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They reveal the secret of Phoenician sculptures

They reveal the secret of Phoenician sculptures

Despite being displayed in museums around the world, ivory sculptures from 3,000 years ago held a secret that has now been revealed: they were painted with colored pigments and decorated with gold. After chemical analysis of the Phoenician sculptures they have been shown to contain traces of metals invisible to the naked eye.

Digitization process in the Mogao Caves

Digitization process in the Mogao Caves

In northwest China are the Mogao Caves, a place where you do not take your eyes off the impressive Buddhist paintings drawn no less than 1,400 years ago. Throughout its journey you can see scenes of hunters, Buddhas, flying deities, Bodhisattvas and caravanserais. From the 4th century onwards, the caves near Dunhuang were a place where samples of Buddhist art were deposited for a millennium.

The archaeological park of Roa opens its doors after a year of delay

The archaeological park of Roa opens its doors after a year of delay

After a year from the supposed opening date, due to various complications and unforeseen events in the complete restoration of the place, at last, the archaeological park of Roa del Duero will open its doors to the public in July of this year. This site will make tourists "travel" to the city of Roa 2000 years ago.

First informative archaeological days in Spain

First informative archaeological days in Spain

Since yesterday Friday and throughout the day today, the Conference on Spanish Archeology Abroad has been held in Oviedo, organized by the Association of Independent Professionals of Archeology of Asturias and sponsored by "El Comercio", in which Many of them will pay homage to the late Juan Antonio Fernández-Tresguerres, who contributed to the training of young people in this field for more than 20 years.

Investigation on a Roman settlement in Cumbria

Investigation on a Roman settlement in Cumbria

Archaeologists will carry out an exploration on the remains of a Roman naval base found in Cumbria, with the aim of finding vestiges of a civil settlement of more than 1,800 years ago.The fortress, known as Glannaventa, was built in order to protect the northwest of the invasion of Ireland.

Ancient fossils of dinosaur embryos discovered in China

Ancient fossils of dinosaur embryos discovered in China

An international team of paleontologists led by Professor Robert Reisz of the University of Toronto has unearthed a bed of Early Jurassic bones from fossilized dinosaur embryos and eggshells in Lufeng County, China. There are more than 200 disarticulated bones. of embryos in different stages of growth that are between 190 and 197 million years old, making them the oldest dinosaur embryos ever discovered.

Pope Celestine V was not assassinated

Pope Celestine V was not assassinated

Pietro Angeleri di Murrone was born in Molise, a region in northern Italy, who entered the Benedictine order as a monk in 1232, at the monastery of Santa Maria in Faifoli. From the beginning he showed himself akin to the purification of his spirit through deprivation of material pleasures and abstinence.

The registration period for the archaeological activities of the Cova de Sant Llorenç ends

The registration period for the archaeological activities of the Cova de Sant Llorenç ends

As every year, the registration period has been opened for participation in the excavation days in the Manel cave, discovered in 1899, in the Cova de Sant Llorenç archaeological park, Sitges, Barcelona. This cave is the largest route located in the area, La Mola, with a length of 788 meters.

Human genetic patterns wouldn't be as old as we think

Human genetic patterns wouldn't be as old as we think

An analysis of the human genome suggests that the patterns by which human diversity is governed can be explained by recent events, so they would not be as old as it was until recently thought. The study has been able to explain how population movements have occurred within the Netherlands over the last 2000 years.

The Tito Bustillo cave can be visited again

The Tito Bustillo cave can be visited again

After being closed for a day and a half, the Palaeolithic cave of Tito Bustillo reopened its doors to the public at two in the afternoon on May 3, after the waters of the San Miguel River returned to its channel and the guards-guides of the cave managed to carry out the proper cleaning tasks.

DNA study reveals the origin of the Minoan civilization

DNA study reveals the origin of the Minoan civilization

A new DNA study has revealed that the Minoans on the island of Crete were indigenous Europeans, a fact that reopens the debate on the origin of this culture. The study says that the origin of this ancient civilization was local, it did not come from elsewhere, while other studies determine that it came from Africa or the Middle East.

Restorers inspect the Isenheim Altarpiece

Restorers inspect the Isenheim Altarpiece

The Isenheim Altarpiece is the main attraction in the Unterlinden Museum which has led to its international fame. It is a masterpiece by two late Gothic authors: Matthias Grünewald for the painted panels and Nicolaus de Haguenau for the sculpted part, and its restoration process has been underway for three years.

A fragment of skin reveals how ancient Egyptian chariots were built

A fragment of skin reveals how ancient Egyptian chariots were built

During the routine archaeological investigation of the Ancient Egypt Leather Goods Project (AELP) led by Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at the American University of Cairo, and André Veldmeijer, head of the Egyptology section at the Dutch Flemish Institute in Cairo , the group discovered a collection of 300 skin fragments from an old Egyptian chariot in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Rams from the First Punic War found

Rams from the First Punic War found

A colloquium organized by the University of Oxford aims to study the findings so far found in the place where the naval battle between Rome and Carthage took place. This is the First Punic War, which lasted 23 years and in which control over Silicia was disputed. In the Egadi Islands Project, 10 spurs have been found so far, of which a large part have been recovered in the sea ​​floor off the western coast of Silicia.

An alleged murder at Wallingford turned out to be an archaeological relic

An alleged murder at Wallingford turned out to be an archaeological relic

The discovery of a skeleton in the backyard of a home in Wallingford has indicated the hitherto unknown location of one of the oldest churches in the city. Investigators moved into the home after workers, tasked with making the relevant works to make a more ecological house, will find the skeletal remains of an individual.

We keep words used during the Ice Age

We keep words used during the Ice Age

It has been shown that the population that inhabited Europe during the Ice Age, 15,000 years ago, could have been using common words such as I, you, we, man and crust, according to a recent investigation by the University of Reading. Marcos Pagel , Professor of Evolutionary Biology and his team using statistical models have shown that certain words have been exchanged for long periods of time.

Greece claims for antiquities stolen by Nazis

Greece claims for antiquities stolen by Nazis

Greece has opened a case to recover the antiquities stolen by the Nazis during World War II, the senior officials announced last Friday. "The entire archaeological services are conducting the investigation, looking for photographs and drawings of objects lost during the period" commented the General Secretariat of Culture.

They discover the statue of a lion that guarded an Etruscan tomb

They discover the statue of a lion that guarded an Etruscan tomb

During excavations at the Banditaccia necropolis in Cerveteri, Rome, archaeologists recently found a lion statue and an Etruscan tomb.The lion statue is crouched and made of volcanic tuff, dating from the 6th century BC. The piece is in good condition and you can see well-defined muscles and legs.

They find a Punic place of worship in Valencia

They find a Punic place of worship in Valencia

Thanks to the findings found in a plot of the Ruaya street in Valencia, it is known of the existence of a cult zone belonging to the Punic period dating between the 3rd and 4th centuries BC, in which there are skeletal remains of animals, small altars and a figure that could represent an idol, according to Europa Press.

The first Paleolithic artifacts found in China

The first Paleolithic artifacts found in China

Danjiangkou Reservoir is located in the northwest of Hubei province and southwest of Henan province. Between 1994 and 2004, scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) carried out two studies in the reservoir in which they found 91 open-air sites belonging to the Palaeolithic and distributed in different areas along the Hanshui River and its tributary Danjiang.