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Women of early Christianity were erased from history

Women of early Christianity were erased from history

According to Kate Cooper of the University of Manchester, the contribution of this group of women was hidden by the Church. The influence of dozens of women in the first centuries of our era shows that this religion was more open with respect to women, that is, they played a vital role in the expansion of Christianity through friendship and relationships between families.

They looted a museum in Egypt

They looted a museum in Egypt

The Malawi Museum suffers the worst looting known to date due to the chaotic situation in Egypt. On Wednesday looters stole a prized 3,500-year-old statue, jewelry, trinkets and more than 1,000 objects. Escalating looting at the Malawi Museum in Minya, a city south of the Nile, highlights the security vacuum in cities outside of Cairo, no police presence.

The excavations of the Bronze Age begin in Castellón

The excavations of the Bronze Age begin in Castellón

The Castellón Provincial Council will begin excavations on August 19 in Serra d`en Galcerán, relevant for being the only Bronze Age site discovered so far in the entire province, in collaboration with the Archaeological and Prehistoric Research Service ( SIAP), the Diputación promotes a project with which it aims to obtain more information about the first individuals that populated the province, approximately in the first millennium BC.

Homo erectus inhabited China 1.7 million years ago

Homo erectus inhabited China 1.7 million years ago

According to researchers, Homo erectus occupied a large area in China 1.7 million years ago. This family evolved in Africa, with now-extinct human species dispersing from their home continent a million years before modern humans. Scientists are researching to learn more about when and where humans went, and thus learn more about evolution. of the human species.

"Out of Africa": the story that is rewritten

Our ancestors may have left Africa sooner than we think, between 62,000 and 95,000 years ago, a new analysis of genetic material from fossil skeletons suggests. The results are in line with previous estimates, but they contradict a more recent study that places the first exodus of humans from Africa at least 200 years ago.

In memory of the charge of the Light Brigade

In memory of the charge of the Light Brigade

The Light Brigade charge was a famous disaster: a cavalry charge from the Battle of Balaclava (25 October 1854) in the Crimean War ended in a massacre. British cavalry, armed only with sabers, were ordered to attack the batteries of the Russian artillery. At that time, the Russians had 20 infantry battalions and fifty artillery pieces that were located on both sides of the valley.

They find a 20,000-year earring in Romania

They find a 20,000-year earring in Romania

The earring is made of stone, includes decorative elements and has been found in Piatra Neamt, northwest of Bucharest by a team of researchers from Targoviste. The director of the Neamt County Museum, Gheorghe Dumitroaia, said the discovery took place at the site. Paleolithic archaeological site of Poiana Ciresului.

3,000-year-old shields found in Xinjiang

3,000-year-old shields found in Xinjiang

Archaeologists have found a set of shields in Xinjiang's Uygur Autonomous Region. They were found at Lake Huahaizi in the Altai Mountains, near Mongolia. This lake features great relics, including the largest sun temple in the Eurasian steppe. The shields found are pentagonal stones.

The vote of women in Spain and the debate in the Cortes of 1930

The vote of women in Spain and the debate in the Cortes of 1930

On September 30, 1930, a session was held in the Spanish Cortes to debate the approval of the voting rights of women.Among the deputies of the parties present was Clara Campoamor, deputy of the Radical Party for Madrid, supporter of the granting of suffrage feminine because women had participated in politics and should think that they belonged to the Republic, and not be rejected by it.

Medicinal and ritual uses of chocolate in Mesoamerica

Medicinal and ritual uses of chocolate in Mesoamerica

In Mesoamerica, the Mayans and Aztecs used chocolate for medicinal purposes and for their ceremonies. Although it may not be a crop native to the region, they thought it was discovered by the gods, who gave it to men. The Mayans held an annual festival with rituals in honor of the cocoa god Ek Chuah.

They find the skeleton of a mammoth in Italy

They find the skeleton of a mammoth in Italy

A team of researchers has found a skeleton of a mammoth that reaches one million years old near the Italian city of Perugia. Along with this find, remains of a large tortoise and deer have been found. This unusual discovery has taken place in Ellera di Corciano, where in 2011 researchers found the skeletons of two hundred mammals that roamed the earth approximately ago a million years.

Two curious stone sculptures found in northern Peru

Two curious stone sculptures found in northern Peru

These stone sculptures may belong to 1200-1500 BC. and were found in the archaeological site of Chavin de Huantar, in Huaraz, according to the team led by John Rick, an archaeologist from the United States. The sculptures are shaped like a decorative head and measure approximately one meter in length and reach 250 kilos of weight.

European hunters and gatherers domesticated pigs

European hunters and gatherers domesticated pigs

Research shows that European hunters and gatherers domesticated pigs from farms near their region in 4,600 BC. Researchers, some of whom hail from the Universities of Durham and Aberdeen, have shown that different groups of hunters and gatherers shared their notions in livestock farming and farming, increasing their experience.

An unknown city from the Bronze Age in Cyprus

An unknown city from the Bronze Age in Cyprus

A Swedish archaeological expedition from the University of Gothenburg has found an unknown part of the city from the Bronze Age Hala Sultan Tekke, dating from the 17th and 11th centuries BC. The finds include a facility to produce copper and the production of bronze objects, and luxury textile products.

Song dynasty tombs found in China

Song dynasty tombs found in China

Archaeologists have found a group of ancient Song Dynasty tombs in a construction area of ​​Xiangyang in central China's Hubei Province. Experts have emphasized the good state of conservation of one of these tombs: in total there are nine tombs, of which one stands out that contained a brick chamber.

Neolithic skull fragment found in UK

Neolithic skull fragment found in UK

A fragment of a Neolithic skull has been found that may be 5,000 years old. Archaeologists say that the bony part that has survived is in very good condition, even with the marking of the blood vessels visible on the surface.These remains measure 15 x 10 cm and, although it was thought to be a piece of a ball or the shell of a coconut most likely belongs to an adult Neolithic woman, whose origin is still unknown.

Mosaic house unearthed in ancient Tripoli

Mosaic house unearthed in ancient Tripoli

Archaeologists working in the ancient city of Tripoli in southwestern Turkey have discovered a house with mosaics that are 1,600 years old. “Removing the earth, we saw the structure intact. We have found an agora and a gallery of columns in addition to some warehouses. In addition, a house covered with mosaics in a good state of conservation, as they hardly show any deterioration ”, points out Abdülkadir Damir, Governor of Denizli.

The Jurassic Park of Venezuela

The Jurassic Park of Venezuela

The accumulated oil deposits on the ground make Venezuela a good place to preserve very ancient remains, in what looks like a Jurassic Park. Paleontologists have found the remains of an armadillo and a huge crocodile, and a saber-toothed tiger . According to studies by oil companies, they have found fossils that reach 14.

Iberian remains found in Tarragona

Iberian remains found in Tarragona

Iberian remains of a building from the 4th century BC are found. in the archaeological site of Lo Bordissal, in the municipality of Camarles in Tarragona. The archaeologist Ricardo Marlasca points out that the building is large and highlights the importance of the find to explain data about the “life of Iberian society, the Phoenicians and Greeks in a town focused on commerce ”.

Disagreement at the entrances to the archaeological park of Segóbriga

Disagreement at the entrances to the archaeological park of Segóbriga

The socialist group does not agree with the collection of tickets of nine euros to those interested in visiting the archaeological park of Segóbriga with certain activities. For this reason the group, whose spokesperson is Carmen Torralba, has abstained in the vote, claiming that they do not know the reasons why they are going to charge nine euros.