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They discover part of the original decoration of San Lorenzo in Sahagún

They discover part of the original decoration of San Lorenzo in Sahagún

During the rehabilitation of the Church of San Lorenzo in Sahagún (León), several plasterwork appeared, possibly forming part of the initial decoration. It is a building that was built in the 13th century in a Mozarabic style with geometric figures and in the heart of the city. The appearance of plasterwork enriches the church both in terms of tourism and heritage.

They find the first graves with floral decorations

They find the first graves with floral decorations

In a place inhabited by the Natufian population 12,000 years ago, archaeologists have found the first flowers that were intended to adorn graves in Israel.The Natufians are one of the first human societies that lived permanently in an area instead of live nomadically.

Head of a Roman-Celtic god found in a landfill

Head of a Roman-Celtic god found in a landfill

In an old garbage dump a head carved in stone has been found that could belong to the representation of a Roman god. The piece dates back 1,800 years and was found in Binchester Fort, County Durham, U.K. Durham University archeology student Alex Kirton found the figure buried in the rubbish of what was probably a home of bathrooms.

They find the oldest inscription in Jerusalem

They find the oldest inscription in Jerusalem

The oldest alphabetic inscription in Jerusalem has been found by archaeologists from the Hebrew University. Apparently dating back to the time when Kings David and Solomon ruled, 250 years before the oldest known text so far, the inscription that was found near the Temple Mount is not found in Hebrew but in one of the towns that were located in Jerusalem at that time.

New information on the Mayan settlement of El Salvador

New information on the Mayan settlement of El Salvador

New data on Mayan settlements in El Salvador have come to light after a find in which six pots from the Classic period and human remains of at least 1,200 years were found. The discovery in Colón, 20 km from El Salvador, was of great importance when observing that the remains were part of a town.

Neanderthals had speech similar to that of modern humans

Neanderthals had speech similar to that of modern humans

Neanderthals were much more like us than we imagined just 10 years ago. Levinson's language, modern speech and language date back to our closest ancestor. Neanderthals have captured the attention of numerous scientists since they were discovered 200 years ago. At first it was thought that it was a being incapable of being rational but with time and numerous studies, it has been understood that it was a species of humanity capable of surviving such hard moments as was the interglacial period.

II International Congress of Young Medievalists City of Cáceres

II International Congress of Young Medievalists City of Cáceres

Between October 24 and 25, the II International Congress of Young Medievalists will take place in Cáceres by the hand of its director Carlos J. Rodríguez and the scientific committee with representatives of the universities of Extremadura, Valencia, CSIC, UNED, Federal de Sergipe , Rennes, Valencia and Oviedo.

They find the oldest fossil in Galicia

They find the oldest fossil in Galicia

In the Valdavara Cave located in Becerreá, Lugo, the oldest human fossil found so far in Galicia has been discovered. This is a child's tooth that is at least 17,000 years old. The tooth is a baby molar that has a very advanced degree of wear and it belongs to a child around 10 years old.

Oldest Hiragana script found

Oldest Hiragana script found

In the home of a former Kyoto aristocrat a piece of clay has been found whose inscription is the oldest and clearest representation of the Hiragana script. A poem is written on the base of a clay plate from the year 1200. The poem called "Iroha uta" it is an ancient Japanese writing that uses 47 characters of the language and seems to have been written between the 10th and 11th centuries.

Uncertainty about the existence of new pyramids in Egypt

Uncertainty about the existence of new pyramids in Egypt

Last year an amateur archaeologist named Angela Micol observed pyramidal structures through Google Earth which, according to recent research, may be pyramids that were long lost. During a preliminary study, some characteristics that baffle experts, among which are certain cavities and shafts.

The true story of the Kennedy assassination?

The true story of the Kennedy assassination?

The publishing house Random House Mondadori will publish next October, a novel about the famous and mysterious assassination of President Kennedy, JFK, which occurred in Dallas, Texas in 1963. The book has been written by Philip Shenon, a renowned investigative reporter, and is about a historic turnaround around the assassination of the 35th president of the USA.

Paleontologists recover the only complete dinosaur tail found in Mexico

Paleontologists recover the only complete dinosaur tail found in Mexico

After 20 days of work in the Coahuilla desert in El Ejido, paleontologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with the help of local authorities, have discovered 50 complete vertebrae of the only dinosaur tail discovered so far in this country.

They accept a new archaeological intervention in Torrelló de Boverot

They accept a new archaeological intervention in Torrelló de Boverot

A project to carry out an archaeological intervention in the Torrelló de Boverot de Almassora was accepted on June 14, 2013 by the General Directorate of Culture. The works will allow to reinforce the site's fencing and restore its unstable structures. To carry it out, a budget of 49 has been established.

The mummy of an Irish child could be the oldest in the world

The mummy of an Irish child could be the oldest in the world

The remains of a mummy found in a bog in Laois two years ago are found to date back to 2000 BC, making them the oldest such mummified body in the world.The remains belong to a young male from 4,000 years ago, 700 years before those of the well-known Egyptian pharaoh Tutankamon.

The ancient Indonesian

The ancient Indonesian "hobbit" looked more human than ape

Surprisingly, the face of the "hobbit" appears human, according to paleontologists who have recreated the face of the missing and tiny human species. In 2003, paleontologists found a small skull in a cave on the Indonesian island of Flores. This curious skull belonged to a creature they called the hobbit (named after the characters in the movie "The Lord of the Rings").

History of Madrid: districts of Ciudad Lineal and Salamanca

History of Madrid: districts of Ciudad Lineal and Salamanca

One of the consequences of the Industrial Revolution was the great rural exodus that drove many people to move to industrial cities. These were not prepared to house such a number of inhabitants, so plans for the construction of new houses and urban measures were made to expand the large cities.

How were babies cared for in modern times?

How were babies cared for in modern times?

Some women from privileged families in the early Modern Era had difficulty breastfeeding their babies. Therefore, an alternative was to hire the services of a milkmaid. Sometimes she lived in the baby's house, or even the baby moved in. Dr. Leah Astbury draws this conclusion in his doctoral thesis from the letter that Matthew Henry, a priestly minister, sent to his mother in 1697 reporting on problems in your baby's health, Nancy.

Millennial

Millennial "halls of death" found in the UK

Archaeologists from the University of Manchester and Herefordshire City Council uncover the remains of two large 6,000-year-old halls, each buried in a prehistoric mound. These finds from Dorstone Hill near Peterchurch in Herefordshire are estimated to have been built between 4.

Climate affects human conflict

Climate affects human conflict

Climate changes are connected to human violence, a new study from the University of California Berkeley and Princeton University shows. The results of this study can be applied around the world, as all countries show similar patterns of behavior.When climate change occurs, such as the rise in the level of drought, human conflicts are affected: from domestic violence in India and Australia, until the fall of the Mayan empire.

Discover how the Romans made their glass beads

Discover how the Romans made their glass beads

Scientists at the University of Mainz discover for the first time the techniques used to produce glass beads. This has been achieved thanks to the new technology used, which is based on neutron activation analysis with the help of the TRIGA reactor. The remains found do not belong to the region of the Rhaetian deposits, in Bavaria, according to the analysis of beads. carried out by the TRIGA reactor of the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry of the Johannes Gutenberg Mainz University (JGU).