Events

The Temple at the Gates of Dawn: Ancient Sites are Forever Sacred - It’s only the Name of the Gods That Change

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
Join regular Ancient Origins contributor Charles Christian for an exploration of how one mysterious ruin in the East of England has been the site of continuous religious ceremonies for over 2000 years—but with an ever changing cast of gods including the Celtic Belenus, the Roman Mithras, the Saxon Woden and finally the Christian God.

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.

Human Origins

Ancient Technology

The Lycurgus Cup.
A strange chalice made its way into the British Museum’s collection in the 1950s. It is a 1,600-year-old jade green Roman artifact called the Lycurgus Cup. The image on the chalice is an iconic scene with King Lycurgus of Thrace...

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