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Archaeological remains in danger on a cliff in Portugal

Archaeological remains in danger on a cliff in Portugal

A skeleton dating from the 15th or 16th centuries has been found in a place in Portugal, specifically on Santa Eulalia beach in Albufeira, where it is thought that there may be an important medieval cemetery. It is not the first time that remains of corpses are found in this place. What is striking about this skeleton is that it was buried in a different position from the others, from east to west instead of north to south, although both positions correspond to Christian rituals.

The Vyne exposes the true story of the One Ring

The Vyne exposes the true story of the One Ring

In 1928, a few years before J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit, some archaeologists asked him for help in the investigation of a curious Roman temple. Archaeologist Eric Mortimer Wheeler and his wife were excavating the Roman remains in Lydney Park in Uley, Gloucestershire, including a late 4th century temple in which inscriptions dedicated to the god Nodens, a mysterious deity, are identified.

1000-year-old coins could change Australian history

1000-year-old coins could change Australian history

The discovery of five coins and a nearly 70-year-old map may lead to a major change in Australian history. Ian McIntosh, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University in the US, intends to revisit the place where These five coins were found in 1944, which seem to be about 1000 years old, leading to the belief that Australia was populated much earlier than previously believed.

The origin of writing

The origin of writing

Writing is probably the most important human invention in history. Thanks to it, the knowledge that our ancestors were acquiring has been transmitted to this day. And what is writing? It is neither more nor less than a code of symbols that convey a meaningful message, which is subsequently deciphered by other people.

Medieval armor, a very effective defense

Medieval armor, a very effective defense

Thousands of lives could have been saved in World War I if the soldiers who participated in it had used bulletproof vests and helmets in the pure style of medieval knights. This argument is developed by Michael Vlahos through his article published in The Atlantic.

Cemetery reveals Egypt's birth patterns

Cemetery reveals Egypt's birth patterns

The high season for conceiving children in ancient Egypt was between July and August, months when it was warmer in this area. Researchers recently discovered a cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis, where they found that the bodies buried there belonged to people who They had lived in the city of Kellis and they lived in a time when Christianity was spreading strongly but Egyptian beliefs were still strong.

Book ‘The Library of Gold’ by Gayle Lynds

Book ‘The Library of Gold’ by Gayle Lynds

Editorial Bóveda presents Gayle Lynds' new work, "the Library of Gold", an action-packed book with certain historical overtones that make it very entertaining and agile to read. For quite some time, governments and historians alike have focused on the search for the Library of Gold of Ivan the Terrible in which valuable manuscripts are found bound in gold and precious stones, thus majestically gathering all the knowledge of humanity.

5,000 cave paintings found in Mexico

5,000 cave paintings found in Mexico

In northeastern Mexico, a team of archaeologists has found almost 5,000 cave paintings in thousands of rocks and caves in the Sierra de San Carlos, in the municipality of Burgos (Tamaulipas), where both people and animals appear, as well as various abstract and astronomical, all painted in yellow, black and red.

They discover a fort used during the American War of Independence

They discover a fort used during the American War of Independence

Archaeologists from the LAMAR institute discovered the location of the Carr Fort, a border fortification that was plunged in the Revolutionary War, attacked on February 10, 1779. Six investigators conducted a month-long search on a piece of land that extended for 2,700 hectares, located in the forest of the Beaverdam creek basin.

Signs of agriculture found 12,000 years ago in China

Signs of agriculture found 12,000 years ago in China

The first evidence we have of agriculture dates from the archaeological record to about 10,000 years ago, although scientists have investigated grinding tools found in a site that is 23,000 years old, and that could be about 2,000 years older. Chinese professor of archeology at Stanford, Li Liu has revealed that the same type of seed milling tools have been used in northern China, adjusting China's agricultural clock, about 12 years ago.

Next archaeological excavation in Torreparedones

Next archaeological excavation in Torreparedones

In the archaeological park of Torreparedones, Córdoba, an excavation is going to be carried out in order to find some remains corresponding to an ancient hermitage oriented to the cult of the saints Nunilo and Alodia. Part of the remains are visible due to a cleaning carried out in 2010 that discovered a series of walls, Roman and modern, that could belong to part of the hermitage.

Parietal remains from the year 3,000 BC are found. on Mount Montgó

Parietal remains from the year 3,000 BC are found. on Mount Montgó

The Cirne de Xàbia Foundation, chaired by Enric Martínez, began in 2009 the excavation at a site on the Montgó cliffs that turned out to be a funerary sanctuary dating from 3,000 BC (Eneolithic period) .In the first layer, the funeral packages were unearthed of 8 people that the German University of Meinz is analyzing for a possible family link between the remains dating from 2 years.

The Greco-Roman Museum of Alexandria opens its doors again

The Greco-Roman Museum of Alexandria opens its doors again

Thanks to a cultural cooperation project between Italy and Egypt, through the contribution of eight million dollars, the Greco-Roman Museum of Alexandria will reopen its doors after being obsolete for eight years. The museum, closed in 2005, was founded in 1892 by the Italian archaeologist Giuseppe Botti and was under Italian direction until 1952.

XXIII European Championship of Prehistoric Weapons

XXIII European Championship of Prehistoric Weapons

During the weekend of June 15 and 16, the XXIII European Championship of Prehistoric Weapons will be held in the Parque Cultural del Río Martín, in Aragon, starting on Saturday at 10:00 a.m., the day on which There will be a presentation on the cave paintings of the Cañada de Marco at 11:00 am by José Royo, director of the Río Martín Cultural Park.

Get to know Navarra with a guided tour of its museum this Saturday, May 25

Get to know Navarra with a guided tour of its museum this Saturday, May 25

The “Conocer Navarra” team organizes an activity that allows us to learn about the history of the Kingdom of Navarra from the Roman period to the 19th century, through the Museum of Navarra and the masterpieces it contains. Navarra through the Museum ”, will take place this Saturday, May 25, from 11:00 am at the Diario de Navarra offices, located on Zapatería street.

Musicians rebuild the lost harp of ancient Cambodia

Musicians rebuild the lost harp of ancient Cambodia

The pin harp is shown used by maidens in the reliefs on the walls of the Angkor temple. This instrument lends its name to the pinpeat orchestras that have performed music for Cambodia's royal courts and temples for years. Now, a composer from this place has revealed the sound of this type of ancient harp that has been heard for more than eight centuries.

New archaeological site in the Canary Islands

New archaeological site in the Canary Islands

An urban project has been paralyzed due to the discovery of what could be an archaeological site located in the municipality of Los Llanos de Aridane (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands). An important tourist promoter collaborates with the Ministry of Culture and with the Historical Heritage Section of the Cabildo Palmero in the place where the first land tastings will be carried out to determine the importance of the find.

A new boost for archaeological tourism in Algeria

A new boost for archaeological tourism in Algeria

Places where barley and wheat were grown 2,000 years ago and that surround Djemila, an Algerian city built in 96 AD. by the Roman army, it has hardly undergone changes since then. Being one of the largest places in Africa where tourism has been drastically reduced, it is intended that through the exploitation of these places contribute to increasing the international tourism business .

8th-century idol found in India

8th-century idol found in India

A stone idol of Mahaveer historically located in the 8th century AD. It has been found near a temple in the village Swaminathapuram (India), on the banks of the Amaravathi River. The idol maintains dimensions of five meters high and four wide, having been carved in white granite stone.

Eight new archaeological sites in Mexico

Eight new archaeological sites in Mexico

In the Sierra Mayor, located in the south of Mexicali, Baja California, eight archaeological sites have been discovered that date between 400 and 7000 years ago and that are linked to the Cucapá culture.The authors of this discovery have been specialists belonging to the Institute National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) who have found a multitude of animal bones (some of them already extinct), ceramics and other objects, as well as places where iron oxide was used as a pigment for the body and mural painting.