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Early El Greco painting found in Crete

Early El Greco painting found in Crete

A rare painting attributed to famous painter “El Greco” (Dominikos Theotokopoulos) was found near the city of Chania in Crete, according to...
An exceptional Gravettian 'Venus' discovered in Amiens

An exceptional Gravettian 'Venus' discovered in Amiens

The prehistoric site of Renancourt, in Amiens, has been known for many years and long remained one of the few sites providing evidence for ...
4,000-year-old granaries discovered in central China

4,000-year-old granaries discovered in central China

Archaeologists have unearthed a number of circular foundations at a Neolithic site of Longshan Culture dating back about 4,000 years in Hua...
First experimental genetic evidence of the human self-domestication hypothesis

First experimental genetic evidence of the human self-domestication hypothesis

The study, published in Science Advances , results from the collaboration between a UB team led by Cedric Boeckx, ICREA professor from the ...
Long-distance timber trade underpinned the Roman Empire's construction

Long-distance timber trade underpinned the Roman Empire's construction

The ancient Romans relied on long-distance timber trading to construct their empire, according to a study published in the open-access jour...
First archaeological evidence of Christianity in Bahrain

First archaeological evidence of Christianity in Bahrain

Archaeologists have found the first evidence showing Christianity was practised in Bahrain, a discovery which sheds light on a missing part...
The art of the Roman surveyors emerges from newly discovered pavements in Pompeii

The art of the Roman surveyors emerges from newly discovered pavements in Pompeii

The technical skills of the Roman agrimensores - the technicians in charge of the centuriations (division of the lands) and of other survey...
How does language emerge?

How does language emerge?

How the languages of the world emerged is largely a mystery. Considering that it might have taken millennia, it is intriguing to see how de...
Compound eyes: The visual apparatus of today's horseshoe crabs goes back 400 million years

Compound eyes: The visual apparatus of today's horseshoe crabs goes back 400 million years

The eyes of the extinct sea scorpion Jaekelopterus rhenaniae have the same structure as the eyes of modern horseshoe crabs (Limulidae). The...
New finds from the ancient Egyptian Temple of Heliopolis

New finds from the ancient Egyptian Temple of Heliopolis

A joint German-Egyptian archaeological mission working in the Heliopolis temple in Matareya unveiled fragments of royal statues and a large...
Justinianic plague not a landmark pandemic?

Justinianic plague not a landmark pandemic?

Researchers now have a clearer picture of the impact of the first plague pandemic, the Justinianic Plague, which lasted from about 541-750 ...
Breathing? Thank volcanoes, tectonics and bacteria

Breathing? Thank volcanoes, tectonics and bacteria

Earth's breathable atmosphere is key for life, and a new study suggests that the first burst of oxygen was added by a spate of volcanic...

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