Researchers say priests included cannabis in their religious ceremonies in Judah 2,700 years ago. Source: Public Domain
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 04:05

According to a new paper published in the journal Tel Aviv, ancient esoteric worshippers at a Jewish temple at the fortress mound in Tel Arad in Israel “likely smoked cannabis during cultic ceremonies.” 

The origins of the Jewish festival Shavuot’s traditions are obscure. But what if they could be linked to Pharaoh Akhenaten, offering a new view on Moses? Pictures: Representation of Moses’ famous crossing of the sea. 	Source: Vlastimil Šesták / Adobe stock
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 02:06

The Jewish festival of Shavuot is taking place around the world. It is an ancient celebration of the spring harvest of grains and first fruits. It is the year’s first wheat harvest, and Jews around the world mark its occasion by parading their produce and bounty of the land, and joyously giving thanks to God for his blessings. 

When the couple removed the floor, they discovered a Viking grave. Source: Nordland County.
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 22:57

A Norwegian couple made an unusual historic discovery during renovations of their home. They found a number of Viking era artifacts, and now archaeologists believe that they have found a Viking grave, right there, under their floor. 

Sarcophagus of Canaanites, now at Israel Museum   Source: Davidbena / CC BY-SA 4.0
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 19:02

The people who lived in the area known as the Southern Levant - which is now recognized as Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Lebanon, and parts of Syria - during the Bronze Age (circa 3500-1150 BC) are referred to in ancient biblical texts as the Canaanites. 

The Crucifixion by André d’Ypres / Dreux Budé Master, (before 1440) Getty Centre (Public Domain)
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 16:46

Imagine a time machine, that could capture, among other things, three dimensional holograms of the crucifixion and death of Jesus; a speech by Napoleon; Cicero's first speech against Catiline; and the presentation of the Thyestes by Quintus Ennio in Rome in 169 BC

Chinese Warrior Woman
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 16:38

Hua Mulan is one of the most legendary women of ancient China. Her heroic actions were first recorded in ancient texts, retold in the famous poem Ballad of Mulan, and later popularized in the 1998 Walt Disney film Mulan.