Ana Isabel Lucero

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100 Must-Read Books about Ancient History

Rome. Athens. Memphis and Thebes. Ramses II. Nefertiti. Julius Caesar. Cleopatra. Aristotle. Sappho. Cyrus the Great. Democracy. Oligarchy. Republic …

Ancient DNA analysis reveals Minoan and Mycenaean origins

Study results show that Minoans and Mycenaeans were genetically highly similar - but not identical - and that modern Greeks descend from these …

The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of …

Anthropology

Mayapan: How The Last Big Mayan City Met Its End

Share this:<p><b>AncientPages.com -</b> Located about 35 miles (55 km) southeast of modern Mérida, Yucatán state, Mexico, the Mayan city of Mayapan was the …

Archaeology

10 Reasons The Biblical Flood May Have Actually Happened

Perhaps of all the biblical stories and tales from ancient times, the legends of the Flood are the best known. To most people, these legends are …

Archaeology

Sour Note: In Ancient Rome, Lemons Were Only for the Rich

Lemons were the acai bowls of the ancient Romans — prized by the privileged because they were rare, and treasured for their healing powers. In fact, …

Ancient History

Why Do Humans Speak So Many Languages?

People don't speak one universal language, or even a handful. Instead, today our species collectively speaks over 7,000 distinct languages.<p>The thatched roof held back the sun's rays, but it could not keep the tropical heat at bay. As everyone at the research workshop headed outside for a break, …

Linguistics

Vandals destroy ancient artifacts to create graffiti at Mesa Verde

MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — Vandals destroyed archaeological artifacts to write graffiti on the side of a sandstone cliff in Mesa Verde …

National Parks

Amazing Pictures Of 2200 Year Old Ancient Greek Mosaics Discovered In Turkey In 2014

Imagine how it felt discovering three ancient Greek mosaics which date back 2,220 years ago. In 2014, Professor Kutalmış Görkay of Ankara University …

If European Borders Were Drawn By DNA Instead Of Ethnicity

<i>Map originally found on reddit</i><p>The map above shows what the borders of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa might look like if they were based on …

Tower of hundreds of Aztec skulls found under Mexico City

A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire after crania of women and children surfaced among the hundreds embedded in the forbidding structure.<p>Archaeologists have found more than 650 skulls caked in …

The first European settlement in the New World

Beneath these mysterious mounds on the northern tip of Newfoundland lay evidence of a significant moment in human exploration.<p>While driving north along the TransCanada Highway, I was stopped by a moose.<p>I sat stranded along the stretch of roadway in northern Newfoundland known as the Viking Trail, …

Archaeology

Live Science

Göbekli Tepe<p>An aerial view of Göbekli Tepe, an 11,000-year-old Stone Age site in what is now Turkey. In excavations since 1995, archaeologists have …

Archaeology

Canon EOS 6D Mark II, toda la información y toma de contacto con la nueva réflex full frame de inicio

Aunque ya hace varios días que han estado circulando las posibles especificaciones e imágenes de la nueva <b>Canon EOS 6D Mark II</b>, es ahora cuando la …

La misteriosa religión que veneraba cráneos humanos hace 11.500 años

Un hallazgo en la construcción megalítica de Göbekli Tepe, en Turquía, aclara las creencias durante el origen de las sociedades complejas<p>El hallazgo …

Armarios: ¡ideas y sugerencias económicas para sacarles partido!

¿Por qué es tan importante contar con un espacio de almacenamiento bien organizado? Tener un buen vestidor está al alcance de unos cuantos …

Descubierta en China una enorme pared repleta de fósiles de diferentes dinosaurios

Hasta el momento se han excavado más de 5.000 fósiles del período Jurásico, pertenecientes a cinco grupos de dinosaurios: sauropodomorfos, …

DNA Suggests Medieval Mediterranean Diversity

BOLOGNA, ITALY—A study of populations from around the Mediterranean that combines ancient DNA (aDNA) and genomic analysis of modern people evidences …

Drinking From Ancient Water Bottles Didn’t Hurt Indigenous People—Making Them Did

Thousands of years ago, indigenous groups living on the California Channel Islands made leak-proof water bottles by weaving rush plants together and …

A scientist needed help studying Neanderthal teeth — so he asked his dentist

Dentist Joe Gatti has been cleaning David Frayer’s teeth for 30 years, and they’ve been friends almost as long. So when Frayer arrived at his office with the offer of something cool to show Gatti, the Lawrence, Kan., dentist took it in stride.<p>The objects of interest were casts of four teeth, each …

Anthropology

Space archaeologist reveals lost worlds

Dr. Sarah Parcak uses satellite technology to unearth Egypt's ancient settlements lost in the sands of time.

Rome metro dig unearths 1800-year-old ruins - CNN Style

Written by By Ben Wedeman, CNNRome<p>Thirty-three feet underground, at the bottom of a concrete-lined pit, archeologist Gilberto Pagani patiently scrapes dirt from a charred beam of wood that has laid undisturbed for around 1800 years.<p>It's part of a house, perhaps once belonging to a senior Roman army …

Archaeology

8 ideas geniales para transformar un palet en un mueble de exterior

Los espacios exteriores del hogar son un escenario perfecto para dar rienda suelta a nuestro talento creativo. Apostar por un mobiliario de exterior …

Ancient Mask Challenges Theories on Origin of Metalworking in South America

Back in 2005, after the summer rains had passed, residents of a small village in Argentina noticed a cluster of human bones sticking out from the …

Buried in Beads 4,000 Years Ago, This Chiefly Family Lives Again

Museums in Canada unveil high-tech facial reconstructions that breathe new life into very old bones.<p>At a remote site overlooking the Salish Sea in British Columbia, archaeologists made the discovery of a lifetime in 2010. While digging an ancient shell midden, researchers from the University of …

Nectarina, una fruta que depura el organismo y cuida la piel

El origen de la nectarina es dudoso. Durante años se ha creído que era una fruta que resulta del injerto de ciruelo y melocotonero. Sin embargo, no …

Tower of human skulls found in Mexico City dig casts light on Aztec sacrifices

• Archaeologists find more than 650 skulls near site of Templo Mayor<br>• Presence of skulls of women and children is ‘a first’, says scientist<p>A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec empire, after crania of …

Archaeology

Tower of human skulls in Mexico casts new light on Aztecs

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire after crania of women and children surfaced among the hundreds embedded in the forbidding structure.<p>Archaeologists have found more …