History & Philosophy
Ancient Civilizations




Ancient Architecture


The research specialties led by Anselm Pi Rambla together with Professor Dr. Sergi Grau covers complex studies and research in history, philosophy, archaeology, anthropology, archaeoastronomy, ancient architecture and science in early cultures.

The core team of the research division is supported by Marta Pi, Andres Adasme and Angela de Dalmau among other specialists.


In Archaeology makes all kinds of interventions with latest generation techniques that do not directly affect the heritage remains (remote sensing and non-erosive techniques).

A correct valuation of the archaeological remains makes that its potential presence does not suppose a difficulty for the correct development of the projects.
We do development plans in sensitive areas and comprehensive plans of action in Historical - Archaeological and Natural Sites.

W orks
: Anastylosis
 • Surveys • Restoration •
• Musealization
 • Excavations

Underwater Archaeology

We combine archaeological history, science and technology for the recovery, study, classification and dating of submerged heritage.

U nderwater archaeology is often complementary to archaeological research on terrestrial sites because the two are often linked by many and various elements including geographic, social, political, economic and other considerations.

As a result, a study of an archaeological landscape can involve a multidisciplinary approach requiring the inclusion of many specialists from a variety of disciplines including prehistory, historical archaeology, maritime archaeology, and anthropology


Anthropology is the scientific study of humanity, concerned with human behavior, human biology, cultures, societies, and linguistics, in both the present and past, including past human species.

Our research department combines anthropological studies with other scientific disciplines such as history and archaeology.

image: Anselm Pi Rambla with Sebastian and Julian Pauccar
(native Quero's, Peru)


Archaeoastronomical measurements of TAMBOR SOLAR wall at the Inca's Temple of the Sun (Cusco, Peru) by Pi Rambla team

Our work in archeoastronomy serve as our methodology and analysis of astronomy and archeology tools, analyzing the archaeological and historical evidence of the different human cultures in search of reconstructing the old astronomies and its diverse cultural aspects.

I n practice we seek to establish through field measurements the astronomical orientation of an archaeological structure. Likewise, calendars, cosmologies and cosmogonies, cosmological symbols and all evidence of cultural activity related to astronomy are studied.

Archaeoastronomy in Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu deserves a separate investigation: the entire citadel, when observed with the eye of the archaeoastronomer, is a mine of information and ancestral wisdom, and the truth is that we are just beginning to scratch the surface. The truth is that many of the mysteries surrounding this extraordinary site find very clear explanations when viewed from the archaeoastronomical perspective

Ancient Architecture

The most iconic Classical constructs are the large stone temples that were built on a foundation of symmetry and order. As such, there is a longstanding tradition of architects looking back at this architectural history and reviving the values and ideals of the ancient world.

From the Great Pyramids to lost civilizations in Europe, Africa, Asia, America and Oceania we leave no stone unturned in this epic exploration into the hidden history of ancient structures and sacred sites.


Dr. Sergi Grau Torras

History & Philosophy

  • Barcelona (Catalunya, Spain)
  • PhD in Philosophy and a degree in History from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
  • Master in History of Science
  • Professor of the History of Science (UAB)
  • Member of History of Science Institute
  • Member of the Arnaldi de Vilanova opera theologica omnia
  • With more than 15 years of experience in the cultural sector

Marta Pi

Philosophy & Mythology

  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Studies in philosophy degree (Girona University)
  • Anthropological philosophy
  • Mythology and history of the classics

Angela de Dalmau

Anthropology, Ethology & Environmental Sciences

  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Degree in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Doctorate course in Ethology at the UAB Faculty of Biology
  • Communication analysis techniques between primates and humans at the Edinburgh University School of Psychology
  • Studies in social and cultural Anthropology and human evolution

Andres Adasme

Ancient Architecture & Archaeoastronomy

  • Santiago de Chile (Chile)
  • Degree in Architecture from the University of Chile
  • Degree in Architecture from the University of San Antonio Abad in Cusco, Peru
  • Andean specialist archaeoastronomy
  • Expert researcher of Andean Cultures
  • Specialist expedition explorer