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Google Art Project improvements

Google Art Project improvements

When the Google Art Project was launched in January of last year, it allowed anyone with the Internet access to the 17 largest museums in nine countries including the United States, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. The interface was somewhat complex (making navigation difficult) and although some parts were presented to the smallest microscopic detail, the overall coverage was limited.

They create a Red List to protect the heritage of Egypt

They create a Red List to protect the heritage of Egypt

The much celebrated scene of the Protestants creating a human barrier around the Egyptian Museum in Cairo in the early days of the revolution in the country is still fresh in our minds. People fought for many things, including safeguarding cultural heritage. However, numerous warehouses and archaeological sites throughout the country such as Establ Antar, Al-Lisht and Al-Hibeh continue to be looted.

The oldest Neolithic skeleton discovered in Taiwan

The oldest Neolithic skeleton discovered in Taiwan

Experts have discovered the remains of a man believed to be between 7,500 and 7,900 years old, the oldest Neolithic skeleton ever discovered in Taiwan, one of the archaeologists said Monday. Matsu last December, the remains were estimated to belong to a man between 30 and 35 years old at the time of his death, whose height was 167 centimeters, says Jonas Chen, the leader of the team that discovered the skull and other bones. .

Hitlerputsch: Hitler's attempted coup

Hitlerputsch: Hitler's attempted coup

November 8 and 9, 1923 were two key days for Contemporary History. It is a date that is not usually remembered much, but those days there was a coup commanded by Adolf Hitler that would have great repercussions in the history of Europe.In Germany, it is known as the Hitler-Ludendorff-Putsch, while commonly It's called the Brewery Putsch.

The controversy over the new tomb of Jesus

The controversy over the new tomb of Jesus

Archaeologists working in Jerusalem say their discovery in a tomb dating from the time of Jesus could shed light on the origins of Christianity.Biblical historian James Tabor, professor and director of religious studies at North Carolina University In Charlotte, he's working with a team led by controversial manager Simcha Jacobovici on site.

Iron Age burial urns discovered in India

Iron Age burial urns discovered in India

A vast site of burial urns has been found in the village of Mandapam, near the intersection of Aarpakkam, about 14 kilometers from Kancheepuram, dating to the pre-Megalithic period or the Iron Age in Tamil Nadu. The importance of the place, say the archaeologists, is that it belongs to a period before the Megalithic Era or Iron Age in Tamil Nadu.

Turkey claims Roman sarcophagus found in Switzerland

Turkey claims Roman sarcophagus found in Switzerland

Turkey is claiming ownership of a sarcophagus seized at the end of 2010 in the free port of Geneva, Switzerland, during an inventory carried out by administrative officials. In the Journal des Arts, the administration stated that since Swiss law was strengthened in customs matters in 2009 after the discovery of 200 pieces from Ancient Egypt, and updated in 2003 by the traffic of diamonds that this free port had as its center, the port authorities must maintain detailed inventories of the goods deposited there.

A 5,500-year-old dolmen may have information about the first Bretons

A 5,500-year-old dolmen may have information about the first Bretons

A team of British archaeologists has discovered the remains of a Neolithic dolmen in an isolated field in Wales. The tomb is thought to have been built from huge slabs 5,500 years ago. The cornerstone has a random pattern of dozens of holes etched into its surface, corresponding to Neolithic or Bronze Age funerary symbols.

The League of Nations, the embryo of the UN

The League of Nations, the embryo of the UN

The League of Nations created in 1919 was an ideological success, with a pacifist proposal that lasts to this day. His mentality was a change with the expansionist and imperialist ideas of the 19th century and proposed to stop the policy of alliances initiated by Bismarck in the middle of the previous century.

Remains of a Lambayeque priestess found in Peru

Remains of a Lambayeque priestess found in Peru

Researchers at the Chotuna-Chomancap archaeological excavation near the Peruvian city of Chiclayo have found funerary remains of a woman who was a priestess of the Lambayeque or Sican culture, project director Carlos Wester La Torre told EFE. of the physical anthropologist Mario Millones is that she was a woman between 25 and 30 years old who lived during the second half of the 13th century after Christ in the last days of that culture of the north coast of Peru, whose most important historical figure was the Lord of Sipan, considered the Tutankhamun of America, in the third century after Christ.

235,000-year-old human settlement found in Malaysia

235,000-year-old human settlement found in Malaysia

Archaeologists who have made the discovery of the site argue that the Mansuli Valley on the east coast of Sabah houses the oldest human settlement in eastern Malaysia, hidden within a forest reserve and accessible only by a dirt road. Researchers stumbled upon a treasure in 2003, finding more than 1.

Biography of Maria Tudor

Biography of Maria Tudor

Maria Tudor was Queen of England under the name of Maria I. However, she is better known as 'La Sanguinaria' or 'Bloody Mary', which in fact gives its name to a famous cocktail. The daughter of King Henry VIII owes her nickname to a good reason, she was born in Greenwich, England, on March 18, 1518 as a result of the marriage between Henry VIII of England and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, daughter of the Catholic Monarchs.

Rasputin biography

Rasputin biography

Few names are as famous in the world of esotericism as Rasputin, a controversial man like few others, who knew how to exploit his wit, charisma and mysticism to captivate the Russian dynasty of the Romanovs. There are many qualifiers that the figure of Rasputin has received throughout the centuries, mystic, monk, sorcerer, healer or hypnotist.

The Restoration: order, society and economy

The Restoration: order, society and economy

The end of Napoleon and the Great Empire marked the beginning of a new historical period in the European framework. Many thinkers and politicians of the time thought that the fall of the French emperor, especially in form, dictated the end of the revolutionary era. In fact, the European powers that attended the Congress of Vienna were certain that they had succeeded in extinguishing liberal ideas.

They unearth a Viking piggy bank containing a silver treasure

They unearth a Viking piggy bank containing a silver treasure

Swedish archaeologists have unearthed on the Baltic island of Gotland a bronze piggy bank from the Viking age containing thousands of silver coins from the 11th century. Gotland museum director Lars Sjövärd calls it "fantastic" and notes that each of these coins is worth thousands of Swedish crowns.

They find the portrait of the transvestite Chevalier d'Eon

They find the portrait of the transvestite Chevalier d'Eon

Art dealer and finder Phillip Mold was searching the sales rooms of the Thomas Cornell Gallery in Patchogue, United States, last November when he found a ravishing portrait of what appeared to be a manly-looking woman. The canvas read: "Portrait of a woman with a feather in her hat" and was attributed to the painter Gilbert Stuart, who is famous for having portrayed George Washington in the work that was eventually transferred to dollars.

Were Neanderthals Hunted and Devoured by Homo Sapiens?

Were Neanderthals Hunted and Devoured by Homo Sapiens?

There have been many hypotheses that have been considered in recent decades to explain the disappearance of Neanderthals. Some scientists and anthropologists point to reproductive difficulties and the accumulation of hereditary defects. Other scholars, to the social isolation of the different groups of these primitive humans, far from the sociability and grouping of the "Sapiens".

May Day, International Workers' Day

May Day, International Workers' Day

May 1st is International Workers' Day. Without a doubt, it is a pleasant day for all those workers who get a well-deserved break from their working hours. However, Workers' Day is much more than a mere holiday: it symbolizes the achievements and rights that workers obtained thanks to the labor movement promoted in times of the Second International.

DNA follows ancient Mediterranean farmers to Scandinavia

DNA follows ancient Mediterranean farmers to Scandinavia

The genetic profile of modern Europeans may have been partially cultivated by early Mediterranean farmers who moved to what is now Scandinavia, where they intermingled with resident hunter-gatherers. DNA taken from 5,000-year-old skeletons previously unearthed in Sweden, reveal a scenario in which newly arrived agriculturalists from the south interbred with hunters and gatherers from the north, says genetic evolution graduate student Pontus Skoglund from Uppsala University in Sweden and his colleagues.

What is Marxism? Characteristics and philosophy

What is Marxism? Characteristics and philosophy

Introduction to Marxism Communism has a large number of doctrines. Among them, one particular ideological movement stands out: Marxism. Marxism is named after its creator, Karl Marx, who was a 19th century German philosopher and revolutionary journalist. The Communist Manifesto. His first important work was the Communist Manifesto in 1848. .