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The Lod mosaic in the Louvre Museum

The Lod mosaic in the Louvre Museum

A large mosaic dating back to 300 years after Christ was discovered in Lod in 1996 while construction was underway for the construction of a road between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Currently displayed in the Louvre Museum, through it you can see an impressive animal life represented by geometric patterns.

In Search of the Sunken Ships in the Eighty Years' War

In Search of the Sunken Ships in the Eighty Years' War

(Reuters). 400 years ago, two warships in defense of the Spanish crown were attacked by pirates and a Dutch admiral later sinking in the immensities of the Pacific Ocean. At the moment, researchers in Peru are trying to bring those two ships back to the surface and thus serve to increase knowledge about the history and culture of years ago.

The first case of child abuse has been documented in Egypt

The first case of child abuse has been documented in Egypt

A two- to three-year-old boy from the Roman-Christian period found in the Dakhleh Oasis cemetery in Egypt shows the first documented case of child abuse in the archaeological record, which has witnessed continued human occupation since the Neolithic, which is why it is in the focus of various archaeological investigations.

Exhibition

Exhibition "Archimedes: the art and science of the inventor" in Rome

Archimedes, a great mathematician, physicist and inventor in the past, is now the protagonist at the inauguration of one of the exhibitions held in Rome in which modern applications of his discoveries can be observed.Precursor of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, until now not There had been no exhibition in his honor so at this time under the name "Archimedes: Science and Art of Invention" it will be shown in the Capitoline Museums on Fridays and running until January 12.

Two skeletons in Romania relive the story of Romeo and Juliet

Two skeletons in Romania relive the story of Romeo and Juliet

While excavations were being carried out inside a Dominican monastery in Romania, archaeologists have found two skeletons that revive the story of Romeo and Juliet, belonging to a young couple who were buried holding hands, despite the fact that experts , from the Cluj-Napoca Institute for Archeology and Art History, have already discovered several bodies in what they believe to be the monastery's old cemetery, it hasn't made finding this couple any less surprise.

400 animal species were sacrificed in the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlán

400 animal species were sacrificed in the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlán

In the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlán, Mexico, more than 400 animal species dedicated to the gods have been identified in some 60 offerings. Among the remains were fish, birds, reptiles and even mollusks as confirmed by the National Institute of Anthropology and History. Crocodiles, snakes, turtles, toucans and jaguars were found as sacrifices to the rain god, Tlaloc, and also to the god of the war, Huitzilopochtli, and dating from the fourth to the seventh stage since the construction of the Great Temple (1440-1520).

A trip back in time at the Adrere Amellal hotel

A trip back in time at the Adrere Amellal hotel

In the city of Siwa, located between the Qattara depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea, a totally artisan hotel was built that changed the WiFi, air conditioning and even electric light for an exciting trip to antiquity and which was called Adrere Amellal.During their stay at the hotel, visitors can benefit from a fantastic night sky, a refreshing lake breeze and a rugged desert landscape.

The Medici family suffered from rickets

The Medici family suffered from rickets

Rickets disease caused by a deficiency in vitamin D has been suffered by descendants of the Medici family, according to recent studies. This disease usually manifests itself in polluted, poor and malnourished places where the sun barely reaches the skin.In 2003 researchers from the University of Pisa and the University of Florence began to study 49 burials of this family that were in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, in Florence.

Oldest tumor found in Neanderthal

Oldest tumor found in Neanderthal

Analysis of a Neanderthal man from 120,000 years ago has revealed the oldest tumor ever. Found a century ago along with 900 other Neanderthal bones in a shelter 35 miles north of Zagreb, Croatia, it came to the fore in the 1980s when an X-ray by the University of Pennsylvania emphasized the importance of a 30-millimeter rib between the crowd.

Aristotle's biography. Who was he and what did he do?

Aristotle's biography. Who was he and what did he do?

Who was Aristotle? Aristotle was a Greek philosopher whose writings ranged from ethics, aesthetics, logic, science, metaphysics to politics. Born in 384 BC. in Estagira, located 55 kilometers from modern Salonica, he was the son of Nicomachus, who was the personal physician of King Amyntas of Macedonia.

19 monuments found in the new Mayan city of Chactun

19 monuments found in the new Mayan city of Chactun

Recently, 19 stelae have been found in the southeast of Campeche, more specifically in the Mayan city of Chactun, which through their study will allow archaeologists to better know what the ancient population of this region was like. The new discovery is important not only because of its age but also because epigraphic records are not abundant in this area.

Found a Mayan city more than 1,400 years old

Found a Mayan city more than 1,400 years old

Experts from all over the world have found a Mayan city for which there was no previous information and which is renamed Chactun or “Piedra Grande.” Located east of the state of Campeche and discovered only a couple of weeks ago, it is thought that the site was the place where a city was established 1 ago.

6th century gold statuette found in Denmark

6th century gold statuette found in Denmark

In recent years a place on the Danish island of Bornholm has produced surprising finds, the most recent being a gold statuette depicting a naked woman. The figure stands at an altitude of 4.2 centimeters, a weight of 3 grams and a multitude of details. With a long slim body it may have been made from a fine bar of gold.

Medieval cities found in Cambodia's jungle

Medieval cities found in Cambodia's jungle

An ancient medieval city called Mahendraparvata from 1,200 years ago has been found in Cambodia thanks to the revolutionary airborne laser technology. The city includes temples that have been covered by the jungle for centuries, but that, perhaps thanks to that were not looted. During the expedition, an instrument called Lidar was used, which was attached to a helicopter that crossed a mountain north of Angkor Wat for seven days.

Restoration of the Ishtar Gate in Babylon

Restoration of the Ishtar Gate in Babylon

In the ancient Ishtar Gate of Babylon, by means of saw, hammers and crowbars, they are fighting to break a concrete slab that is deteriorating the structure. The slab was laid during the late Saddam Hussein's regime and removing it is now considered essential in order to preserve the Gate.

Saudi Arabian Treasures Visit Pittsburgh

Saudi Arabian Treasures Visit Pittsburgh

For three months, the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh will have the privilege of housing a special collection of 227 archaeological pieces from Saudi Arabia. With the name of "Routes of Arabia" the exhibition was inaugurated on June 21 by Sultan bin Salman and by the Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett.

They find the oldest statue in Navarra

They find the oldest statue in Navarra

Julián Algarra discovered three years ago in the vicinity of the archaeological site of Turbil (Beire) a stone that the last thing he made us think was that it was the head of the oldest statue in Navarra. Despite this, Julián was cautious and warned of such Finding reason that made the Government of Navarra carry out an archaeological intervention.

Piece of the Tower of Hercules recovered

Piece of the Tower of Hercules recovered

After being forgotten for 30 years in a warehouse of the Port Authority, a piece belonging to the old Tower of Hercules has recently been incorporated into the heritage of the lighthouse. Luisa Cid, Councilor for Tourism of the City Council of A Coruña, has commented that Its dimensions are 1.18 meters long by 0.47 meters high and last year it was requested by the Xunta de Galicia to become part of the Gallaecia Petrea exhibition of the City of Culture, in Santiago , where it has remained until the last month of April.

La Rochelle ravaged by fire

La Rochelle ravaged by fire

La Rochelle, a combination of Gothic and Renaissance art, was the victim of a fire that swept away parts belonging to the 15th century and that lasted from 2:00 pm on Friday to 5:00 am on Saturday. A hundred people were evicted from the building and only one firefighter was hospitalized due to smoke inhalation.

Exhibition «Mengs and Azara. The portrait of a friendship »in the Prado Museum

Exhibition «Mengs and Azara. The portrait of a friendship »in the Prado Museum

(Press Release) On the occasion of the recent addition to its collections of the Portrait of José Nicolás de Azara, one of the best portraits of Mengs, the Prado Museum recreates the relationship of friendship and close artistic collaboration between the neoclassical painter and the portrayed person, friend and prominent representative of the Spanish Enlightenment.