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Satanic symbols and samples of vandalism found in Roman ruins of Ostia Antica

Satanic symbols and samples of vandalism found in Roman ruins of Ostia Antica

Archaeologists working at Roman ruins in Ostia Antica, near Rome, have come across an unpleasant discovery while reopening an archaeological site that was full of Satanic symbols. The excavation, led by an American and Canadian team of archaeologists from the Institute of Culture Romana, is revealing information about the homes of the Roman upper class in the 4th century BC.

Greek mythology: the legend of Pegasus

Greek mythology: the legend of Pegasus

Greek mythology is a whole torrent of good stories and legends and perhaps one of the most famous is that of Pegasus, the famous winged horse of impressive white color, son of Poseidon, Greek god of the sea, and Medusa, the Gorgon. It says that it was born in the sources of the ocean and that is why it received its name, which comes from the Greek word phgh (pagé), which means spring.

Excavations at Angkor Wat to study the daily life of the Khmer Empire

Excavations at Angkor Wat to study the daily life of the Khmer Empire

Researchers working at Angkor Wat have long been studying temples, kings and the life of high society, but now they want to continue working on the site with a new approach, focusing on trying to learn about another aspect of the iconic Khmer Empire. (802-1413), that of normal people.

Remains of 2,000-year-old Roman Legion camp unearthed in Israel

Remains of 2,000-year-old Roman Legion camp unearthed in Israel

Rome had all of Palestine under its rule between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, and at that time there were two Jewish uprisings against the Romans. The establishment of a Roman Legion as an outpost in Galilee may have existed to prevent the revolts of the second century from spreading to the north and this camp, the only known of its kind in the eastern part of the Roman Empire, is now being excavated.

What was cooked in Harappa?

What was cooked in Harappa?

For Brad Chase, archaeologist and anthropologist, culinary practices and Ancient History are two disciplines that have much more in common than it seems. Knowing what our ancestors ate and what their culinary practices were can offer us a great deal of information about who they were and how they organized their societies, their cultural practices and even their social identity.

They find an unpublished book by Pío Baroja that closes his trilogy on the Spanish Civil War

They find an unpublished book by Pío Baroja that closes his trilogy on the Spanish Civil War

In a folder in the archives of the Baroja family home in Bera (Navarra), has appeared the latest installment of the Spanish Civil War trilogy 'Las saturnales', which began with' El cantor vagabundo ', continued with' Miserias de the war 'and now closed with the new text' The whims of luck '.

Greek mythology: biography of Prometheus

Greek mythology: biography of Prometheus

Prometheus was the son of the Titan Iapetus and Climene, brother of Atlantean, Menecius and Epimetheus. All of them were condemned for a sin of pride (Hibris punished), Atlante condemned to support with his head and arms the Sky (or the column that supports and separates Heaven from Earth) Menecius was sent by Zeus to Erebus, Epimetheus transformed into a calamity for mankind by having accepted Pandora and, Prometheus, chained and with an eagle eating the liver that grew again.

The Birmingham Qur’an manuscript is one of the oldest in the world

The Birmingham Qur’an manuscript is one of the oldest in the world

The Birmingham Qur'an manuscript has recently been dated as one of the oldest in the world thanks to new modern scientific techniques, and will be on public display at the University of Birmingham. The parchment was written in a period between 568 and 645 with a 95.4 accuracy from October 2 to Saturday October 25.

Sweden returns to Polynesia ancient skulls extracted in the 19th century

Sweden returns to Polynesia ancient skulls extracted in the 19th century

Ten human skulls that were collected in the 19th century in French Polynesia by Swedish explorers, have been returned by members of a group of indigenous Polynesians at a ceremony in Sweden. The skulls were brought to Sweden in 1884 by the Swedish archaeologist Hjalmar Stolpe, and they have been kept in the universities of Stockholm and Uppsala.

UNESCO declares Aranjuez

UNESCO declares Aranjuez "a place of exceptional universal value"

The city of Aranjuez has received the highest recognition that a place that has already been classified as a 'World Heritage Site' can obtain: UNESCO has declared Aranjuez as a 'place of exceptional cultural value'. The Director General of Cultural Heritage, Paloma Sobrini , was in charge of communicating the news.

Exhibition 'Feeding the Empire: stories about food in Rome and Pompeii'

Exhibition 'Feeding the Empire: stories about food in Rome and Pompeii'

How did the Romans eat? How did they manage to load hundreds of tons of supplies from the most remote parts of the world? How did they keep them for the rest of the year? The answer to all these questions will be available in the exhibition ‘Nutrire l’Imperio. Storie di alimentazione da Roma a Pompei ', which will offer a portrait of the gastronomic habits of the Romans through remains found in different archaeological sites.

Mammoths became extinct due to abrupt climate change

Mammoths became extinct due to abrupt climate change

New research has revealed that abrupt global warming, reminiscent of current man-made warming, has played an important role in the mass extinction of large animals in the past. The University of New South Wales, both in Australia, has revealed that the rapid climatic changes known in the last ice age or Pleistocene, which lasted from 2.49 million years ago to 10.

The largest Nazi military collection

The largest Nazi military collection

Kevin Wheatcroft is a 55-year-old Englishman who has in his possession the largest collection of Nazi objects and military vehicles valued at 100 million pounds. Accumulating these things cost him decades of searching, traveling and negotiating and for many years he kept his collection only visible to family and friends but now he has decided to open it to the public, as reported by ‘The Guardian’ newspaper.

‘The other face of the caudillo’, new book by Ángel Viñas

‘The other face of the caudillo’, new book by Ángel Viñas

The historian Ángel Viñas (Madrid, 1941) reveals hitherto unknown details about the origin of the patrimony of the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, who died 40 years ago, which refutes the idea of ​​the alleged detachment that the caudillo felt towards money. Viñas published his new book on September 22: ‘The other face of the Caudillo‘.

Poland believes it is on the verge of finding a missing Nazi gold-laden train after WWII

Poland believes it is on the verge of finding a missing Nazi gold-laden train after WWII

In the Lower Silesia region of Poland, the local press has reported that a Polish and a German citizen have located a Nazi German train full of gold that allegedly had disappeared at the end of World War II in a maze of tunnels built by the German army in the region.

They claim that an ancient temple in Malta was built by an advanced civilization

They claim that an ancient temple in Malta was built by an advanced civilization

The builders of a prehistoric temple in Malta must be an advanced civilization, according to the views of the Norwegian scholar Tore Lomsdalen. In his book entitled 'Heaven and Purpose in Prehistoric Malta: Sun, Moon and Stars in the Temple of Mnajdra', Lomsdale brings new evidence and signs of the architecture present in the temple and its relationship to heaven.

The tenth season of excavations in Kouklia-Palepafo ends

The tenth season of excavations in Kouklia-Palepafo ends

The tenth season of fieldwork has recently been completed at the Palaipaphos (Palepafo) excavations in Cyprus. On this occasion, the investigations were carried out by the University of Cyprus, always under the supervision of Professor María Iacovou since 2006, who knows perfectly everything that a site like this can provide.

Israel digitizes the contents of its museums

Israel digitizes the contents of its museums

The new Internet portal that Israel has launched is a door that allows the general public around the world in a simple, simple and fast way to access the collections of Israel's museums from a computer, smartphone or tablet. "Museums in Israel-the National Portal" portal is the first project of its kind to showcase Israel's efforts to preserve culture and heritage in the digital age.

A small Viking treasure discovered in Wales

A small Viking treasure discovered in Wales

About 100 years ago, someone buried a small treasure in one of the fields of Wales and luckily or unfortunately they were never able to recover it. This person was never heard from again, not even if they were male or female or their age, nothing at all. What is known is that that little treasure that he was so suspicious of guarding has been discovered.

A fossil offers insight into prehistoric flightless birds

A fossil offers insight into prehistoric flightless birds

A new species has been documented in South America thanks to a fossil that shows a flightless bird that has been named Llallawavis scagliai and is shedding light on how predators interacted in their environment. This new species is the most complete of a flightless bird that is known because the fossil is preserved in good condition in almost 90.