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The writer Reyes Monforte is accused of plagiarism

The writer Reyes Monforte is accused of plagiarism

Reyes Monforte was the winner of the last Alfonso X el Sabio Historical Novel Award for "A Russian Passion." The Sergei Prokofiev Foundation, which promotes the work of the Russian composer of the same name, has accused the Spanish writer of plagiarism. The composer's own grandson has openly criticized Monforte's book in a letter published on the Foundation's website.

A port from Roman times will be recreated in Turkey

A port from Roman times will be recreated in Turkey

The University of Ankara will recreate a 2,000-year-old ancient Roman port in one of the oldest coastal cities in the Aegean region, Urla. The port will have ships, catapults, warehouses and the same equipment that was used during Roman times, which will be built to have its original appearance.

Remains of a temple built by Tuthmosis II found in an Ancient Egyptian quarry

Remains of a temple built by Tuthmosis II found in an Ancient Egyptian quarry

Remains of a 3,300-year-old lost temple, probably built during the 18th dynasty by Pharaoh Tuthmosis II, have been unearthed at Gebel Silisilah, one of the largest sandstone quarries in Ancient Egypt, located in Aswan. Described as 'the destroyed temple of Ramses', it was discovered during excavation work carried out by a team from Sweden's Lund University and led by Dr Maria Nilsson and Dr John Ward.

New evidence of the passage of Chinese explorers through America

New evidence of the passage of Chinese explorers through America

John A. Ruskamp, ​​a biochemist and researcher from Illinois, has reported that he has identified a spectacular discovery that can change history, in the form of symbols. When he paid a visit to the Albuquerque Petroglyph National Monument, it caught his eye, after consulting with experts on Native American stone writing and ancient Chinese script to verify their analysis, he concluded that the message preserved in the petroglyphs may it was inscribed by a group of Chinese explorers thousands of years ago.

Two skeletons found in front of the Temple of Concord in Sicily

Two skeletons found in front of the Temple of Concord in Sicily

Given the rich history that many corners of the world have, it is not surprising that every so often archaeological finds of great importance are made that allow us to delve deeper into many aspects of ancient civilizations and can bring us closer to what their day to day was like. and its main characteristics.

They discover what could be the tomb of the Maccabees

They discover what could be the tomb of the Maccabees

Although the fame in many of the discoveries of the Ancient World is Egypt, there are other destinations in the world that have a great history and sufficient capacity to surprise us at any time. Israel is one of those magical places that has always stood out for being the cradle of civilizations, wars and many historical events, which is why it must hide countless archaeological treasures, which are waiting for us to discover them.

Kennewick Man: Resolving a Scientific Dispute

Kennewick Man: Resolving a Scientific Dispute

An 8,500-year-old skeleton discovered in 1996 in Washington State has sparked a bitter discussion among Native Americans and scientists. Analysis of the skeleton, known as the 'Kennewick Man,' resembled Japanese populations, Polynesian or even European, so it was claimed that it was not an ancestor of Native Americans, which caused the skeleton not to be repatriated, as had been requested by a group of Native Americans.

The Lady of Arlanpe, the first Venus of the Iberian Peninsula

The Lady of Arlanpe, the first Venus of the Iberian Peninsula

Various excavations carried out between 2006 and 2011 in the Arlanpe cave (Vizcaya) have borne fruit and have made it possible to locate what until now is considered the only example found of Palaeolithic art with engraved female representations in the Iberian Peninsula. The finding was published in the Oxford Journal of Archeology thanks to different researchers, including Joseba Ríos Garaizar, an archaeologist belonging to the National Research Center on Human Evolution of Burgos, who explained some details of the find.

4,000-year-old sauna found in Scotland

4,000-year-old sauna found in Scotland

If we talk about saunas and history, we cannot avoid talking about one of the news that comes to us from Scotland, where it has been found on the island of Westray, one of those known as Orkney Islands, a sauna or steam room that dates back to about 4,000 years in time. After a first study, researchers believe that it is a space that could have been used to heal or cleanse the body as well as to facilitate childbirth or even for different types of spiritual ceremonies.

Over 2,000-year-old treasures discovered in Ancient Greece's most famous shipwreck

Over 2,000-year-old treasures discovered in Ancient Greece's most famous shipwreck

The mechanism of the Antikythera machine took no less than half a century to know how it worked, but in the end it was determined that it was a complex piece of gears that served to predict the movement of both planets and stars, being considered this device as the world's first computer, which was part of a valuable treasure left by the shipwreck of a Roman ship on the Greek island of Antikythera in 65 BC.

Discovered what could be the lost city of Sodom

Discovered what could be the lost city of Sodom

An archaeological team led by Steven Collins of the University of the Southern Caribbean in New Mexico has discovered a large number of artifacts and monumental structures that reveal a large city-state of considerable size dating back to the Bronze Age and that It came to dominate the southern part of Jordan, exactly in the Jordan Valley, during a time when other large cities were abandoned during their decline.

The oldest Bible in the world in the British Museum

The oldest Bible in the world in the British Museum

If you have the opportunity to visit London, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit the British Museum of the city since here the oldest copy of the Bible in the world, the Codex Sinaíticus, is exhibited, becoming one of the main attractions of this prestigious museum.Currently, the British Museum houses an interesting exhibition that deals with religious evolution in Ancient Egypt after 1.

3,500-year-old tomb of a wealthy Greek warrior discovered

3,500-year-old tomb of a wealthy Greek warrior discovered

Archaeologists working on unearthing what was originally believed to be a house dating back to the Bronze Age at an archaeological site in Pylos, Greece, have made an impressive discovery. The infrastructure they were unearthing was not a house as originally believed but rather a completely intact tomb, supposedly of a warrior whose antiquity is believed to date back to 1.

London, a multi-ethnic city from its origins

London, a multi-ethnic city from its origins

After having carried out a deep DNA analysis of four ancient Roman skeletons found in the city of London some time ago, the results reveal something quite striking: the first inhabitants of what is now this huge city were a very similar multiethnic mix to the one the city has today, where you can find countless nationalities.

Tutankhamun's tomb shows signs of a hidden camera according to the latest studies

Tutankhamun's tomb shows signs of a hidden camera according to the latest studies

Nicholas Reeves, a British archaeologist, has recently declared that the discovery of Nefertiti's tomb is near since the first examinations to which Tutankhamun's burial has been subjected have revealed different indications of the existence of a hidden chamber in the north wall, something that Reeves suspected for a long time and now he has set out to discover all this mystery that has been very present for centuries.

They find a wall of the ancient city of Avaris in Egypt

They find a wall of the ancient city of Avaris in Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities reported yesterday that a team of archaeologists from the Austrian Archaeological Institute has found a wall in the ancient capital Avaris (during the Hicso period), in the northern region of the Nile Delta, which is 3,500 years old. Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty, who did not specify when the find was made, this large "fence" (as they have called it), could have been part of a wall in the city of Avaris.

Hatason's mummy under study

Hatason's mummy under study

If there is a civilization that is always on the lips of historians, archaeologists, etc., it is the Egyptian one, because it seems that its mysteries never end and if the news recently jumped that the tomb of Nefertiti could have been discovered, now we must add another piece of news related to Egypt, in this case with a mummy found in a San Francisco museum.

The oldest gold jewel in the world found

The oldest gold jewel in the world found

A group of archaeologists has found what could be considered the oldest piece of gold jewelry in the world. It is a 24 carat gold piece weighing only two grams and has been unearthed in the prehistoric town of Solnitsata, in Bulgaria, the mere fact that this piece was discovered in the oldest town in the world makes it a truly unique jewel and according to different media reports, experts say that it could have around 6.

What did the builders of Stonehenge eat?

What did the builders of Stonehenge eat?

A team of archaeologists from the University of York has made public about the eating and cooking habits of the builders of the well-known megalithic monument of Stonhenge, located in Durrington Wall, built approximately in the year 2,500 BC. This was possible after a detailed analysis of the ceramics and animal bones that were discovered in the area, which indicates how food was distributed and shared in those years.

Tutankhamun's nurse could have been his sister Meritatón

Tutankhamun's nurse could have been his sister Meritatón

Last Sunday, the French archaeologist Alain Zivie expressed that Maia, the nurse of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, could have actually been his sister Meritatón, reviving speculations about the identity of the king's mother. DNA tests showed that Akhenaten was Tutankhamun's father, but the identity of his mother is still a mystery today.