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  1. The Maasai Legend Behind Ancient Hominin Footprints in Tanzania

    In 1976 paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey and other scientists reported that they’d found ancient hominin footprints at a site in Laetoli, northeastern Tanzania. The footprints were frozen in volcanic deposits from the Pliocene, an epoch that lasted from 5.333 million to 2.58 million years ago.

    ancient-origins - 01/07/2019 - 19:01

  2. Gupta Empire of Ancient India Was Golden Age of Goodwill, Artistic Endeavors and Military Might

    ... CC BY SA 3.0 ) Samudragupta was not only a formidable general, but also an able ruler. For instance, he is recorded ...

    dhwty - 18/06/2018 - 13:58

  3. The Hittites: The Lost Empire of the Ancient World

    ... background in the subject. If you want to learn about the general history, customs, and life of the Hittites, this book ... and mythology practiced in the ancient Hittite empire A discussion of the legacy of the Hittites and of the ... world, and few works are available to the non-specialized general public that offer a comprehensive look at their ...

    ancient-origins - 16/01/2016 - 01:48

  4. Socrates: The Father of Western Philosophy

    ... entirely ignorant, completely unaware of the issues under discussion. But by asking question after question, he worked ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 09/04/2020 - 20:09

  5. Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists

    ... D.C. Wally Gobetz,  CC BY-ND Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity, for example, was based on ... of human consciousness inhibited the very scholarly discussion of the subject. Since the 1970s, however, it has ...

    ancient-origins - 20/05/2017 - 01:49

  6. Remembering Numantia: Videogame Reminds Us of Brave Warriors and Their Blood on Roman Hands

    ... keep you engaged for many weeks. The game suffers from a general lack of polish, mostly from the low-budget ... a peace treaty with the city. However, in 138 BC a new general, Marcus Pompillius Laenas, had arrived -  and when ... any such peace. The issue was taken to the Senate for open discussion. Rome decided to ignore Pompeius' peace treaty and ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 11/12/2017 - 13:55

  7. Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire

    ... holds for us today. Bringing the latest scholarship to a general audience in accessible prose, Herrin focuses each ...

    ancient-origins - 12/07/2020 - 04:26

  8. Thunder god and Skywoman – Myth and History of the Iroquois: Exploring a First Nations Tradition

    ... are much less publicized and remain little known to the general public. This article is a discussion of the fascinating contributions to world ...

    jason and sarah - 18/09/2017 - 15:34

  9. Egyptian Magic

    ... known about the wonder-working of ancient Egypt. After a general discussion of the role of magic in Egyptian religion proper ...

    ancient-origins - 28/10/2017 - 00:29

  10. Sangam Literature: These Tantalizing Tales Offer a Window into Ancient Tamil Life

    ... [Online] Available at: ...

    dhwty - 12/06/2018 - 01:55

  11. From Sumerian Gods to Modern Day: The History of Slavery

    ... sold, and is often the definition we use for slavery in general. For many of us, we hear the word ‘slave’ and our ... as a means of paying off debt. On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal ... has been placed on their lives? While this is a very brief discussion on the highlights—or should I say the low ...

    beth - 14/05/2013 - 09:40

  12. Baby, Baby, Baby: Why Did the Ancient Greeks Turn Dead Children into Heroes?

    ... and some honored real-life folks, such as the Spartan general Brasidas who died a long time ago. But the clear ...

    Carly Silver - 14/07/2018 - 13:27

  13. Roger de Flor and His Catalan Company: From Grand Duke to Caesar – Part II

    ... II Byzantine emperor (1282-1328) ( Public Domain ) In his discussion with King Fadrique, Roger decided to show his ... WIN GIFT GIVEAWAYS & more! Belisarius: Powerful General of the Byzantine Empire “Lion of the North” ...

    Cam Rea - 17/01/2017 - 02:22

  14. The Kama Sutra: Setting the Record Straight

    ... fit into the scheme of marriage. Kama in the most general sense of the word can refer to affection, love, ... which have to incorporate sexuality. The text ends with a discussion of the inner power of those partaking in sexual ...

    Riley Winters - 29/07/2020 - 20:35

  15. How the Ancients Accessed Genetic Memory and Savant-Like Abilities

    ... check that out for further information. Moreover, the general evidence for this re-shuffling of the historical deck ... and more recent discovery, more applicable to this discussion. Were the Egyptians Collecting and Concentrating ... has been shown to directly correlate to an increase in general intelligence (Menary et al., 2013). Silhouette ...

    Freddie Levy - 01/05/2020 - 22:48

  16. “We Don't Need No Education!” – The History of Childhood

    ... modern era, access to higher education and education in general has become a lot more widespread for people from ...

    B. B. Wagner - 27/05/2020 - 13:03

  17. Cursed Irish Farmer Calls in The Druids

    ... updated on 12-11-2020 to better reflect the nature of the discussion between Mr Bohane and Dr Butler. By Ashley Cowie ...

    ashley cowie - 08/11/2020 - 17:58

  18. Decapitation? No Problem. The Magic of Restoration: Ancient Myths and Practices of Plastic Surgery

    ... despite discussions of proper dental care, surgery in general was deemed to be pagan and sinful because the ...

    MartiniF - 01/05/2017 - 15:21

  19. Bronze Age steam room may have been used by select Orkney settlers for rites

    ... cleaning. The Bronze Age settlement on Noltland has been general knowledge for years, but the site wasn’t excavated ...

    Mark Miller - 01/10/2015 - 14:37

  20. Can Any Civilization Make It Through Climate Change?

    A case study of the inhabitants of Easter Island served in part as the basis for a mathematical model showing the ways a technologically advanced population and its planet might develop or collapse together. Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank and his collaborators created their model to illustrate how civilization-planet systems co-evolve.

    ancient-origins - 07/06/2018 - 23:00