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  • Oldest ever traces of the plague found in Falköping

    [6 Dec 2018] In a 5,000 year old grave outside Falköping, scientists have found the oldest traces of the plague bacterium's DNA in the world. An international research team including archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg made the discovery using advanced DNA techniques. According to the researchers, this discovery may also have identified the first pandemic in history which stretched from Europe across to Asia as a result of the new trade routes in this period.

  • Spanish newspapers described Lagerlöf as motherly and traditional

    [29 Nov 2018] She was called "grandma" and considered the epitome of "the Scandinavian race". Research from the University of Gothenburg shows how Spanish newspaper described Selma Lagerlöf after she received the Nobel Prize in 1909.

  • Analysing graffiti helps in understanding the Egyptian uprising of 2011

    [7 Nov 2018] How are the protesters who were killed in connection with the Egyptian uprising of 2011 depicted? A thesis in religious studies has shown that an analysis of the cultural production surrounding the 2011 protests in Cairo and their aftermaths - which included graffiti and murals - can assist in the understanding of the uprising.

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