering graffiti in Roman Hispania

Discovering graffiti in Roman Hispania

The University of Valencia has begun an investigation to study the popular Latin that was spoken in Roman Hispania through the graffiti found in sigillata ceramics, a characteristic type of brightly colored ceramic. This ceramic that was made in Roman times, was it produced with a mold and figures and patterns of drawings were sometimes stamped in its environment.

They find a place of sacrifices in the Chinese province of Shaanxi

They find a place of sacrifices in the Chinese province of Shaanxi

China has always been an interesting destination to work on the ground within the archeology sector. Thanks to the millenary history of this country, it is impossible not to find some archaeological site in operation that reveals data of great interest about the different dynasties that reigned in the Asian giant, but also about how the people of a certain place and of a certain time lived and a series of information of great value for your study.

The Islamic State now destroys the ancient city of Dur Sharrukin

The Islamic State now destroys the ancient city of Dur Sharrukin

The Islamic State continues with its attacks against Iraqi heritage and after destroying Nimrud and Hatra, yesterday they have caused destruction in Dur Sharrukin, capital of the Assyrian civilization during the reign of Sargon II (722-705 BC) .The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Abdel Shirshad acknowledged receiving information about this new attack on the heritage perpetrated with bulldozers, in the city 15 kilometers northwest of Mosul.

The results of the Anaxum Project of the University of Udine are published

The results of the Anaxum Project of the University of Udine are published

During the excavations carried out in 2014 within the Anaxum Project of the University of Udine, in Italy, more than 700 remains from the Roman era have been collected, including tiles, ceramics, vases and glass, among others. They were directed and coordinated by Massimo Capulli, archaeologist and Professor of Archaeological Research Methodology and were the fourth excavations carried out by the University of Udine in collaboration with the Superintendency of Archaeological Heritage of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Studies on the wreck of an Ottoman ship in Cyprus

Studies on the wreck of an Ottoman ship in Cyprus

Although according to different divers there was already evidence of this since the 1980s, it was not until a few months ago that the Nissia Project of the University of Cyprus came to light, where different studies and underwater excavations of a shipwreck in the area of ​​Paralimni, a city southeast of Cyprus, in the Eastern Mediterranean.

1,000-year-old Buddhist temple discovered in Bangladesh

1,000-year-old Buddhist temple discovered in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the ruins of a Buddhist temple dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries have been found, as well as a paved road in the Mahasthangarth region, very close to the city of Bogra. From this find it can be said that it has some characteristics very similar to the temples of Godaibari Dhap, in the same region, or even that of Itakhola Mura, which was found in the Mainamati region, very close to the city of Comilla.

The Islamic State destroys the city of Hatra

The Islamic State destroys the city of Hatra

Yesterday Saturday, the Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities warned that the Islamic State (IS) had begun the destruction of the ruins of Hatra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and capital of the Parthian kingdom during the third century BC Located 110 km from the Southwest of Mosul, Hatra used to be one of the most important stops on the Silk Road, housing the Parthian people, originally from northeastern Iran, and reaching Syria and Pakistan at its peak.

More discoveries in the tomb of Richard III

More discoveries in the tomb of Richard III

About two years ago, under a car park in the British city of Leicester the mortal remains of King Richard III, known as the "cursed king", were found. Now, who was considered the most evil king in the history of this country, is back in the news since data of great interest continue to appear as his remains are studied.

A 2,500-year-old Egyptian bronze cat is recovered from trash

A 2,500-year-old Egyptian bronze cat is recovered from trash

A rare bronze cat from ancient Egypt almost ended up in a garbage dump in Cornwall, UK when a homeowners were cleaning it, believing it was just a worthless object, the BBC reported. A 2,500-year-old Egyptian was rescued from the trash by local auctioneer David Hay, realizing the statuette's true importance.

They discover a submarine of more than 100 years in Panama

They discover a submarine of more than 100 years in Panama

Panama is currently in the news in the world of history since an incredible discovery has been shown on video from the Smithsonian Institution's canal. An archaeologist named James Delgado, who was on vacation in the Las Perlas archipelago, made a discovery that has been around the world in a matter of hours and has piqued the interest of the international community.

Islamic State attacks ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud

Islamic State attacks ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Iraq reported yesterday that the Islamic State has attacked with bulldozers (a type of bulldozer that is used to remove the earth) the ancient archaeological site of Nimrud, in the north of the country, being the last of a series of attacks on the country's past that the group has carried out in the name of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law.

Ancient Egyptian shrine found in Cairo

Ancient Egyptian shrine found in Cairo

Egypt's Antiquities Minister announced Tuesday that archaeologists working on the excavation of an ancient temple in the city of Cairo have discovered a chapel used by a pharaoh some 2,300 years ago. The discovery has occurred in the former pharaonic capital of Heliopolis, which today is a working-class, middle-class residential area of ​​Cairo.

Neanderthals made eagle claw jewelry 130,000 years ago

Neanderthals made eagle claw jewelry 130,000 years ago

History and archaeological and paleontological research always reveal important data that today help us to piece together piece after piece about the history of the human being and make the history of our species as complete as possible and remain for our annals and later generations around the world.

New news about the Muiscas

New news about the Muiscas

Several years ago the skeleton of an adult man was discovered who, almost certainly, inhabited the Sabana de Bogotá a few centuries ago. As stated by Lucero Aristizábal, a student of the Archeology doctoral program in Los Andes, the bones almost certainly correspond to those of a man between 39 and 44 years old, which could be considered an old man for his time because the Life expectancy was very low at that time, according to El Tiempo.

The remains of the White Wall of old Memphis unearthed

The remains of the White Wall of old Memphis unearthed

A team of Russian archaeologists working in Saqqara, near Cairo, has found the remains of the White Wall that surrounded the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis. The Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh al-Damati, has reported that the find occurred near the city of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers south of Cairo and near Saqqara, the ancient necropolis of Memphis.

Exclusive Celtic anklet found in Poland

Exclusive Celtic anklet found in Poland

Last February an archaeologist from the Sanok Historical Museum named Peter Kotowicz received a call from a friend assuring him that he had found something that would be very interesting to him in the town of Pakoszówka, in southeastern Poland. This boy was not the first time that He was discovering something since he had previously found many other artifacts, so many that the Polish Minister of Culture himself had recognized it, so Kotowicz knew it would be of great interest.

They seek to save the Chinchorro mummies from climate change

They seek to save the Chinchorro mummies from climate change

That climate change has negative effects on our planet is something that has remained constant since the movements began to raise awareness of this serious problem that not only affects different regions of our world but also affects everything that lives in it: humans , animals, plants and even inert objects such as mummies.

Shopping mall construction unearths a Native American mound

Shopping mall construction unearths a Native American mound

History and archeology news can be really surprising, regardless of where it comes from, as we echo below. The construction of a large shopping center in the United States has revealed a mound made by Native Americans, which has caused construction work to be stopped.

A crane damages a Fatimid-era tomb in Egypt

A crane damages a Fatimid-era tomb in Egypt

A nearly 10-century-old Fatimid-era tomb has been demolished in part due to the carelessness of an operator driving a crane, authorities said yesterday.The accident occurred when workers used the crane to move large blocks of stone from that crane. area towards Aswan, where an international sculpture exhibition is being held.

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Rumors of "Hobbit" skull found in Indonesia return

About a year ago, Professor Maciej Henneberg, from the University of Adelaide, along with a large number of colleagues, began an intense debate on human evolution after having published different studies. Both Henneberg and his colleagues have argued that the Homo floresiensis, perhaps better known as the Hobbit, discovered in Indonesia, were not an early hominin species.