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They discover a possible human sacrifice in a tomb in Korea

They discover a possible human sacrifice in a tomb in Korea

A group of archaeologists have reported on the conclusions they have reached after unearthing a tomb dating from the 6th century in the South Korean city of Gyeongju last December. The tomb has been declared to be the resting place of a local nobleman and his lover, who may have been killed as a human sacrifice and later placed in a position mimicking a sexual relationship with the woman.

22,000-year-old skull found in Kenya reveals great human diversity

22,000-year-old skull found in Kenya reveals great human diversity

About 12,000 years ago, humans began to develop agriculture and live in settlements with more individuals. Also, they began to bury their dead and for that reason, the youngest skeletons are the most frequent in terms of archeology and makes human remains prior to that date less frequent.

The Viking Age began in Denmark

The Viking Age began in Denmark

Until now, the history of the Vikings begins in 793 AD. after the Norwegian Vikings landed in England in what was considered the first official incursion of this society, setting a precedent for many of the stories that circulate about them, but now everything points to the age of the Vikings, especially the related one with the sea, it started in Denmark.

"Women on the map": show the role that women have played throughout history

We all know that history has been quite unfair to women. There have been a great number of them over time that have achieved enormous things both for the region in which they inhabited and for the whole of humanity, but their role has gone unnoticed in the books and most are unknown to us.

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Oldest human cremation discovered in Britain

Oldest human cremation discovered in Britain

During the course of some excavations carried out for a gas pipeline in the town of Langford, Essex (England), a deposit has been found that houses different cremated human bones that, according to the first studies, date back to the Mesolithic period, thus becoming in the first cremated human bone from this period and in history found in Great Britain.

They find remains of Thracian children slaughtered in Bulgaria

They find remains of Thracian children slaughtered in Bulgaria

The skeletons of three children sacrificed by the ancient Thracians in the 6th century BC. They have been unearthed from a site near Mursalevo in southwestern Bulgaria. The discovery was made by archaeologists from the National Institute and Archaeological Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences during excavations that were being carried out to make a new road.

UNESCO calls for protection of cultural heritage in Yemen

UNESCO calls for protection of cultural heritage in Yemen

During the past days UNESCO has received reports of the severe damage that is occurring to the important cultural heritage in Yemen. According to information from some media and other official sources, the ancient city of Sana'a (or Sana'a), in Yemen, was heavily bombed during the night of May 11, 2015, causing very serious damage to many of its historic buildings.

6,000 silver coins found in a Polish forest

6,000 silver coins found in a Polish forest

As soon as you read the title of this post, it may give the impression that it is something out of an adventure movie, but no, it is as real as life itself. More than 6,000 silver coins were found in two clay pots in the forest near the town of Guzów, discovered by a forestry engineer from Forestal Krzystowice and transferred to the Archaeological Museum of the Middle Odra, in the town of Swidnica , where after a preliminary study it is estimated that the coins date from between the 16th and 17th centuries.

Ancient hills discovered in southeastern Iran

Ancient hills discovered in southeastern Iran

Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen (Germany) and the Research Center for Cultural Heritage and Tourism have discovered 42 ancient hills near the city of Farayab, in southwestern Iran's Kerman province. The leader of the team of Iranian archaeologists, Nader Alidad-Soleimani, has stated that: "The hills, which are spread over an area of ​​8000 kilometers, are dated to the period between the pre-Neolithic and the Islamic eras," as reported by Iran Daily.

The excavation season begins in the ancient city of Pisida (Turkey)

The excavation season begins in the ancient city of Pisida (Turkey)

The excavation season has started in the city of Pisida, located in the southeast of Turkey, in the province of Isparta (Yalvaç district). The director of these excavations, Mehmet Özhanh, a professor at Süleyman Demirel University, has commented that the work will focus on the Temple of Apollo, which is valuable enough to be included in the list of World Heritage Sites of the UNESCO.

Temple remains found in ancient Egypt quarry

Temple remains found in ancient Egypt quarry

Remains of a lost 3,300-year-old ancient temple, founded during the 18th Dynasty of Pharaoh Tuthmosis II, has been unearthed at Gebel el-Silisilah, one of Egypt's largest quarries, located north of Aswan. during the excavation work of a research team from the University of Lund (Sweden), led by Maria Nilsson and John Ward.

The oldest dog mummy in the world

The oldest dog mummy in the world

Russian scientists have performed an autopsy on the world's oldest dog mummy, found in 12,450-year-old permafrost in Siberia. The dog, believed to be a three-month-old female, was unearthed in 2011 in the Yakutia region, within the Republic of Sajá.

First century stupa discovered in India

First century stupa discovered in India

A group of archaeologists who were working on a hill located on the outskirts of the town of Bhubaneswar, on the east coast of India. Aragada, which is the name of the hill, has been the place that hid a Buddhist stupa that dates back, at least, to the 1st century. But this place has much more, there is a two-story temple that is located inside a cave which dates back to the 7th or 8th centuries and is a beautiful place from which you can see the meanders of the Daya River from the 174 meters high at which it is located.

Nazism and the burning of books

Nazism and the burning of books

The journalist Volker Weidermann has recovered and compiled in the work "The Book of Burnt Books", the biographies of 131 authors included in the Nazi blacklists. The Nazis, firstly, persecuted the books of both living and dead Jews, such as Heine's case. Nazi students justified the burning by claiming that if a Jew wrote in German he was lying, and that they should limit themselves to writing in their language, Hebrew.

The shame of vandalism in Rome

The shame of vandalism in Rome

Rome is a city that exudes History, Art and Culture. Any visitor should include these facets of the city in their trip but, nevertheless, there are some who prefer to vandalize and spoil the historical places rather than appreciate them. city ​​provokes a continuous battle between the authorities and the criminals.

They find a vessel with a 2,500-year-old drawing of an Amazon warrior on horseback

They find a vessel with a 2,500-year-old drawing of an Amazon warrior on horseback

The image of a 2,500-year-old Amazon has been discovered in an American museum. The drawing, embodied in a vessel, represents a female warrior mounted on a horse and armed with a lasso and an ax, fighting against an enemy Greek soldier, who is trying to avoid an attack by the Amazon by protecting herself with her shield.

The remains of a new long-necked dinosaur discovered in China

The remains of a new long-necked dinosaur discovered in China

A team of paleontologists from the University of Alberta, in Canada, have recently discovered in China a new species of long-necked dinosaur that could be like one of the dragons in the mythology of this country. The finding was described in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and they have called it Qijianglong.

The mystery of the 450 baby skeletons found in a well in Athens solved

The mystery of the 450 baby skeletons found in a well in Athens solved

Archaeologists were impressed when they unearthed the skeletons of 450 babies at the bottom of a well in the middle of Athens. Now, researchers claim to have resulted in the macabre mystery of so many babies being dumped into a well in the Athenian agora. Analysis of the remains has shown that all but one of the babies died of natural causes sometime between 165 BC.

Recommended video game: Stronghold Crusader 2 medieval strategy set in The Crusades

Recommended video game: Stronghold Crusader 2 medieval strategy set in The Crusades

Do you want to be Richard the Lionheart? Or do you prefer to be Saladin? This will be the decision that you must make in the new strategy video game Stronghold Crusader 2, which recreates medieval battles and management simulation of large castles and fortresses. The game is set in the Middle East around the year 1189, during the Crusades, and you can choose for playing as Richard the Lionheart or Saladino in two individual campaigns, in skirmish mode or online with up to eight players.