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The Islamic State turns its attention to Palmyra

The Islamic State turns its attention to Palmyra

Updated: The ancient city of Palmyra is in danger. The Islamic State guerrillas have taken full control of the ancient city of Palmyra and there are fears an attack that could seriously damage this World Heritage city. Palmira is the last site where a stone forest was thought to be found , columns and arches.

Little Foot could be the first ancestor of humans

Little Foot could be the first ancestor of humans

Thanks to an advanced method of dating archaeological remains, it has been possible to know that the remains of the best known Australopithecus, which they have baptized as Little Foot, are about 3.67 million years old, which shows that this hominin lived at one time similar to or even earlier than the well-known Lucy, who is credited with being the oldest ancestor of man.

Indigenous Australia exhibit at the British Museum

Indigenous Australia exhibit at the British Museum

The British Museum in London opened the largest exhibition on the History of indigenous Australia on 23 April. This exhibition is the first to be dedicated to the History and Culture of indigenous Australians, including the populations of the Torres Strait, a group of more than 270 islands located in the strait that separates the island of Australia from Papua New Guinea. .

Information on the 17th century shipwreck off the coast of Panama

Information on the 17th century shipwreck off the coast of Panama

The shipwreck of a 17th century Spanish ship found off the coast of Panama is making headlines these days, although it was discovered in 2011. A large number of investigations have been carried out and the underwater archaeologists in charge of the investigation have discovered many data on this ship that had been under the waters of the sea for 334 years.

Ancient ship remains discovered in China's Xi’an province

Ancient ship remains discovered in China's Xi’an province

There is nothing like peering into the digital world and discovering that archeology and history are on their way, unable to stop but providing us with different news that, although they are coming to us by the drop in many cases, never cease to surprise us and provide us with a large volume of information about different cultures, peoples, events, characters, etc.

Megalithic cemetery found in Krishnagiri, India

Megalithic cemetery found in Krishnagiri, India

It is incredible to see how, after centuries of natural catastrophes, looting and looting of treasures that have occurred throughout history, things of great historical-archaeological value continue to be discovered that manage to surprise the international community. Findings has been very recent and it is a megalithic cemetery excavated in Vadamalakunda, along the forest area that runs along the Krishnagiri-Andrhra Pradesh border, in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent.

The oldest copy of the ten commandments is exhibited in Israel

The oldest copy of the ten commandments is exhibited in Israel

The oldest copy of the ten commandments is being exhibited in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, but they will only be exhibited for a short time since, in order to preserve them, they will again be well protected and replaced by replicas. Written in Hebrew more than 2,000 years ago, these scrolls were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in the caves of Qumram on the Dead Sea.

Five lead coffins found in a French convent

Five lead coffins found in a French convent

Between 2011 and 2013, a team from the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research has carried out an excavation, in collaboration with the State, in the Jacobin Convent. Two years later, ongoing investigations have yielded new discoveries. The Jacobin Convent was built in 1369, after the War of Succession, marking the victory of Juan IV de Montfort, Duke of Brittany, over Charles de Blois.

Five giant Bronze Age axes unearthed in Denmark

Five giant Bronze Age axes unearthed in Denmark

Five large Bronze Age axes have been found in a field in Boest, near Norre Snede, on the Jutland peninsula, the museum has reported to the press.The axes are actually very large and twice the size. those that are commonly found, explains Constanze Rassmann, museum restorer.

The construction of a new stadium in St. Loius will bury a sacred site of the native Indians

The construction of a new stadium in St. Loius will bury a sacred site of the native Indians

The site chosen for a new billion dollar stadium in St. Louis will be located in close proximity to an area where American Indians populated a thriving city with a grand plaza 900 years ago.The Osages consider themselves the descendants of the gods who built the hill.

Flowers are discovered in a Paleolithic burial in El Mirón cave in Cantabria

Flowers are discovered in a Paleolithic burial in El Mirón cave in Cantabria

Normally, Catholics, as well as other religions, tend to dismiss their deceased with flowers at their burial, something that we can think is more or less modern although little or nothing has to do with a current tradition, at least as it shows a team of Spanish researchers, who have found a large concentration of fossilized pollen in a tomb that dates back to the Paleolithic.

Hellenistic sarcophagus unearthed in Turkey

Hellenistic sarcophagus unearthed in Turkey

A 2,200-year-old Hellenistic sarcophagus has been found in the Gemelik district of Turkey, northwest of Bursa province during a routine construction excavation. It contained bones, a gold crown, and vases.A builder was excavating the foundations for a building in Gemelik when they found the sarcophagus.

They discover a 19th century boat in Toronto

They discover a 19th century boat in Toronto

During an archaeological excavation the remains of a 19th century ship have been found in Toronto. The vessel, dated before 1830, is incomplete and was found at a site where the Concord Adex company was working. "We are very proud to be part of this discovery," said Michael Hopkins, Director of Construction for Concord Adex, "a a finding like this marks an important point in history and innovation ”.

Curiosities about sex in the Middle Ages

Curiosities about sex in the Middle Ages

Historians have conducted various investigations to understand and study sexual behavior in the Middle Ages. His research reveals some curiosities of the time that are not wasted, such as courtship, common places to practice sex or the spicy popular stories that were heard at that time.

What is the myth of Galatea, Polyphemus and Acis?

What is the myth of Galatea, Polyphemus and Acis?

Galatea, daughter of Nereo, was a beautiful sea nymph who inherited the beauty of her mother Gaea, always being represented as a virtuous young woman with a white complexion. He lived in the sea and was always the object of desire of the giant Cyclops Polyphemus. This Cyclops was ugly, huge and gross, the antithesis of Galatea. He was the son of the nymph Toosa and the god of the sea and oceans, Poseidon.

Greek mythology: the myth of Atlas

Greek mythology: the myth of Atlas

As revealed by the different writings of Homer and Hesiod with their Theogony, we were able to know many of the characteristics of one of the most important titans in history, Atlas, who was able to hold the Earth separated from the heavens in his hands and shoulders. He is known as Atlantean, a titan condemned by Zeus to keep earth from heaven for all eternity.

Reissue of

Reissue of "The Tower of Pride" by Bárbara Tuchman

Editorial Planeta brings us through its Watchtower Collection "The Tower of Pride" by Bárbara W. Tuchman, set in the 25 years prior to the First World War, a time known as Belle Époque although little of "beautiful" has had and that very It says little about what happened at that time. The scandal of the Alfred Dreyfus trial and the outbreak of worker discontent collided with the great parties that took place to the beat of various waltzes and even the birth of the imposing Russian ballet.

Greek mythology: what is the myth of the Amazons?

Greek mythology: what is the myth of the Amazons?

Greek mythology has planted history with countless myths and legends about many characters that today are part of history, whether or not they were fictional, such as the topic that we will occupy in the following lines, the myth of the Amazons. The location of its place of origin is lost in the nebula of time and not even the most studious can agree to define exactly where it is.

Exceptional sculptures discovered in Hampi (India)

Exceptional sculptures discovered in Hampi (India)

After a hike up Gandha Madana Hill, TM Keshava, superintendent of the Institute of Archeology of India and his team, discovered some exceptional rock carvings in Hampi, also known as Victory City, which was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire between 1336 and 1565.

New Egyptian museum under construction in Cairo

New Egyptian museum under construction in Cairo

Hundreds of objects that have never been exhibited before from Tutankhamun's tomb will now be revealed in the new ‘mega’ museum being built near the Pyramids of Giza. "We are studying how the objects were manufactured at that time and they will be exhibited in the new museum when it is ready," commented one of those responsible for the museum.