Archaeologists find 3,200-year-old settlement in northwest China

A file photo shows a boy flying a kite in front of a compound of cave dwelling in Yan'an, in China's Shaanxi Province, Thursday 24 February 2005. EPA/FILE/SHAN HAIJING

Beijing, May 31 (EFE).- A team of archaeologists has discovered a 3,200-year-old settlement site in northwestern China’s Shaanxi province that may offer a new perspective on the late Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC). The researchers found large-scale rammed-earth buildings, tombs, ash pits, and pottery molds at the newly discovered settlement in Zhaigou archeological site. It spans … Read more

Egypt unveils embalming workshops, tombs in Saqqara necropolis

A general view shows people visiting the newly-discovered burial site in Saqqara, Giza Governorate, Egypt, 27 May 2023. EFE/EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

Cairo, May 27 (EFE).- An Egyptian archaeological mission has recently discovered two ancient embalming workshops and two tombs at the Saqqara necropolis on the outskirts of Cairo, Egyptian antiquities authorities announced on Saturday. The discoveries were made at the sprawling necropolis of Saqqara, which is part of Egypt’s ancient capital of Memphis, 30 kilometers south … Read more

Johnny Depp says he has ‘no need’ for Hollywood

US actor Johnny Depp attends the photocall for 'Jeanne du Barry' during the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 17 May 2023. EFE/EPA/MOHAMMED BADRA

Cannes, France, May 17 (EFE).- Actor Johnny Depp said he had “no further need for Hollywood” during an appearance at Cannes Festival on Wednesday. Depp answered questions from reporters after the movie Jeanne du Barry, in which he stars as King Louis XV, premiered on Tuesday night. “I don’t feel boycotted by Hollywood, because I … Read more

Archeologists discover 2 bodies under Pompeii ruins

A view of the remains of two bodies that have emerged while digging in the ruins of Pompeii, Italy, 16 May 2023. EFE/POMPEII ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK/EDITORIAL USE ONLY/MANDATORY CREDIT

Rome, May 16 (EFE).- Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of two bodies while digging in the ruins of Pompeii, authorities confirmed on Tuesday The inhabitants of the ancient city are thought to have died during an enormous earthquake that struck the city after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. The discovery has provided more details … Read more

Mexico’s blood ritual for bringing rain

Indigenous Nahuas dressed as Tigers participate in lariat fights to give a drop of blood in exchange for rain in the municipality of Zitlala in the state of Guerrero, Mexico 05 May 2023. EFE/David Guzman

Chilpancingo, Mexico, May 5 (EFE).- Nahua Indians living in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero gathered Friday to offer their blood – drawn from fights between participants – to the earth and the god Tlaloc in exchange for the rain necessary for a good harvest. As part of the Atsatsilistli ritual (request for rain), people … Read more

Seventeen’s ‘FML’ smashes K-pop album release records

Members of South Korean group 'Seventeen' pose as they arrive for the Asia Artist Awards 2016 at the Kyunghee University in Seoul, South Korea, 16 November 2016. EPA-EFE FILE/KIM HEE-CHUL

Seoul, Apr 25 (EFE).- South Korean boy band Seventeen’s new album “FML” has smashed records for the best-selling K-pop album both on its first day and first week of release, selling almost 4 million copies in just 24 hours. The album, which was officially released Monday, has sold at least 3,998,300 copies, according to Hanteo … Read more

K-Pop star, Astro boy band member Moonbin dies aged 25

(FILE) - Moonbin from the Korean boy band Astro poses for photographers during the 2017 Dream Concert in PyeongChang, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, 04 November 2017 (reissued 20 April 2023). EFE/EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

Seoul, Apr 20 (EFE).- Moonbin, K-Pop star and member of the boy band Astro, has died after apparently committing suicide at the age of 25, South Korean police said Thursday. According to police, Moonbin was found dead in his flat in southern Seoul by his manager on Wednesday evening. “We understand that Moonbin lived alone … Read more

‘An ordinary woman can be a superhero’: Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh

Malaysian Oscar Winner Michelle Yeoh (L) meets her fans in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18 April 2023. EFE/EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Singapore, Apr 18 (EFE).- Malaysian Oscar-winning actor Michelle Yeoh said that last year’s ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ proved that “an ordinary woman can be a superhero.” Speaking at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur Tuesday, the actress hailed her Academy Award as a historic moment for Asians in the film industry. She also said … Read more