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Neanderthals Used Glue to Make Stone Tools 40,000 Years Ago

Around 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals living in what we now call France crafted tool handles using a special sticky substance. This sticky mix was made from ochre and bitumen, materials they gathered from nearby places. It is the oldest example...

Ancient Rock Art Transmitted Information Across 100 Generations

New research published in the journal Science Advances unveils surprising findings about ancient rock art in Argentina. Previously estimated to be just a few thousand years old, this collection of drawings found in a Patagonian cave is much older...

Ancient Brooch of Romulus and Remus Found in Spain

The Department of Culture of the Generalitat Valenciana has announced the discovery of a unique silver brooch depicting the iconic scene of Remus and Romulus, the twin founders of Rome, being nurtured by a she-wolf. This rare discovery happened during...

Stone Age Wall Found Underwater May be Europe’s Oldest Megastructure

Researchers have found an ancient stone age wall under the sea near Germany's Baltic coast. This wall might be the oldest massive structure built by humans in Europe. It's almost a kilometer long and lies on the seafloor of...

World’s Oldest Lipstick Discovered in Iran

In southeastern Iran's Jiroft region, archaeologists discovered a small vial made of chlorite. Inside it was a deep red substance thought to be ancient lipstick. The discovery was detailed in the journal Scientific Reports. Analysis showed that the red material...

470 Million Year Old Fossil Site Uncovered in France

Two amateur paleontologists stumbled upon almost 400 really well-preserved fossils in Southern France. These fossils are around 470 million years old. Scientists from the University of Lausanne, along with teams from CNRS and other countries, checked out this new fossil...

99 Million-Year-Old Flowers Found Preserved in Amber

  A group of ancient flowers was discovered in present-day Myanmar perfectly preserved in amber. The study's findings indicate that certain flowering plants have remained unchanged for almost 100 million years, as suggested by the observed characteristics of the flowers. Ancient flower...

Undeciphered Script Found on Easter Island Predates European Colonization

New research published on February 2nd in the journal Scientific Reports reveals an ancient wooden tablet found on Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. This tablet contains mysterious writings known as the "rongorongo" script. What's intriguing is that...

The Ancient Greek Origins of Latin Alphabet

The Latin alphabet is undoubtedly the world's most recognizable form of written language, whose history goes back in time to the eras of ancient Greek and Roman dominance of the entire Western world. In its modern form, with its many...

Greek Language Day: Honoring The Mother of Western Languages

International Greek Language Day is celebrated annually every February 9, the day which also honors the memory of the Greek national poet Dionysios Solomos, who wrote Greece's national anthem ''Hymn to Liberty.'' This celebration seeks to highlight the Greek language’s...