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They discover a prehistoric settlement in the United Arab Emirates

They discover a prehistoric settlement in the United Arab Emirates

Recently a prehistoric site has been discovered where stone scrapers, punches and axes have been found that are estimated to be hundreds of thousands of years old. It was in Al Dhaid, capital of the central district of the Amirate of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, a team of archaeologists belonging to the Department of Antiquities and the University of Tubingen, in Germany, were in charge of discovering a large number of tools stone in this corner of central Sharjah.

Peking man or Peking woman?

Peking man or Peking woman?

The remains of the Peking man are very rare and most are believed to have disappeared during World War II, so scientists are very excited about published analyzes of a 600,000-year-old tooth from the ancestor of modern man. Liu Wu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the tooth in question is an upper canine from a Pekingese man.

HMS Beagle notebooks digitized

HMS Beagle notebooks digitized

Good news has recently appeared for lovers of history and life in all respects as most of the pencil and watercolor drawings made by Conrad Martens, Charles Darwin's partner on HMS Beagle, have been digitized. and made available to everyone on the website of the Cambridge University Library Digital Library.

They ask that Hagia Sophia be transformed into a Mosque

They ask that Hagia Sophia be transformed into a Mosque

Hundreds of Turks have come out to protest on May 24 calling for the historic Byzantine Greek cathedral of Hagia Sophia to be converted into a mosque. The protest was led by many Turkish non-governmental organizations. People gathered on the outskirts of Hagia Sophia carrying banners that read: "Hagia Sophia must be reopened as a mosque" and "Let our lives be blessed by Islam." .

Another proof of crossbreeding between Homo sapiens and Neanderthals appears

Another proof of crossbreeding between Homo sapiens and Neanderthals appears

Harvard Medical School, through its palaeogenomicist Qiaomei Fu, has recently presented the results of a genetic study carried out on a 40,000-year-old Homo sapiens jaw that was found in the Romanian cave of Pestera du Oase. next to the skeletal remains of a bear inside this cave, whose name in Romanian means "Cave with bones".

Milan presents one of the largest exhibitions dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci

Milan presents one of the largest exhibitions dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci

The Pallazo Reale exhibition is the result of more than five years of work and is in charge of Pietro C. Marani and Maria Teresa Fioro, two of the most important historians specializing in the study of the geniuses of the Renaissance. 200 works of art from up to 100 museums and institutions around the world, which makes this exhibition unique, including the three paintings by Leonardo of the Louvre and 30 paintings from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Two archaeological pieces reveal human variety thousands of years ago

Two archaeological pieces reveal human variety thousands of years ago

Some time ago, in the northern part of Laos, a jaw and an ancient human skull have been found, two archaeological pieces that have provided great information, which adds to the evidence previously found that the first humans were physically very modern. The skull was found in 2009 in a cave called Tam Pa Ling by locals in the Annamite Mountains, now part of Laos.

Incest between siblings could lead to lower pharaohs

Incest between siblings could lead to lower pharaohs

Recently, an investigation has been carried out on 259 mummies of Ancient Egypt and it is affirmed that marriages between pharaoh brothers, something quite common at that time because the sacred lineage was supposedly maintained, could have a lot to do with the height of their children. , director of the Institute for Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich, and his team of researchers agree that incestuous marriages did have a lot to do with the height of their lineage.

Islamic State mines and explosives endanger Palmyra

Islamic State mines and explosives endanger Palmyra

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights denounces that jihadists could be destroying Roman remains. The London-based Observatory, which has numerous volunteers in Syria, reported that they do not yet know whether the Islamic State's placement of explosives and mines is aimed at blowing up historic ruins or preventing the advance of loyalist forces. to the Syrian regime trying to regain the area.

3,000-year-old stone axes found in Vietnam

3,000-year-old stone axes found in Vietnam

A team of archaeologists from the Archaeological Institute of Vietnam found six axes believed to be 3,000 years old from the Sa Huynh culture in Khu Bac, in a longhouse in the center of the city. from Ngu Hanh So Mountains, 15 kilometers from the city center.

A lake of liquid mercury discovered under a pre-Aztec pyramid

A lake of liquid mercury discovered under a pre-Aztec pyramid

Archeology is like the famous and legendary Pandora's Box, you never knew what was going to come out of it. Who was going to tell a group of archaeologists that they would find a lake of liquid mercury under a pre-Aztec pyramid? This is what happened a few days ago in Mexico and according to different specialized media, this discovery could be the prelude to another much more important find, the tomb of a high Teotihuacan dignitary, given that the mercury raft could have been used to represent a lake or river from the underworld, as if it were the Styx lagoon from Greek mythology.

Objective: preserve history in Dohuk

Objective: preserve history in Dohuk

The preservation of ancient sites, especially those that are in a conflict zone or in a nearby zone, is something that governments around the world should take into account because since wars there have always been sites of great destruction. historical and archaeological value.

Prehistoric paintings found in cave in Burma

Prehistoric paintings found in cave in Burma

A rock formation engraved with prehistoric drawings has been identified deep in the forest of the Pae Dwe mountain in Burma and is thought to be an ancient prayer place. This prehistoric art discovery is the first of its kind to be found in more than half a century in central Burma.

Erosion and vandalism cause 10% of the Great Wall of China to disappear

Erosion and vandalism cause 10% of the Great Wall of China to disappear

Local Chinese media report the disappearance of 10 of a section of the Great Wall that is not traveled by tourists in Hebei province. The causes of this very serious deterioration are erosion, vandalism and lack of maintenance.The Great Wall of China is made up of 21,000 kilometers in length, of which 2.

Main characteristics of the Aztec civilization

Main characteristics of the Aztec civilization

The history of the Aztecs begins around the year 1000, when a warrior tribe, probably fleeing hunger, began a migration to the south. Despite many difficulties in their odyssey, they trusted the gods to reveal the place where they could found a city, which happened in 1325 when the Aztecs founded the city of Tenochtitlán, building a temple on a swampy island in Lake Texoco, in the center of the Mexican mountains.

The Islamic State destroys sculptures in Palmyra

The Islamic State destroys sculptures in Palmyra

Social media has once again been the tools that Islamic State terrorists have used to post images of the destruction of part of Syria's most important cultural heritage, with the IBT website reporting that the images were taken in Aleppo province. A statement from the Islamic State stated that the group's militiamen found traffickers with effigies of idols.

The tomb of the Prince of Lavau, one of the finds of the year in France

The tomb of the Prince of Lavau, one of the finds of the year in France

During the National Days of Archeology on June 19 and 21, 2015, the French National Archaeological Research Institute presented the results of its latest excavation, which ended just a few days ago. Perhaps the highlight is that a team of Archaeologists from the Institute have unearthed the tomb of the prince of Lavau, dating from the 5th century BC.

They find a 2,000-year-old bathroom under the living room of a house in Israel

They find a 2,000-year-old bathroom under the living room of a house in Israel

A 2,000-year-old ancient bathroom has been discovered under the living room floor during construction work on a private house in the ‘Ein Kerem’ neighborhood of Jerusalem. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority are impressed with the find in a family home.

They confirm that modern humans that spread across Europe came from the Middle East

They confirm that modern humans that spread across Europe came from the Middle East

A team made up of researchers from different countries belonging to the Max Planck Institute for Anthropological Evolution, in Leipzig (Germany), in collaboration with the University of Leiden, Groningen, Mainz, York and Cambridge, analyze the shells recovered at Ksar Akil, a site from Lebanon.

They find objects from the famous Battle of Morgarten in Switzerland

They find objects from the famous Battle of Morgarten in Switzerland

Archaeologists have found objects from the 14th century at the site of the Battle of Morgarten, which occurred on November 15, 1315 when the soldiers of the Swiss Confederation ambushed the Austrian soldiers, defeating them. This victory against Austria consolidated the birth of the Swiss nation.