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Senebkay, the pharaoh who died in battle

Senebkay, the pharaoh who died in battle

A recent study of Senebkay, one of the oldest pharaohs who belonged to the Abydos dynasty, reveals that he was killed in battle more than 3,600 years ago. This investigation has also revealed that he died from 18 bone wounds received by the pharaoh, being the oldest to die in battle.

The Archive of the Cathedral of León houses unique documents of the History of Spain

The Archive of the Cathedral of León houses unique documents of the History of Spain

The Archive of the Cathedral of León preserves 200 unique codices in the world and has more than 50,000 collections that have been compiled over eleven centuries by archivists and allow us to understand many important aspects of the history of Spain. The archive houses such important documents such as a document from King Silo from the year 775, an original and authentic diploma certifying the donation of various properties from Silo to the religious of Lucis.

Heavy rains cause a wall to collapse in Pompeii

Heavy rains cause a wall to collapse in Pompeii

Heavy rains in Italy in recent days have caused a wall in the ancient city of Pompeii to collapse, the latest in a series of weather-related collapses at the country's most famous archaeological site. of the Garden of Severus suffered a partial collapse after days of rains in southern Italy, said the Pompeii superintendency last Wednesday.

Arheon.org seeks to save the cultural heritage of Bosnia Herzegovina

Arheon.org seeks to save the cultural heritage of Bosnia Herzegovina

It is a pride to see how on many occasions social movements are made to protect and safeguard the history of a certain corner of the world, in order to preserve the history of these places, something that has happened very recently in Bosnia Herzegovina, where a group of young archaeologists Bosnians are asking for support to be able to create an NGO in order to protect the different archaeological sites that are in danger of extinction and they also want to take advantage of global awareness in these cases.

Exhibition «Animals and Pharaohs. The animal kingdom in Ancient Egypt »at CaixaForum Madrid

Exhibition «Animals and Pharaohs. The animal kingdom in Ancient Egypt »at CaixaForum Madrid

Obra Social la Caixa presents at CaixaForum Madrid an unmissable exhibition: «Animals and Pharaohs. The animal kingdom in Ancient Egypt «, in which they allow us to enter one of the most fascinating cultures through a new perspective, its fauna, taking advantage of a civilization in which animals had a much more important presence than in other cultures .

Find of great value in a church in Peru

Find of great value in a church in Peru

During some restoration work carried out in the church of San Francisco de Asís, in the Peruvian city of Maras, about 25 kilometers from Cuzco, a crypt with skeletal remains and the original murals dating back to the 16th century have been found, which they were covered with more current works of art in the 17th century.

More prehistoric tunnels discovered under Bosnian pyramids

More prehistoric tunnels discovered under Bosnian pyramids

After more than half a year of cleaning and exploring new sections in the so-called Pyramid of the Sun, in Bosnia, new prehistoric tunnels were discovered last April that have attracted much attention from the international community. Compares of last 2014 and the spring of this year, it was not possible to advance much in the explorations of these tunnels, but very recently one of the branches found was followed, one that went south, directly to the Pyramid of the Sun, which it was walled up, naturally or not, by a large rock.

Six tombs of the 26th Dynasty unearthed in Egypt

Six tombs of the 26th Dynasty unearthed in Egypt

A team of Egyptian archaeologists has unearthed the tombs of members of the elite of the 26th Dynasty. The Egyptian Minister of Antiquities has reported that the tombs were looted in 2011, but some of the most impressive objects can still be found. Archaeologists have unearthed sarcophagi with intact mummies, falcon-headed statues of the god Horus and his four sons, and amulets of different colors, feel and sizes.

Saudi Arabia, a key point in human evolution

Saudi Arabia, a key point in human evolution

Today it is a delight to see how the news about history and the human race continues to happen thanks to the investigations that are carried out in many different fields. One of the most recent news in recent days is that provided by Michael Petraglia, Professor of Human and Prehistoric Evolution at the University of Oxford's School of Archeology.

The dark secret of the animal mummy industry in Ancient Egypt

The dark secret of the animal mummy industry in Ancient Egypt

70 million animal mummies have been found in the catacombs of Egypt, among which we find cats, birds, rodents and even crocodiles. But what is surprising is that researchers who have scanned the animal mummies have found them mostly empty. A team of radiographers and Egyptologists at the University of Manchester have used the latest medical advances to scan the collected animal mummies. from up to 30 different places in Egypt during the 19th and 20th centuries, as reported by the BBC.

An Iraqi friar saves ancient Christian manuscripts from the Islamic State

An Iraqi friar saves ancient Christian manuscripts from the Islamic State

Art Daily. Last year, Friar Najeeb Michaeel had no hesitation in transporting six boxes of documents dated between the 13th and 19th centuries across the border of Iraq to Kurdistan while trying to flee the Islamic State. When the Islamic State arrived in Mosul in June, a short distance from Qaragosh, Michaeel had no doubt that they must step into action to save important historical documents.

The Islamic State announces that it will not destroy Palmyra

The Islamic State announces that it will not destroy Palmyra

The Islamic State has released a video showing the ruins of Palmyra apparently undamaged. The ancient remains of the city are not statues and will be kept as they are, a commander of the Islamic State has declared to a radio, while a major humanitarian crisis occurs in the area.

Experts rallied for the protection of Angkor Wat

Experts rallied for the protection of Angkor Wat

The International Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor, held its 24th edition between June 4-5 in Siem Reap province in Cambodia. The Committee meets twice a year to monitor operations that are being carried out in the place and to coordinate the aid that is being provided by different countries and organizations to preserve the place.

Modern man's hunting technology didn't put an end to Neanderthals

Modern man's hunting technology didn't put an end to Neanderthals

The disappearance of the Neanderthals has always been a mystery for many scholars and although there are countless theories about whether it was one way or another, what is clear is that there will always be some new ones that can shed a little light on this dilemma. According to a study published in the Journal of Human Evolution, the disappearance of the Neanderthals would have nothing to do with what had been thought for a long time about the novel hunting weapons that modern humans had and that were brought from Asia.

Jurassic Park, science or fiction?

Jurassic Park, science or fiction?

With only a few weeks at the box office, Jurassic World, the latest installment in the Jurassic Park saga, has already broken several records. His success was to be expected, as his recreations of dinosaurs and natural spaces have always been a great success on the big screen. Although not everyone has been happy with the result, many paleontologists and fans have already shown their outrage at the numerous scientific errors.

Statues of the Caral civilization from 3,800 years ago found in Peru

Statues of the Caral civilization from 3,800 years ago found in Peru

Researchers in Peru have discovered three statues and two representations of faces believed to be from the Caral civilization.The statues have been found inside a reed basket near the ancient city of Vichama, in northern Peru, where it is from. Originally the Caral civilization, which is located in the north of Lima on the Peruvian coast.

Czech archaeologists find a Stone Age village

Czech archaeologists find a Stone Age village

Archaeologists have long suspected that Valdštejn, North Bohemia, may have significant archaeological remains. When they received the news that a lamp factory was to be built on the site, excavations began and, indeed, the remains of a Stone Age village have been found.

They find a Roman sarcophagus with exceptional reliefs

They find a Roman sarcophagus with exceptional reliefs

A Roman sarcophagus from the 2nd or 3rd century BC. It has been found during excavations near the ancient Tripolis, in the Denizli province, southwestern Turkey, as reported by Bahadir Duman, director of the excavations. The reliefs that are represented in the sarcophagus correspond to characters from Greek mythology such as Heracles, Meleager, Narcissus, Eros, Psyche, Hermes, Gamínedes, Thanatos or Charon.

Origins of architecture: the megaliths

Origins of architecture: the megaliths

For hundreds of thousands of years, man was nomadic, lacking a fixed shelter and roaming wide spaces in search of food. The invention of agriculture meant a change of life for our ancestors, who were forced to stay permanently in a place waiting for the harvest. Nomadism had come to an end, and sedentarism is reinforced by the climatic changes typical of the Neolithic.

Reyes Monforte wins the Alfonso X El Sabio Historical Novel Prize 2015 with

Reyes Monforte wins the Alfonso X El Sabio Historical Novel Prize 2015 with "A Russian passion"

The novel awarded this year with the Alfonso X el Sabio Historical Novel Award is ‘A Russian Passion‘, which will go on sale on August 27. Its author is the Spanish journalist and writer Reyes Monforte, who wins this award in its XIV edition, organized by Editorial Espasa and is organized in collaboration with the Caja Castilla-La Mancha Foundation.