donderdag, 18 oktober 2018

The world’s oldest musical instruments

The Swabian Jura is a mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, to the south of Stuttgart. In 2002 the area was designated a UNESCO Global...

The world’s oldest cheese

Neolithic tribes in Europe were producing cheese more than 7,000 years ago, archaeologists have discovered. Research findings published in the journal PLOS One (September...

Petra, Jordan – “a rose-red city, half as old as time”

Petra in Jordan is – quite rightly – listed as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, alongside the Taj Mahal, the...

From aurochs to cow

The animal which we know today as the cow is descended from the aurochs, an extinct species of large wild cattle that inhabited Europe,...
Menhir van Dol de Bretagne

The leaning tower of Dol de Bretagne

In the Netherlands there are hunebeds, in Brittany and France there are menhirs, upright standing stones often found in rows known as alignments. Most...

Hunebeds in Haldensleben, Germany

The North German town of Haldensleben in Saxony-Anhalt is near Magdeburg in the former East Germany. The area has one of the largest concentrations...

The wolf, wild ancestor of the modern dog

Throughout history man has used the dog as a companion, a hunter and a draught animal, and more recently as a police dog and...

Megalithic monuments in Hlyabovo, Bulgaria

Most people are unaware that Bulgaria has a large number of prehistoric monuments. In fact the country contains many menhirs and around 250 dolmens....
Neanderthal excavation

A Neanderthal love story

Once upon a time, some 50,000 years ago, two early humans met at a cave in Russia. Thanks to present-day scientific research, we now...

Matrica Museum, Hungary: museum, burial mounds and open air museum

South of Budapest in Hungary is the town of Százhalombatta. On the edge of the town, near the River Danube, there is an archaeological...