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…

The mysterious seismic pulse that repeats every 26 seconds, coming from the Gulf of Guinea

Seismic detectors around the world have been capturing a curious and strange phenomenon for decades. Every 26 seconds the earth…

The Chartres Cathedral’s great labyrinth

About 80 kilometers southwest of Paris stands the city of Chartres, one of whose main cultural attractions is its Gothic…

The world’s largest globes

A globe is a three-dimensional scale model of planet Earth represented on a sphere where, sometimes, the topography of the…

The High Court of Chivalry, a medieval institution still active in the United Kingdom

Heraldry is the science of the coat of arms, the “art of explaining and describing the coats of arms of…