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New species of insect 105 million years old found fossilised in amber in Teruel
Culture Thu, Sep 19, 2019

New species of insect 105 million years old found...

A SPECIES of insect estimated to be 105 million years old has been found fossilised in a chunk of amber dug up from an archaeological dig in the province of Teruel. It was found by historians from Oxford...

Debate over future of Mazarrón's 2,700-year-old boat
Culture Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Debate over future of Mazarrón's 2,700-year-old boat

HISTORIANS are trying to decide what to do with a Phoenician boat found off the coast of Mazarrón (Murcia) and have opted to leave it on the sea bed for the moment. Dating back to the seventh century BC, the craft –...

Valencia picked as World Design Capital 2022
Culture Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Valencia picked as World Design Capital 2022

VALENCIA has been chosen as World Design Capital 2022, taking over from Lille, France and joining former capitals Helsinki, México DF, Taipei and Seoul. It has beaten the Indian metropolis of Bangalore which, by the...

Man finds Roman burial chambers in his back garden
Culture Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Man finds Roman burial chambers in his back garden

A SEVILLA man having his house extended has unearthed an almost completely intact Roman funerary chamber in his garden. José Avilés – known to friends and family as 'Pepe' – who lives in the town of...

Drought uncovers submerged 'Stonehenge-like' megaliths
Culture Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Drought uncovers submerged 'Stonehenge-like'...

A PREHISTORIC burial site nobody remembered existed has suddenly emerged in the province of Cáceres after the drought caused a river to run dry. Based in the Valdecañas reservoir in the village of Peraleda de la Mata...

'Excellence Awards' for Plácido Domingo and Real Madrid basketball's Felipe Reyes
Culture Tue, Jul 16, 2019

'Excellence Awards' for Plácido Domingo and Real...

LEGENDARY tenor Plácido Domingo is one of 12 famous faces to win an 'Excellence in Spain' Award – at the same time as being named ambassador for the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Captain of Real Madrid...

Franco's 'stolen' country mansion at centre of court battle with State
Culture Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Franco's 'stolen' country mansion at centre of...

A JUDGE will decide on whether or not a vast country estate in the province of A Coruña (Galicia) rightfully belongs to the public, or to the descendants of dictator General Franco. Spain's government maintains...

'Completely intact' Roman sarcophagus found in Granada
Culture Thu, Jul 4, 2019

'Completely intact' Roman sarcophagus found in...

A ROMAN sarcophagus completely intact and sealed up has been described as 'an exceptional find' and 'unprecedented'. It is being opened by experts at Granada's Archaeological Museum this weekend, and...

Tribute to José Lladró, co-founder of world's most famous figurines
Culture Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Tribute to José Lladró, co-founder of world's most...

CO-FOUNDER of one of the world's largest names in porcelain figurine collectibles, José Lladró, passed away on Monday aged 91, meaning his two daughters now own his 15% share of the company. It was set up by the...

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...

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