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Rare human disease found in dinosaur's tail

Rare human disease found in dinosaur's tail

An international team of scientists detected a rare disease, which still affects humans today, in the fossilized tail of a young dinosaur that lived more than 60 million years ago. The fossil, discovered in southern Alberta, Canada, is of a small hadrosaur - a herbivorous dinosaur with a flattened beak -, a species that was "common in the world 66-80 million years ago", reads a statement from researchers at Tel Aviv University.

Synopsis of ‘The Land of Painted Caves’ (nº6) by Jean M. Auel

Synopsis of ‘The Land of Painted Caves’ (nº6) by Jean M. Auel

'The land of the painted caves' is the sixth and last installment of the series "The children of the Earth" by Jean M. Auel, which is made up of 'The cave bear clan', 'The valley of the horses', 'The Mammoth Hunters', 'The Plains of Transit' and 'The Stone Refuges'. Jean M. Auel combines his brilliant narrative skills and attractive characters with a surprising recreation of the way of life of thousands of years ago, capturing the terrain and making the places, desires, beliefs, creativity and everyday life of Ice Age Europeans very real to today's reader.

Finnish mythology: Väinämöinen, main hero of the Kalevala

Finnish mythology: Väinämöinen, main hero of the Kalevala

Väinämöinen is a demigod, hero and the central character of Finnish mythology, and the main character of the national epic - the Kalevala. He is described as an old and wise man, who possessed a powerful and magical voice. The first mention of Väinämöinen is found in a list of Tavastian gods by Mikael Agricola, made in 1551.

Experts recreate Cleopatra's perfume

Experts recreate Cleopatra's perfume

Two professors from the University of Hawaii recreate an ancient Cleopatra perfume that will be exhibited in an upcoming National Geographic exhibition. The UH Tell Timai project is an excavation that has been carried out for a decade in the ancient Egyptian city of Thmuis, in the Nile Delta, conducted by Professor Robert Littmann and Adjunct Professor Jay Silverstein.

What was sexuality like in Ancient Rome? Experimentation in ancient times.

What was sexuality like in Ancient Rome? Experimentation in ancient times.

All the societies of the different historical eras have had their particular ways of understanding and experiencing sexuality. The concepts of the sexual have been changing for cultural, moral, biological, medical reasons, etc., but the individual has never been able to dispense with this aspect of his life.

Discoveries continue in Egypt: more than 80 decorated and sealed sarcophagi of 2,500 years old found

Discoveries continue in Egypt: more than 80 decorated and sealed sarcophagi of 2,500 years old found

The find came after inspecting three new burial pits in a necropolis made for priests, high officials and elites of the Late Pharaonic Period. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered more than 80 sealed wooden sarcophagi approximately 2,500 years ago in the vast necropolis of Saqqara, to the south. from Cairo, where dozens of similarly old coffins were found earlier this month, the country's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities reported on Monday.