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Archaeological discoveries

  • Discovered the most ancient human footprints in Europe

    Footprints of prehistoric men near Norfolk (photo:effedieffe) A sensational archaeological discovery recently concerned the small town of Happisburgh, near Norfolk, England, where 49 footprints were found , 12 of which complete, printed over a period of time from 850 to 950 thousand years

  • Mesolithic:Did Our Ancestors Have Blue Eyes?

    Mesolithic Man (from The news is one that arouses some surprise:unlike what has always been assumed, it seems that our ancestors had, at least some, clear eyes. The discovery is due to researchers from the Barcelona Institute of Evolutionary Biology, who carried out the DNA test

  • Writing in Antiquity:Historical Notes on the Pen

    Pen and inkwell The need to communicate and to fix ones thoughts has belonged to mankind since the dawn of civilization, an inalienable desire which, in the absence of adequate means and comfort, has been satisfied from the beginning with the help of the tools made available by nature. Thanks

  • Toothpaste and Toothbrush:A Brief History of Oral Hygiene

    Old advertisement for Colgate toothpaste As far as toothpaste and toothbrush , as we understand them, are a modern invention, since the dawn of time man has been forced, also for health reasons, to take care of their oral hygiene. Obviously, he made do with what was available. Even primit

  • Prehistoric Camp Found in London

    Typical prehistoric flint tools (knives) (not those found in the London camp) England continues to reveal precious treasures buried by the earth and by time. It was recently found in London a prehistoric camp of nomadic hunters dating back to about 10,000 years ago, complete with interesting

  • Prehistoric Human Droppings Found and Analyzed in Spain

    Archaeological site of El Salt, in Spain, where ancient human excrement was found (photo Reuters) Everything is useful for understanding history, even ... the excrement . In the prehistoric site of El Salt , in Spain, fossilized excrements almost certainly human have been found , which

  • Find Dog Bones Dated 32,000 Years Ago

    Mammoth hunting in prehistoric times was practiced with the help of dogs The dog he is truly mans best friend and probably for much longer than previously assumed. If until today the first certain traces of canine domestication date back to about 14,000 years ago, the recent discovery of bone

  • Prehistoric Meteorite discovered in Poland

    The votive meteorite found in Poland New and sensational archaeological discoveries dating back to prehistoric times follow one another at an incredibly fast pace. . One of the most recent, and surprising, concerns Poland, where in Bolkow, among the huts of a 9,000-year-old village, a tea

  • Prehistoric Cooked Snail Shells Found

    On the left the combustion structure found in Spain, on the right the snail shells It had been assumed so far that snails had entered human nutrition no earlier than 10,000 years ago, but a recent discovery archaeological in Spain it would seem to force scholars to backdate the event a lot.

  • Discovered a new tattoo on the body of Oetzi, the "Mummy of the Similaun"

    The body of Oetzi In addition to “Similauns mummy “, We could define Oetzi , the primitive man whose body was found among the Italian alpine glaciers in 1991, tattooed mummy , Such and many are the marks imprinted on his skin and still perfectly visible. Meanwhile, waiting for more in-dep

  • Karakorum, capital of the Mongol Empire:a city located in the steppe

    Founded in the 13th century by Ögödei, son and successor of Genghis Khan, Karakorum was not a capital like the others. Intended to accommodate an itinerant court, it nevertheless had permanent constructions, in particular for the foreign population who operated it. But unlike medieval cities on the

  • Important archaeological discoveries made under Notre-Dame, including a lead sarcophagus

    The Ministry of Culture announced that many graves, including an enigmatic lead sarcophagus, had been discovered during preventive excavations under the paving of the Parisian cathedral. The operation also revealed the existence of a pit in which polychrome sculpted elements were buried . A photo

  • The Yamnayas, nomadic people of the Eurasian steppe, migrated to Serbia 5,000 years ago

    Discovered in Serbia, two burial mounds dating back 5,000 years house four burial chambers typical of the Yamnaya culture, originating from the Eurasian steppe. These are the most western traces testifying to the expansion of this nomadic population. Reconstruction of the burial of a man belonging

  • Egypt:five pharaonic tombs unearthed next to a pyramid at Saqqara

    At Saqqara, five ancient tombs have been discovered near an Old Kingdom pyramid, the unfinished one of King Merenre I. They belong to high dignitaries of the 6th or 7th dynasty. The interior of the Iry vault, one of the five pharaonic tombs unveiled at Saqqara, on March 19, 2022 in Egypt. Egypt:f

  • Amenhotep I, digital autopsy of a pharaoh

    The mummy of the Egyptian ruler was scanned by a team of paleo-radiologists and the images obtained made it possible to reconstruct the body in 3D. Morphology, wounds, funerary ornaments... The scientific harvest of this extraordinary operation lives up to expectations. Not a single strip was rem

  • Amenhotep I:The scanner will reconstruct his face

    Philippe Charlier, archaeo-anthropologist and director of the research and education department at the Musée du Quai-Branly-Jacques-Chirac, talks about the fascinating mummy of Amenhotep I. Not a single strip was removed from the mummy of Amenhotep I. This article is taken from the monthly magazi

  • Archeology of the invisible:age-old Egyptian perfumes revealed by technology

    Organic materials contained in intact pottery from the tomb of the royal architect Kha and his wife Merit (18th th dynasty), could be directly analyzed. What better way to identify what these two high-ranking characters had taken on their journey of eternity. Papyrus of the Book of the Dead found

  • Rediscovering the smells of ancient worlds, a dream now within the reach of archaeologists

    A group of researchers from the Max Planck Institute, in Germany, shed light in an educational study on the battery of technologies now available to archaeologists to reconstruct the smells of the past. Science and the Future spoke with Barbara Huber, leading this work. A seated woman pouring perf

  • The ancestor of the Molotov cocktail used during the Crusades! A look back at a fascinating discovery

    Analyzes of ancient medieval pottery unearthed in the Old City of Jerusalem confirm that hand grenades were indeed used as offensive weapons during the Crusades. Examples of medieval grenades, ceramic pots filled with naphtha and other incendiary products lit with a fuse to be thrown at the enemy.

  • Did Paleolithic men use fire to give life to their engravings?

    Stone plates discovered on a Paleolithic site in the south of France, which bear engravings of animals or anthropomorphic forms, questioned a team of researchers on their function. They suggest that these stones were used to create some sort of lively nighttime spectacle through fire. Photograph s

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