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  1. The Celtic Goddess Epona that Rode Swiftly Across the Ancient Roman Empire

    The protector of horses, mules, and cavalry, Epona was one of the only non-Roman goddesses to have been wholly adopted by the Roman Empire.  Often depicted astride a horse, Epona resonated in the forces of the Roman cavalry as an inspiration and guide through even the darkest of battles, and she remained one of their most worshipped goddesses between the first and third centuries AD.

    Riley Winters - 05/06/2018 - 22:11

  2. The Gutmana Ala: The Legendary Cave of the Good Man and the Rose of Turaida

    The Gutmana Ala, or Gutman’s (Good Man’s) cave in English, is today located in the Sigulda region of the Gauja ... Waters Found at Gutmana Ala and “Sacrifices to the Good Man” The formation of the Gutmana Ala is believed to have begun around ...

    dhwty - 10/09/2015 - 15:18

  3. Metal Detectorist’s Roman Hoard Linked to a Temple that Likely Inspired The Lord of the Rings

    Two metal detecting enthusiasts made a “once in a lifetime” discovery when they unearthed a hoard of Roman bronze artifacts at an undisclosed location. The most exciting of the finds is an intact healing statue that has been linked to the Roman Lydney Temple. This is the same temple that inspired JRR Tolkien to add a key element to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

    Gary Manners - 30/09/2017 - 13:54

  4. Neanderthals Mated with Modern Humans Much Earlier than Previously Thought, Study Finds

    Using several different methods of DNA analysis, an international research team has found what they consider to be strong evidence of an interbreeding event between Neanderthals and modern humans that occurred tens of thousands of years earlier than any other such event previously documented.

    ancient-origins - 19/02/2016 - 03:45

  5. German Farmer Lands $1 Million Reward for Rare Bronze Horse Head Found on His Property

    ... the farmer’s property in 2009. Daily Sabah reports the man, who has not been named by the media, was initially awarded €48,000 ...

    Alicia McDermott - 19/08/2018 - 13:57

  6. Savoring the Danger: ‘Sugar of Lead’ Was Used to Flavor Roman Food and Wine with Toxic Consequences

    ... though in its syrup form. Mosaic depicting a man labeled as the gourmand Marcus Gavius Apicius. ( The Monastery ) ...

    dhwty - 23/12/2017 - 18:52

  7. Kathmandu: How Religion and Trade Flowed into an Ancient Water-Filled Valley

    The city of Kathmandu is today the capital of Nepal. This status, however, was only conferred on it during the 18th century. 1769 is traditionally regarded as the year that Nepal was unified by Prithvi Narayan Shah, who then chose Kathmandu as the capital of his kingdom.  Nevertheless, the history of Kathmandu stretches much further back in time, and many of its sacred sites were established and built centuries before the unification of Nepal.

    dhwty - 27/04/2016 - 03:48

  8. Two Roman Coffins with Celtic Motifs, One Containing an Adult and Infant, Found in England

    Archaeologists in England have made the rare discovery of two lead caskets from the Roman era but with clear Celtic influence. One of the coffins contains the remains of an adult and infant, probably a mother and her baby. The find is offering a unique insight into Romano-British society and culture.  

    Ed Whelan - 09/02/2019 - 19:00

  9. Fact or Fiction? The Obscure Origins of the Greek Alexander Romance

    ... philosopher Demetrius of Phalerum, for it linked God, man, and the mercurial nature of divine intervention. The most influential ...

    David Grant - 08/04/2017 - 14:02

  10. Startling Similarity between Hindu Flood Legend of Manu and the Biblical Account of Noah

    ... agree that the main character of the flood story is a man named Manu Vaivasvata. Like Noah, Manu is described as a virtuous ... to say about Manu: “There lived in ancient time a holy man / Called Manu, who, by penances and prayers, / Had won the favour of the ...

    dhwty - 30/04/2015 - 03:48

  11. What we discovered about ancient human origins this year… and what is still a mystery

    ... American skulls, including that of the well-known Kennewick man, look very different from those of the present day population. Another is ...

    aprilholloway - 31/12/2013 - 04:35

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

    The Man from Taured (sometimes referred to as the Taured Mystery or the Man without a Country ) is a story about a man who arrives at a Japanese airport from a country called Taured. Many people ...

    dhwty - 28/04/2016 - 14:22

  13. Stan Patitul and his Infernal Pact with the Devil

    ... goes as follows: There was once a rich and hard-working man who lived in a village. However, despite being rich, he was still single. ... find a match for the individual. Such was the case of the man named Stan. One night, the man got up, prepared some food and left for ...

    valdar - 03/01/2016 - 21:48

  14. The Gristhorpe Man: A Bronze Age Skeleton with a Story to Tell

    ... coffin was something special - the skeleton of a Bronze Age man, known today as the Gristhorpe Man. When Beswick made his discovery members of the Scarborough ...

    dhwty - 12/07/2015 - 00:23

  15. Alchemical Recipe for a Homunculus: Sperm + Rotting Meat = Mini Artificial Human

    ... the main life-giving force in reproduction came from the man in the form of the semen. The womb was believed to simply be a warm, ... Rerum are as follows : “Let the Sperm of a man by itself be putrified in a gourd glasse, sealed up, with the highest ...

    Caleb Strom - 02/04/2018 - 18:58

  16. Researchers Want to Get the Dirt on How Much Neanderthals and Modern Humans had Sex

    ... Study Finds       The homme de Spy ("Man from Spy") (boris doesborg/ CC BY NC SA 2.0 ), and other ...

    Mark Miller - 05/01/2017 - 21:49

  17. Were Catapults the Secret to Roman Military Success?

    The Roman Empire conquered the known world in large part due to its army. The Roman Army was a formidable force of training and discipline led by military minds who established organizational and tactical strategies that have influenced the world up to this very day. In short, the Roman army was one of the most effective and enduring forces in military history. In addition to skill and zeal, the Romans also had a more material advantage on their side: siege weapons, such as catapults.

    Kerry Sullivan - 31/03/2017 - 18:54

  18. Hoard of Roman Coins Leads to the Discovery of Important Site in England

    A remarkable discovery of a hoard of Roman coins has led experts to an archaeologically rich site in Yorkshire in England. The hoard of Roman coins was found by enthusiasts using metal detectors and this led directly to the discovery of a major site. This discovery is really exciting the archaeological community and it is expected to offer new insights into the Roman presence in the North of England.

    Ed Whelan - 29/08/2018 - 09:26

  19. Mimar Sinan - A Genius Architect for the Ottoman Empire

    Mimar Sinan created at least 374 structures in his lifetime. Most of his projects were produced during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, but he also worked for Selim II and Murad III.

    Sinan was born on May 29, 1489 in Ağırnas, Karaman Eyalet, now Kayseri Province (Caesarea in Cappadocia) in Turkey. Although it has been debated by some, he was Turkish - not Armenian or Greek, as some researchers suggest. This information was confirmed by research in 1935, when Sinan was exhumed and his bones were examined.

    Natalia Klimczak - 09/06/2016 - 03:47

  20. Pleistocene Epoch: Humans, Welcome to Earth

    The Pleistocene epoch is a geologic epoch which began around 2.6 Mya (Million years ago) and came to an end around 11,700 BP (Before Present). It is characterized by lower sea levels than the present epoch and colder temperatures. During much of the Pleistocene, Europe, North America, and Siberia were covered by extensive ice sheets and glaciers. The Pleistocene was an important time because it was when the human genus first evolved.

    Caleb Strom - 19/10/2018 - 23:02