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  1. Don’t Mess with the Chaste Huntress and Greek Goddess Artemis

    ... / Adobe Stock) Artemis’ Symbols in Her Appearance in Art Classical literature provides only a few brief ... was tall, had great posture, and was beautiful. In ancient art, Artemis is most often depicted as a young, tall, ...

    Alicia McDermott - 25/08/2022 - 02:00

  2. Arthurian Legend – Medieval Literature Laced With Truth?

    Arthurian legend refers to the body of works surrounding King Arthur and his knights. Arthurian legend forms the centerpiece of the Matter of Britain, which is the body of medieval literature and legends associated with Great Britain and Brittany. The stories about King Arthur and his knights, however, are not limited to the literature of the Middle Ages.

    dhwty - 07/04/2020 - 14:01

  3. The History of Kung Fu: A Modern Name for an Ancient Art

    ... wushu  for short, which simply translates as ‘ martial art ’. The meaning of the term kung fu has changed to match ... The History of Kung Fu: A Modern Name for an Ancient Art ...

    Robbie Mitchell - 28/09/2022 - 22:44

  4. What Makes Spartan Women So Different From Other Ancients?

    In Sparta, the individual did not matter. Everything was for the preservation and continuous strengthening of the state. They built no walls since they welcomed any to challenge invasion. They lit no nightly fires to remain hidden in the dark. They spoke with so few words, so plain and directly that they keyed the adjective ‘laconic’, which derives from the Spartan Province of Laconia.

    B. B. Wagner - 23/01/2020 - 18:46

  5. Who Were The Enigmatic Urartian Gods?

    ... is a relatively obscure Urartian goddess of fertility and art. Some state that she was therefore the patron god of ... of the Urartians were represented in exquisite religious art. These could have served as objects of worship in ... at the Dawn of the Classical Age. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Who Were The Enigmatic Urartian Gods? ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 11/10/2021 - 14:56

  6. Petroglyphic Features of Portable Rock Art

    Paleo rock art from around the world ranges in style, method, and age, ... sculptures, and portable ceremonial objects. Paleo rock art from around the world ranges in style, method, and age, ... creations, there is an abundance of human-crafted rock art heretofore unseen and commonly referred to as portable ...

    Carl Lehrburger - 16/12/2020 - 00:40

  7. Spartan Soldier From Birth: Growing Up In A City of Warriors

    The Greek city-state of Sparta is famous for being a city of soldiers. Its entire society was oriented towards warfare. The Spartan phalanxes were unstoppable on land and known for their professionalism and discipline. Both contemporary and ancient historians have marveled at how the Spartans were so well trained.

    Caleb Strom - 14/03/2019 - 22:00

  8. The Carthusians: Solitary Lives Dedicated to Pure Contemplation

    The world of a monk is a world of seclusion and solitude. It offers introspection and an inner peace that is so crucial in comprehending greater religious philosophy. And the lives of Carthusian monks are an ideal example of such perseverance and overcoming one’s human nature. The Order of the Carthusians is very old and closed-off from the outside world, and perfectly epitomizes the ideal life of religious devotion.

    Aleksa Vučković - 07/04/2021 - 02:02

  9. 10 Deadly Martial Arts of the Ancient World

    ... or simply “stick fighting,” is a traditional martial art that originated in ancient Egypt. Rooted in history and ... incorporating strikes, blocks, thrusts and sweeps. The art emphasizes fluid and rhythmic footwork, balance and ... efforts have been made to revive and preserve this ancient art. Modern practitioners study tahtib to connect with ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 22/10/2023 - 18:53

  10. The Third Punic War: Rome's Triumph, Carthage's Tragedy

    The Third Punic War might be less well known, but it was no less significant than its predecessors. The war again pitted two great powers of the Mediterranean world against each other - Rome and Carthage. For decades, the two cities had been bitter rivals, fighting over resources, trade, and territory. But in 149 BC, Rome finally saw an opportunity to rid itself of its enemy once and for all.

    Robbie Mitchell - 24/07/2023 - 14:55

  11. Bronze Urartian Belt Proves Kingdom Extended Much Further North

    The past four years of excavations in Turkey’s ancient city of Satala have produced many exciting finds. Perhaps the most remarkable of the artifacts discovered there so far are the ornate Urartian bronze belt fragments, belonging to a warrior from the Urartian period (9th-6th century BC).

    Sahir - 01/06/2022 - 15:13

  12. A Whopping 25% of Prehistoric Rock Art Could Be Children’s Art, Study

    ... Sciences points to how much of prehistoric rock art Child artists are not just a modern reality. They have ... Sciences points to how much of prehistoric rock art corpus is actually children’s art. The study analysis included 750 Paleolithic hand ...

    Sahir - 15/03/2022 - 17:59

  13. Britomartis: The Original Virgin Huntress

    ... According to archaeological finds, her depiction in Minoan art and on their coins was much fiercer than her name ...

    Riley Winters - 03/08/2015 - 21:41

  14. The Legendary Origins of the Most Noble Order of the Garter

    Monarchies collect a whole host of traditions through the centuries, and the United Kingdom is no exception. The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an ancient order of chivalry that dates back to 1348. The Order of the Garter is the United Kingdom’s most senior order of knighthood, which is only outranked by the Victoria and George Crosses in prestige and importance. For a long time, the Order’s origins were shrouded in myth and legend.

    Robbie Mitchell - 23/10/2022 - 18:53

  15. Feisty Grandma Keeps Ancient Indian Martial Art Alive

    ... be 3,000 years old, is the oldest surviving Indian martial art. Kalaripayattu , also known as kalari , believed to be 3,000 years old, is the oldest surviving Indian martial art. It originated in the southern state of Kerala, India. ... with Hindu religious beliefs, this ancient Indian martial art carries with it the wonders of spiritual healing, and ...

    Sahir - 04/10/2021 - 23:01

  16. The Hell of Tartarus, Ancient Greek Prison of the Damned

    Tartarus is the infernal abyss of Greek mythology, which is used as a pit of suffering for the wicked and as a dungeon for the Titans. It is also the name of a deity, a primordial being that existed before the Olympian gods, and their predecessors, the Titans. 

    The concept of Tartarus as a place is much better known than the deity. Initially, Tartarus was imagined as a great pit beneath the earth but it was later re-imagined as a type of hell, where those who committed heinous crimes whilst alive were punished.

    dhwty - 14/04/2019 - 23:05

  17. Egypt’s Ancient Tahtib Martial Arts Form: Stick Fighting Warriors!

    Tahtib is an ancient Egyptian stick fighting martial art that dates back to Egypt's Old Kingdom (2649-2130 BC) during the second millennium BC. This martial art emphasizes the use of a long stick for battle against ... Tahtib is an ancient Egyptian stick fighting martial art that dates back to Egypt's Old Kingdom (2649-2130 BC) ...

    B. B. Wagner - 25/08/2021 - 15:01

  18. How to Read the Symbolism in Aboriginal Art

    Sometimes described as the oldest art form, Aboriginal art is full of symbolism and meaning. Here’s how to read the signs. For thousands of years, an art form has existed that includes works in a wide range of ...

    Liza Brooke - 30/09/2020 - 17:58

  19. Genuine Ooparts Crucial to History or a Colossal Hoax? A Thorough Examination of The Tucson Artifacts [Exclusive Images]

    The Tucson Artifacts created quite a sensation when they were discovered in the 1920s.

    Gary Moran - 09/04/2019 - 18:52

  20. Forget Flowers, 18th Century Romantics Gave Their Actual Hearts

    Jolene Zigarovich/The Conversation

    Every Valentine’s Day, we’re inundated with hearts. We purchase cards with hearts and heart-shaped balloons. We wear clothing with hearts and adorn ourselves with heart-shaped jewelry. We ingest heart-shaped foods and candies and send heart emojis in texts.

    ancient-origins - 14/02/2024 - 13:45