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  1. The Ancient Art of Smudging: From Banishing Evil to Curing Ailments

    The burning of plant materials to produce smoke with positive effects has been practiced since ancient times. One of the best-known examples is the use of incense in the ancient Near East. Another popular example is smudging, which has been practiced for centuries by Native Americans and, more recently, in the New Age movement.

    dhwty - 11/11/2018 - 14:35

  2. The Bullroarer: An Instrument That Whirls Through Cultures and Time

    Music is believed to have been made by human beings since prehistoric times. Paleolithic tombs suggest that one of the earliest and longest-surviving artifacts that can be called a ‘musical instrument’ is the bullroarer. Although the bullroarer is an ancient instrument, it has also been used in various cultures throughout history. Today, the bullroarer is associated mainly with the Aboriginal peoples of Australia. Nevertheless, evidence of its use can be seen also in other cultures, such as the ancient Greeks and the Maoris.

    dhwty - 14/12/2015 - 14:46

  3. More Than Metal: Amazing Historical Suits of Armor

    Armor was commonly used by warriors for protection during combat. In the history of warfare, various types of armor have been used. Some of these, such as the lorica segmentata of the Roman legionaries and the plate armor of the medieval knight, are well-known examples of these protective suits. Others are perhaps less famous and will form the subject of this article. The suits of armor will be divided into three types – those made of metal, those constructed using animal parts, and those made with plant material.

    dhwty - 03/04/2017 - 18:57

  4. The Mystery of the Roman Tunnels of Baiae

    There are certain places on Earth in which nature is imbued with the supernatural. Over the ages, human beings attach mythological stories to these places of mystery; one such place is located at the ancient Roman resort of Baiae.

    dhwty - 18/10/2014 - 01:32

  5. Were the Chislehurst Caves Originally Created By Druids?

    The Chislehurst Caves are a series of subterranean tunnels , man-made rooms, and caverns located in the southeastern part of Greater Lon

    dhwty - 19/03/2019 - 13:11

  6. Enhance Your Memory with this Ancient Greek Memorization Technique

    In Greek mythology, Mnemosyne was the personification of memory. In ancient Greece, prior to being written down, stories were recounted orally. Due to that, memory played an important part in the life of an ancient Greek storyteller. Thus, it is not too surprising that the concept of memory was given the form of the goddess Mnemosyne. In addition, the Greeks also invented ways to improve their memories. One of these was the Method of Loci, which was used for a long time in the Western world.

    dhwty - 10/05/2017 - 19:01

  7. Unraveling the secrets of White Shaman Cave

    On the border between southwestern Texas in the USA and northwestern Coahuila in Mexico, is the archaeological region known as Lower Pecos River. It contains more than 2,000 archaeological sites dating back up to 10,000 years. Of these, more than 300 sites are rich with ancient pictographs. Among them, the most famous is the White Shaman Cave.

    Natalia Klimczak - 19/05/2016 - 14:41

  8. Can You Imagine a Taxation System Where the Wealthy Competed to Pay the Highest Taxes? It Really Happened!

    Can you imagine a progressive tax system that motivates the wealthiest members of society to voluntarily pay large amounts of tax instead of implementing tax avoidance schemes, as is currently the norm in most parts of the world? Welcome to the marvelous mechanisms of the ancient Greek economy.

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 02/08/2017 - 19:00

  9. Kombucha: Revered For Millennia, But Is It Really A Life Saving Brew?

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    Sarah P Young - 23/05/2019 - 22:59

  10. The Real Reason That Men in Classical Portrayals Were Given Small Manhoods

    Today, bigger is widely regarded as better. But was this always the case? This article sheds some light on how the Western culture changed in its phallic preferences. Over the past few decades, pornography has played a role in the infatuation of inflated sizes. But in ancient times, men were intentionally portrayed with small genitals. Why was this the case? The story starts all the way back in ancient Greece…

    Kerry Sullivan - 25/05/2017 - 18:57

  11. Has the Enigmatic Voynich Manuscript Code Finally Been Cracked?

    The Voynich Manuscript is a mysterious illustrated hand-written vellum codex in a currently unidentified written and visual code. However, according to a non-peer reviewed paper published in John's Hopkins University digital journal, a Canadian researcher has finally cracked the six century old Voynich Manuscript code. But has he really?

    ashley cowie - 12/03/2019 - 19:16