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Texas Droughts Reveal Historic Treasures

Texas Droughts Reveal Historic Treasures

Throughout Texas there are bones hidden in watery pits. But not only that, since we find from structures of sunken ships, tombs of prehistoric Texans, to incalculable treasures are buried in rivers and lakes.For local archaeologists, these treasures are in places that are difficult to access, but are relatively protected so that are well preserved.

New terracotta figures in China

New terracotta figures in China

Two new wells of officials and terracotta figures from the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang (259 BC - 210 BC) have been opened to the public this month. The "Acrobat Pit", discovered in 1999, is located to the southeast of the Mausoleum. The 11 figures discovered, armored although with their bare torsos, differ greatly from the famous "terracotta warriors", and in this case could represent acrobats and the dancers of the Qin Dynasty, according to archaeologists.

Titian, the painter who revolutionized the equestrian genre

Titian, the painter who revolutionized the equestrian genre

In 1520, the monarch Carlos V, accustomed to the more than formal and sober northern and central European artists, must undoubtedly have been eclipsed when he met the style and color of that painter originally from Veneto, the great Tiziano Vecellio, who revolutionized the equestrian genre. Authors point out that the relations between Carlos V and Titian were not always as harmonious as we have been led to believe, but the truth is that after the representation of the Emperor Carlos V on horseback, he appointed him knight of the "Golden Spur". to name him Count of Palatino, undoubtedly the highest honor that any painter has received to date.

What was the Blue Division? Spain in the Second War

What was the Blue Division? Spain in the Second War

In January "Silence in the Snow" was released, a film that delves into the war theme of World War II, and that mentions the Blue Division. But what was this division? The film this time does not deal with such recurring episodes as the invasion of France, the Battle of England or the attack on Pearl Harbor as the film industry is accustomed to, but rather deals with the not so well known story of a group of Spanish volunteers who embarked for Russia, joining the German army, in their fight against the Soviets.

Dictionary of historical terms

Dictionary of historical terms

This section will be a dictionary / glossary, where we will place the links to all the articles that contain definitions of basic terms of History, Art and Humanities in general. We will gradually expand it as we write the articles, so that everything is compiled in one place.

They rebuild the statues of Kouros

They rebuild the statues of Kouros

We have been presented with a historical mystery that we had not heard of until today: a group of approximately 33 life-size warriors carved independently of a solid stone by the Nuragic civilization of Sardinia, better known as statues of Kouros, have been found, appeared in the archaic period of Greece in century VII a.

The Colossus of Amenhotep III is raised in Luxor

The Colossus of Amenhotep III is raised in Luxor

A quartzite colossus with the image of the pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty Amenhotep III, was erected in the west of Luxor last Saturday. Discovered in 2004 by an Egyptian-European archaeological mission led by Sourouzian Horig in routine excavations, this sculpture stands 100 meters behind the Colossi of Memnon depicting Pharaoh himself at the main entrance to his temple.

The Secret Society ‘The Black Hand’

The Secret Society ‘The Black Hand’

The legend of "La Mano Negra" has made rivers of ink flow over Andalusia in 1883. An organization that, for many, transcended the chronicle of events and even the incipient political struggles, to become a kind of secret society with certain Masonic overtones. What is truth in all this?

Los Moches: the thriving culture of pre-Columbian Peru

Los Moches: the thriving culture of pre-Columbian Peru

The Moche people were, without a doubt, the most prosperous pre-Columbian society that has ever set foot in Peruvian territory, with a degree of development that not even the Incas, more than five centuries later, could match. … But at the same time monumental and endowed with an exquisite taste for crafts, goldsmithing and astrology.

The Great Fire of London of 1666

The Great Fire of London of 1666

The city of London is one of the European cities with the best structure and beauty in its architectural samples. But what is the origin of this structure? It was not due to a planned redevelopment to beautify the city as such, but is the consequence of a tragic event: the Great Fire of London that devastated much of the city in the 17th century.

More than 600 cuneiform tablets from Tell Leilan translated

More than 600 cuneiform tablets from Tell Leilan translated

Yale University has done a great job of translating and interpreting an archive containing hundreds of cuneiform tablets more than 4000 years old, belonging to the Tell Leilan Project, which they carry out in the Near East, at the site of the same name, about 120 kilometers from Hasakah, in Syria.

Bulgarian archaeologists find the oldest Christian monastery in Europe

Bulgarian archaeologists find the oldest Christian monastery in Europe

The History of Bulgaria is richer than many imagined. A medieval church, Thracian tombs and even the country's first Greek settlement have already been found, and now Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the oldest Christian monastery in Europe, near the town Zlatna Livada in southern Bulgaria.

Franciscan monks' remains found in St. Andrews

Franciscan monks' remains found in St. Andrews

Human remains have been unearthed in one of the oldest towns in Scotland during road works. Experts say the skeletons found at St. Andrews could be from a group of Franciscan monks who lived in the 15th century. Greyfriars Garden resurfacing work has been stopped by the remains, found six inches below the surface, to excavate and preserve the site.

The oldest human-shaped

The oldest human-shaped "Haniwa" found in Japan

Fragments of human-shaped terracotta figures from the 5th century have been found in a burial mound in Japan's Shimane Matuse prefecture, according to a report from local authorities. The human-shaped terracotta Haniwa are supposed to have been created for ritual and funerary use, as it was common to bury them with the dead in ancient Japan.

130-year-old mummy with ponytail surprises grave robbers in China

130-year-old mummy with ponytail surprises grave robbers in China

Grave raiders in China had the scare of their lives when they looted a tomb in their relentless search for archaeological treasures. Rummaging through what looked like old sacks containing priceless items, they found a perfectly preserved 130-year-old mummified body with an expression that will haunt them for life.

History of medieval guilds, ancient unions

History of medieval guilds, ancient unions

During the Middle Ages in Europe, workers were completely dependent on their lords and masters for accountability and performance of their work. Everything had to be to their liking and in most cases the working conditions were abusive. For reasons like these, the so-called workers' unions arose from the 11th century and they remained in society until the end of the Modern Age, when they were abolished.

Police seize two 1st century Roman statues in Spain before being sold on the black market

Police seize two 1st century Roman statues in Spain before being sold on the black market

A couple of 1st century bronze Roman statues that were to be sold on the black market, have been recovered by the police in Jaén. The statues, worth six million euros each, were stolen from the Roman city Sacilis Martialis, believed to be two representations of Castor and Pollux.

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 Royal Charles, pride of the English navy, temporarily returns home

The Royal Charles, pride of the English navy, temporarily returns home

In 1667, the Dutch entered the Thames and destroyed much of the English fleet at Medway. The Royal Charles, the English flagship, was captured and taken to Holland where it was exhibited as a trophy. The Second Dutch War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Breda (1667) and since then, part of the ship has been exhibited in the in the naval port in Hellevoetsluis and later in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

They discover the sources of Maya Azul paint

They discover the sources of Maya Azul paint

Once again, science and anthropology have worked together to solve the questions concerning the fascinating and brilliant pigment known as Maya Blue. Impervious to the chemical or physical effects of the weather, the pigment was applied to ceramics, sculpture and murals in Mesoamerica during the Classic and Postclassic periods (250-1520 AD), playing a central role in the practice of the ancient Mayan religion. .