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Beer and luxury in the Iron Age in Europe

Beer and luxury in the Iron Age in Europe

If you wanted to get ahead in the Iron Age in Central Europe you had to use a strategy that still works today, dress to impress and throw parties with an open bar. Pre-Roman Celtic people practiced what archaeologist Bettina Arnold calls 'competitive feasts' in which people of social and political status tried to feast on each other.

The upper jaw of a Homo Erectus discovered in Java

The upper jaw of a Homo Erectus discovered in Java

A team of geologists who were dating the Sangiran deposits, on the island of Java (Indonesia), have discovered an upper jaw of Homo Erectus of 1.5 million years. This jaw is the oldest rest found of the so-called "Man of Java ”, the type of Homo Erectus originally discovered in 1891.

Event on November 23: «Brushstrokes of broken dreams»

Event on November 23: «Brushstrokes of broken dreams»

Next Friday, November 23, the graphologist Sandra Cerro will give in her workshop the talk "Brushstrokes of broken dreams, graphological semblance of the drawings and writings of the children of Terezin", where unpublished material will be shown such as drawings of the children who were found in that concentration camp when Czechoslovakia was dominated by the Nazis.

Napoleon's letter written in English up for auction

Napoleon's letter written in English up for auction

An enlightening letter written by Napoleon Bonaparte in English was auctioned on Sunday May 3 for 325,000 euros. The text offers a direct glimpse into the mind of the French emperor and is believed to be an exercise Napoleon sent to an English teacher for correction in 1816. According to the auction organizers, it is one of three Napoleon's English letters that exist in the world.

An old map gives clues to find the ‘Lost Colony’

An old map gives clues to find the ‘Lost Colony’

Experts from the First Colony Foundation and the British Museum in London discussed their findings Thursday at an academic gathering on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They focused on the ‘Virginia Paris’ map, a map of Virginia and North Carolina created by explorer John White in 1580 and in the possession of the British Museum since 1866.

The important heritage of Erbil, Iraq

The important heritage of Erbil, Iraq

The city of Erbil, the third largest in Iraq and located in the Kurdistan region, has, according to experts, more than 1,000 different archaeological sites. The hills we see in this region were once villages, which were either abandoned, destroyed or devastated by disease.