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Secret chamber discovered in Gibraltar cave sheds new light on life of Neanderthals 40,000 years ago

GIBRALTAR National Museum researchers have discovered a secret chamber that is thought to have been sealed for at least 40,000 years.   The team, led by...

Dredging up history: Galicia clean-up project could shed light on mysteries of Spanish Armada

The true aftermath of the Spanish Armada has been buried by the sands of time … until now, writes Jack Gaioni

Neanderthals were world’s first artists, concludes study of prehistoric cave paintings in southern Spain

CREATORS of the world’s first cave art may in fact have been Neanderthals and not early man, researchers have concluded after studying pigments found...

Restoration work in Spain’s Valencia unearths children’s graves from Islamic period

AN archaeological dig in Valencia city centre has unearthed several small graves belonging to children. Experts working on the restoration of the Islamic wall in...

Archaeological dig in Valencia unearths 60 skeletons from ancient churchyard

EXCAVATION work taking place on a stretch of Islamic wall in Valencia city has unearthed 60 skeletons – and counting. Neighbours overlooking the site in...

Ancient Roman bath complex emerges from shifting sands on beach in southern Spain

Ancient Roman bath complex has been discovered beneath sand dunes on an Atlantic beach in the Cadiz province of southern Spain. Archaeologists from the University...

Medieval wall unearthed in Malaga as dig next to metro becomes largest in Spain

This structure has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC), which means that it must be protected and preserved

Spain’s largest collection of fossil footprints discovered in western Andalucia

TWO biologists from the Doñana National Park have accidentally stumbled across one of the largest deposits of prehistoric footprints known in Spain. Dolores Cobo and...

Underwater museum to close for water leaks in Spain’s Murcia

THE Arqua Museum in Cartagena is to close for up to six months afterconstant water leaks have put the building’s priceless exhibits at risk. A...

New technique shows Nerja cave paintings could be much younger than thought

A new method of calcium dating has put the caves at 20,000 years old

Jerez’s archaeological museum… a must see

The Archaeological Museum of Jerez - a surprisingly exquisite, engaging and complete collection of artefacts

UPDATE: Coffin marked with Cervantes’ initials found in hunt for author’s remains

Archaeologists have unearthed the casket in an unmarked grave in Madrid

7,500-year-old axe unearthed in Gibraltar

The recent discovery by archaeologists in Gorham’s Cave has important historical implications

The land that time forgot

Spain is littered with traces of ancient man, remains of dinosaurs and proof that Neanderthal man held his last stand in Gibraltar just 24,000 years ago. After a 6ft thigh bone of a dinosaur was found in Teruel, the Olive Press sent Wendy Williams to investigate

Ancient man ate hippos and rhinos

Archaeologists in Orce have discovered the "richest and the best" finds in Europe

Incredible relics

Unseen Bronze Age artefacts made by the Phoenicians are on display in Cadiz

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