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The restoration works of the Kizlar monastery come to an end

The restoration works of the Kizlar monastery come to an end

Turkey, like many other countries in that area of ​​the world, has a first-rate architectural historical legacy and although the passage of time happens the same for all things, there are some enclaves that can be said to have lived better times and that time is taking its toll on them.

12 different strains of tuberculosis detected in Hungarian mummies

12 different strains of tuberculosis detected in Hungarian mummies

On occasions, history and archeology show us the evolution and advance of diseases that, although many of them have been eradicated, there are others that exist such as tuberculosis. In this case, several mummies containing up to 12 completely different strains of tuberculosis have been detected in the crypt of a Hungarian monastery.

How do historians view the Picts?

How do historians view the Picts?

Throughout the history of Great Britain there have been countless peoples, some more remembered than others, but the first, perhaps remembered for that condition, were the Picts, who for many historians were not very good and who have even attributed facts to them that surely would not have corresponded to them, although sometimes the story is not fair to everyone.

Palaeolithic remains show cannibalistic habits in Homo Antecessors

Palaeolithic remains show cannibalistic habits in Homo Antecessors

A team of researchers from the Museum of Natural History, the University of London and some Spanish academics have analyzed the remains of the famous Somerset archaeological site and have confirmed the existence of a culture that knew how to dismember human bodies, despite the fact that research in the Somerset cave, where the remains were found, ended in 1992, the analysis of the bones found in it has continued during these years.

The remains of the King of Naples are sought

The remains of the King of Naples are sought

Currently they are looking for the remains of Joachim Murat, who in a very short time became King of Naples at the age of 41 after having started from the bottom, being the son of a humble innkeeper and who also became one. of the most appreciated generals for Napoleon, being Prince and Grand Admiral of France and even Grand Duke of Berg.

They demonstrate the slight difference in size between male and female Australopithecus

They demonstrate the slight difference in size between male and female Australopithecus

As stated by Philip Reno, assistant professor of anthropology at Pennsylvania State University, there is not much difference between male and female Australopithecus afarensis. He stated that at the time males were thought to be much larger than females and that there was some sexual dimorphism, although this has been found not to be the case.

The pyramids of Meroe, legacy of a powerful civilization

The pyramids of Meroe, legacy of a powerful civilization

Although the most famous pyramids are those of Giza, in North Africa we find other sets that can be surprising, such as those found in Sudan, on the southern border of Egypt, the pyramids of Meroe, one of the most striking and mysterious that there are in the world.Thanks to its great historical weight, UNESCO classified it as a World Heritage Site, but despite this it is a site that tourists hardly visit and about which there is not much information. Despite the fact that after many centuries have passed, they still stand, a legacy of the great Kingdom of Kush, considered one of the oldest and most powerful civilizations that populated the Nile region.

Study of a skeleton shows that leprosy was able to spread from Great Britain to Scandinavia

Study of a skeleton shows that leprosy was able to spread from Great Britain to Scandinavia

An international research team has found evidence indicating that leprosy may have spread from Great Britain to Scandinavia. The team, led by the University of Leiden and including researchers from English historical universities such as Southampton, Birmingham, Surrey or Swansea, has examined 1,500-year-old skeletons found in Essex, England, in 1950.

Egypt asks Israel for 126 objects illegally removed in 2011

Egypt asks Israel for 126 objects illegally removed in 2011

Egypt has taken legal action to recover dozens of objects that have been smuggled into Israel due to illegal excavation activities at Egyptian archaeological sites during the Arab Spring protests in 2011.These legal actions take place after Egyptian authorities have had diplomatic talks with the Israeli government, but in order to return the objects, Israel has made the condition that the Egyptian Ambassador to his country return to his post after being withdrawn in protest of the aerial bombardments in the Gaza Strip in November 2011 .

New data on migration from Africa to Europe and Asia

New data on migration from Africa to Europe and Asia

New research suggests that Europe and Asia were populated when Africans migrated from North Africa, through what is now Egypt, to spread throughout the rest of the world. These new conclusions have been published in ‘The American Journal of Human Genetics‘, answering the question of whether the first humans to leave Africa did so via Egypt or via Ethiopia.

The port of Sebastián Gaboto is found in a river in Uruguay

The port of Sebastián Gaboto is found in a river in Uruguay

In March 2011, a port founded in 1527 by Sebastián Gaboto was found in the town of San Salvador in the department of Soriano, in Uruguay.The discovery of the port is curious since it was the current departmental mayor, José Luis Gómez, who found in the river the remains of the existence of a port from the 16th century thanks to his love of diving.

700-year-old tomb of Confucian doctor found

700-year-old tomb of Confucian doctor found

This week the tomb of the doctor Wu Jing of the Ru Yi family, who lived during the Yuan Dynasty between AD 1271 and 1368, was unearthed. In the city of Zhouzhi in northwestern Shaanxi province, the tomb held a 665-word inscription that told a legend about how this doctor cared for his mother.

Two restorers of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo arrested for theft of objects

Two restorers of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo arrested for theft of objects

Police have arrested two restorers of the new Egyptian Museum in Cairo for allegedly stealing ancient objects and replacing them with replicas, according to the Ministry of Antiquities. The looting of cultural heritage in Egypt has increased since the events of the Arab Spring in 2011 and which resulted in the expulsion of Hosni Mubarak from power.

The Islamic State destroys two mausoleums in Palmyra

The Islamic State destroys two mausoleums in Palmyra

Maamoun Abdulkarim, head of Syria's Department of Antiquities and Museums, told AP that the Islamic State destroyed two historic mausoleums in Palmyra, raising fears that the city's Roman ruins are among its next targets. Abdulkarim said the first Mausoleum located north of Palmyra, corresponds to the tomb of Mohammad Bin Ali, a descendant of Iman Ali, cousin of the Prophet Muhammad and deeply revered Shiite saint.

Excavations show that the Harappan civilization fell due to the drying of the Saraswati River

Excavations show that the Harappan civilization fell due to the drying of the Saraswati River

The Harappan civilization has been a puzzle for decades. During the excavations at Rakhigarhi, carried out jointly by archaeologists from Deccan College in Pune and the Haryana department of archeology together with forensic scientists from Seoul National University in South Korea, the history of this civilization is about to be rewritten.

An inscription from the time of King David found in the Valley of Elah

An inscription from the time of King David found in the Valley of Elah

An inscription from the time of King David has been found at Khirbet Qeiyafain, in the Valley of Elah. A 3,000-year-old ceramic vase that was broken into several fragments was found in 2012 in excavations led by Professor Yosef Garfinkel of the Institute of Archeology at the Hebrew University and Saar Ganor of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

The importance of protecting historical heritage in the Middle East

The importance of protecting historical heritage in the Middle East

Not too long ago we had the opportunity to echo a news item where it was revealed that a person had allegedly and legally bought some tablets with very old inscriptions. There were not one or two but it was more than a hundred tablets and the buyer assures that he acquired them legally.

Surprise at the discovery of a fetus in a priest's coffin in Sweden

Surprise at the discovery of a fetus in a priest's coffin in Sweden

Researchers at Lund University Hospital were shocked when they scanned the mummy of a Scandinavian monk and found the remains of a fetus. The mummy belongs to the priest Peder Winstrup, a historical figure of some importance in Scandinavia who died in 1679.

The Aurignac were the first modern humans to occupy the Mas d'Azil cave

The Aurignac were the first modern humans to occupy the Mas d'Azil cave

A team of archaeologists and geologists from the National Institute of Archeology of France and the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, has been working since 2011 in the Mas d’Azil cave-tunnel in the Arière region of France. This research is part of a vast project to better understand the place and to perfect the presentation for the public.

Presentation of a monograph on the Civil War in El Capricho (July 19)

Presentation of a monograph on the Civil War in El Capricho (July 19)

On July 19 at 11:00, the presentation of number 27 of the magazine «Frente de Madrid» will take place at the Gloria Fuertes cultural center (Avenida de Logroño 179), whose monographic theme will be the Historical Garden of El Capricho during the Spanish Civil War, at which time the place was converted into the Central Republican Army Headquarters.