An Illustration of Lao-Tzu.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 03:40

Lao Tzu is traditionally regarded as the founder of Taoism, a school of thought that developed in ancient China. Taoism is seen as one of the three main pillars of traditional Chinese thought.

The characteristic monumental stone blocks trimmed in the shape of the letters H at Puma Punku
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 00:48

Puma Punku in Bolivia is one of the world’s most mysterious ancient sites. This remains true for both academic archaeologists and historians as well as rogue historians who investigate the hypothesis of advanced prehistoric civilizations or ancient assistance from extraterrestrials. 

An Asian leopard cat
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 21:58

Farmers in China may have domesticated Asian leopard cats during the Neolithic era, more than 5,000 years ago, a new study says. This is a different species than the only living type of domestic cat today, the Felis catus that so many people keep as pets.

Funerary cones.
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 14:58

Funerary cones are a type of funereal object from ancient Egypt. It is well known that the ancient Egyptians were extremely concerned about the afterlife, and that they did all they could to provide for the dead.

An illustration of a strigoi.
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 03:47

As shown in numerous existing Romanian legends and testimonies, the main measure of protection against strigoi (vampires) is respecting funeral rites in detail. (The majority of strigoi appear as a result of incorrect funeral rites.) In this way, arranging burials correctly is the main preventive measure so that a deceased person can be stopped from turning into a strigoi. The dead, satisfied with the way and place of burial, will have no reason to rise from the grave.

Main: Artistic representation of Piers Gerlofs Donia, ‘cca made by rudy faber.’ Inset: Picture of Grutte Pier’s Sword. (1953) Fries museum in Leeuwarden.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 23:04

Pier Gerlofs Donia was a Frisian warrior, pirate, and rebel who lived between the 15th and 16th centuries AD. He is more well-known perhaps by his nicknames – Grutte Pier in West Frisian, Grote Pier and Lange Pier in Dutch, and Pierius Magnus in Latin.

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