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  1. Professor Cabrera’s Cabinet of Horrors: Secret Chambers and Shocking Artifacts with Controversial Origins

    ... a stone figure cabinet á la Madame Tussaud—into the horror section. The beings made from grey clay were not ...

    WalterJoergLangbein - 10/09/2016 - 21:51

  2. English Medieval Hospital Shows Horrors of Black Death

    ... of the Augustinian priory is dramatically showing the horror of the Black Death and its impact on a rural ...

    Ed Whelan - 18/02/2020 - 12:01

  3. Castelinho da Rua Apa: The Brazil’s Little Castle of Horror

    ... Castelinho da Rua Apa: The Brazil’s Little Castle of Horror ...

    ML Childs - 28/10/2017 - 22:54

  4. Saved by the Bell - The Surprising History of Safety Coffins

    ... These grim times would fit perfectly into some Victorian horror novel, a “ Penny Dreadful ” magazine filled with ... Let’s dive deep into this morbid part of history - when horror tales were frighteningly close to reality! ... subject. Fictionalized accounts in literature, early horror fiction, and the rising urban myths , all saw the ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 18/07/2019 - 18:52

  5. Like Something Out of The Walking Dead: Medieval Warrior Found with Knife Hand Prosthesis

    In the American post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead, redneck hunter ... to be. While the storyline is nothing more than fictional horror, one Medieval warrior had come up with the same frightening idea In the American post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead , redneck hunter ...

    aprilholloway - 13/04/2018 - 18:57

  6. How the Ouija Board Got Its Sinister Reputation

    By now, most have vague notions of the Ouija board horror narrative, in which demonic spirits communicate with ... By now, most have vague notions of the Ouija board horror narrative, in which demonic spirits communicate with ... only in the 20th century that the Catholic Church and the horror movie industry rebranded the game as a doorway to the ...

    ancient-origins - 07/02/2019 - 13:51

  7. Tracking the Genetic Fingerprints of the Viking Woman Hunters

    Scientists have tracked ancient Viking genes across Europe further detailing the cultural, political and economic impact of the legendary raiders and traders of the Middle Ages. 

    ashley cowie - 16/09/2020 - 16:00

  8. Britannia, Druids and the Surprisingly Modern Origins of Myths

    ... plaudits as heralding a new generation of British folk-horror, is clearly not intended to be strictly historical. ... plaudits as heralding a new generation of British folk-horror, is clearly not intended to be strictly historical. ... and oak leaves in dark, wooded groves, and the ultimate horror of human sacrifice and the bacchanalia that followed. ...

    ancient-origins - 30/01/2018 - 13:59

  9. A Medieval Painting Depicts the Chilling Image of a Worm Eating Its Way Out of the Body of a French Saint

    ... of other worms doing so in the future. Such is the horror of the guinea worm, which has been plaguing mankind ... of other worms doing so in the future. Such is the horror of the guinea worm, which has been plaguing mankind ... photo/ CC BY 2.0 ) The Carter Center describes the full horror of the disease: “Considered a neglected tropical ...

    Mark Miller - 23/03/2017 - 00:56

  10. Incubi and Succubi: Protection from Dark Magics and Cures for Night Terrors – Part II

    Psychological Distress

    Some researchers have suggested that Incubus/Succubus attacks are related to strong sexual repression. As noted above, tales of Incubi and Succubi were originally linked more with monks and nuns – two groups of individuals who have sworn celibacy.

    Alicia McDermott - 27/06/2016 - 16:08

  11. Cannibalism in Scotland: The Dark Legend of Sawney Bean

    Sawney Bean is a legendary figure from Scotland, who is said to have been a prolific cannibal. Together with his equally cannibalistic family, Sawney Bean murdered and robbed unfortunate victims from their hidden sea cave on the Ayrshire / Galloway coast. These victims would then be eaten, and their leftovers pickled. According to the legend, the Bean family butchered and ate up to 1000 victims during a reign of terror that lasted for 25 years. They were eventually captured, and executed.

    dhwty - 21/12/2016 - 21:51

  12. Hoofprints of the Devil Spotted in the Snow?

    ... the tracks, curiosity turned to a mounting sense of horror and dread. By  Tara MacIsaac ,  Epoch Times   On ... the tracks, curiosity turned to a mounting sense of horror and dread. Some 4–5 inches long and in the shape of ...

    ancient-origins - 08/08/2015 - 01:40

  13. Dance Macabre: How the Dead Danced with the Living in Medieval Society

    ... to the living: Children dress as skeletons, teens go to horror movies and adults play the part of ghosts in haunted ... to the living: Children dress as skeletons, teens go to horror movies and adults play the part of ghosts in haunted ...

    ancient-origins - 01/11/2017 - 01:01

  14. Ancient City and Citadel of War-Torn Aleppo Are Syria’s Golden Age Legacy

    A quick look up of Aleppo on any search-engine will bring up hundreds of articles about the conflict in Syria and sadly the name has become a byword for the horrors of war. The country though, has a long, remarkable history and is home to many outstanding archaeological and historical monuments.

    Ed Whelan - 02/09/2019 - 01:50

  15. Byzantine Basil II: He Took an Icon of the Virgin into Battle Then Gouged Out the Eyes of Foes

    The horrors and mass slaughters that many monarchs around the world perpetrated in ancient and more modern times may be eclipsed by the Byzantines, including Byzantine Emperor Basil II, known as Slayer of the Bulgars. After defeating the Bulgarian army in 1014 AD he blinded 15,000 prisoners of war, except 1 in 100 men, whom he left with one eye to lead their comrades home.

    Mark Miller - 26/11/2018 - 13:45

  16. Archaeologists Strike Gold While Searching for Answers to the Sandby Borg Massacre

    Researchers piecing together the horror story of a 5th century massacre off the coast of ... only add to the mystery? Researchers piecing together the horror story of a 5th century massacre off the coast of ...

    Alicia McDermott - 13/10/2017 - 01:56

  17. The Chilling Ancient Practice of Infanticide Was Once Accepted as Normal

    ... – the intentional killing of infants – fills us with horror, but in many ancient societies, not only was this ... – the intentional killing of infants – fills us with horror, but in many ancient societies, not only was this ...

    dhwty - 27/01/2019 - 18:56

  18. An Ancient Method of Forced Euthanasia: The Disturbing Truth Behind a Sardonic Grin

    ... teeth, the sardonic grin is essentially what stereotypical horror movie serial killers are made of.  Creepy and more ... teeth, the sardonic grin is essentially what stereotypical horror movie serial killers are made of. Perhaps the famed ...

    Riley Winters - 14/10/2017 - 18:51

  19. Bizarre Bigfoot Incident Leads To Gunshots In America’s Mammoth Cave National Park

    ... country of Mammoth Cave National Park played out like a horror movie for a terrified couple. A camping trip in the ... country of Mammoth Cave National Park played out like a horror movie for a terrified couple. Two years ago I spent a ...

    ashley cowie - 01/08/2019 - 14:20

  20. From The Ashes Of Angels – The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race

    ... patriarch Enoch as he describes the sheer distress and horror... “And after some days my son, Methuselah, took a ... patriarch Enoch as he describes the sheer distress and horror that accompanied the miraculous birth of a son to his ...

    Andrew Collins - 30/09/2020 - 20:31

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