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Physicists announce new theory that unifies Gravity and Quantum Mechanics while preserving Einstein’s concept of Spacetime

Modern physics is based on two pillars. One is quantum theory, which governs the smallest particles in the universe. The other is Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which explains gravity through the curvature of spacetime. But these two theories contradict each other, and reconciling them has been difficult for over a century. The prevailing hypothesis […]

Posted inArchaeology, Art

The Hirschlanden Warrior, the oldest life-size anthropomorphic Iron Age sculpture north of the Alps

On November 5, 1963, an enigmatic stone sculpture dating back almost 2,600 years was discovered in Hirschlanden, now a district of Ditzingen in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg. It is a statue of a warrior measuring 1.50 meters in height and depicting the figure in an upright position and with clear signs of his high […]

Posted inPre-Columbian Era

Through speed and skill, the Chasquis couriers linked all corners of the Inca Empire

Similar to what happened before with Rome and later with the famous Pony Express in the American Far West, the expansion of the Inca Empire owed much to the development of an extraordinary road network that facilitated communication between different points of Tahuantisuyo and Cuzco with astonishing speed, allowing for prompt action. However, in the […]

Posted inAncient Rome

Trajan’s Market, the “world’s oldest shopping mall”, which probably wasn’t a market at all

Considered as the first shopping mall in history, Trajan’s Market is a huge semicircular mass of brick, part of which remains buried under modern buildings and paradoxically may have had very little to do with commerce, according to the opinion of many historians who consider it more of an administrative center built in support of […]

Posted inStone Age Archaeology

Remains of a Paleolithic hut from 16,800 years ago, discovered in La Garma Cave in Cantabria

Recent archaeological investigations carried out in La Garma Cave, Cantabria (Spain), have allowed for the detailed documentation of the remains of a Paleolithic hut built 16,800 years ago. It is one of the best-preserved prehistoric dwellings in the world. The work was made possible thanks to the support of the PALARQ Foundation and the project […]

Posted inClassical Archaeology

Three qanat systems built by the Parthians and the Sassanids in Iraq between the 1st century BC and the 3rd century AD uncovered in Iraq

Professor Ali Obeid Shilgam, the Director General of the Department of Archaeological Research in Iraq, announced the findings during archaeological survey work in the Diyala region, where three qanat systems dating from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD were uncovered. Qanats, also known as underground aqueducts, are among the oldest irrigation systems […]