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A fire prior to departure would have been the main cause of the sinking of the Titanic

A fire prior to departure would have been the main cause of the sinking of the Titanic

The best known marine catastrophe is undoubtedly the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912. The largest passenger ship in the world at that time and which would cover the section between Southampton and New York, sank after its collision with an iceberg. He thought that one of the reasons (if not the main one) was recklessness on the part of the crew, but the journalist Sean Molony, an expert who has studied the sinking of the Titanic for 30 years, has presented another theory for which, a fire that unleashed on the ship's hull even before its departure, it was the real trigger for the catastrophe.

Homo floresiensis is not related to Homo sapiens

Homo floresiensis is not related to Homo sapiens

Antoine Balzeau, from the Musée de l'Homme, and Philippe Charlier, from the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin, conducted a study using a technique called microtomography on the skull of the best-preserved specimen of the Homo floresiensis species. ? These are tiny hominids that lived thousands of years ago on the island of Flores, in Indonesia, who did not belong to the species of Homo sapiens, but had more similarities with Homo erectus.

Video: Virtual Reconstruction of Pompeii

Video: Virtual Reconstruction of Pompeii

A few months ago we published the video of the reconstruction of the destruction of Pompeii after the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius. However, do we know what Pompeii was like before the catastrophe? What was Pompeii like 2,000 years ago? This question can be answered thanks to 3D reconstructions and on this occasion, the reconstruction of Pompeii comes from the hand of Anima Vesuviana with a video that you can't get lost.

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A "Hand of Glory" discovered in the UK

A British newspaper recently reported the discovery of a mummified hand in the town of Castleton, in North Yorkshire, England. It is said that this could be the last "Hand of Glory" a relic with certain macabre touches that in the past was believed to protect thieves while they committed their misdeeds.

Bell-shaped vessels and DNA close a centennial archaeological debate

Bell-shaped vessels and DNA close a centennial archaeological debate

Between 4,750 and 4,500 years ago, a highly decorated type of pottery known as bell-shaped vessels because of their inverted bell shape, spread across western and central Europe, marking a key period in the continent's prehistory. For a century, scientists have intensively debated whether its spread was due to a large-scale migratory process, the expansion of social practices or a combination of both factors.

Berlin Ethnological Museum returns looted objects to Alaska

Berlin Ethnological Museum returns looted objects to Alaska

Germany has returned nine objects belonging to Alaska Indians after determining that they were looted from graves. The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which oversees all museums in the German capital, said in a statement last week that burial objects from Alaska were brought to Berlin between 1882 and 1884 on behalf of the then Royal Museum of Ethnology.