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Spanish coins found in Utah desert may pre-date Columbus
Culture Sat, May 18, 2019

Spanish coins found in Utah desert may pre-date Columbus

COINS found in the Utah desert may be evidence of Spanish settlers on the American continent at least 200 years before Christopher Columbus arrived – or they may merely be a hoax. A hiker from Colorado found what he...

Did Spaniards build Stonehenge?
Culture Sun, Apr 21, 2019

Did Spaniards build Stonehenge?

A CANDIDATE in the 21-strong shortlist for the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, Stonehenge represents one of the UK's greatest mysteries. Like the only surviving member of the original seven wonders - the...

La Gomera's whistling language and Almodóvar at Cannes
Culture Thu, Apr 18, 2019

La Gomera's whistling language and Almodóvar at Cannes

THE CANARIAN island of La Gomera will see its name up in lights at Cannes Film Festival this year, thanks to a production focusing on its lost language. Whilst it has practically died out, the island's native tongue...

Spaniards in Paris describe 'tragedy' of Notre Dame fire
Culture Tue, Apr 16, 2019

Spaniards in Paris describe 'tragedy' of Notre Dame...

SPANISH tourists, expats and students in Paris have described the horror and tragedy of the inferno which has engulfed Notre Dame cathedral, many of them in tears. Alison said she was out with her family when the blaze,...

Picasso painting stolen 20 years ago found in Amsterdam
Culture Wed, Mar 27, 2019

Picasso painting stolen 20 years ago found in Amsterdam

A PICASSO painting stolen 20 years ago has been found in Amsterdam by Dutch art investigator Arthur Brand, who says its disappearance means the thieves were ‘unable to sell it’. (‘Bust of a Woman’) was owned by...

Highest-altitude prehistoric cave art found in Pyrénées
Culture Fri, Mar 22, 2019

Highest-altitude prehistoric cave art found in Pyrénées

PREHISTORIC cave art has been found at the highest-known altitude in Spain so far – at 2,200 metres (7,218 feet) above sea-level. Also the northernmost cave drawings ever discovered in the country, they were unearthed...

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