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Were the Maya able to Foresee our Future?

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
The Maya is an ancient native American people sometimes credited with having been able to foresee the future, and especially the year 2012 has often been mentioned in such a context. In this thought-provoking webinar, Dr Carl Johan Calleman will review what the Classical Maya actually said about this, and what their calendrical tools of foreseeing the future actually were. A key component was the...

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

The fall of Icarus, circa 1635.
Daedalus, the legendary inventor of ancient Greek myth, joined the court of Minos, the ruler of Crete, as the king's star engineer. Daedalus was credited with creating myriad marvels, from carpenter's tools to animated statues. It was Daedalus who designed and built the bewildering Cretan Labyrinth as a prison for Minos' monstrous son, the Minotaur. Every year, the Athenians were compelled to send fourteen young men and women to be sacrificed to the cannibal with the bull's head.

Myths & Legends

The Smelliest Women of Ancient Greece: Jason and the Argonauts Get Fragrant
We all know Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty, made sure that she was worshipped by punishing those who ignored her altars. One brief appearance of this wrath in the tale of Jason and the Argonauts turned into a particularly fragrant episode.

Ancient Places

Inside one of the tunnels under Valetta, Malta.
Hordes of tourists visit the Mediterranean island of Malta each year to enjoy the above ground attractions the country has to offer such as breath-taking sandy beaches, historical buildings, and traditional cuisine. Yet, there is also a subterranean world hidden beneath the island’s surface. These are the rumored secret tunnels of Malta.

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