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The legend of El Dorado

The legend of El Dorado

Rivers of ink have been spilled about the real existence or not of that idyllic place that the Spanish conquerors sought so eagerly back in 1530 in Andean territory, thus giving rise to the legend of El Dorado. Legend seems to be forged at the moment when one of the expeditions to the "New World" commanded by the conqueror Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, comes into contact with the people of the Muiscas and witnesses a ritual in which, with great vehemence, they it flaunts the gold ornament that the kings of this peculiar town boasted.

Brief history of the Templars

Brief history of the Templars

To make a brief history of the Templars, we must know their origin and how everything began at the beginning of the first millennium. Origin of the Templars In the year 1095, Pope Urban II decided to intervene directly in the Holy Land, calling for a crusade with the aim of guarantee the safety of the pilgrims to the site, security that was being very doubtful due to the Muslim discontent.

The tomb of the last Inca emperor could be in Ecuador

The tomb of the last Inca emperor could be in Ecuador

It has been searched for centuries, but it remained an impossible mystery to reach. Now, an expert has pointed out a site that could be the place where the remains of Atahualpa, the tomb of the last Inca emperor, rest. "It is a very important discovery for the history of archeology in Ecuador and the Andes area," says Heritage Minister María Fernanda Espinosa speaking about the ruins found by the Ecuadorian historian Tamara Estupinan.

Snow deteriorates the Roman Colosseum and other monuments in the city

Snow deteriorates the Roman Colosseum and other monuments in the city

Heavy snowfalls in Rome have caused great damage to the city, with the Roman Coliseum itself being the main affected, deteriorating much more despite the fact that it already urgently needed some repairs, and partial collapses have been reported in the convents of San Francisco and San Bernardino in Urbino, and the newspaper La Repubblica has reported that the roof of the Capuchin Church, outside the city center, has completely collapsed.

4,500-year-old Sumerian temple found in Ur

4,500-year-old Sumerian temple found in Ur

Iraqi and foreign archaeologists have discovered a temple in the Sumerian city of Ur, which dates back to about 2,500 BC, according to the head of the Department of Antiquities. So far, scientists have discovered one of the temple walls alongside with numerous tombs from the same period, says Hussein Rashid.

A group of volunteers conduct excavations at Greyfriars Priory

A group of volunteers conduct excavations at Greyfriars Priory

A team of amateur archaeologists has begun excavating at Greyfriars Priory in Gloucester, the first in Gloucestershire to be done with volunteers supervised by the Cotswold Institute of Archeology. All eight volunteers involved are from the area and archaeologists say they expect find remains of the cloisters of the building dating from the 16th century, although the work is mainly carried out as part of the restoration of the old Gloscat College that is next to this archaeological monument.

83 mummified animals found in Egypt

83 mummified animals found in Egypt

Archaeologists leading the Abydos North Voluntary Zone Project in Egypt have had a very fruitful excavation session: they have found 83 mummified animals, most of them dogs, buried tightly in a chamber of a monumental structure that It bears inscriptions that refer to Pharaoh Seti I (reigned between 1290 - 1279 BC.

They discover a new archaeological site in the Indus Valley

They discover a new archaeological site in the Indus Valley

Clearing mud from an area east of Khairpur Joso, Pakistan, has resulted in the discovery of an archaeological site locally called Nathar-j-Daro. Local people found some objects when contractors for the Border Works Organization (FWO) lifted mud from a mound that was to be used in the construction of the Larkana-Sehawan highway, according to the official. Department of Culture.

Prehistoric finds in Ireland

Prehistoric finds in Ireland

A group of spelunkers made a major discovery in Burren Cave on Little Moneen Mountain in Ballyvaughan, a small village in Country Clare, Ireland, last June when they found a prehistoric skull and horn at the site. The archaeologist in charge of rescuing these objects has announced that the hammer is probably prehistoric, while the discovery of the skeleton has been moving because it would be from a teenager who would be seeking refuge in the cave.

Why are people from Madrid called cats?

Why are people from Madrid called cats?

At some point in our lives we have surely heard how some used the term "cat" to refer to Madrilenians, but why are Madrilenians called cats? Leaving aside the conception that the real "cat" is that Madrilenian From parents and at least grandparents, also natives of the town of Madrid, today we bring you the origin of why people from Madrid are called cats, a curious legend that accompanies the inhabitants of Madrid.

Definition of History - What is History?

Definition of History - What is History?

Giving a single definition of History is somewhat more difficult than we imagine. We could say that it is the social science that studies our past, and we will be correct, but for whom? This is where we must plant ourselves and discover what meanings History has as it varies according to the time, as well as according to the ideologies of those who try it define.

America may have been discovered by European Stone Age hunters

America may have been discovered by European Stone Age hunters

New archaeological evidence suggests that America was first discovered by the people of Europe in the Stone Age, some 10,000 years before the original ancestors of Siberia gave rise to the American Indians in the New World. European-style stone, dating from between 19.

They find fossils of a probable new human species

They find fossils of a probable new human species

Mysterious fossils that could be of an unknown type of humans have been discovered in caves in China. The bones possess an unusual combination of past and modern human characteristics, the scientists revealed. Surprisingly, the fossils are between 11,500 and 14,500 years old, meaning they would have shared the landscape with early modern humans, when the first farmers appeared. in the region.

The Night of Broken Glass, the beginning of the Holocaust

The Night of Broken Glass, the beginning of the Holocaust

During the night of November 9-10, 1938, there was an outbreak of violence against Jews throughout the Reich. At first it seemed a response to the assassination of the German civil servant Ernst vom Rath in Paris by the young Jew Herschel Grynszpan. However, the Nazi government with Adolf Hitler at the head, had everything ready.

Archaeologists work in a mass grave of the Thirty Years' War

Archaeologists work in a mass grave of the Thirty Years' War

A team of archaeologists has begun to unearth human remains from a mass grave near the German city of Lützen, dating back to the Thirty Years War, which was fought in Central Europe, especially Germany, between 1618 and 1648. “We estimate that there are at least 75 corpses, which were buried very closely in several layers,” commented archaeologist Susanne Friederich last Friday.

They find more than 2,500 archaeological pieces in Portugalete

They find more than 2,500 archaeological pieces in Portugalete

In the old town of Portugalete, History has finally come to light. An archaeological excavation, requested by the Portugalete City Council to begin building on two sites in the historic center, has uncovered more than 2,500 archaeological pieces that date, according to experts, from the 13th to the 19th centuries.

They find a probable fragment of the Great Wall of China in the Gobi desert

They find a probable fragment of the Great Wall of China in the Gobi desert

A forgotten section of the Great Wall of China has been discovered in the Gobi desert outside of China. With the help of Google Earth, an international expedition documented the approximately 100-kilometer old wall in a restricted border area in southern Mongolia in August 2011.

Archaeologists investigate the legend of Naymlap

Archaeologists investigate the legend of Naymlap

Long before the Spanish arrived in Peru in 1530 and brought with them a written language with which to remember history, legends about ancient Peru had been passed down through generations orally to 'historians', who were trained to calmly tell those stories about mythical heroes and villains.

The uprising of May 2, the wick that started the Spanish War of Independence

The uprising of May 2, the wick that started the Spanish War of Independence

If there was an event in which all the people of Madrid were united, it was the May 2 uprising. With Spain invaded by the French army, the people, fed up with the abuses exercised by the invader, decided to stand up to it and fight for their freedom. Let's start with the background. Spain was in a very delicate political situation.

A treasure trove of Celtic coins found in Switzerland

A treasure trove of Celtic coins found in Switzerland

A hoard of some 300 Celtic silver coins has been found in the town of Füllinsdorf, near Basel in northern Switzerland. They were found by a private individual who was working as a treasure hunter for the archaeological department of the canton. First, he found a small number of coins that were buried under a few inches of soil and then alerted the official archaeologist.