Contents of Beth Shemesh cuneiform tablet discovered: it is not a sacred text

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Cuiform tablet from Ugarit exhibited in the Louvre. Credits: Mbzt, CC BY–SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. There tablet in cuneiform ...

The Egyptian pyramids may also have been built thanks to an ancient branch of the Nile that disappeared

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Credit: Ian Sewell. A group of 31 Egyptian pyramidsincluding that of Giza, they may have been built thanks to a ...

Political parties: history, structure, functions, financing

come funziona partito politico
Political parties are i “mediators” between citizens and institutions. When we elect a person to a public office, we almost ...

The Holodomor, the terrible famine that struck Soviet Ukraine in the 1930s

Holodomor-copertina
The Holodomor (which literally means death by starvation) was one of the most serious famines of the 20th century. Starting ...

Brief history of the Chinese empire: origins and development of the world's second superpower

storia impero cinese
Chinese civilization has very ancient origins (the first settlements witnessed in the Yellow River date back to 3000 BC), but ...

How SuperEnalotto works and why winning is very unlikely

SuperEnalotto vittoria probabilità
On May 10, 2024 a player from the SuperEnalotto won approx 101 and a half million of euros by purchasing ...

How was Michelangelo's statue of David carved in marble?

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Michelangelo's David, 1501–1504. marble, 517×199 cm. Accademia Gallery, Florence. Now beloved, now censored, the statue of Michelangelo's David Buonarroti (Caprese ...

How is it possible that Pisa was one of the 4 maritime republics if it is not on the sea?

Quando Pisa era sul mare
Venice, Genoa, Pisa And Amalfi. We all studied at school 4 maritime republicsthat is, 4 Italian cities which, especially during ...

Why did the painter Vincent van Gogh cut off his left ear?

perche van gogh si taglio un orecchio
The Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890) is famous for many reasons. Some of these are pleasant, like ...

How did the ancient Egyptians mummify bodies and why did they do it with the pharaohs?

mummificazione corpi faraoni antichi egizi
There mummification it's the process natural or artificial through which the decomposition of a corpse is slowed down or completely ...
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