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Piwo pijacy mnisi (Beer Drinking Monks), Olaf Simony Jensen

Ancient Monastery Recreates Beer Based on Historic Recipe by British Soldiers

The Strahov Monastery in Prague, Czech Republic, has created a popular new beer based on a historic recipe. The Times of India report that they call it the Sv Norbert India Pale Ale and it is based...
The Hanging Monastery of Mount Heng

The Precariously Hanging Monastery of Mount Heng

Hengshan, or Mount Heng, which is located in Shanxi province, is one of China’s Five Great Mountains. Pinned to the side of its cliff face is the Xuan Kong Si, also known as the Hanging Monastery...
Bardsey Island

Bardsey Island - Haunting Island of Spiritual, Natural, and Cultural Significance

For being only one mile long by less than a mile wide, Bardsey Island is a small piece of land, but it is of great historical and cultural significance. Located off the Western Coast of the United...
13th century cat- and goat-hide shop

13th century cat- and goat-hide shop excavated in England

People wore domestic cat fur clothing in medieval England, and archaeologists may have found a site where such leather was produced in the 13 th century. Archaeologists digging in Norwich, England,...
Mount Popa Monastery and the Mythology of the Thirty-Seven Spirit Guardians

Mount Popa Monastery and the Mythology of the Thirty-Seven Spirit Guardians

Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. For a large part of its modern history, it was...
Basalt stele revealed during excavations in Southeast Turkey

Unknown ancient god with astral symbols discovered on stele at cult site in Turkey

An unidentified, ancient bearded god with astral symbols has been uncovered during an excavation of a sanctuary near the ancient city of Doliche in Southeast Turkey. The excavation team of 60...
Ancient Wine Press and Monastery

Ancient industrial-scale wine press and monastery discovered

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient compound in Ramat Bet Shemesh near Jerusalem, where monks engaged in oil and wine production, according to a report in Live Science . The extent of the...
1,500-year-old monastery uncovered in Negev Desert

Remains of 1,500-year-old monastery with spectacular mosaics uncovered in Negev Desert

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a 6 th century monastery near the Bedouin village of Hura in the northern Negev Desert. Amazingly, the Byzantine complex still contained almost completely...
Byzantine monks used asbestos in wall paintings

Byzantine monks used asbestos in wall paintings centuries before Industrial Revolution

Researchers have discovered that Byzantine monks used asbestos in plaster coatings underlying their wall paintings centuries before the fibrous material began to be used in the construction industry...
Crypt with Magical Inscriptions in Sudan

Ancient crypt with seven mummies contained ‘magical’ inscriptions

Archaeologists have reported on the discovery of a 900-year-old crypt in Sudan containing seven mummified bodies and walls covered with inscriptions. The text appears to have been written as a form...
St John Stoudios

Largest Byzantine monastery in Istanbul to be converted into mosque

In a move that has attracted significant criticism and controversy, the St John Stoudios (Imrahor) Monastery in Turkey, the largest Byzantine monastery in Istanbul, will be converted into a mosque...
Gaza's ancient ruins

Archaeologists race against time to save Gaza's ancient ruins

A plethora of archaeological treasures lie scattered across the territory of what is now known as the Gaza strip, a stretch of land on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea that borders Egypt...
 mystery lead coffin

Inside mystery stone coffin at ancient monastery is… another mystery lead coffin

A couple of days ago we reported on plans to open up a mysterious stone coffin found at the ruins of Greyfriars church in Leicester, the site where King Richard III was discovered last September...

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