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  1. 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

  2. Artemis, the Chaste Huntress: You Really Didn’t Want to Mess With This Greek Goddess

    ... ( Public Domain ) Artemis’ Symbols in Her Appearance in Art Classical literature provides only a few brief ... The Most Magnificent Monuments of Antiquity In ancient art, Artemis is most often depicted as a young, tall, ...

    Alicia McDermott - 16/11/2018 - 18:52

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Gods of Carthage and The Punic Power House of Baal Hammon and Tanit

    According to tradition, the city of Carthage was founded in 814 BC by the legendary Queen Dido.

    dhwty - 13/06/2019 - 19:01

  10. Echoes of Eternal Egyptian Art: Effulgence and Beyond at Amarna—Part II

    ... can be had from his determined deviation from forms of art that had governed the land from time immemorial. Egypt ... can be had from his determined deviation from forms of art that had governed the land from time immemorial. The ... shock and awe down to this day; but because this manner of art was a reflection of the mindset of a king who wished to ...

    anand balaji - 16/03/2018 - 12:58

  11. Parthian Warrior Grave Accidently Unearthed During COVID-19 Burial

    ... now central-eastern  Turkey  to eastern Iran. Parthian art, architecture, religious beliefs and cultural traditions ...

    ashley cowie - 04/05/2020 - 17:29

  12. Archaeologists Identify First Prehistoric Figurative Cave Art in Balkans - It’s Symbolic!

    ... the Paleolithic period. Around the world, examples of cave art, some of it rather strange, began cropping up over ... the Paleolithic period. Around the world, examples of cave art, some of it rather strange , began cropping up over ... artwork than others. One place where Paleolithic cave art is still relatively unknown, and thus highly valued, is ...

    ancient-origins - 11/04/2019 - 18:55

  13. How the Spartan Arsenal Helped Make Them Some of The Deadliest Warriors of the Ancient World

    The ancient Greek city state of Sparta is renowned for its military prowess. As a militaristic society, Spartan males were trained to be warriors from a young age, and this was the only career they would know.

    dhwty - 12/02/2019 - 14:00

  14. Magic into Myth: Avalon, Mystical Isle of Medieval Arthurian Literature

    ... An artist’s interpretation of Avalon. (Iribel/ Deviant Art ) Avalon is Discussed More than Visited Avalon has long ... Fay learned ancient magic on Avalon. (Manzanedo/ Deviant Art ) Within medieval literature, Avalon appears to be ... representation of Avalon. (AlexandraVBach/ Deviant Art ) Top Image: ‘Avalon finalised.’ Source: ...

    Riley Winters - 17/02/2018 - 19:20

  15. Ten Mysterious Examples of Rock Art from the Ancient World

    ... are among the world’s oldest continuously practiced art form and are as diverse as the wide-ranging cultures and ... some of the most amazing and mysterious examples of rock art from around the world, though there are thousands more that are equally as impressive. 10. The haunting rock art of Sego Canyon – extra-terrestrials or shamanic ...

    aprilholloway - 05/02/2015 - 12:30

  16. Flat Wrong: The Misunderstood History of Flat Earth Theories

    By Chris Fleming /The Conversation

    ancient-origins - 03/01/2019 - 02:03

  17. Archaeologists May Have Discovered the Birthplace of King Arthur: Legends Come to Life?

    The discovery of 1500-year-old ruins at Tintagel in south-west England made headlines around the world. What appear to the be the walls of a Dark Age palace have been found in the exact place, and dating to the very time, King Arthur is said to have been born.

    Graham Phillips - 04/08/2020 - 18:49

  18. The Ancestral Myth of the Hollow Earth and Underground Civilizations

    ... of advanced beings teach some of humanity about science, art, religion, and philosophy. According to ancient Tibetan ...

    ancient-origins - 06/10/2015 - 14:56

  19. Will It Work? Greece Is Willing to Loan Archaeological Treasures in Exchange for the Parthenon Marbles

    ... Athens, while their bodies are in London. Preservation of art? Probably not the best words to describe this act. Top ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 16/03/2017 - 00:53

  20. When Hannibal Met His Nemesis: The Battle of Zama

    ... Mediterranean. Top image: The Battle of Zama. Source: Art Institute of Chicago / Public domain By: Wu Mingren ...

    dhwty - 08/02/2020 - 17:35