Events

When the Ancient World got a Soundtrack

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
The technical term for the study of sound at archaeological sites is ‘archaeoacoustics”, an area Paul Devereux has been involved in for over 20 years, even before it became the ‘in thing’. In his return to Ancient Origins Premium, Paul will describe the three basic ways sound can be studied at various ancient sites, using many site examples from around the ancient world. And, yes, he will play...

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.

The Third International Multi-disciplinary Conference on The Archaeology of Sound

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 08:15 to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 16:15
Organized by The OTS Foundation, The Instituto Terra e Memória (ITM) and The Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal Presentations from researchers, scholars and technologists working across diverse disciplines, sites and practices will focus on the ancient use of sound in sacred and contemplative spaces. The multi-disciplinary aspect is expected to help highly specialized experts to understand...

The Orion Zone

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 03:15 to Monday, October 23, 2017 - 03:15
Presented by World Viewz Media : Chaco Canyon Expedition With Gary A. David We are happy to announce that we will be taking an expedition to Chaco Canyon with Gary A. David, author of "The Orion Zone". October 20-23, 2017. Join us as we connect with the ancient Southwest and explore the connections to other ancient civilizations throughout the galaxy who have visited the Southwest throughout the...

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...

Egypt! Lost Technology and Wisdom of the Ancients Tour

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:00 to Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 17:00
Egypt! Lost Technology and Wisdom of the Ancients Tour March 2018: Egypt! Lost Technology and Wisdom of the Ancients Tour March 5th – March 18th, 2018 With Optional March 19th – 22nd Lebanon Extension, featuring visits to Byblos & Ba’albek Join these Researchers and Explorers as they examine the evidence and discuss the remarkable indications of what is possibly the world’s greatest secret–...

Hidden Charms 2 : The magical protection of buildings

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00 to 18:00
I am excited to announce that once again I (Brian Hoggard) have teamed up with Jeremy Harte and John Billingsley to organize Hidden Charms 2. Our conference in Norwich last year was a great success and we're confident we will have another great day, this time in the Medieval Hall in Cathedral Close, Salisbury.

Top New Stories

Concept art of Queen Anne’s Revenge, based on the Pirates of the Caribbean prop for ‘The Black Pearl’
History records Blackbeard as one of the most notorious pirates; but his early years weren’t as infamous or inglorious. Edward Teach, the man who would later become the pirate known as Blackbeard, had a relatively normal childhood. His criminal lifestyle that brought him fame later in life wasn’t fueled by exposure to a sketchy upbringing.

Myths & Legends

A vase-scene from about 410 BC. Nimrod/Herakles, wearing his fearsome lion skin headdress, spins Noah/Nereus around and looks him straight in the eye. Noah gets the message and grimaces, grasping his scepter, a symbol of his rule - soon to be displaced in the post-Flood world by Nimrod/Herakles, whose visage reveals a stern smirk.
The Book of Genesis describes human history. Ancient Greek religious art depicts human history. While their viewpoints are opposite, the recounted events and characters match each other in convincing detail. This brief article focuses on how Greek religious art portrayed Noah, and how it portrayed Nimrod in his successful rebellion against Noah’s authority.

Human Origins

Ancient Technology

The School of Athens
Much of modern science was known in ancient times. Robots and computers were a reality long before the 1940´s. The early Bronze Age inhabitants of the Levant used computers in stone, the Greeks in the 2nd century BC invented an analogue computer known as the Antikythera mechanism. An ancient Hindu book gives detailed instructions for the construction of an aircraft –ages before the Wright brothers. Where did such knowledge come from?

Ancient Places

Artist’s representation of the sealed door of Vault B at Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
Ropes of gold several meters long, Napoleonic coins, Venetian jewelry, diamond belts, emeralds the size of ostrich eggs, and barrels of golden rice…these are just some of the treasures said to have been hidden within Padmanabhaswamy Temple. But insufferable dangers may also be lurking for those who dare to open the temple’s mysterious sealed door. Would you take the risk?

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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)