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5,500-year-old fragments of malachite, ceramics and bones discovered in the Forat de l’Embut cave in Pyrenees

The Forat de l’Embut cave, located at an altitude of 2,235 meters, is the highest prehistoric cave with signs of human occupation discovered in the Pyrenees to date.

According to the latest archaeological finds, ancient human activity that took place in the cave includes the manipulation of malachite, a precious, green mineral used for ornamental objects …

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Baqueira Beret in the Spanish Pyrenees will host the first event of the Freeride World Tour season

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Located in the spectacular Val d’Aran in the Spanish Pyrenees, Baqueira Beret boasts a world-class resort, vast alpine terrain and copious snowfall, making it an ideal destination for the Freeride World Tour.

Following the inaugural event at Baqueira Beret, the Tour returns to perennial Pyrenean freeride mecca of Ordino Arcalís, Andorra, before crossing …

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FC Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas has been named the best female European player of the 2020-2021 season

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Putellas becomes the first footballer from Catalonia to ever win the prize after having contributed to major ‘blaugrana’ successes in the 2020-2021 season.

Barça not only won the cup and the league, but also their first Champions League, prompting greater recognition and attention than ever before for women’s football.

The ‘blaugrana’ coach during last …

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On September 11, more than 120 thousand people took part in protests against COVID sanitary passes in France

According to the French Ministry of Internal Affairs, on Saturday, September 11, more than 120 thousand people took part in protests against COVID sanitary passes in France. Demonstrators clashed with police in Toulouse. About 70 people were detained.

The demonstration was accompanied by large-scale riots, police officers used tear gas and a water cannon.

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Protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a fourth consecutive weekend to demonstrate against a new health pass

Protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a fourth consecutive weekend to demonstrate against a new health pass needed to enter a cafe or travel on an inter-city train, two days before the new rules come into force.

The new rules championed by French President Emmanuel Macron make it obligatory to have either …

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Barcelona airport expansion agreed by Catalan and Spanish governments

The governments of Catalonia and Spain reached a deal on Monday to move forward with the expansion of the Barcelona airport with a mammoth €1.7bn investment plan.

The agreement was hailed as “great news” by the Spanish government spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, which she said will help the Josep Tarradellas-El Prat airport become a global hub.

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Thousands-year-old human remains found in prehistoric Pyrenees tomb

Archaeologists have unearthed the thousands-year-old remains of around 50 human beings in the Roc de les Orenetes’ cave in the Pyrenees.

In total, around 1,200 artefacts were discovered in a prehistoric tomb.

Flint arrowheads and pottery remains that were used as part of funerals were also found on the site.

Evidence shows that the tomb had a relevant …

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