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8,000-year-old figure found in Turkey

8,000-year-old figure found in Turkey

Archaeologists have discovered the head of an 8,000-year-old figure in excavations at İzmir’s Yeşilova tumulus in Turkey. This head belongs to the statue of a goddess. Professor Zafer Derin acknowledged that during this year very important remains have been found, but emphasized the finding of the four-centimeter head, as it is the first of its kind in Turkey.

Free book and short summary of El Cantar de Mio Cid

Free book and short summary of El Cantar de Mio Cid

Throughout the Middle Ages, epic poetry flourished, a genre known as the "cantar de gesta", of which El Cantar de Mío Cid is one of its greatest exponents.Historical location of the Cantar de Mío CidThis type of piece sang great deeds of a hero, adorning them in such a way that, their protagonist, moved away from ordinary mortals and became, often, a symbol of national identity and a model that every gentleman aspired to resemble.

The oldest temple in the world at Göbekli Tepe, built to worship Sirius

The oldest temple in the world at Göbekli Tepe, built to worship Sirius

The oldest temple in the world, Göbekli Tepe, in southern Turkey could have been built to worship the "dog star", Sirius. The 11,000-year-old site consists of at least 20 circular plots, although only a few have been covered since excavations began in the mid-1990s.

Sexuality in Ancient Rome

Sexuality in Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome had a different concept of sexuality, depending on the class, social status and sex of the individual. There was no distinction between homosexuality and heterosexuality as the sexual nature of an individual. In Roman society the male had more authority due to his "active" masculinity, symbol of power and status.

They discover a mini colosseum of the emperor gladiator Comfortable

They discover a mini colosseum of the emperor gladiator Comfortable

Archaeologists from Montclair State University in New Jersey have discovered a structure similar to that of a coliseum belonging to the emperor and successful gladiator before the masses of Ancient Rome Comfortable. The archaeological site is located 28 kilometers from Rome in the ancient Via Appia Region, in Genzano.

Sprout after spring, the question of tourism in Egypt

Sprout after spring, the question of tourism in Egypt

The Egyptian government is in charge of setting as soon as possible a date for the Ministry of Antiquities to begin to review and repair all the heritage and historical complexes of the country linked to the different religious groups. This action is somehow aimed at lifting the very poor sector. tourism of the country of the pharaohs whose tourism has been strongly interrupted and constantly declines as a result of the revolts that produced the fall of the Mubarak regime (2011) and the subsequent clashes between religious groups and other altercations.

1,100-year-old human footprints discovered on a Viking ship

1,100-year-old human footprints discovered on a Viking ship

The Viking ship Gokstad, unearthed in 1880 and preserved in the Bygdøy Viking Ship Museum in Oslo since 1932, has been studied again for restoration and for other signs of life at that time. the deck, which were in poor condition and all untidy, have discovered that joining two of them could form the silhouette of a foot that had been carved into the surface of the wood approximately 1 year ago.

Maryport Temple, the most Norse temple in the Roman world

Maryport Temple, the most Norse temple in the Roman world

An archaeological excavation team led by Professor Ian Haynes and Tony Wilmot has uncovered layers over the past six weeks in order to better understand the environment in which the internationally famous Maryport altars were arranged in Roman times. It is the third year of a five year excavation program commissioned by the Senhouse Trust Museum with the support of Newcastle University and the permission of the Adrian Wall Trust land owners.

Powerful women in Peru 1,200 years ago

Powerful women in Peru 1,200 years ago

There is a tomb belonging to a priestess that confirms the theory that the north of Peru was ruled by powerful women more than a millennium ago. At the end of July the remains of a woman of the Mochica civilization were discovered in an area called La Libertad , north of the province of Chepan.

More than a thousand archaeological pieces stolen from the Malawi museum

More than a thousand archaeological pieces stolen from the Malawi museum

The Malawi Museum in Egypt has had more than a thousand exhibits looted in its rooms. According to museum director Magdy Tahami, the city is paying the price for protests by defenders of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, deposed by the army on July 3. On August 14, shortly after the police and army launched an offensive in the pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo in which hundreds of people were killed, several groups of armed men attacked the museum.

Former olive oil production center in Turkey

Former olive oil production center in Turkey

The ancient settlement of Lyrboton Kome was the most important center of olive oil production in ancient times. It is located in Antalya, in the Varsak province and was found in 1910 by European archaeologists, although it has not yet been excavated. Professor Nevzat Cevik, a member of the Department of Archeology at the University of Akdeniz, said that Lyrboton Kome was linked with the ancient city of Perge, in Antalya, as well as with unknown remains and with the local inhabitants.

Neolithic ruins shed light on the origin of China

Neolithic ruins shed light on the origin of China

The Shimao Neolithic ruins appear to be the largest prehistoric city remains ever found in China. The finding has great relevance in the historical studies of this civilization. Located north of the China Plateau in Shaanxi Province, ancient ruins of a city extend over four square kilometers.

Aragon claims some XIII century frescoes from Catalonia

Aragon claims some XIII century frescoes from Catalonia

The autonomous government of Aragon has requested the return of the 13th century frescoes that were removed from the monastery of Santa María de Sigena in the Spanish Civil War and that are currently in the National Art Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona. However, the government of Catalonia refuses and advocates keeping the frescoes where they are because according to the Catalan Minister of Culture, Ferran Mascarrell, these works would not exist were it not for their Community.

The Neolithic milk revolution

The Neolithic milk revolution

Scientists have ascertained the development of milk and its tolerance by humans in Neolithic European agriculture. In this way, a daily farm system was developed in the transition from hunter-gatherer to settlement culture and agrarian cultivation. Coming from the Middle East, this way of life spread to Europe.

216 objects looted from the Malawi museum have been recovered

216 objects looted from the Malawi museum have been recovered

According to Egypt's Minister of Antiquities, Mohamed Ibrahim, 216 archaeological objects have been recovered so far that were looted from the Malawi museum during the riots in the city. The total number of stolen objects exceeds a thousand, so there are still more than 800 antiques to recover.

An aerial photograph reveals the Trajana Wall

An aerial photograph reveals the Trajana Wall

Archaeological investigations at the University of Glasgow and the University of Exter have identified a 600 km large Roman wall that runs along the Danube to the Black Sea. It is the oldest example of a handmade border in the Roman Empire. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is currently called the "Trajan Wall", it is almost nine meters wide and 3.5 meters high and is made up of 32 strong.

Byzantine church unearthed in northern Turkey

Byzantine church unearthed in northern Turkey

Excavations in northern Anatolia have unearthed a Byzantine church that may date back to the 10th and 12th centuries. The church is located in Tokat province, in the ancient Greek city of Komana Pontika. "This place will make Tokat a unique city, but we must be patient because it is a delicate job," warned the Governor of Tokat, Mustafa Taşkesen.

Mines from King Solomon's time found in Israel

Mines from King Solomon's time found in Israel

New finds in an excavation last winter prove that copper mines in southern Israel were built in the reign of the legendary King Solomon. This is three centuries later than previously thought, in the 13th century B.C. The person responsible for these excavations is Dr. Erez Ben-Yosef, of Tel Aviv University, of the Jacob M. Department of Middle Eastern Archeology and Cultures.

Ophel treasure found near Temple Mount in Israel

Ophel treasure found near Temple Mount in Israel

The archaeologist Eilat Mazar, from the University of Jerusalem, has found an Ophel treasure (named after the excavation site) of great value in last summer's excavations at the foot of Temple Mount. The expert has specifically discovered 36 gold coins , gold and silver jewelry, and a 4-inch medallion with the symbol of the menorah (Candelabrum Temple), the shofar (ram's horn) and a Torah scroll.

They find a fortification of more than 4,000 years in Galicia

They find a fortification of more than 4,000 years in Galicia

A few months ago, a team of archaeologists found a prehistoric fortification in the petroglyphs of A Cabeciña in Mougás that are 4,000 years old, according to the newspaper Faro de Vigo. This fortified enclosure consists of walls, mills and huts as well as five rock carvings.