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Jim Willis, Author

Jim Willis

After graduating from the Eastman School of Music , Jim Willis became a high school band and orchestra teacher during the week, a symphony trombonist on the weekends, a jazz musician at night and a...
Carl Johan Calleman, Author

Carl Johan Calleman

Carl Johan Calleman is the author of five books based on the Mayan calendar that have been translated to fifteen languages and his known as the main proponent of the idea that the Mayan calendar...
Neil Rushton, Author

Neil Rushton

Neil Rushton is an archaeologist and freelance writer who has published on a wide variety of topics from castle fortifications to folklore. Recently he has been exploring the confluence between...
John Haywood, Author

Dr John Haywood

Educated at the universities of Lancaster, Cambridge and Copenhagen, Dr John Haywood is an expert on the history of Dark Age Europe. He is also the author of The New Atlas of World History, The...
Gerald Hausman, Author

Gerald Hausman

GERALD HAUSMAN , the author of more than 70 books for children and adults spent much of his adult life in New Mexico during which time he translated Native origin stories with Navajo artist and...
Dr. Phil Flambas, Author

Dr. Phil Flambas

Dr Phil Flambas was born in Sydney, Australia in 1953. He was a student at Sydney Boys High and attended the University of NSW medical school, graduating as a doctor in 1978. In his early twenties,...
Inge H. Borg, Author

Inge H. Borg

Born and raised in Austria , Inge H. Borg left home at eighteen to study languages in London, Paris and Moscow. After working for the Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck (the first ones there in 1964...
Fritz Zimmerman, Author

Fritz Zimmerman

Fritz Zimmerman is author of " The Nephilim Chronicles: Fallen Angels in the Ohio Valley " comprising ten years of fieldwork exploring over 700 mound and earthwork sites in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky,...
Dave Miller, Author

Dave Miller

Dave Miller spent every summer as a kid playing in the caves surrounding Greenville, West Virginia, deep in the Appalachian Mountains. This instilled in him a lifelong path chasing adventure and...
Dr. Andrew Chesnut, Author

Dr. Andrew Chesnut

Dr. Andrew Chesnut is Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of the first and only academic book on Santa Muerte in English , Devoted to Death : Santa Muerte,...
Gene Paleno Author

Gene Paleno

Gene Paleno has farmed in Lake County for nearly fifty years and has been writing even longer. During most of the good part of a century of life Gene has had more occupations and professions than you...

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Ancient Technology

The four-handled tureen adorned with dragons, birds and spikes
Chinese archaeologists have discovered ritual tureen and “soup bowls” next to a badly decomposed body in a Zhou dynasty-era tomb. Among the remains there were also uncovered two wine vessels, which experts suggest were probably used as part of the funerary rituals.

Ancient Places

Healing Temple of Aesculapius (Asklepios) by Robert Thom
In the ancient world, many cultures built elaborate temple complexes dedicated to their healer gods - Imhotep in Egypt and Asklepios in Greece for example. These gods were recognized as having the power to cure supplicants from a variety of ailments within sleep and sacred dreams. Those who desired healing might travel many hundreds of miles to reach such a temple

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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)