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  • Reply to: Goddess Ninkharsag—Ancient Powerful Mother who Faded into The Holy Ghost   17 min 10 sec ago
    Comment Author: kitnkaat

    I disagree with the who people viewed this article as feminist. To me, it appears that this article is highlighting a forgotten history of our religion. It is interesting that archaeological digs in Israel show that "God" had a wife prior to the Babylonian exile who disappeared when they returned. What I've always wondered is, Why were the Jews so afraid of the feminine aspects of godhood that they had to get rid of her? Granted, Judaism is very patriarchal but, if you read the Bible carefully, Asherah had worshipers in some areas in Israel almost up to the Intertestamental period (beginning around the 5th century BCE). At the point where the Old Testament ends, Prophets were still trying the burn the "high places" where the goddess was worshiped. I have to wonder what Judaism would have been like had God been allowed to keep his wife. (IMHO and no feminism intended).

  • Reply to: The Face of a Beautiful Egyptian Woman Brought to Life from 2,000-Year-Old Mummy   4 hours 55 min ago
    Comment Author: Susan E Osborn

    Neferteri was 18th Dynasty which ended in 1292 BS. The Nubian Dynasty was the 25th and there were 3 in that line, but they didn't live in Egypt the first of the line returned to Nubia after taking Egypt over during a period of severe unrest and civil war.

  • Reply to: The Windover Bog Bodies, Among the Greatest Archeological Discoveries Ever Unearthed in the United States   5 hours 48 min ago
    Comment Author: defender

    @Mary You draw this conclusion based on? Maybe a 500 word story on the web. Your input, based on nothing, meaning nothing, and based on nothing, adds nothing to this article.But gee, thanks for your comment.

  • Reply to: The Windover Bog Bodies, Among the Greatest Archeological Discoveries Ever Unearthed in the United States   9 hours 12 min ago
    Comment Author: Vince

    Great... this is what will start the zombie apocalypse!

  • Reply to: Searching for Celtic Trade Routes and the Stories Behind Them   12 hours 36 min ago
    Comment Author: Cousin_Jack

    You forgot Cornwall in the UK, Cornwall and Britanny used to have close links, my mum still remembers the french coming over to sell things in the ‘60’s. Think Cornish gold, copper and tin has been found in some artifacts, Cornish employment seems to have been to dig the gravels from streams and rivers,refine it and sell it on. Some Roman artifacts have been found around our rivers. Jesus has been thought of visiting here with Joseph for supplies, so maybe land routes aren’t quite as important as you think, maybe sea ports are the answer.

  • Reply to: First humans in Florida lived alongside giant animals   17 hours 4 min ago
    Comment Author: Steve Byrd

    If the theory of Pangea is ever proven to be so the they may have already been here. I’m no archeologist nor do I know the date Pangea supposidly broke apart but it makes sense if ther dates line up. It’s hard for me to buy all these dates I hear of over fifty or one hundred thousand years. Even those dates are hard for me to buy. All I know is             that it would be hard to prove anything so old, or so I heard anyway.

  • Reply to: Magnificent Gardens of Petra Discovered After 2,000 Years   22 hours 20 min ago
    Comment Author: Abracadabra

    I mean of course: what the religion was there in Petra in the first centuries of the first millennium (of our calendar).

  • Reply to: Magnificent Gardens of Petra Discovered After 2,000 Years   22 hours 24 min ago
    Comment Author: Abracadabra

    It would be interesting to know what exactly the religion was in the first centuries of the first millennium (of our calendar) because the oldest mosques are all directed towards Petra. So we already can conclude that islam didn't start in Mecca. But was that proto-version of islam a kind of christianity; where they didn't see Jesus as the son of God but just as a 'prophet'? Science has already established that some 70% of the texts of the 'holy' books of islam are actually apocryphal judaistic and christian texts.

  • Reply to: David Halpin: Thoth's Storm   1 day 4 hours ago
    Comment Author: lizleafloor

    Hello MountainGuardian. Welcome, and it’s great that you took the time to register and look around the site. We hope you’ve been enjoying the articles by our very appreciated writers and guest authors.

    I’m not exactly sure what point you’re trying to make with the two images in the two articles. Very often images are relevant across articles as they touch on the same subject. The cauldron, while recovered from  a bog in Denmark, was not made there, and the images on it are thought to be Celtic in nature.

    Also, people are welcome to read the articles and take what they will from them. Some articles are categorized opinion, or mystery, or even myth and legend, and others are marked history or news, from sources such as archaeology professionals, peer-reviewed science journals, and universities.

    If readers are pleased with the content Ancient Origins, writers and authors work very hard to bring, then they should be able to become subscribed members without your negative name-calling – and you can choose to go your way as well, since you already have your own ‘truth’.

  • Reply to: Did a Native American travel with the Vikings and arrive in Iceland centuries before Columbus set sail?   1 day 4 hours ago
    Comment Author: jim stevens

    The dna is probably Dorset from the Baffin island settlement

  • Reply to: Rusalka: The Mythical Slavic Mermaid   1 day 6 hours ago
    Comment Author: William Bradshaw

    I am uncertain about mermaids but if they are the exact same as sirens then they are female tetraploid humans. I suspect that they are the same and they just wear a suit designed for fast swimming. 

     

    While doing my research for my book I discovered that at least one or more of the Amazon women were previously sirens. The Amazon women were giant female tetraploid humans who hated men and would attack Greek villages. The sirens, a different group of tetraploid humans with a similar hatred of men, would sit on rocks near dangerous reefs. They would entice men passing in ships to come to them to help save them. The ships would crash on the perilous rocks, the sirens would then drown the men and pillage the cargo.

     

    These are widely reported facts from ancient history but your government and others do not want you to know the truth about the hidden existence of the giants, including sirens and mermaids.

    My research is published in Secrets of the Pink Kush and I stand behind my findings. This fact not fiction and I provide the truth using the scientific method, genetics and the occult.

  • Reply to: The Windover Bog Bodies, Among the Greatest Archeological Discoveries Ever Unearthed in the United States   1 day 8 hours ago
    Comment Author: Mary

    sounds like they may have been quarantined.. perhaps?

  • Reply to: The True Story of Pocahontas as NOT told by Disney   1 day 14 hours ago
    Comment Author: Joseph v

    You didn't mention the fact that Pocahontas had a daughter with a brave and she married Thomas Pettis/Pettus. This has been known by the three tribes that are Pocahontas's dependents. I wish people would fact check their stories with Native peoples, you may learns something new.

  • Reply to: Saint, Witch or Both? The Strange Case of St Columba of Sens   1 day 14 hours ago
    Comment Author: Paracelse

    One has to be aware of the life of Hildegard of Bingen who was one of those educated women and aware of a lot more than just nature.  She was so well accepted she travelled freely in Germany (it was not a country but a conglomerate of duchies) 

  • Reply to: White Skin Developed in Europe Only As Recently as 8,000 Years Ago Say Anthropologists   1 day 15 hours ago
    Comment Author: Bill Ingram

    One interesting line of thinking is that white men did NOT come from earth but from Mars. It is speculated that Earth and Mars nearly collided or brushed against each other and people were thrown from the smaller gravity planet onto the higher gravity planet. Enough survived that a new race was established on earth. The great Rift valley on Mars was the result. The Earths scar included the removal of peaks in Peru (Machupichu) (sp?).
    Earth scientist avoid this line of thought as it is unthinkable to them but physics seems to suggest that this is indeed possible if not absolutely probable.
    Tiemant (the missing planet) got kicked out of orbit and dragged Mars into a collision with earth. Tiemant then left out solar system and Mars and Earth reestablished themselves back into their old orbits.
    Mars and Earth both rebounded and settled back into their gravity wells which are depression at a solar resonance which determines the placement of all planets. Ever notice that the planets are lined up quite specific distances from one another? That is gravity resonance.
    Planets want to be in the center (or depression) of this gravity resonance "well".

  • Reply to: Magnificent Gardens of Petra Discovered After 2,000 Years   1 day 16 hours ago
    Comment Author: Oliver

    The last picture showing the citern shows advanced stone works, I mean these blocks are huge and very well made, with sharp edged. Just incredible !

  • Reply to: Magnificent Gardens of Petra Discovered After 2,000 Years   1 day 16 hours ago
    Comment Author: Bill Ingram

    This fact has been Well known for many years. It had been suspected but not definitively proven many years ago.
    This is an important discovery (was an important discovery) and nothing should be taken away that it isn't.
    This article should state the facts accurately or at least have a professional that knows the facts do the reporting.

  • Reply to: 17 Out-of-Place Artifacts Said to Suggest High-Tech Prehistoric Civilizations Existed   1 day 17 hours ago
    Comment Author: Edward Hanson

    "...prehistoric civilizations possessed advanced technological knowledge that was lost throughout the ages only to be redeveloped in modern times."

    There are anomalies out there that we STILL can't reproduce, such as the huge trilithons at Baalbek, and the small diorite Egyptian bottles that are hollow.

  • Reply to: 17 Out-of-Place Artifacts Said to Suggest High-Tech Prehistoric Civilizations Existed   1 day 18 hours ago
    Comment Author: Sonya Porter

    ---These sound very much like cricket balls so perhaps we, in England, didn't invent the game after all!

  • Reply to: Magnificent Gardens of Petra Discovered After 2,000 Years   1 day 19 hours ago
    Comment Author: Axel

    Still reading but before i forget, typo 2nd paragraph last sentence, a pool or pools*

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