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The Claudian Quarries of Egypt will become an open-air museum

The Claudian Quarries of Egypt will become an open-air museum

The Ministry of Antiquities has approved the development of the Claudian Quarries as an open-air museum, to expose the works that were carried out in Egypt during Roman times.The Claudian Quarries were an area of ​​granite treatment, workplace with horse stables and containers for this material.

Exhibition «I, the king. The Hispanic Monarchy in art »Mexico City

Exhibition «I, the king. The Hispanic Monarchy in art »Mexico City

From July 1 to October 18, the National Institute of Fine Arts presents the exhibition ‘Yo, el rey. The Hispanic Monarchy in art ’at the National Museum of Art. This exhibition will offer the public, through national and international works, a look at the sovereignty of the Hispanic Monarchy.

Inscriptions and drawings discovered in 1st century Israel baths

Inscriptions and drawings discovered in 1st century Israel baths

Routine archaeological inspection in Israel has revealed new finds, with baths dating from the 1st century being discovered. The bath walls were made of plaster and adorned with many Aramaic paintings and inscriptions common during the 1st century. that were drawn have been able to observe the images of a ship, palm trees and plants of different species.

400-year-old Native American settlement found in Kansas

400-year-old Native American settlement found in Kansas

An archaeological dig in Kansas has revealed evidence of a Native American settlement more than 400 years old, according to Wichita State University anthropology professor Don Blakeslee who is leading the dig. Researchers have found iron and bullets from lead that are of the same type as those used by the Spanish conquerors who explored the great plains in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Palmyra: The Islamic State destroys the temple of Baal

Palmyra: The Islamic State destroys the temple of Baal

The head of the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums of Syria, Maamun Abdulkarim, has reported that the militants of the Islamic State yesterday placed various explosive charges in the temple of Baal, in the Greco-Roman city of Palmyra in Syria, and made them explode, however, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has claimed that the destruction took place a month ago.

Spectacular exhibition on the Aztecs in Montreal

Spectacular exhibition on the Aztecs in Montreal

The Archaeological and History Museum of Montreal, Pointe-à-Callière, hosts the great international exhibition «The Aztecs, People of the Sun» from May 30 to October 25, 2015. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to learn all about the civilization that founded the fabulous city of Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Empire and the place where Mexico City was built after the conquest of the Spanish in 1521 and discover the dazzling world of the people who reigned throughout the territory of Mexico and beyond, for more than two centuries.

Pompeii Basilica reopened to the public

Pompeii Basilica reopened to the public

Tourists will be able to visit Pompeii basilica again, after improvements to the building have been completed to increase safety. Improvements have focused on the basilica's plaster and columns, which were beginning to show cracks. and columns have been restored in their original form, as well as the entrances to the basilica.

Greek Mythology: The Myth of Pandora's Box

Greek Mythology: The Myth of Pandora's Box

Many times we have heard about Pandora's box, but not everyone knows much about the history of this mysterious woman. According to Greek mythology, she was the first woman, modeled in the image and likeness of mortals by the god of fire, Hephaestus. , with the help of Athena. It was ordered to do by the god of gods, Zeus, to punish humans, since Prometheus had tried to steal divine fire to provide it to men.

Greek mythology: the myth of Europe

Greek mythology: the myth of Europe

One day, Europe was playing with her friends on a beach, Zeus, the god of gods, saw her and quickly fell in love with her. Knowing that Europa could reject him despite being Zeus, he decided to appear to her as a white bull with big horns and surrendered at the feet of Europa. At first the girl was very scared, but little by little she gained confidence and began to stroking the animal's back until it finally mounted on its back.

The United States returns to Iraq objects recovered from the Islamic State

The United States returns to Iraq objects recovered from the Islamic State

The United States returned hundreds of objects to Iraq recovered by Special Forces during a raid in Syria against what is believed to be one of the most important men in financing the terrorist group. Some of the pieces were exhibited in the National Museum. Iraqi during the repatriation ceremony, in which the Minister of Antiquities Abel Shirshab and the United States Ambassador Stuart Jones were present.

Poland begins to inspect the place where the supposed Nazi train is located

Poland begins to inspect the place where the supposed Nazi train is located

Poland has started inspections around the area where the abandoned Nazi train is believed to be found in an underground tunnel since the end of the Second World War. Military units specialized in explosives have examined the site and have taken the first photographs, although excavations have not started at the moment, according to Reuters.

The Meadows Museum exhibits 130 works from the Casa de Alba collection

The Meadows Museum exhibits 130 works from the Casa de Alba collection

The rooms of the Meadows Museum of the Southern Methodist University in Dallas (United States), specialized in Spanish art, will host the exhibition 'Treasures of the House of Alba, 500 years of art and collecting' until January 3, 2016. Some of the authors that are gathered in this exhibition are Goya, Rubens or Willem de Pannemarker.

New research on the Viking age

New research on the Viking age

Viking lootings in monastic communities such as Iona and Lindisfarne were the most infamous result of skilful Scandinavian maritime expansion in the late 8th century. Initial Viking skirmishes gave way to more intense military expansion campaigns, settlements, and eventually the conquest of large swaths of territory of the British Isles.

German archaeologists discover a Roman villa in Gernsheim

German archaeologists discover a Roman villa in Gernsheim

A team of archaeologists from the Goethe University in Frankfurt are excavating a villa that was built on the foundations of what was once a Roman camp very close to the town of Gernshein, in Hesse Ried, Germany. The exact reasons are unknown. But at a certain point in history, the cohort of Roman soldiers dismantled the camp, filled in the defensive trenches, and left the place around AD 120.

They discover a megalithic monument 5 times bigger than Stonehenge

They discover a megalithic monument 5 times bigger than Stonehenge

British archaeologists have discovered a hundred monoliths buried near the popular Stonehenge that could be the largest Neolithic monument in the United Kingdom. Researchers from the University of Bradford have located 90 aligned and large stones, some of up to five meters, in a construction that it is estimated to be five times larger than Stonehenge and less than three kilometers from it.

Byzantine church discovered near Jerusalem

Byzantine church discovered near Jerusalem

Archaeological excavations near the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway 1, at the entrance to Abu Gosh, have uncovered a Byzantine church. The excavations have been carried out while renovation works were being carried out on the highway to modernize and widen it between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. During the last excavation season a church measuring about 16 meters in length was discovered.

Greek mythology: the myth of Sisyphus Who is it?

Greek mythology: the myth of Sisyphus Who is it?

Sisyphus was the son of the god Aeolus and was king of the same city that he founded, Corinth, and during his reign he always stood out for his great ingenuity at the time of ruling. He had walls built around Corinth and made all travelers have He had to pay to go through that city, he had many herds of cattle in his city and as a neighbor he had Autolycus, who had the approval of the god Hermes, who had given him the power to turn bulls into cows and turn them white. to red, so that the true owner of the cattle would never find his cattle, despite being in front of him or very close.

The Netherlands and France agree to buy the two Rembrandt paintings in half

The Netherlands and France agree to buy the two Rembrandt paintings in half

Finally, the Netherlands and France have reached an agreement to buy two Rembrandt canvases owned by the French side of the Rothschild banking family, after a week of disputes between the two countries, each of which has appealed. to national pride to keep the portraits of the flamingo couple formed by Maerten Soolmas and Oopien Coppit, for which 160 million euros will be paid.

Many Europeans are descendants of a few Bronze Age men

Many Europeans are descendants of a few Bronze Age men

Geneticists at the University of Leicester have discovered that most Europeans are descendants of a few Bronze Age ancestors. This research project is led by Professor Mark Jobling from the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester and has been published in the prestigious publication 'Nature Communications'.

Boys discover and begin excavation of an ancient winepress in Israel

Boys discover and begin excavation of an ancient winepress in Israel

Some boys in Israel began excavating a 1,400-year-old winepress, not knowing what they were really doing. The Israeli Antiquities Authority learned of the find and came to the site to take over the excavation, which has shed light on the history of wine production in the region.