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Up to 3,000-year-old body found in Ireland

Up to 3,000-year-old body found in Ireland

Human remains found in an Irish swamp could be up to 3,000 years old, explained the archaeologists who worked at the site. The body believed to belong to a woman was discovered by the driver of a lawn-grinding machine in a swamp near Portlaoise in the central region of the country on Wednesday.

What is the Industrial Revolution?

What is the Industrial Revolution?

In the second half of the eighteenth century, what we know as the Industrial Revolution began in England, which would later be transferred to other European countries and which consisted of a profound transformation of the systems and structure of work, leaving aside crafts for moving on to machines, and moving from workshops to factories.

Stolen Byzantine icons return to Greece

Stolen Byzantine icons return to Greece

A total of 10 highly valuable Byzantine icons stolen from the villages of Koukouli Zagoriu and Samarina were discovered by a Greek collector who recognized them in the Temple Gallery auction catalogs in Amsterdam and London, and will be returned to Greece, joining the six icons discovered six months ago.

Documentary about the civilization of Caral

Documentary about the civilization of Caral

A civilization that arouses great interest in the archaeological community (and historians, among other specialists), is Caral, the first Andean civilization only comparable with Mesopotamia, China, Egypt, India and Mesoamerica for being one of the first cultures in the entire world, with its 5,000 years old.

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Restoration of a Van Gogh painting

Restoration of a Van Gogh painting

The Cincinnati Art Museum has carried out the restoration of Van Gogh's painting "Weed with two figures", from 1890, in public view, which represents a novelty since restorers do not usually show themselves doing their work. This can be seen from this month to October, but we who are far from the city should be content to see Chief Curator Knutas Per at work, trying to eliminate some very serious errors of the previous restoration carried out in 1975, although It was not by bad intention, but by applying techniques different from the current ones and that at that time, were well seen by all.

Amateur archaeologists excavate a Roman fort near Tebay

Amateur archaeologists excavate a Roman fort near Tebay

A group of amateur archaeologists have blazed new trails in an ancient Roman fortress in Cumbria, in the Tebay Gorge, and have so far found walls, remains of an old central heating system and a giant arrowhead from an artillery crossbow. The excavation week has also raised new questions about a building that had been thought to be a public toilet, or so archaeologists believe, which are based on the type of soil discovered.

La Tabula Peutingeriana, now on the Internet

La Tabula Peutingeriana, now on the Internet

A Dutch historian has used the unique 1,700-year-old Roman road map to create an online trip planner where the destinations, distances and times of routes used by ancient travelers from the great Empire are provided. in the Tabula Peutingeriana, a scroll showing the imperial network of Roman roads and public waterways, stretching from Great Britain to the Ganges River, which flows through India and Bangladesh.

Kerala Temple Treasure Chambers to Open

Kerala Temple Treasure Chambers to Open

Two secret chambers of the Sri Padmanabhaswami Temple will be opened later this month by a special panel in order to take an inventory of its assets stored by former Travancore rulers. It is rumored to contain precious stones and jewelry in abundance. “The panel will consist of two retired judges from the Kerala High Court, who have been appointed as observers by the High Court.

They plan to finish the facade of the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence with the plans of Michelangelo

They plan to finish the facade of the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence with the plans of Michelangelo

In Florence nowadays they talk about only one thing: the proposal made by the mayor of the city to complete the façade of the famous Basilica of San Lorenzo, which must have been made by Michelangelo in the 16th century. The great artist was commissioned by Pope Leo X to build the front of the church, one of the oldest in Florence, making it of white Carrara marble.

They discover a mosaic of Apollo from the 1st century

They discover a mosaic of Apollo from the 1st century

During excavations in the bowels of an ancient Roman hill, a mosaic with the figure of Apollo naked has appeared on a wall, in a very good state of preservation, except for a colored mantle on his shoulder, which may date from the end of the 1st century Archaeologists and city officials unveiled the find on Oppio Hill on Friday.

12th century chess piece discovered in Iceland

12th century chess piece discovered in Iceland

An ancient chess piece made with fish bones and dated between the 12th and 13th centuries, was one of the objects found in an archaeological expedition in Siglunes (Iceland). The leader of the expedition, Birna Lárusdóttir, believes that it is most likely that the piece was cut in the territory on the dates indicated.

They discover the work of Caravaggio

They discover the work of Caravaggio

London-based art historian and salesman Clovis Whitfield claims to have identified a painting by Caravaggio from the early 17th century. This painting, previously classified as an "unknown" author, comes from a private collection and is reproduced for the first time in an upcoming book about the master.

Saudi Arabia discovers a 9,000-year-old civilization

Saudi Arabia discovers a 9,000-year-old civilization

Researchers in Saudi Arabia are excavating a new archaeological site showing that horses were domesticated 9,000 years ago on the Arabian Peninsula. "This discovery is going to change knowledge about horse domestication and the evolution of culture in the late Neolithic," said Ali al-Ghabban, Vice President of Antiquities and Museums at the Arab Commission on Tourism and Antiquities.

Pharaoh Khufu's second solar boat has been discovered

Pharaoh Khufu's second solar boat has been discovered

The first stone that covered the second solar boat near the Great Pyramid has already been removed, and Zahi Hawass has explained to us on his website the entire history of this find, from its very beginnings and here we share it. most important transportation in Ancient Egypt and vital for travel and trade.

The sad situation of the Ixtepete Pyramid

The sad situation of the Ixtepete Pyramid

The Ixtepete pyramid, the only archaeological site in Guadalajara, continues to be ignored despite the number of existing plans to excavate the ruins properly and build a museum in situ prior to the Pan American Games. Pre-Hispanic ruins dating from the Epiclassic period year 650, it is located on Avenida Mariano Otero, on the city's ring road, the site is open to the public at no cost, although it is only popular with visitors during the spring equinox.

Research reveals the importance of the Roman pieces discovered in Villajoyosa

Research reveals the importance of the Roman pieces discovered in Villajoyosa

The Villajoyosa Museum, under the direction of the archaeologist Paula Bernabeu, has discovered the importance of 11 bronze pieces from the Roman period found in various excavations carried out in the city in recent years, more specifically, they belong to six excavated sites where we found four luxury villas and stately homes and two cemeteries.

The link between the Neanderthal and man

The link between the Neanderthal and man

The last link between Neanderthal man and modern man, Heidelberg man, has been discovered and, according to the Plos One study, he was tall and traveled frequently with other animals. Studies have shown that the remains found belong to a single Heidelberg man, known as Ceprano after the city near Rome where part of his skull was found.

7,000-year-old settlement found in Dardanelles

7,000-year-old settlement found in Dardanelles

A prehistoric settlement has been found at Dardanelles, according to a statement from the Trojan excavation chief Associate Professor Rüstem Aslan. “We have found a prehistoric settlement dating back to 5,000 BC. However, there is only 5 of it, ”Aslan said. The team examined archeology from the Dardanelles coast to the city of Çanakkale: "The coastal excavations had been completed but around Bozköy this has come to us in an unexpected way."

They find a funerary tomb from the 10th century in Peru

They find a funerary tomb from the 10th century in Peru

Experts from the National Museum of Archeology and Ethnography Heinrich Bruning have found the tomb of a dignitary belonging to the Lambayeque culture of the 10th century, in northern Peru, explained project director Carlos Wester La Torre to EFE. After five years of excavations in In the archaeological complex of Chotuna-Chornancap, the group of archaeologists discovered “the first level of the tomb of a dignitary, a member of the local elite, since the first millennium AD.