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  1. Humans were Hunting the Largest Bird in the World on Madagascar 10,500 Years Ago

    ... has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,000 years earlier than previously thought.  ... has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,000 years earlier than previously thought. They ...

    ancient-origins - 15/09/2018 - 13:56

  2. Plague Epidemic in Madagascar May be Spread by Dancing with the Dead Ritual

    The Malagasy people of Madagascar have built a way of life around death – during the dry winter ... the deceased.  The Malagasy people of Madagascar have built a way of life around death – during the dry winter ... suspected cases. According to Newsweek , officials in Madagascar have said that the centuries-old funerary tradition of exhuming ...

    aprilholloway - 27/10/2017 - 01:59

  3. 50kg Silver Bar Found in Madagascar may be Treasure of Notorious Pirate Captain Kidd

    Underwater explorers in Madagascar have made an incredible discovery – a 50 kg block of silver with ... armed guard on Sainte Marie island off the east coast of Madagascar.  The valuable treasure may be from the wreckage of a pirate ship ... The 50kg silver bar found off the coast of Madagascar. Credite: Presidence de la Republique de Madagascar. ...

    aprilholloway - 07/05/2015 - 16:04

  4. Turning of the bones and the Madagascar dance with the dead

    The Malagasy people of Madagascar have built a way of life around death – during the dry winter ... on themselves. There has been increasing opposition in Madagascar from Evangelical Protestants who discourage the custom, although the ... References Turning the Dead: Famadihana in Madagascar – Lonely Planet Dancing With Corpses: A Rare Look Inside ...

    aprilholloway - 15/02/2014 - 22:38

  5. The Lost Continent of Kumari Kandam

    ... Sclater was puzzled by the presence of lemur fossils in Madagascar and India but not in mainland Africa and the Middle East. Thus, in his 1864 article entitled ‘The Mammals of Madagascar’, Sclater proposed that Madagascar and India were once part of a ...

    dhwty - 06/08/2014 - 00:32

  6. The Comoros Archipelago and An Aged Tradition of Public Spaces

    ... the East Coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean and north of Madagascar, and yet, one of the least known countries in Africa. Because of its ... the East Coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean and north of Madagascar, and yet, one of the least known countries in Africa. Because of its ...

    Ed Whelan - 15/01/2019 - 00:38

  7. Have Scientists Discovered Proof for the Lost Continent of Lemuria?

    ... of the continent of Mauritia? This landmass formed a part of Madagascar and India and scientists say the rest of the continent is now lying ... Mauritius/ CC BY NC ND 2.0 ) When India and Madagascar began to move apart about 85 million years ago, the continent of ...

    Alicia McDermott - 02/02/2017 - 18:38

  8. Unravelling the Mystery Behind the East Bay Walls: Who Really Made Them and Why?

    ... lost continent in the Indian Ocean which connected India to Madagascar before it sank beneath the waters. He originally postulated it ... the similarity between certain fossils found in India and Madagascar even though they were not found in the intermediate landmasses ...

    Caleb Strom - 17/04/2017 - 18:59

  9. World’s Rarest Textile is Made From the Silk of One Million Spiders

    ... Undergarments Less Was Often More As a missionary in Madagascar, Father Camboué utilized a species of spiders found on the island ... as several islands in the Western Indian Ocean, including Madagascar. Only the females of this species produce the silk, which they weave ...

    dhwty - 21/10/2017 - 18:54

  10. Study of Black Death skeletons reveals plague may have been airborne

    ... that was recently responsible for killing 60 people in Madagascar. To their surprise, the 14th-century strain, was no more virulent ... th -century strain to become a deadly pandemic, while the Madagascar one did not. The findings cast doubt on the ‘facts’ that ...

    aprilholloway - 31/03/2014 - 23:05

  11. Why Did Early Human Societies Practice Violent Human Sacrifice?

    ... voyagers, originating in Taiwan and migrating west as far as Madagascar, east as far as Easter Island and south as far as New Zealand. This ... of Christian martyrs burned at the stake by Ranavalona I in Madagascar. ( Public Domain ) Featured image: Hawaiian ...

    ancient-origins - 06/04/2016 - 21:37

  12. Trial by Ordeal: A Life or Death Method of Judgement

    ... process to the ‘sassywood ritual’, inhabitants of Madagascar gave the accused a poisonous tangena nut. In the 1820s, ingestion of ... A 19th-century artist's depiction of the tangena ordeal in Madagascar ( Wikipedia ) Featured image: A 17 th century ...

    dhwty - 30/10/2018 - 22:50

  13. Five incredible funerary practices from the ancient world

    ... with supernatural power. Turning of the bones and the Madagascar dance with the dead The Malagasy people of Madagascar have built a way of life around death – during the dry winter ...

    aprilholloway - 21/04/2014 - 00:17

  14. Has Pirate Treasure of Notorious Black Bellamy Finally Been Discovered?

    ... the Treasure of Whydah 50kg Silver Bar Found in Madagascar may be Treasure of Notorious Pirate Captain Kidd ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 13/10/2016 - 00:43

  15. 600-Year-Old Skeleton found beneath Edinburgh School Playground thought to be Executed Pirate

    ... at Execution Dock in 1701. 50kg Silver Bar Found in Madagascar may be Treasure of Notorious Pirate Captain Kidd The ...

    aprilholloway - 05/01/2016 - 14:49

  16. 10th Century Forgotten City Unearthed in Ethiopia, Once Thought to be ‘Home of Giants’

    ... and glass beads, imported cowry shells and pottery from Madagascar, the Maldives, Yemen and China. Additionally, bronze and silver ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 21/06/2017 - 01:57

  17. Mark Adams

    ... greatest octogenarian ping-pong player to exploring Madagascar’s last unmapped region. Learn more at:  ...

    ancient-origins - 02/01/2013 - 08:06

  18. Most Likely Locations for Lost Lemuria

    ... biologists observed a curious phenomenon: Across Madagascar, India, and the islands of the Pacific - lands separated by hundreds ...

    Brad Yoon - 26/02/2018 - 15:21

  19. Fancy Sipping a Pint in a 1700-Year-Old Tree? You Can at The Baobab Tree Bar

    ... of Africa. In addition, this tree has also been found in Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, and Australia. This tree can grow up to a height ...

    dhwty - 08/04/2017 - 18:58

  20. 9 Oldest Trees in Africa, Some Over 2,000-Years-Old, Now Dead

    ... can grow to the largest size and to the oldest age), six in Madagascar, and one in Australia. The mainland African baobab was named after ...

    ancient-origins - 24/06/2018 - 13:57

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