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A new Velázquez is discovered at an auction slogan

A new Velázquez is discovered at an auction slogan

In August last year, the Oxford Bonhams office received a batch of 19th-century paintings of Buckingham Palace, by Matthew Shepperson. The seller was one of his descendants who had recently inherited the works, and was hoping that he could sell the pieces for a few hundred dollars each.

Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo face to face in Rome

Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo face to face in Rome

The Renaissance masters Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, come face to face for the first time in a new exhibition at the Capitoline Museum in Rome, which focuses on both their drawings and their works made in Rome, and which will run until on February 12, being one of the most outstanding samples in all of Europe.

European Neanderthals almost became extinct before the arrival of modern humans

European Neanderthals almost became extinct before the arrival of modern humans

New findings from an international group of researchers show that most of Europe's Neanderthals died around 50,000 years ago. The previously held view of a Europe inhabited by a stable population of Neanderthals for hundreds of thousands of years until modern humans arrived, must be revised.

The end of the knight errant: the medieval knights

The end of the knight errant: the medieval knights

Few images are as recurrent in popular iconography as is that of medieval knights errant. It is mentioning concepts such as "Middle Ages" or "Feudalism" and the evocative image of the knight in silver armor, tufted helmet and spear at the back appears. of his rampant horse silhouetting the horizon.

The face of the devil is revealed in a fresco by Giotto

The face of the devil is revealed in a fresco by Giotto

The Italian Art Historian Chiara Frugoni, has discovered the profile of the devil in the clouds from a fresco by Giotto on top of the Basilica of San Francisco de Asís. The face, with its aquiline nose and an evil smile, is difficult to see from the ground.The fresco, showing the death of Saint Francis, dates from the 13th century and its author is Giotto di Bondone, one of the best artists of the beginning of the century. Renaissance.

Do you want to help with the Helix excavations?

Do you want to help with the Helix excavations?

Many of us are overwhelmed by the legends of ancient lost cities, but when we are interested in real events, we look for a place where we are welcome. A few days ago we mentioned that the city of Helix, the lost city of Poseidon, had been discovered, and at this moment they are looking for help with the excavation work.

Documentary on the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

Documentary on the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

Today we bring you a very interesting documentary about Ancient Rome, but not about its customs or culture, but about one of the most devastating battles in Ancient History, the battle of the Teutoburg Forest, which played a fundamental role in the formation 30,000 Roman men died in the forests of Germania as a result of the betrayal of Arminius, one of the most trusted men in all of Rome.

The important heritage of Erbil, Iraq

The important heritage of Erbil, Iraq

The city of Erbil, the third largest in Iraq and located in the Kurdistan region, has, according to experts, more than 1,000 different archaeological sites. The hills we see in this region were once villages, which were either abandoned, destroyed or devastated by disease.

New discoveries in Azeca, city of the biblical battle between David and Goliath

New discoveries in Azeca, city of the biblical battle between David and Goliath

This summer, Sonia and Marco Nadler of the Tel Aviv University Institute of Archeology added a new excavation to their extensive list of seven active excavations. Azeca, a city of the ancient kingdom of Judah that figures prominently in the Bible (both as a fortification and as a border city that rises in the Ellah Valley), is the site of the legendary battle between David and the giant Goliath.

More than 2,000 Buddha statues found in China

More than 2,000 Buddha statues found in China

More than 2,000 ancient Buddha statues have been unearthed by archaeologists in China's Hebei Province, highlighting the importance of Buddhism in the country since its spread from India. A total of 2,895 statues and fragments of these Buddha sculptures they have been found and belonged to the Eastern Wei and Northen Qi dynasties (534-577), found at the Yecheng Historic Site in Linzhang County.

1,900-year-old Roman road found

1,900-year-old Roman road found

Researchers have found a half-mile stretch of one of the first roads the Romans built in Britain. It belonged to the road network from Old Sarum, present-day Salisbury, to Exeter and is surprising for its remarkable height, which reaches 15 feet, not to mention its 85 wide.

Dale Russell, the father of the Dinosauroid

Dale Russell, the father of the Dinosauroid

A few days ago we brought you the story of the discovery of the first documented dinosaur fossil, the Scrotum Humanun. In that article we made a brief review of the evolution of paleontology and how from timid and clumsy beginnings illuminated by the light of myths, we arrived at the true scientific knowledge of our days about the different species of dinosaurs, their habitat, shape of life and evolution.

Vermeer's biography: light and interior design in his works

Vermeer's biography: light and interior design in his works

At Red Historia, we are committed to culture and its dissemination, striving every day to offer you topics of interest on a wide variety of topics related to History, the arts and the human sciences. Today it is our intention to bring you closer to the life and work of one one of the most representative painters of the Dutch Baroque, Johannes Vermeer, a great representative of interior design and one of the authors who has made the best use of light in his works.

On Monday the restoration of the second solar boat of Keops begins

On Monday the restoration of the second solar boat of Keops begins

A few months ago, we pointed out that a second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu had been discovered and we detailed what would be the steps to be followed by the authorities and researchers. Last Monday, at an international conference to be held in Giza, Egypt, next Monday, the Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim will announce the launch of the second phase, which will consist of the restoration of the solar boat.

Silver Shekel prototype from 66 AD up for auction

Silver Shekel prototype from 66 AD up for auction

A silver shekel struck immediately after the Jewish revolt against Rome in the summer of AD 66. It was auctioned on Thursday, March 8, with a record $ 1,105,375. As far as is known, it is the most expensive coin ever sold in ancient Judea, and the reason it is so valuable is that it is a prototype.

African art found on Jaffna's Kayts island

African art found on Jaffna's Kayts island

Part of the metal head of a sculpture showing signs of African art discovered when a well was dug in Allaippiddi on the island of Kayts in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, has been brought to the attention of archaeologists thanks to the efforts of the local professor Nadarajah Vakeesan of Bharathi Vidyalayam.

The Meidum necropolis is re-dated

The Meidum necropolis is re-dated

The royal cemetery at Meidum developed continuously for at least until the end of the New Kingdom period, at the end of the second millennium BC, as determined by Dr. Teodozja Rzeuska, an archaeologist at the PAS Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Culture. Until now, Egyptologists believed that the dead had been buried only in the time of the pyramid builders, in the third millennium BC.

Atapuerca: the origin of the European man in the middle of the Burgos mountains

Atapuerca: the origin of the European man in the middle of the Burgos mountains

Atapuerca is an exceptional site in the world. The secrets that it keeps in its entrails invite us to travel a million years, explaining the origin of Europeans. Today it is an obligatory place of reference to explain prehistory and is undoubtedly the best Pleistocene birth on Earth. When excavation began in 1978, this small mountain range did not appear on the maps of human evolution.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography

Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, or Franklin D. Roosevelt, is one of the best-known American presidents in the world, in addition to being a cousin of the also president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt.Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt Born in Hyde Park, New York, on 30 January 1882. His father worked as administrator of several companies and his mother's family owned a shipping company and several mines.

The man who stopped being an ape: the birth of Human Language

The man who stopped being an ape: the birth of Human Language

Whenever we stop to think about the origins of our species, the same questions always arise. What is the precise moment in which our hominid ancestors stopped being hominid and became men? Is the appearance of language the starting point to consider the origin of humanity?