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Greek Mythology: Apollo and Daphne

Greek Mythology: Apollo and Daphne

Every time there is a sports competition, or simply looking at ancient representations of winners, there is always something in common: a laurel wreath on the winner's head. Greek mythology has an explanation for this fact. Curiously, it has its origin in an unfortunate love story.

‘Leonardo interactive’ brings Da Vinci into the 21st century

‘Leonardo interactive’ brings Da Vinci into the 21st century

The only work by Leonardo Da Vinci in Spain, the Madrid I and II codices, are now accessible from anywhere in the world thanks to the “Interactive Leonardo” initiative, which has been launched thanks to the National Library of Spain (BNE), which has also been in charge of guarding the codices that can be accessed through the website.

2,000-year-old Buddhist texts reveal surprising results

2,000-year-old Buddhist texts reveal surprising results

A team of researchers led by Professor Jens-Uwe Hartmann of the University of Munich and Professor Harry Falk of the Free University of Berlin is analyzing 2,000-year-old ancient Buddhist documents that have recently come to light. have shown surprising results.

Children of a Holocaust survivor must return an Assyrian gold tablet

Children of a Holocaust survivor must return an Assyrian gold tablet

A Brooklyn appeals court has ordered the family of a Holocaust survivor to return an ancient gold tablet to a German museum. The decision is made in connection with the claims brought by the victims of the Holocaust to recover property that the Nazis stole from them. But in this case, according to court documents, the valuable 3,200-year-old Assyrian object was looted from the Pre-Asian Museum in Berlin during the end of World War II.

Akrotiri, the Bronze Age site on Santorini island, reopens

Akrotiri, the Bronze Age site on Santorini island, reopens

The archaeological site of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini, will reopen its doors to the public after being closed for the last seven years. In 2005, the roof of a prehistoric settlement collapsed, killing one tourist and injuring six others. After several years of restoration work on the site, the roof has been replaced and will open this week.

235,000-year-old human settlement found in Malaysia

235,000-year-old human settlement found in Malaysia

Archaeologists who have made the discovery of the site argue that the Mansuli Valley on the east coast of Sabah houses the oldest human settlement in eastern Malaysia, hidden within a forest reserve and accessible only by a dirt road. Researchers stumbled upon a treasure in 2003, finding more than 1.