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  1. How to get to Australia … more than 50,000 years ago

    ... directly visible from high points on the islands of Timor and Roti and as close as 87km (54 mi). This chain of now mostly ... monsoon period when winds are generally blowing to the east-southeast, thereby maximizing the chance of successful crossings. ...

    ancient-origins - 25/05/2018 - 23:00

  2. Hints of Ancient Symbolic Culture are Revealed in Indonesian Ice Age Art and Jewelry

    ... Wallacea, the zone of oceanic islands positioned east of the Wallace Line, one of the world’s major biogeographical ... and ornaments from Wallacea Previous cave excavations in Timor-Leste (East Timor) have unearthed 42,000 year old shells used as ...

    ancient-origins - 09/04/2017 - 02:02

  3. The Snallygaster: Century-Old Fake News Terrorized Citizens of Maryland… But the Creature May be Real

    The Snallygaster is a mysterious unknown cryptid that is said to look like a dragon. The legend of the beast originated with German immigrants that settled in Frederick County in Central Maryland. Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state that's defined by its abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. It is a neighboring state west of New Jersey.

    Steve Pearse - 03/08/2018 - 18:58

  4. How a Javanese King Defeated One of the Most Powerful Rulers of the Mongolian Empire

    ... a new kingdom. Location of Madura island in East Java, Indonesia. ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ) It was the ... Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia, from Angkor Wat to East Timor. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, pp. 822-824. Sejarah ...

    dhwty - 25/01/2017 - 01:58

  5. Jayavarman II: Self-Proclaimed God-King of the Khmer Empire

    ... period which saw the rise of important new trade centers in East Java. Topography of Java. Created with GMT from publicly ... Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia, from Angkor Wat to East Timor, Volume 1. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, pp. 694-695. ...

    dhwty - 30/04/2016 - 14:50

  6. World’s Oldest Funerary Fish Hooks Indicate Women Fished in Ancient Indonesia

    ... in the Pleistocene on Indonesia's Alor Island, northwest of East Timor. The collection of fish hooks placed alongside the remains of a woman who ...

    Alicia McDermott - 13/12/2017 - 13:56

  7. Scientists Understand Why there are Short-statured Indonesians Today, But Can they Explain Hobbit Height?

    ... ( Public Domain ) Across Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, short-statured populations in the past were interpreted as ... and 163cm in the Indonesia’s Flores highlands, central Timor and Sumba. They are short people, yes, but not so-called “pygmies” by ...

    ancient-origins - 05/08/2018 - 22:55

  8. The Final Insanity of Al Capone: Was Notorious Gangster Haunted by a Hapless Victim?

    Al Capone was a notorious American gangster whose multi-million dollar Chicago operation in bootlegging, prostitution and gambling dominated the organized crime scene for nearly a decade. At the height of his power, he employed over 1,000 gunmen in his service and had up to half of the city’s police force on his payroll. Yet in his final years, he had descended into a frightened, quivering mess, who would scream out at night for ‘Jimmy’ to leave him alone.

    aprilholloway - 04/05/2015 - 15:31

  9. History’s Lost Transoceanic Voyages: Tamils and Sumerians Among the FIRST to Reach Australia and Antarctica?— PART II

    ... the regions of Tamil Nadu, southern India, and the north-east and southern coastlines of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). In the ... to the islands of Indonesia: Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sumba and Timor where, even today, in these countries the eagle remains a national icon. ...

    William James Veall - 06/12/2017 - 22:49

  10. Ancient Burial Rituals Prove You Can Take it With You ... and What You Take Says a lot

    Death is inevitable, but what death shows us about the social behaviors of the living is not.

    And recent University of Cincinnati research examining the ancient bereavement practices from the Central Apulian region in pre-Roman Italy helps shed light on economic and social mobility, military service and even drinking customs in a culture that left no written history.

    ancient-origins - 13/01/2016 - 14:53

  11. Niumatou Site: An Archaeological Preservation of Taiwan’s Lost Aborigines

    ... including those of New Zealand  and  Hawaii ,  Timor-Leste , the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei and others from ... completely absorbing the original Taiwan people. The Dutch East India Company traded with the Chinese and Japanese and established a base ...

    Michelle Freson - 21/08/2018 - 18:45

  12. Making Money Divine: Roman Imperial Coins had a Unique Value in Scandinavian Cultures

    "My fleet sailed from the mouth of the Rhine eastward as far as the lands of the Cimbri to which, up to that time, no Roman had ever penetrated either by land or by sea, and the Cimbri and Charydes and Semnones and other peoples of the Germans of that same region through their envoys sought my friendship and that of the Roman people." Res Gestae 26.

    Riley Winters - 22/08/2017 - 01:56

  13. New Research Provides First Peek at Ancient Mesopotamian Drug Use

    ... concrete example of drug production in the ancient Middle East. Science magazine reports the evidence comes from chemical analysis of ... further because “The archaeology of the ancient Near East is traditionally conservative.” Archaeologist Glenn Schwartz at Johns ...

    Alicia McDermott - 21/04/2018 - 01:42

  14. Tales of a Two-headed Giant: Are the Legends of Kap Dwa Real?

    Countless people have claimed to encounter giants throughout history. Greek titans, various Norse giants, the Chinese giant Pangu, and the Biblical giants Goliath and Anak are all examples of stories of extremely large beings in different cultures. This has led many to wonder if real giants ever existed. One example which has been suggested as a possibility is the giant Kap Dwa. Kap Dwa is alleged to be a Patagonian giant discovered off the coast of South America.

    Caleb Strom - 13/08/2017 - 18:47

  15. 1,400-year-old medicinal treatise of Galen found hidden under hymns in ancient manuscript

    ... practitioners of medicine in the ancient world, both East and West, through to the 16th century. Legend has it that Galen ...

    Mark Miller - 03/06/2015 - 00:42

  16. Solomon and Sheba: Were a Famous Pharaoh and Queen the Real Protagonists in this Love Story?

    ... ‘Aten Gleams’. Osman then places Zarw as being somewhat east of the Suez Canal, which would have been close to her Israelite relatives ...

    Malcolm Hutton - 13/05/2017 - 13:50

  17. Pharaoh Akhenaten: An Alternative View of the Heretic King

    ... Ra-Horakhti, as well as building his open-air temple to the east of the main precinct, suggesting that he understood and appreciated the ...

    tedloukes - 03/05/2019 - 22:55

  18. Make Way for the Powerful Assyrian Kings: The History of the Message-Laden Balawat Gates

    ... many elements from the ancient civilizations in the Middle East have been destroyed. The ruins of several ancient cities located in the ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 30/12/2016 - 03:55