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Islamic ceramics found in Iran

Islamic ceramics found in Iran

Iranian archaeologists have discovered pieces of Islamic pottery in Fars province, which have similar patterns to the prehistoric pottery remains of the territory. The decorated remains appeared during the fourth phase of excavation at the Madabad mound in the southern city of Marvdasht, IRNA reported.

Exhibition «Teotihuacán: City of the Gods», in Caixa Fórum Madrid

Exhibition «Teotihuacán: City of the Gods», in Caixa Fórum Madrid

For 800 years (from the 2nd century BC to the 7th century AD), Teotihuacán was the cultural, political and religious center of a powerful civilization. Located 45 kilometers from Mexico City, the city, which became the sixth largest in the world in its time, is now one of the great archaeological wonders, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Hellenistic theater found in Turkey

Hellenistic theater found in Turkey

A team of archaeologists from the city of Bodrum, in the southwest of Mugla Province (Turkey), has discovered an ancient Hellenistic theater that was built in 400 BC Dr. Derya Sahin, from the Department of Archeology at the University of Uludag said Monday that the old theater of 2.

42 bodies of children of the Chimú culture of 800 years old found

42 bodies of children of the Chimú culture of 800 years old found

During an excavation in the fishing town of Huanchaquito, Trujillo, in Peru, archaeologists have discovered remains of 42 children and 74 camelids that would have been sacrificed approximately 800 years ago. Oscar Gabriel Prieto, Archaeologist in charge of the project, said that the human remains and of animals "are part of a massive sacrifice that are part of a religious ceremony of the pre-Inca culture, Chimú, who lived in the region."

Antique gold necklace found in the West Fjords

Antique gold necklace found in the West Fjords

A group of archaeologists and university students recently discovered an ancient gold necklace in an excavation project at Vatnsfjördur in Ísafjardardjúp in the West Fjords, the one that lasts for summers and always reveals vestiges of the past.Vatnsfjördur was established at the beginning of the Era of the Establishment which, according to a large number of sources, would have started in the 9th century and later became a house and residence of the chief.

UNESCO visits Karbala to assess historical sites

UNESCO visits Karbala to assess historical sites

A UNESCO delegation will visit the archaeological sites of Karbala in order to assess whether they can be recognized as a World Heritage Site. The United Nations agency is also expected to provide funds for their protection. Karbala Provincial Council Vice President Nassif Jassem al-Khutabi told AKnews that the delegation will visit the Qasier Church, one of the oldest in the Middle East. , the Ujaidir fortress, dating from the Abbasid period (more than 1000 years ago) and the Neolithic caves of al-Tar, among others.

They find a mural of Henry VIII

They find a mural of Henry VIII

A couple were preparing to renovate their home, once owned by the Tudors, when they found on one of its walls a huge mural depicting King Henry VIII. This discovery dazzled researchers as there were no original paintings or portraits of it left, since the last known was in Whitehall Palace, but it was lost when a fire destroyed it in 1698.

Thracian tomb found in Bulgaria

Thracian tomb found in Bulgaria

Gold and bronze figures from ancient Thrace were found by archaeologists in the city of Opaka, Turgovishte district, in northeastern Bulgaria, reported the private channel bTV yesterday June 23.During the excavations of the park's tomb, the Scientists found a Thracian burial mound from the 2nd century AD.

3,000-year-old Neo-Hittite lion sculpture discovered in Turkey

3,000-year-old Neo-Hittite lion sculpture discovered in Turkey

Leading archaeologists from the Tayinat project working in Turkey have unearthed the remains of a monumental complex in the southeast of the country, revealing a gate adorned with gate sculptures, such as the magnificently carved lion in the image. This portal gave access to the citadel from Kunulua, capital of the neo-Hittite kingdom of Patina (959-725 BC.

The origin of man in Dmanisi, Asia

The origin of man in Dmanisi, Asia

The first members of the genus Homo, the direct ancestors of modern man, apparently evolved in Asia to later go to Africa and not the other way around, as many scientists have assumed. Most paleo-anthropologists believed in an African origin for the genus. Homo, but recent evidence shows that the species occupied a West Asian site called Dmanisi, between 1.

Egyptian authorities dismantle an antiquities smuggling ring

Egyptian authorities dismantle an antiquities smuggling ring

On Friday night, the Tourism and Antiquities Police managed to arrest 12 antique thieves in Meniya, Upper Egypt, at the time when they were selling 27 stolen objects, including Egyptian metal and black granite statues and scarabs of the An archaeological committee will inspect the collection to verify its authenticity and to identify which Ancient Egyptian tombs they originally belonged to.

Medieval church found in Bulgaria

Medieval church found in Bulgaria

A team of Bulgarian archaeologists together with British students has discovered a 13th century church in Cherven, a town south of Ruse (Bulgaria), an important medieval fortress during the Second Bulgarian Empire (from 1185 to 1396) that was destroyed during the Ottoman conquest.

Prehistoric human dwellings found in Sri Lanka

Prehistoric human dwellings found in Sri Lanka

Professor Raj Somadeva of Kelaniya University's Postgraduate Institute of Archeology says that excavations at Haldummulla, in Badulla district, have led to the discovery of the oldest human dwellings identified on the island so far. de Koswatta (in the city of Haldummulla), is located 850 meters above sea level, being the highest ground where prehistoric human dwellings have been reported.

A Moche temple is discovered in Peru

A Moche temple is discovered in Peru

An ancient Moche temple has recently been discovered in northern Peru. Among the remains, 14 tombs from different cultures have also been found, among which two decapitated bodies have been found. The temple and the tombs have been dated between 300 and 500 CE The director of the discovery is the archaeologist Ignacio Alva Meneses, who on Tuesday (July 26) explained to Reuters that they have discovered some curious fines since the excavation began in May of last year.

Stolen antiquities recovered from Eleusis

Stolen antiquities recovered from Eleusis

Attica police announced Thursday that with the cooperation of the Ministry of Culture, they solved the case of a major theft of antiquities from the Eleusis area. Two Roma people, who had the objects in their possession, were arrested when, during the night of April 15, they sneaked into the archaeological site, stealing more than 50 valuable antiquities.

Causes of the Industrial Revolution

Causes of the Industrial Revolution

Unlike other events, the causes of the Industrial Revolution date back to events that occurred several years ago, beginning with the great Commercial Revolution, brought about by the European expansion of the 16th and 17th centuries, at which time close trade relations with Africa were created. , Asia and America.

Stone seal with Minoan writing discovered in Crete

Stone seal with Minoan writing discovered in Crete

A red jasper stone seal recently discovered in the Minoan Sanctuary of Vrysinas, located south of the city of Rethymon, has attracted the attention of Archaeologists and Historians for being carved on its four surfaces with Minoan hieroglyphic characters, the only evidence to date. Date of the Minoan writing style in western Crete.

The oracles of Delphi and Dodona and their importance in Greece

The oracles of Delphi and Dodona and their importance in Greece

Can the Greeks hope for a better or worse near future? Will families be able to take vacations? These questions seem to be recurring problems in today's population due to the period of great social and economic instability they are experiencing, but it is not so recent. Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks were also plagued with uncertainties and often wondered what they should do. .

There is a staircase with Mayan hieroglyphs

There is a staircase with Mayan hieroglyphs

In the archaeological zone of El Palmar, in Mexico, a group of archaeologists has found a Mayan staircase with hieroglyphics, a unique site to be found on the outskirts of the main center of the city.This discovery is very important because of the thousands of Mayan sites that have been found, only 20 are ladders with these characteristics and of them, only very few have survived in good condition due to time, looters and the actions of looters.

200-year-old mummy found in Vietnam

200-year-old mummy found in Vietnam

The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnamese Dong Nai Province has announced the discovery of a 200-year-old mummified woman in an ancient tomb in Cau Xeo, in the Long Thanah District Commune. It began when it was found while work was being carried out on a road linking Ho Chi Minh, City Long and Thanh-Dau Giay.