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300 statuettes found in a Neolithic site in Greece

300 statuettes found in a Neolithic site in Greece

In central Greece, where excavations were being carried out at a Neolithic site, 300 clay figurines have come to light, from the site of Koutroulou Magoula, inhabited between 5800 BC. and 5300 BC, located near the town with the name of Neo Monastiri about 260 kilometers from Athens and in which specialists from the Greek Archaeological Service, the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, and the British School in Athens have turned their efforts.

Napoleon's Russia Campaign

Napoleon's Russia Campaign

In 1811 the alliance formed between Russia and France was broken, due to the wishes of Tsar Alexander I to conquer Constantinople and the need to achieve an approach to Great Britain, an enemy of Russia after the blockade of British trade had joined. Therefore, Alexander I demanded the evacuation of the French armies from Prussia and Pomerania.

French authorities return stolen pre-Columbian objects to Costa Rica

French authorities return stolen pre-Columbian objects to Costa Rica

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs announced yesterday that a high-level government official returned six pre-Columbian objects to Ambassador Carlos Bonilla Sandoval for repatriation to Costa Rica. According to an official statement by French diplomacy, Jean-Paul Balzamo has organized the return of six ceramic objects, some in the shape of humans and animals.

Sri Lanka's treasure hunters prefer Buddha statues

Sri Lanka's treasure hunters prefer Buddha statues

Recent research in Sri Lanka has revealed that valuable Buddha statues are highly valued by treasure hunters to the detriment of other objects with archaeological value. The dean of the Faculty of History and Archeology and director of the Abhayagiri Project in Anuradhapura, Professor T. G.

Experts create undeciphered writing database open to the public

Experts create undeciphered writing database open to the public

Researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Southampton have developed an ancient archival documentary system called RTI or "Reflectance Transformation Imaging" to capture images of some of the most important historical documents in the world. Some of them are available to the public on the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative website.

Peru prevents the illicit export of archaeological remains

Peru prevents the illicit export of archaeological remains

According to the Ministry of Culture, so far this year the Peruvian customs authorities have detained more than 150 objects and fossils that were being acquired illegally and were taken out of the country. Most of the objects were discovered by travelers who were in the Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport.