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Storms in England reveal multitude of archaeological treasures

Storms in England reveal multitude of archaeological treasures

It seems incredible how inclement weather, torrential rains, and floods can affect a country's population, devastating cities and reducing villages to rubble. But looking beyond the calamities, these seemingly catastrophic phenomena can also unearth all kinds of secrets.

A fire destroys more than a million historical documents in Russia

A fire destroys more than a million historical documents in Russia

The University Library of the Moscow Academy of Sciences suffered a shocking fire over the weekend and caused enormous damage to cultural heritage as more than a million writings dating from the 16th century, when it began, have been destroyed. known as the «cultural Chernobyl».

They decipher the Viking rune of Jötunvillur

They decipher the Viking rune of Jötunvillur

Until now, the 9th-century Viking rune and unpronounceable name, Jötunvillur, had been a mystery to runology experts and linguists, who have tried to compare it to about 80 Norse runes. Jonas Nordby, an expert on Viking runes at the University of Oslo, has managed in a very simple way to decipher the code of the rune and its hidden message, in which the phrase "Kiss me" can be read.

Classic tomb found in northwestern Peloponnese

Classic tomb found in northwestern Peloponnese

During the construction of a road that connects the port of Kyllini with the Patras-Pyrgos road, the remains of a tomb dating from the classical Greek era have been found. After the discovery, operators have contacted the authorities who sent a team of experts who began with the excavations, also finding an old garbage pit that will be the next to analyze.

They find evidence of arteriosclerosis in bones from 3,000 years ago

They find evidence of arteriosclerosis in bones from 3,000 years ago

Researchers at the University of Durham, in England, have just discovered human skeletons with signs of arterial disease. At 3,000 years old, they are the oldest human bones in which these types of symptoms have been found. More specifically, the disease would have been atherosclerosis, which clogs the arteries by accumulating fat (known as plaque) inside their walls.

Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls for sale

Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls for sale

AP. After 70 years of the discovery of the world's oldest biblical manuscripts, the Palestinian family that originally sold them to institutions for study is now quietly marketing them. Most of the remains are barely the size of a stamp of mail and some of them are blank.