Lost in Translation? Understandings and Misunderstandings about the Ancient Practice of “Sacred Prostitution”
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 01:58

In the modern world, the mere mention of “Sacred Prostitution” may receive raised eyebrows or disgusted grimaces. Evidently, this was also the case for the ancients as many ancient authors describe sacred prostitution in drastic terms.

Roman Coins Discovered at Japanese Castle Raise Questions of Ancient Connections
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 00:45

Four Roman copper coins have been unearthed at Katsuren Castle on Okinawa Island, Japan. They are the first of their kind to be discovered in the country and have been dated to 300-400 AD. How the coins came to be at the castle is still a mystery.

Magnificent Gardens of Petra Discovered After 2,000 Years
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 21:55

Long forgotten gardens of the amazing city of Petra have been discovered after two thousand years. Wonderful fountains and a huge pool, which were at the heart of the gardens, were supported by advanced irrigation and water storage systems.

A Dream Destination for Egyptologists: The Amazing Amarna Necropolis
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 14:55

Amarna is a dream destination for many Egyptologists. The temples, tombs, and houses left by the people who lived in the area thousands of years ago make up one of the most impressive discoveries in Egypt.

Discovery of a Medieval Well Raises New Questions About Nazis and a Polish Castle
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 03:53

A team of Polish researchers has discovered a well which dates back to medieval times. It is located in the famous castle of Książ in Wałbrzych, Lower Silesia, Poland.

A Polish Stonehenge? Discovery of New Burial Mounds May Rewrite History
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 00:41

A group of previously unknown burial mounds has been discovered near Czaplinek in north-western Poland. The most interesting feature found so far is a stone ring, which is shaped similar to the world-famous site of Stonehenge.

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Lost in Translation? Understandings and Misunderstandings about the Ancient Practice of “Sacred Prostitution”

Lost in Translation? Understandings and Misunderstandings about the Ancient Practice of “Sacred Prostitution”

In the modern world, the mere mention of “Sacred Prostitution” may receive raised eyebrows or disgusted grimaces. Evidently, this was also the case for the ancients as many ancient authors describe...

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A Dream Destination for Egyptologists: The Amazing Amarna Necropolis
Amarna is a dream destination for many Egyptologists. The temples, tombs, and houses left by the people who lived in the area thousands of years ago make up one of the most impressive discoveries in...

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