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lapis lazuli

Stone and crystal traditions have been around for a very long time. This is a humanoid figure turned into a pendant

For 3.3 Million Years Stone and Crystal Traditions Have Shaped Our Destiny

Magpies pervade European folklore for their compulsive urge to collect sparkly things. Similarly, humans share this affinity with shiny gemstones and sparkling crystals. All over the world ancient...
Gärde Church fresco

Magnificent Gärde Church of Gotland was Built on the Site of Ancient Viking Graveyard

A traveler called Linee wrote in 1741 that “Gärde gives us nothing special at hand..." Coming from the north, he knew nothing about Gärde Church, one of Gotland's oldest stone churches standing next...
Kizil Caves

Kizil Caves, earliest Buddhist caves in China, hide rare images from the time of the Silk Route

The ancient Silk Route was not only a trade route where goods could be transported between East and West, but was also a corridor where ideas could flow freely. This transmission of knowledge would...