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Greco-Roman warship reveals its secrets

Greco-Roman warship reveals its secrets

Analysis of a bronze ram, belonging to a warship of about 2,000 years old, shows how an object has been made in the past. The object weighs about 20 kg and was discovered in 1964 by a group of British divers in the coast of Libya, near Tobruk. Baptized with the name of Belgammel Ram, it corresponds to a small Greek or Roman warship, ships that were equipped with large bronze rams used to ram the side beams of enemy ships.

Biography of Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron

Biography of Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron

The history of aviation and the First World War left us the name of a pilot of incomparable talent and bravery: Manfred von Richthofen. Considered a hero by his compatriots and highly respected by his enemies, he earned the nickname "The Red Baron" fighting in heaven during the Great War.

Mexican experts find ancient blood in obsidian knives

Mexican experts find ancient blood in obsidian knives

Researchers in Mexico announced Wednesday that they had found blood cells and muscle fragments, tendons, skin and hair in 2,000-year-old stone knives, calling it the first conclusive evidence of a large number of stone implements used for human sacrifice. .

130-year-old mummy with ponytail surprises grave robbers in China

130-year-old mummy with ponytail surprises grave robbers in China

Grave raiders in China had the scare of their lives when they looted a tomb in their relentless search for archaeological treasures. Rummaging through what looked like old sacks containing priceless items, they found a perfectly preserved 130-year-old mummified body with an expression that will haunt them for life.

The League of Nations, the embryo of the UN

The League of Nations, the embryo of the UN

The League of Nations created in 1919 was an ideological success, with a pacifist proposal that lasts to this day. His mentality was a change with the expansionist and imperialist ideas of the 19th century and proposed to stop the policy of alliances initiated by Bismarck in the middle of the previous century.

Beer and luxury in the Iron Age in Europe

Beer and luxury in the Iron Age in Europe

If you wanted to get ahead in the Iron Age in Central Europe you had to use a strategy that still works today, dress to impress and throw parties with an open bar. Pre-Roman Celtic people practiced what archaeologist Bettina Arnold calls 'competitive feasts' in which people of social and political status tried to feast on each other.