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The origin of Santorini, the best of the Greek islands

The origin of Santorini, the best of the Greek islands

Santorini has long been a firm favorite on everyone's bucket list. Even though the very essence of "The Greek Islands" looks stunning in travel magazines and social media, is it really an accurate description? The quintessential landscape of whitewashed buildings against cerulean blue seas is a typical Santorini postcard… but many don't realize that this image was probably painted to perfection.

What was Maaten Bagush during World War II?

What was Maaten Bagush during World War II?

Maaten Bagush (Ma`atin Baqqush), is an area in Egypt that was a large transit camp on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt during World War II. It is located near Mersa Matruh, and very close to the army field fortification Baggush, known as "Baggush Box", being an access area to it and where the aerodrome was also located.

CENIEH participates in the excavation of the Indian site of Sendrayanpalayam

CENIEH participates in the excavation of the Indian site of Sendrayanpalayam

The National Center for Research on Human Evolution (CENIEH) is part of an international project, funded by the PALARQ Foundation and The Leakey Foundation, whose objective is to study the chronology of the end of the Acheulean and the characteristics of the transition process to the Middle Paleolithic in India.

They find the tomb of Cleopatra 50 km from Alexandria! Oh yeah?

They find the tomb of Cleopatra 50 km from Alexandria! Oh yeah?

The news of the day, of the week, month, year and century, has been published this week: they have found the tomb of Cleopatra! Later in the text you will be able to read the real news, but first, a brief reflection. This is how we find it in media such as "El Confidencial", "El Español", or even in "Bolsamanía".

Greek mythology: who was Aeneas? Biography of a Trojan hero

Greek mythology: who was Aeneas? Biography of a Trojan hero

Aeneas is a Trojan hero, son of Aphrodite and Anchises. The Nymphs of the mountains and Chiron were in charge of his education and as an adult, he married Creusa, daughter of Priam, with whom he had a son, Ascanio. During the Trojan War he fought bravely with Hector. He was saved by Apollo when he was wounded by Diomedes, who carried him wrapped in a cloud from the battlefield.

Pottery was not an exclusive activity of women a thousand years ago

Pottery was not an exclusive activity of women a thousand years ago

Throughout history, we have assumed that certain tasks have been performed based on gender. For example, it is believed that in hunter-gatherer societies men hunted and women gathered for food; however, many of these claims are based on assumptions, as direct evidence from archaeological sites is scarce.