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Entrance of Winter Illuminates Rock Painting Known as "El Diablito" in...

MEXICO CITY.- On the morning of December 21, a sunray entered a rocky shelter and illuminated the rock painting known as “El Diablito” The astronomical phenomenon of the Winter solstice that takes place every December 21st was observed at El ...

Hanneke Meijer and Rokus Due Say Giant Stork Once Roamed Indonesian...

JAKARTA (AP).- Fossils of a giant stork have been discovered on a far-flung Indonesian island that has been home to many extreme-sized creatures — from tiny human-like "hobbits" and dwarf elephants to the world's largest-known rats and lizards. Au...

Mexican Archaeologists Say Tonina Ballgame Court may Be the One Described...

MEXICO CITY.- The recent finding of 2 sculptures with the shape of a serpent’s head that 1,500 years ago were part of the Ballgame at the Maya city of Tonina, Chiapas today, were found by archaeologists of the National Institute of Anthropology an...

Mexica Ceremonial Censer Replica Handed over to Tlahuac Community

MEXICO CITY.- Fifteen years ago, 5 ceremonial censers were found in community plots at Tlahuac, a Mexico City delegation. The dwellers are celebrating the return of one of them dedicated to Chicomecoatl, the Mexica maize goddess, which replica will be ...

Salvador Dalí Sculpture Stolen from Belfortmuseum in Belgium

BRUGES.- The sculpture "Woman with Drawers" by Salvador Dali, valued at 100,000 euros, was stolen from an exhibition hall in Bruges (NW Belgium), the Belgian press said today. A security camera filmed how the thieves hid the statue in a bag and left th...

Salvador Dalí Sculpture Valued at 100,000 Euros Stolen from Belfortmuseum in...

BRUGES.- The sculpture "Woman with Drawers" by Salvador Dali, valued at 100,000 euros, was stolen from an exhibition hall in Bruges (NW Belgium), the Belgian press said today. A security camera filmed how the thieves hid the statue in a bag and left th...

While Digging in their Back Yard, Brothers Find 1,300 Year Old...

TILCARA, ARGENTINA.- Two brothers who were digging in the back of their house to lay the foundation of two new rooms found eight pots measuring 1.20 meters in height that have been estimated to be 1,300 years old. The discovery was made in the Carraza...

United Kingdom Treasure Hunter Finds 52,000 Roman Coins

LONDON (AP).- A treasure hunter has found about 52,500 Roman coins, one of the largest such finds ever in Britain, officials said Thursday. The hoard, which was valued at 3.3 million pounds ($5 million), includes hundreds of coins bearing the image of...

Prehistoric Bone Found in Veracruz to Be Analyzed

MEXICO CITY.- Specialists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) will conduct interdisciplinary studies regarding the Prehistoric animal bone found in early June 2010 in the municipality of Agua Dulce, Veracruz, to determine its a...

World’s Largest Gold Coin Sells for $4 Million

VIENNA (AP).- The world's largest gold coin has been sold at auction in Austria for euro3.27 million ($4 million). The coin — a 2007 maple leaf coin with a face value of 1 million Canadian dollars ($960,000) that weighs 220 pounds (100 kilograms)...

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