Los responsables del deterioro de varias pinturas murales son microorganismos halófilos

Several monuments from central and south Europe show an intriguing rosy discolouration phenomenon on unknown origin. In order to have a complete vision of this biodeterioration process the microbial communities of three Austrian historical buildings with this problem were investigated by means of a combination of culture-dependent and –independent techniques and microscopy. The bacterial communities […]

Altamira: dos informes, muchas dudas

The Spanish newspaper El País, publishes today (24/10/2014) an article on the scientific debate on the re-opening of Altamira Cave. The article discloses the opinions based on twenty years of research work of the CSIC team lead by Sergio Sánchez Moral, Scientific Researcher of the Spanish National Museum of Natural Sciences and Cesáreo Sáiz Jiménez, […]

El debate sobre la posible reapertura de Altamira continúa en el New York Times

Last July 30th The New York Times published an article on the recent problematic of the cave, with the opinion of outstanding specialists in the field of rock art conservation, and among them the IRNAS Research Professor Cesáreo Sáiz Jimenez. The link to the complete article, here.

Las últimas dos décadas de investigación del IRNAS en la Cueva de Altamira puesta de relieve en el programa Crónicas (la 2, tve)

Last 19th June, 2014 the tv channel La 2 broadcasted the programme Crónicas, dedicated to Altamira, the importance of the original. The programme summarized the researches performed in the cave focused to the conservation of its palaeolithic paintings, with an important reference to the research carried out by the CSIC team, and among them several […]