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Brief History of horror cinema in the 30s

Brief History of horror cinema in the 30s

Horror cinema is a cinematographic genre characterized by provoking in the viewer feelings of dread, fear, anxiety and, precisely, terror. The formula that its arguments follow involves the sudden intrusion into a normal sphere of some force, event or character evil in nature, often criminal or supernatural in origin.

Biography of Ana Bolena

Biography of Ana Bolena

One of the most famous queens in England was Anne Boleyn. Her union with King Henry VIII marked one of the most important events in the country's history: the break with Roman Catholicism and the creation of the Anglican Church. Anne Bolena was born in Rochoford Hall, Essex County, England, in 1507.

Sri Lanka's treasure hunters prefer Buddha statues

Sri Lanka's treasure hunters prefer Buddha statues

Recent research in Sri Lanka has revealed that valuable Buddha statues are highly valued by treasure hunters to the detriment of other objects with archaeological value. The dean of the Faculty of History and Archeology and director of the Abhayagiri Project in Anuradhapura, Professor T. G.

Mozart sonata found in attic

Mozart sonata found in attic

Musicologist Hildegard Herrmann-Shneider, found an unknown sonata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the attic of a conductor's house in the Lech Valley in Tyrol, Austria. The conductor had an extensive collection of music, so after his death, Dr. Herrmann-Schneider of the Innsbruck Institute for Music Research was hired to inventory and evaluate the collection.

Akrotiri, the Bronze Age site on Santorini island, reopens

Akrotiri, the Bronze Age site on Santorini island, reopens

The archaeological site of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini, will reopen its doors to the public after being closed for the last seven years. In 2005, the roof of a prehistoric settlement collapsed, killing one tourist and injuring six others. After several years of restoration work on the site, the roof has been replaced and will open this week.

Researchers claim there are human remains on the Titanic

Researchers claim there are human remains on the Titanic

Some US authorities maintain that "there may be human remains mixed in with the mud" in the North Atlantic Ocean where the Titanic sank. The evidence to which they refer is a photograph from 2004 shown to the public for the first time this week, on the occasion of the centenary of the accident of the luxurious ship.

The mutiny of Esquilache

The mutiny of Esquilache

The people of Madrid are not silent in the face of injustices and proof of this dates back to the 18th century when, going through hardships, they rebelled against the government of King Carlos III in the well-known Mutiny of Esquilache. The protest took place in March 1766. The ruling king in Spain was Carlos III. The main minister of the king was Leopoldo de Gregorio, better known as the Marquis of Esquilache, who was little accepted by the Spanish, due in part to his Italian origin.

Witches of Salem

Witches of Salem

Throughout history great crimes have been committed accusing people of witchcraft. One of the most prominent episodes is the Salem trials, present-day Massachusetts, United States. Everything had its origin within the Parris family.The Parris family hired a slave, named Tituba, who was said to practice witchcraft, who was a quiromancer.

Educational institutes

Educational institutes

Reconstructions and tours 360º virtual diving on the wreck of the Milkmaid (Iceland) Reconstructions and virtual toursMarcelo Ferrando Castro - 0October 16, 2019 marked the 360th anniversary of the wreck of the Dutch merchant ship Milkmaid (Melckmeyt) on a remote Icelandic island during a ... 3D reconstruction of the Roman amphitheater in Catania (video) Reconstructions and virtual toursMarcelo Ferrando Castro - 0The study carried out by the IBAM CNR has made it possible to make a three-dimensional virtual model of the Roman amphitheater in Catania, making it known and rediscovering.

Statue of a gladiator woman

Statue of a gladiator woman

Researcher Alfonso Manas, from the University of Granada, believes that a bronze statue in the permanent collection of Germany's Museum für Kunst Und Gewerbein of Hamburg is an extremely rare representation of a female gladiator, sword held high in victory as she watches down as if there was an invisible defeated adversary.

More Iron Age remains found in St. Albans

More Iron Age remains found in St. Albans

A few weeks ago we informed you that the researchers were trying to unravel the mystery of the Roman urns of St. Albans. Now a team of archaeologists has found much more material in the region, an entrance to the Iron Age tribal capital of Verlamion, forerunner of the Roman city of Verulamium, and five other urns containing cremated remains dating back to 2 years ago.

Otto von Bismarck and the Bismarckian system

Otto von Bismarck and the Bismarckian system

Diplomacy has been around for millennia. In Greek civilization, for example, agreements were reached to conquer new cities or wage wars. During the following centuries, the different techniques, objectives and ways of establishing diplomatic ties were gradually developed and improved.

They find new fragments of the Book of the Dead

They find new fragments of the Book of the Dead

Several fragments of the ancient Egyptian manuscript known as the "Book of the Dead" have been found deep in the archives of the Queensland Museum in Brisbane (Australia). Famed Egyptologist and Dr. John Taylor located them by chance. As he was perusing the museum's Egyptian collection, a piece of papyrus caught his eye.

200 ancient fortresses found in the mountains of China

200 ancient fortresses found in the mountains of China

Archaeologists have discovered more than 200 ancient fortresses in Zhen'an County, deep within the Qinling Mountains in Sha Anxi Province during the recent National Study of Cultural Relics, according to Li Guang, head of the Institute of Management of the county's cultural relics, forts are scattered on mountain tops or in hidden locations.

Laibach Congress, the beginning of the absolutist decadence

Laibach Congress, the beginning of the absolutist decadence

A few months after the Congress of Troppau, the European powers met urgently in Laibach between January 26 and May 12, 1821. The Congress of Laibach was convened so suddenly due to the movements of the Revolution of 1820 from various European countries. A possible Austrian intervention in the Italian peninsula in the kingdom of Piedmont and in that of Naples was treated as a priority.

The Congress of Vienna

The Congress of Vienna

After defeating France and overthrowing Napoleon, Europe met to dictate the general lines of what would be the international politics of the 19th century. It also sought to ensure the different monarchical postulates that had ruled Europe during the last century, against the revolutionary ideas coming from the French Revolution.

Curious find of a dinosaur bone and a dog's grave together in the US

Curious find of a dinosaur bone and a dog's grave together in the US

The archaeological team of Anne Arundel County (United States) has made a peculiar find: a dinosaur bone and the grave of a dog. This discovery was made at “Pig Point,” one of the richest deposits in objects in the United States. The Arundel Formation (which is where “Pig Point” is located) is an underground deposit of several layers of clay that extends from Washington to Baltimore.

Biography of Nero

Biography of Nero

On December 15, AD 37 He was born in Antium (Lazio region) who would come to rule under the name of Nero and who would go down in the annals of history as the most disturbed, bloodthirsty and megalomaniac Emperor of all there was, surpassing even the figure of the unbalanced Caligula, although as We must always be very careful and take care of the sources that we deal with.

Sacred Lima: the fall of the pre-Inca huacas in the city

Sacred Lima: the fall of the pre-Inca huacas in the city

On the corner of a street, under a garbage dump on a construction site, pre-Inca archaeological sites abound in Lima, where the ruins of hundreds of sacred palaces, or 'huacas', are at the mercy of urban growth and public indifference. In the middle of the Miraflores residential district, one of the best restaurants in Lima opens on the terrace of an ancient pyramid, offering good food in a 1500-year-old place bathed in artificial light.

Greek Mythology: The Fates

Greek Mythology: The Fates

Today we often name death as the Grim Reaper. Also, in many films about ancient Greece, the Fates are named as a reference to those who rule fate. Who were these mythological beings? The Fates were three goddesses in charge of governing the life and destiny of humans and even the gods.