The German female athlete at the 1936 Berlin Olympics who turned out to be a man

A recent case is that of Caster Semenya, South African athlete twice Olympic champion and three times world champion in…

The Colossus of Dionysus and the kouroi of Flerio, Greek statues from the 6th century B.C. that remain unfinished in the quarries of Naxos.

The island of Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades in extension, famous and coveted since ancient times for its…

The fantastic cargo of the Uluburun, a Bronze Age ship of uncertain origin

In 1982 an amateur diver searching for sponges off the coast of the city of Kaç in Turkey came across…

Lapulapu, the Filipino chief turned national hero who killed Magellan

On August 10, 1519 began the expedition that circumnavigated the globe for the first time. We all know the names…

Belzoni, the pioneer of Egyptology who unearthed the temples of Abu Simbel and opened an entrance to the pyramid of Khafre

The beginnings of archaeology in general and Egyptology in particular, beyond the curiosity that the ruins unleashed in Antiquity and…

Battle of Mons Badonicus, the first documentary reference to King Arthur

No matter how many novels and films have dealt with his figure, some in a fantastic tone, others more realistic,…

Why are there firefighters in Antarctica? Fire services at the South Pole

In 1948 an accidental fire destroyed the facilities of Station D, the scientific base that Great Britain had built in…

The Nymphaeum of Mieza, the place where Aristotle instructed Alexander the Great.

When Alexander the Great was already at war in Asia, strange news reached him from his homeland: his tutor Aristotle…

How the Karatepe bilingual inscription from the 8th century B.C. led to the decipherment of Anatolian hieroglyphs

Just as the Rosetta Stone was fundamental in the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs, other writing systems followed a similar process,…

Saigō Takamori: the true story of the last samurai

In 1877 the Satsuma Rebellion or Sainan War against the Japanese imperial throne ended with the victory of the latter…