Ancient Civilizations

Live Stream: Ancient Facatativá. A Land That Time Forgot

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 15:00 to 16:00
Join Historian Ashley Cowie live on Facebook as he discusses his exploration of vast ancient lake bed with a cave system, a lost lagoon and hundreds of mysterious pictograms in Colombia. For background on this exciting discovery, visit https://ashleycowie.com/ new-blog/ ancient-facatativa-a-land-t hat-time-forgot

General Sun Tzu? He never existed.

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 15:00 to 16:00
Most book stores around the world contain the so-called "Art of War" by the alleged "General" Sun Tzu. But David Jones’ research suggests neither appellation is correct. Read Art of War and look for the details for an army at war and you will not find them; No weapons, no supply lines, no wounded or dead or medical arrangements, no horses or vehicles for transport. There are continuous...

Origins 2017 (Origins of Civilization)

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:15 to Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 22:15
November 4th, Steiner House, London NW, 10am - 9pm 1. Find out what exactly our human ancestors were doing in Europe 7.2 millions ago with Michael Cremo. 2. Learn the truth about Gobekli Tepe's Pillar 43 (the Vulture Stone) and the archaic cosmology of the Denisovans with me, Andrew Collins. 3. Learn the shocking truth about the Giza Pyramids and their connection with the stars with Lynn Picknett...

Delegate Gathering and Path of the Nile

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 07:15 to Monday, October 16, 2017 - 07:15
Experience an intimate, interactive learning environment in one of the most iconic and historically significant locations on planet Earth: Giza, Egypt. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt with Nassim Haramein, the Resonance Academy faculty, and fellow Delegates from around the world.

Hidden Prehistoric Landscapes in South West Wales

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
Was an ancient chieftain devoured by toads? Delve into the ancient landscape and learn about a portal dolmen at Trellyffaint which is littered with ritual monuments—their use and date yet unknown! The much-ruined burial monument, known as Trellyffaint, is considered to represent the remains of a Portal Dolmen. The folklore associated with the monument dates back to the medieval period when Welsh...

Within Walls: The Archaeology of Magical House Protection

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
Dried cats, horse skulls, witch bottles, concealed shoes, written charms: all these artifacts and more were used to protect people and homes from invisible menace and the supernatural. But was it enough to keep witches at bay? In this intriguing Ancient Origins Premium Webinar by author and independent researcher Brian Hoggard , we delve into the archaeological evidence for magical house...

COSMIC ORIGINS May 26-28th, 2017 Early Bird Registration

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 18:45 to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 18:45
DISCOUNTED EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW! Book early and save. When we sell our tickets early, it saves us promotions and marketing expenses, we would like to pass that savings onto you. Ticket price will go up as we get closer, so get your ticket and save a bundle. $175.00 until April 22nd $225.00 until May 22nd $275.00 until May 26th MAY 26TH Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm 7-9:00pm Dr Robert Schoch...

School Got it Wrong? Thinking Critically about History

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:00
Is the history you learned in school wrong? The historical accounts taught in schools might be inaccurate, and textbooks and teachers generally present biased historical accounts—often without anyone noticing. This might not be intentional, although avoiding controversy and disregarding conflicting evidence is valued. Pick up most history textbooks and you will not read about anything unknown...

The Annual Megalithomania Conference - 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 09:30 to Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 18:00
The annual MEGALITHOMANIA CONFERENCE is taking place in the Town Hall of Glastonbury on 20th-21st May 2017. Freddy Silva is this years keynote speaker talking about 'Megalithic Temples and the Quest for the Otherworld', along with other renowned lecturers - Prof. Ronald Hutton, Howard Crowhurst, Patricia Awyan, Yousef Awyan, Nicholas Cope, Hugh Newman, Scotty Skinner, and John Martineau, who will...

The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant - Following Ancient Clues

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:00
According to the Bible, the Ark of the Covenant was a miraculous golden chest that contained two sacred stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments. If it existed as it is portrayed in the Bible, the Ark of the Covenant has to be one of the most extraordinary artifacts in history. It was said to raise storms, radiate divine fire, level city walls, smash chariots and destroy entire armies...

The Norns: Goddesses of Fate

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 15:00 to 16:00
The Norns are the goddesses of fate in Norse mythology. But more often than not they appear in the human world. Myth, saga, folktale and archaeological evidence gives us a clear idea who these women really were. In his premier Talk to an Expert Chat, Ancient Origins guest author Vincent Ongkowidjojo discusses the legendary Norns, strange and powerful seers, women of prophesy, and their place in...

The New History of the Appalachian Mountains: Introducing the Lost Tribe of Clover Hollow

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 19:00
Ancient cultural influences detected at Clover Hollow in the Appalachian Mountains include strange and mystical stone alignments. Facing each other across Sinking Creek are two rock outcroppings that stand there like the piers of a gate. Carvings found on rock formations at the site seem to be very anthropomorphic in style and design, and ‘petroglyphs of the broad type,’ as an archaeologist has...

Ancient History and the Modern Era: The Mysterious Past and Changing Mindsets

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 19:00
For the past hundred years or so historical research has made a clear distinction between what is referred to as Ancient History and Modern History. While there may be some dispute about exactly when Modern History began, we all have a feeling of the two eras as describing different worlds and operating to different principles and motivations. We recognize the modern era as something we can...

The Ancient Hopi Legend of Palatkwapi: City of the Star People

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 19:00
Mark Amaru Pinkham is an author and researcher who has published six books on the ancient mysteries of Earth and the evolution of humanity. In his most recent book , Sedona: City of the Star People , he reveals that the Hopi legend of Palatkwapi, an ancient temple city built by the Star People or Kachinas, is a reference to the city of ruined red rock temples that Sedona, Arizona was built upon...

Deception, Trickery & Conspiracy: The End of the Italian Christopher Columbus

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 19:00
According to many history books, explorer Christopher Columbus ‘discovered’ America in 1492. But what if the accepted story is not only incorrect, but is a narrative which has hidden ulterior motives and international conspiracy for over 500 years? Who really WAS Columbus? Investigative historian and AO guest author Manuel Rosa joins Ancient Origins Premium for an exclusive webinar to reveal the...

The Norns

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 19:00
The Norns are the goddesses of fate in Norse mythology, but their appearance in myth, saga, folktale and history shows they are much more than that. The talk will discuss their presence and function in belief and reality. Vincent wishes to speak about the feminine mysteries of Ancient Scandinavia following his recent publication of Doors of Valhalla. Vincent Ongkowidjojo has researched the...

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(1) Knotted tanned hide bundle before extraction of contents; (2) & (4) gold dinars; (3) signet ring with intaglio; (5) contents of knotted tanned hide bundle.
In mid-September, a large treasure was unearthed during a dig at the Abbey of Cluny, in the French department of Saône-et-Loire: 2,200 silver deniers and oboles, 21 Islamic gold dinars, a signet ring, and other objects made of gold. Never before has such a large cache of silver deniers been discovered. Nor have gold coins from Arab lands, silver deniers, and a signet ring ever been found hoarded together within a single, enclosed complex.

Ancient Places

A photo of the interior of the Siebenberg House.
The Siebenberg House is a house / museum located in the Old City of Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter. The Siebenberg House is best-known for the archaeological finds that have been made beneath the present structure. The excavations under the house have revealed several archaeological layers, and allow one to obtain a glimpse of the city’s history.

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View from the Castle Gate (Burgtor). (Public Domain)
Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Cable car in the Xihai (West Sea) Grand Canyon (CC BY-SA 4.0)