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  1. Strange But Serious Medieval Animal Trials Were No Kangaroo Court!

    ... the more unusual aspects of the Medieval world was that animals could be put on trial like human beings. Yes, there ... of the more unusual aspects of the Medieval world was that animals could be put on trial like human beings. Yes, there ... without doubt that some of them took place. All kinds of animals could be brought before a secular or ecclesiastical ...

    dhwty - 31/05/2019 - 18:54

  2. Complex Elevator and Trap Door System for Raising Wild Animals into the Colosseum Reconstructed

    ... and other arenas of the ancient Roman empire. Innumerable animals killed and were killed in the blood-thirsty games, ... wolves and jaguars, was so bad that populations of some animals dropped precipitously in some of their ranges. ... The incredible system invented by the Romans to raise animals into the arena was reconstructed for the U.S. Public ...

    Mark Miller - 08/06/2015 - 22:08

  3. 1000s of Neolithic Engravings Reveal Egyptians' Ancient Reverence For Animals

    ... Ancient Egyptians had a remarkable relationship with the animals, who they respected and revered. An astonishing ... have found a vast number of engravings on rocks, mainly of animals, at an important Neolithic site. Many of these ... are demonstrating that the Egyptians’ regard for animals was very ancient. A team of archaeologists, working ...

    Ed Whelan - 14/05/2019 - 22:57

  4. The Whimsical Legend of How the Chinese Zodiac Animals were Chosen

    ... which literally means ‘birth likeness’). There are 12 animals, and together, they make up the Chinese zodiac. The ... Signs Unlike the zodiac signs of Western astrology, the animals of the Chinese zodiac are not based on the ... by nomadic tribes, who developed a calendar based on the animals they used to hunt and gather. Yet others claim that ...

    dhwty - 09/02/2016 - 00:35

  5. An Ox, an Ass … a Dragon? Sorry, there were no Animals in the Bible’s Nativity Scene

    From nativity plays to crèche sets to Christmas cards, animals are ubiquitous in our vision of the birth of Christ ... Bible, not a single animal was there. Where did all these animals come from, and why are they now so central to the ... From nativity plays to crèche sets to Christmas cards, animals are ubiquitous in our vision of the birth of Christ ...

    ancient-origins - 20/12/2017 - 02:00

  6. Fears Satanists May Be Attacking Animals in Britain

    A number of animals have been brutally killed in Britain and some ... found painted on two of the dead creatures. A number of animals have been brutally killed in Britain and some believe ... group of Satanists active in this area. The attacks on the animals all happened in the famous New Forest National Park, ...

    Ed Whelan - 26/11/2019 - 18:54

  7. Ritual and Burial: The Strange and Elaborate Ways Humans Prepared Animals for the Afterlife

    ... epochs. Many cultures around the globe have buried animals for various reasons: sentimentality, religious ... just to catalogue what the ancient humans ate or which animals they domesticated, but these finds also shed light on ... on only a few of the surprising ways humans have buried animals through history. Illustration of the Hindu ...

    lizleafloor - 07/09/2015 - 14:49

  8. Drolleries of the Middle Ages Included Comical Yet Sinister Killer Rabbits and Erotic Art

    ... One of these is the depiction of anthropomorphized animals or animals doing human activities. This is seen, for example, in ... decapitating human prisoners, jousting, and hunting other animals. Considering that the rabbit is one of the most timid ...

    dhwty - 06/04/2019 - 13:57

  9. Ancient Canaanites Imported Animals from Egypt to be Sacrificed

    The skeleton of a donkey and several other animals, which were ritualistically sacrificed by Canaanites, ... animal remains revealed that the Canaanites imported the animals from the kingdom of the pharaohs for sacrificial ... research described by Haaretz ,  they were importing animals from Egypt for this purpose. The remains of a donkey ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 27/06/2016 - 21:49

  10. Rice-Sized Ancient Worms are the Ancestors of All Animals

    ... the first ancestor on the family tree that contains most animals today, including humans. The ancient worm-like ... the first ancestor on the family tree that contains most animals today, including humans. The ancient worm-like ... ancestor on the family tree that contains most familiar animals today, including humans. The tiny, wormlike creature, ...

    ancient-origins - 24/03/2020 - 23:34

  11. Mesoamericans at Teotihuacan kept Ferocious Animals Captive and May Have Fed them with Humans

    ... excavating at Teotihuacan found at least 194 bones of animals that were sacrificed and placed inside pyramids to ... with the development of large monumental structures where animals were embedded into pyramids as key symbols of the ... long history, going back to ancient Egypt, where some wild animals were mummified, and ancient Rome, where large ...

    Mark Miller - 20/12/2015 - 03:34

  12. 70 Million Mummified Animals in Egypt Reveal Dark Secret of Ancient Mummy Industry

    ... “dark secret,” a staggering 70 million mummified animals have been found in underground catacombs across ... were worshipped by the ancient Egyptians. The mummified animals were considered sacred gifts and were used as ... a popular religious practice, and demand was so high, some animals are thought to have suffered near or total extinction ...

    lizleafloor - 12/05/2015 - 14:05

  13. Hair-Raising Tales of Paranormal Animals that Possess Humans, See Death, and Act as Messengers of the Gods

    ... not just people are confronted with the supernatural. Animals can also be haunted or, in turn, they can haunt and ... impulses. The most common cases of possession caused by animals were said to be those in which a man was possessed by ... then raise the dead and send them to torment him. Other animals associated with death are eagles and crows, which are ...

    valdar - 11/03/2016 - 14:23

  14. Scans Reveal Cruelty Behind Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies

    ... of pharaohs, however, the ancient Egyptians mummified animals as well as people. New non-invasive technology has ... of pharaohs, however, the ancient Egyptians mummified animals as well as people. New non-invasive technology has ... this allowed the team to see what was inside the mummified animals without removing their bandages . 3D renderings from ...

    Ed Whelan - 21/08/2020 - 01:54

  15. Dogs of War: Ancient History of Animals in Warfare

    ... always for food or protection. The dirty history of animals in warfare is sometimes inspiring, sometimes ... of a mounted warrior succinctly captures the history of animals in war, but many animals, such as dogs, camels, elephants, pigs, oxen, ...

    lizleafloor - 05/06/2016 - 15:45

  16. Excavation reveals bizarre Celtic burial with hybrid-animal bone arrangements

    ... Archaeologists also unearthed a series of bizarre hybrid-animals, in which the bones of different animals were intentionally combined together in what is ... of a griffin, which combines parts from several different animals ( Wikimedia Commons ) “One particularly bizarre ...

    Mark Miller - 12/07/2015 - 22:04

  17. Miners Strike Ice Age Gold Finding Two Beasts of Beringia in Yukon

    ... calf from the last ice age. The discovery of the two animals which are almost perfectly preserved is rare and ... can allow scientists to better understand the lives of animals in the ice ige and conditions in the environment tens of thousands of years ago. Mummified Animals in the Permafrost In territories beyond the Arctic ...

    Ed Whelan - 19/09/2018 - 13:59

  18. First humans in Florida lived alongside giant animals

    ... that the first humans in Florida lived alongside giant animals that have since become extinct. A geologist made the ... Old Man Vero site, show that humans and late Pleistocene animals, some of them gigantic, lived contemporaneously in ... geologist in the early 1900s theorized the giant animals, now extinct, and humans lived there at the same ...

    Mark Miller - 01/01/2015 - 00:49

  19. Bestiary, The Book of Beasts: Compendiums of Medieval Monsters and Moral Lessons

    ... in gold and silver showcased a compendium of living animals and birds, rare and common, and mythological ... were felt to be within nature, but apart from it. “Animals were said to have the characteristics they do not ... the teachings of the Bible.” Goats, cats, rabbits, cows: animals beautifully depicted in the 12 th century Aberdeen ...

    lizleafloor - 19/11/2015 - 00:45

  20. Elephants, Peacocks, and Horses: The Amazing Animals of Alexander the Great

    ... seen as a symbol of power. Stories about his interest in animals are well known too. He was probably intrigued by ... is believed that Persians brought about fifteen of these animals to the battle. When Alexander won it, he took all of them. He spent some time observing these animals, and it is known that he truly appreciated their ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 08/12/2016 - 14:53

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