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  1. The Hussites and the Hussite Wars: Religion, Heresy and Reformation

    ... Hus, a Christian reformer who preceded Martin Luther by about a century. Born around 1370 in Husinec, southern ... Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic), little is known about Hus’ family, save that they were poor. It may be ... attracted to Wycliffe’s call to reform the clergy. This is demonstrated in the fact that Hus began to speak out ...

    dhwty - 07/05/2021 - 02:00

  2. How A Roman Sacred Site Became A 300-AD Tile And Brick Factory

    It’s always surprising when you read that a sacred site was “abandoned” for commercial opportunity. But it ... the construction and economic life of a Roman villa.” This site plan shows the key features recorded during Oxford ... the sacred site’s inner-chamber covered an area of about 4.1 x 4.6 meters (13.45 x 15.09 feet). In the late 3rd ...

    ashley cowie - 04/12/2020 - 17:52

  3. Boca de Potrerillos: Mysterious Rock Art in a Mexican Desert

    ... the majority being petroglyphs, have been recorded at the site of  Boca de Potrerillos in Nuevo León, Mexico. This is considered one of the most important rock art sites ... CC BY 2.0 ) The Spanish colonists, who wrote extensively about the native peoples of Mexico, make no mention about any ...

    dhwty - 16/08/2020 - 14:07

  4. Military Historian Discovers Hannibal’s Long-Lost Battlefield

    ... historian to discover a whole Hannibal battlefield. Yet, this is what Ricky D Phillips, an Edinburgh-based military ... battlefield which he has uncovered either, but the site of Hannibal’s first ever battle: the battle of the ... fifty, but you can rule most out and scale it down to about nine which in any way fit the bill) and there is ...

    ancient-origins - 21/10/2018 - 14:03

  5. The Column of Death at Mitla, Hugged by Mesoamericans For Millennia

    ... Death is the name given to a pillar at the archaeological site of Mitla, in the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca. ... was named for a legendary ritual in which it appeared. This legend, in turn, was inspired by the site’s connection ... with death. This is partly supported by tales told about the site, as well as the archaeological evidence. ...

    dhwty - 28/08/2020 - 22:57

  6. Stash of Paleoindian Artifacts Found at 12,000-Year-Old Connecticut Site

    A site uncovered in the American state of Connecticut soon began revealing evidence about its earliest inhabitants. Some 15,000 artifacts ... of the Avon Historical Society, told NBC CT that “this is the oldest known Paleoindian archaeology site in ...

    Ed Whelan - 14/12/2019 - 23:03

  7. Harmony with Nature Revealed at 10,500-year-old Hunter-Gatherer Site in Yorkshire

    At a site near Scarborough in North Yorkshire, the exceptionally ... of woodworking. “It is so rare to find material this old in such good condition,” said Dr. Nick Overton ... site near Scarborough have revealed details about the relationship of these ancient peoples and their ...

    Sahir - 20/01/2023 - 17:54

  8. A Powerful New Free Tool Virtually Maps England’s Archaeological Sites

    ... Mapping Explorer , visitors can select and zoom in on any site they choose, to see aerial photographs, read official ... based on excavations and onsite studies, and learn more about the history of that site and of the people who built ... to England’s ever-expanding archaeological record. This exciting platform can best be described as a “huge ...

    Nathan Falde - 09/10/2021 - 14:58

  9. Unravelling the Genetics of Elongated Skulls - Transcript of Interview with Brien Foerster

    ... Brien, thanks very much for joining Ancient Origins for this interview about the elongated skulls in Paracas. Some of our viewers ... will have already seen an interview we had some time ago about research around elongated skulls, but I am really ...

    aprilholloway - 08/02/2014 - 10:26

  10. The Blind Bohemian General: Czech Hero Jan Zizka and the Hussite Wars

    ... strict military discipline into the men under his command. This, along with Zizka’s revolutionary military tactics, ... (today the  Czech Republic ). There are no records about his family background, though it is assumed that they ... to his military exploits until the year 1410, when he was about 50 years old. It is assumed that as a young man, Zizka ...

    dhwty - 03/05/2021 - 18:31

  11. Archaeologists Discover Tollense Battle Was Actually A Massacre

    ... The Tollense battlefield is a Bronze Age archaeological site located in northern Germany at the edge of the ... has been known as the site of Europe's oldest battle since about 2007. But now archaeologists believe that the Tollense ... merchants traveling through the region were massacred. And this means that the Tollense battle was actually Europe’s ...

    ashley cowie - 28/10/2020 - 17:00

  12. The Fate of Tel Hazor: Canaanite Settlement Mentioned in Hebrew Bible

    Tel Hazor is an archaeological site located in Upper Galilee, in the northern part of ... certain who destroyed Hazor. Whilst some interpret this evidence of destruction as corroborating the story found ... to the north of the Sea of Galilee and covers an area of about 200 acres (80.9 ha). This makes it the largest tel (or ...

    dhwty - 24/05/2021 - 15:05

  13. Ancient Stones of Australia: Rock Arrangements that Defy Conventional Historical Accounts

    My son Evan and I have written extensively about the site Frederic Slater, President of the Australian ... sites form part of a much larger complex. There is more to this than the two sites mentioned, but owing to pressing ...

    strong - 12/08/2021 - 20:34

  14. Crimes And Conspiracies Continue At Ancient Caral Site In Central Peru

    ... within the Supe Valley resides an extensive archaeological site known as Caral. This is one of the most important archaeological sites on ... with the Egyptian Old Kingdom . So fundamental debates about Mesoamerican development have become a war of theories. ...

    Mark A. Carpenter - 02/03/2021 - 18:04

  15. Erlitou: China’s First Great City and Beginning of the Xia Dynasty?

    ... of ancient China. The culture was named after a village site that was discovered in the central Chinese  The Erlitou ... addition to the site of Erlitou, other sites belonging to this culture have been found in Henan, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and ... to historical documents that were written in later times about the dynasty, the Xia established their kingdom along ...

    dhwty - 14/01/2022 - 18:00

  16. 6,500-Year-Old Arctic Site Might Be World’s Northernmost Ancient Cemetery

    ... at such a high latitude. While acknowledging that this would be an extraordinarily unusual choice for a burial site for Stone Age hunter-gatherers, archaeologists who’ve ... Antiquity Publications Ltd ) Tainiaro was first discovered about four decades ago. Later excavations at the site ...

    Nathan Falde - 02/12/2023 - 13:59

  17. Excavations at British sites are Revolutionizing Prehistoric Studies and Revealing Secrets of the Past

    ... great knowledge of the prehistory of the islands. One site, from about 2500 BC, is on the Orkney Islands, off Scotland’s ... a two-week British Festival of Archaeology that wraps up this weekend. Though they are separated by many years and ...

    Mark Miller - 29/07/2016 - 03:49

  18. Could the Ark Described at Edessa Be the Biblical Ark of the Covenant?

    ... at Sogmatar, in what was then northern Syria. In this year King Wa'el of Edessa had an inscription carved upon ... Edessa (modern Sanlurfa in Turkey). And the strange thing about this man-made hill, is that it is the same size and ... to Have Found Ark of the Covenant Beneath Crucifixion Site Ark of the Covenant: A Weapon, A Throne, A Temple – ...

    ralph ellis - 15/07/2017 - 14:02

  19. Odd and Inexplicable Places in India Even Indians Don’t Know About!

    ... would say, ‘there are no full stops in India’. True to this spirit, India never ceases to enthrall the countless ... which even the citizens of this country haven’t heard about, let alone visited. They are unique not only in the ... a place called ‘Palitana’ which is a major pilgrimage site of Jainism in the state of Gujarat and visited by ...

    Saurav Ranjan Datta - 05/02/2020 - 01:50

  20. The Hominids of Hiberia: Neanderthals, Dolmens and Myths Entwined

    ... of Herakles at the Strait of Gibraltar to the south, this peninsula contains a piece of France and all of both ... by Charles R. Knight. ( Public domain ) The Axlor Site: Questioning the Primitive Nature of Neanderthals ... Neanderthal Necklace’ Has Been Found In Spain All About Neanderthals – The Surprising Facts All of this ...

    Mark A. Carpenter - 31/08/2021 - 14:59