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  1. The Heavenly Legacy of the Ancient Manchu Shaman

    ... Top Image: Hubert Vos' painting of a young Manchu man. Manchu shaman were important cultural icons. Source: Public Domain ...

    ashley cowie - 24/11/2018 - 18:45

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

    The forgotten war between the Romans and the Celtiberians may not ring any bells with most people today, but many historians rank it as one of the most significant wars of the Roman era. RECOtechnology commemorated the 2150th anniversary of the Siege of Numantia by releasing a videogame that narrates the ancient conflict between Rome and the city of Numantia, in a war that lasted for more than two decades.

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

  3. Hurrem Sultan, the Cheerful Rose of Suleiman I and a Powerful Woman of the Ottoman Empire

    ... would not allow her to have a sexual relationship with a man she was not married to. According to Ottoman historiographers her plan ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 29/12/2015 - 03:46

  4. Neo-Romans Revive Classical Worship Ceremonies at New Iuppiter Perunus Temple

    Worship of the ancient pagan gods is on the rise in many parts of Europe. Norse Neopaganism is becoming popular in Scandinavia, Germany, and elsewhere. Hellenic Neopaganism or simply “Hellenism,” is gaining popularity in Greece and the area around the Aegean. Elsewhere in the world, particularly in Italy, but also in Eastern Europe and the United States, the ancient Roman state religion is making a comeback. As of 2017, these modern Romans even have an active, public temple to Jupiter, the Iuppiter-Perunus temple.

    Caleb Strom - 30/08/2018 - 18:49

  5. The Real Story of Shamanism: No Need to Don a Headdress or Take Hallucinogens

    ... A North American Indian shaman or medicine man healing a patient. (Wellcome Images/ CC BY 4.0 ) The word ... rejuvenation, and possibly revelation. A man of high rank modelled in lotus position. His headdress with great horns and ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 15/09/2017 - 18:59

  6. Intricacy and Reflection: Transforming Mandalas from Sacred Designs to Art Therapy

    Although the word ‘Mandala’ simply means “circle” or “discoid object” in Sanskrit, the significance is far more complex. Traditionally, mandalas represented the intricacy of the universe and served as a guide for reflective practices such as meditation.

    Mandalas have been present in Tantric Hinduism, Tantric Buddhism, and Jainism for hundreds of years. But it may be that other cultures have been creating similar images for even longer while using other names and perhaps including some variation to meaning.

    Alicia McDermott - 22/10/2017 - 14:04

  7. Durability, Power, and Imposing Public Edifices of Roman Architecture

    Ancient Rome borrowed from ancient Greece for architecture, among other things, but then innovated and invented its own architectural features and building types. Roman architecture made a statement with its imposing public edifices: We are a world power, and we have the wealth, technology and manpower to dominate in culture as well as politics.

    Mark Miller - 10/01/2019 - 02:00

  8. Manichaeism - One of the Most Popular Religions of the Ancient World

    ... which depicted a battle between forces, and a creation of man and the universe which was founded on the conflict between light and dark. ... World of Light. The Mother of Life sent her son, Original Man, to fight off the attacking powers of Darkness and the Demon of Greed. The ...

    mrreese - 09/02/2015 - 12:29

  9. Comanche Tribe History is One of Conquest

    The history of the Native American Comanche tribe includes their move from ancestral homelands in Wyoming to more southerly parts and conquering new lands. They were then in turn conquered, after many struggles, by invading people of European descent.

    The Comanche in the 1600s moved from the mountains in the North onto the Southern Plains. They came to dominate their new territory. They adopted the horse into their culture in the 17th century and quickly conquered vast tracts through subjugation and warfare.

    Mark Miller - 28/09/2018 - 14:01

  10. The Truth is in its Walls: Excavated Ruins in Germany Have Been Identified as a Roman Library

    ... scrolls.  Roman portraiture fresco of a young man with a papyrus scroll, from Herculaneum, 1st century AD. ( Public Domain ...

    Ed Whelan - 02/08/2018 - 18:52

  11. How Ancient Rome Dealt with the Barbarians at the Gate

    ... Like for the Romans? The Mysterious Tale of the Man from Taured – Evidence for Parallel Universes? Or an Embellishment? ...

    ancient-origins - 15/02/2019 - 14:02

  12. 1,900-Year-Old Roman Village unearthed in Germany

    The ancient Romans had an insatiable desire to conquer territory and they ranged far outside Italy to do so. An excavation this summer revealed that one place where the Romans had an outpost was in Gernsheim, Germany, 943 km (546) miles north of Rome. They also discovered that after the Roman soldiers left the military fort, another group of people moved in and built a village on top of it.

    Mark Miller - 19/09/2015 - 17:45

  13. Research Confirms that Neanderthal DNA Makes Up About 20% of the Modern Human Genome

    ... hair, skin, and disease . The homme de Spy ("Man from Spy") (boris doesborg/ CC BY NC SA 2.0 ), and other ... sequenced Neanderthal genome. Neanderthal man at the Natural History Museum London. ( CC BY NC ND 2.0 ) ...

    aprilholloway - 29/03/2018 - 22:56

  14. Osterby Man Still Has a Great Hairdo Nearly 2,000 Years On!

    ... A particularly interesting example is the Osterby Man, or the Osterby Head, which was unearthed in 1948 in Osterby, Germany, and ... tribes in the area. It is unclear whether the Osterby Man was executed or sacrificed. We may never know the answer to this question, ...

    Caleb Strom - 09/03/2017 - 23:01

  15. Mighty Cartimandua, Queen of the Brigantes Tribe and Friend to Rome

    Standing next to Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in the heart of London is a giant bronze statue of a woman with her two daughters on a chariot. This was Boudicca, the queen of the Iceni tribe, and arguably one of the most well-known figures from Roman Britain of the 1st century A.D.

    dhwty - 21/03/2015 - 20:55

  16. Ancient Anomalous Human Skeletons: Humanity Could be Much Older Than We Think

    ... 1862: “In Macoupin County, Illinois, the bones of a man were recently found on a coal-bed capped with two feet of slate rock, ... Representational image. “ the bones of a man were recently found on a coal-bed capped with two feet of slate rock, ...

    J.P. Robinson - 26/12/2018 - 18:57

  17. Ancient Journeys: What was Travel Like for the Romans?

    ... or at city gates. Travel by sea and river Man sailing a corbita, a small coastal vessel with two masts. ( Public ...

    victor labate - 17/01/2016 - 04:12

  18. Was Tamana a Universal Civilization of Mankind Before the Great Flood?

    ... 'area' or 'surface', this corresponds to the Dravidian word man : 'earth', 'soil' and 'land'. Another common place-name element ...

    Clyde Winters - 13/10/2016 - 21:53

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

    ... on coins (and Roman bracteates and medallions) of a man in semi-divine forms. Though unseen by the North, the images spoke volumes, ... the Empire itself was recognized as a fierce power, led by a man to whom Scandinavians would easily have attributed the status of demi-god. ...

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

  20. Bronze Horse Head of Waldgirmes Emphasizes that Germanic Tribes and Romans Sometimes Played Nice

    Last week a rare Roman bronze horse’s head made international headlines because it gained a German farmer a pretty penny. Now the sculpture fragment is back in the limelight because archaeologists say it provides evidence that relations between Germanic tribes and Romans were not always as tense as some historians suggest. Actually, it seems life was mostly comfortable almost 2,000 years ago when the two cultures lived alongside one another at Waldgirmes.

    Alicia McDermott - 30/08/2018 - 14:04

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