Angel and a page from the book of Raziel
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 14:50

Within the varied teachings of the Jewish mystical tradition known as Kabbalah there is a minor tradition known as Practical Kabbalah (Kabbalah Ma’asit). This branch concerns itself with the use of magic, particularly the permitted ‘white magic’ as opposed to forbidden ‘black magic’.

Bodhisattva Guanyin; 11th/12th century AD.
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 03:41

Buddhism is usually regarded as a religion which is led by one master – Buddha. However, there are many more ancient legendary masters in this belief system and both male and female characters are honored by Buddhists.

Labrets are a kind of jewelry, which can be made of shell, bone, or stone, and is inserted into the lip as an ornament in some cultures. Picture here and below: Krasnoyarsk Geoarkheologiya
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 00:47

Ancient items of jewellery found by archeologists on Taymyr peninsula are stone labrets which were inserted into the face below the bottom lip.

Gold, Amber, Artwork and Military Paraphernalia: The Continuous Crusade for Lost Nazi Treasures
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 21:48

During World War II Poland and other parts of Central Europe were damaged, and many museums and precious collections were destroyed. Now, explorers are trying to find the places where gold, pieces of art, small planes, military cars, guns, and other artifacts were hidden in 1945.

Like a Virgin? The Secret and Controversial Account of Mary, Mother of Jesus
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 14:47

The Virgin Mary is one of the key symbols of Christianity, and a woman whose cult changed the world. However, she may be one of the most misunderstood biblical people.

Deriv; Left, Roman legionnaire reenactor in period gear. Right, Jabbaren rock painting (Via author)
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 03:48

There are thousands of rock engravings at the dramatic rocky landscape of Jabbaren, Algeria. Jabbaren is an archaeological site in the Tassili N'ajjer National Park in Algeria with some of the most important groupings of prehistoric cave art in the world.

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Ancient Origins seeks to uncover, what we believe, is one of the most important pieces of knowledge we can acquire as human beings – our beginnings.

While many believe that we already hold such knowledge, our view is that there still exists a multitude of anomalies and mysteries in humanity's past that deserve further examination.

We therefore wish to foster an open community that is dedicated to investigating, understanding and explaining the origins of our species on planet earth. To this end, we aim to organize, support and even finance efforts in this direction.

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The Rock of Cashel in Ireland pictured in the Summer of 1986. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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 More details The vertical west face of the Bastier Tooth (a top next to Am Basteir) in the Cuillin, with Sgùrr nan Gillean in the background (CC BY-SA 2.0)