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Ashley Cowie LIVE

Live Stream Facebook Video with Ashley Cowie

Scottish historian, author and documentary filmmaker,  Ashley Cowie , is now a regular special guest speaker, broadcasting live on Facebook every Friday at 10:00 EST, bringing you to intriguing historical sites across the globe, and inviting you to join him as he investigates fascinating artifacts, little-known ancient sites, and historical mysteries.

Check out the schedule of live streams for December and jump on  Ancient Origins’ Facebook page  at 10:00 EST on these dates to catch these great talks by Ashley Cowie.


Friday, 1st December, 10:00am EST

Ashley discusses his latest micro-documentary feature exploring the Loch Ness home and mind of the English occultist, ceremonial magician, philosopher, author and explorer - Aleister Crowley.

2Friday 8th December, 10:00am EST

Ashley streams live from the tunnels of an ancient salt mine in a halite mountain near Zipaquirá in Colombia. 200 meters deep, he examines an extraordinary multicoloured salt-light display eminating from an underground Roman Catholic church.

3Friday 15th December, 10:00am EST

Ashley discusses his latest documentary feature in which he teamed up with Broch builder Iain Maclean hunting for ancient ruins hidden in wild and remote northern Scottish landscapes.

4Friday 22nd December, 10:00am EST

Ashley streams live from a rural South American farm on the December solstice. Using wooden posts and ropes he demonstrates why and how ancient builders used solstice sun shadows to align their solar temples.

29th December, 10:00am EST

Ashley discusses a famous Norse Dragon Slayer myth revealing the hidden underlying Jungian archetypes. 



Check out our Facebook page to see the videos we’ve already done – and look to see when to join us LIVE as we discover ancient history together!

Human Origins

Map of sites and postulated migratory pathways associated with modern humans dispersing across Asia during the Late Pleistocene.
Most people are now familiar with the traditional "Out of Africa" model: modern humans evolved in Africa and then dispersed across Asia and reached Australia in a single wave about 60,000 years ago. However, technological advances in DNA analysis and other fossil identification techniques, as well as an emphasis on multidisciplinary research

Ancient Technology

Detail of a star chart dating to the Middle Kingdom.
The calendar is one of mankind’s most important inventions. Calendars allowed societies to organize time for religious, social, economic, and administrative purposes. The calendar, or rather, two sets of calendars, were invented by the ancient Egyptians. One of these was a lunar calendar, which was used mainly for the organization of religious festivals.

Ancient Places

Smuts house
The farmstead of General Jan Smuts on the outskirts of Pretoria, is reputed to be one of the most haunted private homes in the country, according to Mr Mark Rose-Christie, raconteur and social scientist, who regularly takes brave visitors on a tour of haunted sites on his mystery ghost bus.

Our Mission

At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exists countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.

The goal of Ancient Origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion and history around the globe.

We’re the only Pop Archaeology site combining scientific research with out-of-the-box perspectives.

By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. We seek to retell the story of our beginnings. 

Ancient Image Galleries

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)