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  1. The First Genome Data from Ancient Egyptian Mummies: Ancient Egyptians Were Most Closely Related to Ancient Populations from the Near East

    ... Human History in Jena, successfully recovered and analyzed ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from approximately 1400 BCE to 400 CE, ... nuclear data from three individuals, establishing ancient Egyptian mummies as a reliable source for genetic material to study the ...

    ancient-origins - 01/06/2017 - 22:54

  2. What Egyptians Ate: Did the Cuisine of Ancient Egypt Reflect the Tastes of Today?

    The ancient Egyptians enjoyed a variety of foods, not unlike what we enjoy today. Nevertheless, compared to many other ancient civilizations, the ancient Egyptians had access to better foods. The Nile River provided ...

    dhwty - 23/11/2018 - 02:00

  3. DNA Tool Allows You To Trace Your Ancient Ancestry

    Scientists at the University of Sheffield studying ancient DNA have created a tool allowing them to more accurately identify ancient Eurasian populations, which can be used to test an individual's ...

    ancient-origins - 14/01/2019 - 22:54

  4. Homosexuality in Ancient Greece - One Big Lie?

    ... You may have heard that homosexuality was celebrated in ancient Greece more than any other place and time. Some scholars have even called ancient Athens a gay paradise, where same-sex romance flourished without ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 28/12/2018 - 13:59

  5. Common Tools or Ancient Advanced Technology? How Did the Egyptians Bore Through Granite?

    Ancient Egypt is known for many technological and artistic achievements, ... in medicine, astronomy, and many other fields. Ancient Egypt is known for many technological and artistic achievements, ... stone working. A particularly controversial issue is how the ancient Egyptians were able to cut and bore through solid granite - which is ...

    Caleb Strom - 13/03/2017 - 17:48

  6. Bygone Beauty and Body: The Origins of Cosmetics in the Ancient World

    ... of cosmetics. This article will focus primarily on ancient Egypt, where cosmetics are thought to have been first used. Nevertheless, the use of cosmetics in other parts of the ancient world will also be looked at briefly. Oils to Protect and Perfume ...

    dhwty - 16/03/2016 - 02:46

  7. Would You Try This Ancient Liquor Found Inside 2,200-Year-Old Chinese Vessel?

    ArchaeologChinese Vesselists have unearthed an ancient tomb in China’s Shaanxi Province, containing a hoard of relics, ... with 2,200-year-old liquor. Would you be game to try this ancient brew? ArchaeologChinese Vesselists have unearthed an ...

    aprilholloway - 19/03/2018 - 21:59

  8. Boats, Bowling and Moldy Bread: Curious Achievements Ancient Egypt Shared With the World

    Ancient Egypt is one on the oldest civilizations in the world and it was also home to many of the ancient world’s greatest achievements. Without their creativity and ... activities wouldn’t be the same today. Ancient Egypt is one on the oldest civilizations in the world and it was also ...

    John Tuttle - 30/06/2017 - 01:49

  9. Analyzing Mummy Genes: Were Ancient Egyptians closely Related to Middle Easterners?

    ... African civilization. There is, however, evidence that the ancient Egyptians may have been less African than modern Egyptians, at least ... African civilization. There is, however, evidence that the ancient Egyptians may have been less African than modern Egyptians, at least ...

    Caleb Strom - 17/08/2017 - 18:52

  10. Was Socrates in Space? A Question of Ancient Spaceflight

    The ancient Greeks are credited with having made many early advancements in science ... influenced later western civilization.  The ancient Greeks are credited with having made many early advancements in science ... a result, it is not surprising that some speculate that the ancient Greeks and other similarly advanced civilizations, such as ancient ...

    Caleb Strom - 09/08/2018 - 18:53

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    ... right now. Download your copies of the Unravelling Ancient History series. These exclusive Ancient Origins eBooks contain a wealth of knowledge and enjoyment featuring ...

    umesh1 - 18/07/2018 - 07:22

  12. Previous Models of Ancient Populations in the Americas were ‘Unrealistically Simple’

    A new genetic study of ancient individuals in the Americas and their contemporary descendants finds ... the southern continent. A new genetic study of ancient individuals in the Americas and their contemporary descendants finds ... and that the southern branch alone gave rise to all ancient populations in Central and South America. Did Paleoamericans ...

    ancient-origins - 02/06/2018 - 01:51

  13. Outstanding Reconstruction of Ancient Egypt in Next Assassin’s Creed Including Combat-Free Educational Mode

    Gaming fans can now explore ancient Egypt without all the blood and guts in Assassin’s Creed Origins. ... called ‘Discovery Tour’, which enables users to explore ancient cities, the lives of pharaohs, reconstructions of real artifacts and ancient practices like mummification, in outstanding detail. ...

    aprilholloway - 28/09/2017 - 18:53

  14. So Now We Know What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like

    ... musical leanings: “Nobody has ever made head or tail of ancient Greek music, and nobody ever will. That way madness lies.” ... mosaic with aulos player. ( Public Domain ) Indeed, ancient Greek music has long posed a maddening enigma. Yet music was ubiquitous ...

    ancient-origins - 02/08/2018 - 01:59

  15. All New Membership Site Launching 22 February

    ... JOIN US! Our NEW membership site is coming soon! Ancient Origins is excited to be offering many new benefits to subscribed members, beginning 22 February. Don’t worry, Ancient-Origins.net will continue as always, offering four fascinating new ...

    ancient-origins - 05/02/2016 - 22:19

  16. Anunnaki Revealed: Who Were These Beings of Ancient Astronaut Theory? What Do the Ancient Texts Say? – Part I

    The modern era has witnessed an incredible surge in the popularity of all forms of media concerning the mythology of the ancient Mesopotamians. Fueling this ever-growing trend are the writings of a number of researchers who propose connections between several Sumerian myth cycles and the theory that the human race was engineered or created by a group of extraterrestrial beings.

    jason and sarah - 15/11/2017 - 18:51

  17. Cracking the Code to Discover Ancient Tarot Symbolism and Forgotten Universal Knowledge

    ... – The Hanged Man, 15th century. ( Public Domain ) Ancient Wisdom and Seeing the Future The Tarot deck consists of two parts: ... Arcana, and it is within the Major Arcana where a much more ancient symbolism may lie. For many, the occult tradition of the Major ...

    David Halpin - 20/08/2018 - 18:49

  18. Magic in Ancient Greece: Necromancy, Curses, Love Spells, and Oracles

    The magical traditions of ancient Greece encompassed spells, curse tablets, drugs, potions, poisons, ... line between magic, superstition, religion, and science. The ancient magicians were seen as symbols of wisdom, keepers of secrets, and ... 4th and 3rd century BC. Magical book written in ancient Greek, which consisted of seven pages enclosed by a cover depicting a ...

    marinasohma - 11/01/2017 - 14:43

  19. Why No Nose? The Ancient Breath of Life and Remarkably Powerful ‘Living Statues’

    ... for bodies and images to remain intact after death in Ancient Egypt? And what was the power of ancient statues and reliefs – that they would be a danger to a Pharaoh? ...

    Willem Witteveen - 04/05/2017 - 14:00

  20. Decapitating Demons May Be the Oldest Fearsome Entities of Ancient Egypt

    ... Belgium has discovered the oldest depictions of demons in ancient Egypt, showing that demonic entities populated the ancient Egyptians’ imaginations as far back as 4,000 years ago. The fearsome ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 20/04/2016 - 21:52

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