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What is an evergeta? The philanthropist of Ancient Rome

What is an evergeta? The philanthropist of Ancient Rome

What today we would call a philanthropist, in ancient Rome it was the evergeta, but with interested ends, even indirectly: to earn money and political titles by being "generous". What did they get? Favors and authority, both before politicians and among the population, demonstrating their "generosity" regardless of the cost.

They confirm the first presence of modern humans in Europe

They confirm the first presence of modern humans in Europe

Some 40,000 years ago, during the Middle Paleolithic, Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) occupied territory that was progressively replaced by Homo sapiens, but the details of this replacement, which marked the transition to the Upper Paleolithic, remain unclear. Some remains found a few years ago in the United Kingdom and Italy already documented the earliest presence of modern humans in Western Europe; specifically between 44.

Ávila, finalist in the European ILUCIDARE awards with SHCity

Ávila, finalist in the European ILUCIDARE awards with SHCity

The Smart Heritage City (SHCity) project that served to transform Ávila into a smart heritage city, is one of the finalists in the European ILUCIDARE awards, organized by the consortium of the same name, the European Commission and Europa Nostra. to be released in the fall, it recognizes the value of outstanding projects in the heritage field.

What were dinosaur eggs like? Soft or hard?

What were dinosaur eggs like? Soft or hard?

It is not about the chicken and egg dilemma but a much older mystery. Which came first, soft shell dinosaur eggs or hard shell eggs? A team of Argentine and US paleontologists says they have an answer. "By describing the clutches belonging to the species Protoceratops from Mongolia and Mussaurus from Argentina, we show that these two dinosaurs laid eggs with a soft, membranous shell," says paleontologist Matteo Fabbri of the Yale University and co-author of a paper published today in the journal Nature.

Exhibition

Exhibition "The Cabinet of Rest of their Majesties" in the Prado Museum

The new exhibition at the Prado Museum aims to evoke, until November 24, one of the most unique spaces of the Museum during its two centuries of history: The Rest Cabinet of their Majesties. Room 39 of the Villanueva building once again brings together the Most of the paintings that hung in it from 1828, 44 paintings in total, and the small adjoining room, which was set up as a place for personal hygiene, offers the unrepeatable opportunity to return the toilet cabinet, made in 1830 by Angel Maeso, to its original location.

Brandycneme draculae dinosaur

Brandycneme draculae dinosaur

Bradycneme sheetTranslation: «heavy leg» Description: carnivore, bipedal Order: Saurischia Suborder: TheropodaInfraorder: TetanuraeMicroorder: Maniraptora (from the microorder Coelurosauria) Family: Troodontidae (not confirmed) Height: 2 metersLength: Crepodyne period Upper dinosaur Genus: Creporadyne Period Weight: Upper genus Crepodyne Period: found in Transylvania, Romania, although only its lower right leg has been found.