Gentile Bellini: Procession in St. Mark’s Square (1496). Gallerie dell’Accademia – Venice.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 00:09

The main public square of the Italian city of Venice is the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square). Around this square are some of the most recognizable buildings in Venice. The most famous of these are the Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco (St. Mark’s Basilica) and its iconic bell tower, the Campanile di San Marco (St.

The dramatic scenes of an older man slaying a young man depicted on the Scythian art might reference the ancient “Bastard Wars” as recorded by Herodotus.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 21:51

Elaborate golden treasures with traces of cannabis and opium have been discovered in a secret chamber hidden in an ancient Scythian burial mound near Strovopol, Russia. Described as a once-in-a-century discovery, the golden artifacts and drugs may point to ancient rituals and wars as chronicled by Greek historian Herodotus.

Artist's impression of Teuta, Queen of the Illyrian Ardiaei tribe
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 15:00

Following the defeat of Carthage in the First Punic War in 241 BC, the Roman Republic became a dominant naval power in the Mediterranean. Nevertheless, Rome’s control of the seas was not absolute. To the east of Italy, another power was on the rise.

King David is anointed by the prophet Samuel to be the future King of Israel. The Prophet Samuel is believed by some to be the Ascended Master Saint Germaine.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 03:23

The Count of Saint-Germaine claimed many times to be immortal, apparently already three hundred years old by the time of his appearance in the 1700s. However, there is another more peculiar version of the story of Saint-Germaine revealed in historical records. It is believed by many that Saint-Germaine was an Ascended Master of Ancient Wisdom, the head of a theosophical belief system which thought people could be reincarnated to acquire wisdom

The Enigmatic Comte Saint Germaine
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 00:53

The Count of Saint-Germaine is undoubtedly one of the most enigmatic characters from history.

Bronze Age warriors on the lookout
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 22:11

The majority of European men are descended from just a handful of Bronze Age male ancestors, says a new genetic study in the journal Nature.

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An Ulfberht sword displayed at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany
Ulfberht was like a Medieval luxury brand for swords—but unlike your Gucci purse, the swords were of such high quality they were almost … mystical. Dozens of these swords—made with metal so strong and pure it’s baffling how any sword maker of that time could have accomplished it

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Shrunken Head at Cuenca Museum - Ecuador (Image: Ancient Origins)
A large bronze head with protruding eyes believed to depict those of Cancong, the semi-legendary first king of Shu (Source: Wikipedia)
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