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  1. A very interesting Interview with William Bramley

    William Bramley, author of one of the most popular books on ancient astronaut theory, Gods of Eden, has given an exclusive interview for the readers of Ancient-Origins. In this interview he provides some insight as to why extra-terrestrials would wish to be involved with humans and what their plans may be.

    ancient-origins - 27/03/2013 - 17:04

  2. The Truth Behind the Christ Myth: Ancient Origins of the Often Used Legend – Part I

    ... that this universal legend actually began with the Green Man, the Son of a virgin Goddess who was born, died, and finally resurrected ... Let us begin when it was the life story of the ancient Green Man and work forward to the time of the Christian Son of God.  The Ancient ...

    MarkPinkham - 20/06/2016 - 03:34

  3. Manikarnika Ghat and the Role of Cremation in Traditional Indian Funerary Rites

    ... they have no need to be purified by fire. Tollund Man – the preserved face from Prehistoric Denmark and the tale of ritual ...

    Gisele Santos - 30/10/2015 - 02:43

  4. Bizarre 12,000-Year-Old Burial Rituals of Shaman Woman Revealed

    ... for the people who enacted it. Prehistoric man in Israel held ritual meals to honour the dead Giant mortars may ...

    ancient-origins - 05/07/2016 - 21:47

  5. Facial Reconstruction Brings People Face-to-Face With Their Ancient Ancestors

    ... ) Next, in terms of age, is the face of a Cro-Magnon man, a group of homo-sapiens who succeeded the Neanderthals in Europe. This ... than many modern North Africans. Cro-Magnon man at the Reconstruction Exhibition. ( Royal Pavilion & Museums; Brighton ...

    Ed Whelan - 30/01/2019 - 23:01

  6. Boudicca, the Celtic Queen that unleashed fury on the Romans – Part 2

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    Queen Boudicca had every reason to hate the Romans – by 60 AD, the lands of the Iceni clan of Britain had been captured, her people had been killed or taken as slaves, she was publicly beaten and her daughters raped – but Boudicca, the Celtic warrior queen, would eventually leave the Romans quaking in their boots, at least for a time.  

    aprilholloway - 13/09/2014 - 00:11

  7. Eve was Created from Adam’s Rib, but What About the Other Women? Where did the First Women of Ancient Creation Come From?

    ... Genesis 2:7 is the first verse that tells us about the first man. It tells how God formed a man from the dust and blew the breath of life into him. The man was then placed ...

    MartiniF - 11/09/2017 - 15:26

  8. Mungo Man Returns Home: There is Still Much He Can Teach Us About Ancient Australia

    The remains of the first known Australian, Mungo Man, today begin their return to the Willandra area of New South Wales, where ... The remains of the first known Australian, Mungo Man, today begin their return to the Willandra area of New South Wales, where ...

    ancient-origins - 19/11/2017 - 01:52

  9. The Romance of the Three Kingdoms - A Well-Loved Chinese Classic

    ... were warlords. Whilst Dong Zhuo became the most powerful man in China for a brief period of time, his tyrannous reign came to an end ...

    dhwty - 19/05/2018 - 22:56

  10. Genetic ‘Adam and Eve’: All Humans are Descendants of One Man and Woman Who Lived Over 100,000 Years Ago

    ... myth of the Abrahamic religions, Adam and Eve were the first man and woman and the ancestors of all humans. While non-believers refute the ... revealed that all humans alive today are descendants of one man and one woman who may have lived at the same time over 100,000 years ago. ...

    aprilholloway - 29/07/2017 - 22:37

  11. Why the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film Should Concern Scholars of Human Origins

    ... text, “Bones of Contention", the stories of the Piltdown Man and the Taung Child were meaningful because they demonstrated that ... Cooke in 1915 showing scientists involved in the Piltdown man case: F. O. Barlow, G. Elliot Smith, Charles Dawson, Arthur Smith ...

    William Munns - 23/11/2017 - 13:56

  12. What Was the Significance of The Capitoline Triad to the Roman Pantheon?

    The Capitoline Triad was a trio of gods worshiped by the ancient Romans. This trio consisted of a male deity – Jupiter, the supreme god of the Roman pantheon and head of the triad, and two female ones – Juno his consort and Minerva his daughter. The Capitoline Triad occupied an important place in the public religion of Rome, and temples dedicated to them were built in various parts of the Roman world.

    dhwty - 16/01/2019 - 19:00

  13. Roman Tombs Found in Egyptian Oasis Reflect Cultural Blending Evident in Burial Practices

    If they stayed almost any length of time, the ancient Romans left a cultural mark on the place they visited, conquered, and/or had extensive trade with. One way this makes itself known in Egypt is in funerary practices. The cultural mix can be seen in two Roman era tombs which have been found at the Beir Al-Shaghala archaeological site in the Dakhla Oasis.

    Alicia McDermott - 17/01/2019 - 13:54

  14. Valuable Volubilis: The Best-Preserved Roman Ruins in Morocco

    It was time for the harvest and the inhabitants of Volubilis were busy in their fields. This was the prime moment for a local tribe to attack the rich administrative center. As the Roman soldier saw them creep closer to the city, he sighed. This wasn’t the first time Volubilis was attacked, and he supposed it would not be the last… He wondered: why was this site so important to Rome?

    dhwty - 03/01/2018 - 01:59

  15. 50,000-year-old Skull May Show Human-Neanderthal Hybrids Originated in Levant, not Europe as Thought

    ... and modern humans, would be the earliest evidence of modern man meeting and mating with Neanderthals found to date. According to ...

    lizleafloor - 30/01/2015 - 21:56

  16. The Mandate of Heaven: Morality Influenced the Rise and Fall of Chinese Emperors

    The Mandate of Heaven is a philosophical concept found in the ancient Chinese civilization. It suggests the emperor’s authority came from Heaven itself and gave him a divine right to rule. The Chinese Emperor was considered the ‘Son of Heaven’, but if he could not fulfill his duties he would lose his holy lineage.

    dhwty - 11/05/2018 - 23:02

  17. Researchers discover secret recipe of Roman concrete that allowed it to endure for over 2,000 years

    Ancient Rome’s concrete recipe is an impressive feat in architectural history. Some Roman buildings are so spectacular in their construction and beauty that modern builders would never attempt something similar, even with today’s technology. Now engineers are beginning to understand why ancient Roman concrete was so revolutionary.

    Mark Miller - 18/12/2014 - 22:21

  18. Fossil Find Reveals New Species of Early Human - Origins of Modern Man Gets Crowded

    ... Find Reveals New Species of Early Human - Origins of Modern Man Gets Crowded ...

    lizleafloor - 29/05/2015 - 00:33

  19. Jawbone shows Modern Human 40,000 years ago had Neanderthal Great-Great-Grandfather

    ... DNA in any modern human ever studied. A jawbone from a man who lived 40,000 years ago reveals that six to nine percent (up to 11 ... shares traits with Neanderthals, and now DNA reveals the man had a Neanderthal genetic heritage. Credit: Svante Pääbo, Max Planck ...

    lizleafloor - 24/06/2015 - 21:28

  20. When DNA is Missing, an Ancient Sugar Chain May Help Trace Human Evolution

    Ancient DNA recovered from fossils is a valuable tool to study evolution and anthropology. Yet ancient fossil DNA from earlier geological ages has not been found yet in any part of Africa, where it's destroyed by extreme heat and humidity.

    ancient-origins - 15/09/2017 - 01:50