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  1. “Stonehenge Lego” Proves The Original Had Awesome Acoustics

    ... that the voices of those in the stone circle and their music were amplified in a similar way to a modern cinema, ... that the voices of those in the stone circle and their music were amplified in a similar way to a modern cinema. ( ... the acoustics are important, such as concert halls and music venues. However, this was the first time that anyone ...

    Ed Whelan - 03/09/2020 - 13:59

  2. Naupa Iglesia: An Egyptian Portal in the Andes?

    Halfway up a near-vertical ravine in the Andes, someone carved an inverted V-shaped entrance into the mountainside. Then they sliced the bedrock with great precision to create a shallow door that goes nowhere; the same design appears in ancient Persia and Egypt. Then for good measure, they carved an additional altar with three alcoves into an outcrop of bluestone.

    This sacred site is named Naupa Iglesia, or more accurately, Naupa Huaca.

    Freddy Silva - 22/01/2020 - 01:48

  3. The Nine Daughters of Zeus and Memory, Goddesses of the Arts

    ... considered to be the personification of the literary arts, music, and visual arts, and each of them oversaw a particular ... (a type of trumpet). Euterpe was the Muse of lyric poetry, music, and song and was known also by her title as ‘She who ...

    dhwty - 06/04/2020 - 14:03

  4. Caroline Herschel, Co-Discoverer of the Universe

    ... with him in Bath, England where he had found a job as a music instructor. William, who was born in 1738, had always been gifted in music and had written several symphonies. In Bath, England, Caroline also received music lessons and learned to sing. She and William ended up ...

    Caleb Strom - 24/02/2020 - 22:59

  5. Life after Life: In the Quest for Eternity, Death is Only the Beginning – Part I

    The ancient Egyptians took great care to prepare for the Afterlife. In fact, they were so meticulous about getting every minute detail in order, that to us they come across as having been obsessed with death. But this is far from the truth; for, they were a practical people who prepared well to encounter all manner of surprises their souls would confront whilst journeying through the Underworld. The Book of the Dead was an invaluable guidebook in their quest to spend eternity in Paradise. 

    anand balaji - 03/05/2017 - 22:02

  6. The Harmonic Origins of the World: Sacred Number at the Source of Creation

    ... that interact to give us the harmonic relationships of music. Exploring the simple mathematical relationships that underlie the cycles of the solar system and the music of Earth, Richard Heath reveals how Neolithic ...

    ancient-origins - 31/05/2018 - 22:31

  7. 9,000 year-old-flutes found in China

    ... of the mid-Henan Province. What is interesting is that the music played through the seven holes correspond to a tonal ... It is difficult to imagine the same people playing music in the exact same way that we do now. Unless of course ... more have already been discovered. You can listen to the music being played by this ancient 9,000 year old instrument ...

    johnblack - 07/11/2013 - 02:58

  8. Temple of Heaven and Its Sacrificial Altar Where Blood Was Spilt for Bountiful Harvests

    ... emperors went to fast after they sacrificed The Divine Music Administration hall that is between the double walls ... Good Harvests. 2 = Seven-Star Stone Group. 3 = Imperial Music Store. 4 = Fasting Palace. 5 = Echo Wall. 6 = Imperial ... Heaven as well as the sacrificial ceremony and associated music were based on ancient tenets relating numbers and ...

    Mark Miller - 20/12/2018 - 13:55

  9. Mimes, Paid Grievers, and Masks: The Insane Theatrics of Ancient Roman Funerals

    Two thousand years ago, funerals weren’t the quiet, somber affairs we have today. They were loud, boisterous shows that started with a massive procession of people parading down the streets, pounding away at musical instruments and trying to get everyone around to stop and watch the show.

    Mark Oliver - 16/07/2018 - 22:58

  10. Unique artifacts shed light on daily life in 5,000-year-old city of Caral

    (Read Part 1) The Sacred City of Caral is a 5,000-year-old metropolis which represents the oldest known civilization in the Americas, known as the Norte Chico. When it was first discovered, archaeologists had no idea of the extent of this great city, nor its age. It took some 90 years before researchers discovered its immense significance.

    aprilholloway - 29/08/2014 - 02:30

  11. The Power of Sound Rediscovered in Prehistoric Barrows and Coves

    The science of archaeoacoustics reveals that some prehistoric barrows were potentially used for frightening and mysterious rites. Surrounded by decomposing bodies, initiates may have been exposed to infrasound - inaudibly low frequencies known to affect brainwaves, producing hallucinations and altered states of consciousness.

    Steve Marshall - 18/04/2019 - 00:09

  12. Secret chamber hidden beneath ancient temple in Lebanon surprises archaeologists

    ... face of Hathor, Egyptian goddess of beauty, fertility and music.   Music for the Gods: Bronze arched sistrum with Hathor head ...

    lizleafloor - 08/06/2018 - 18:05

  13. What Really Happened in the Celestial Palace? Daughters of Pleasure, Courtesans of the Gods

    It takes much willpower to resist the temptation of the asparas; beautiful dancing women in the court of Indra, king of the gods, in the celestial palace in Hindu mythology. They are the heavenly charmers who fascinated heroes and allured sages from their devotions. They tempt with “rewards” in heaven given to heroes who fall in battle. The apsaras have the power to change their forms and give good luck to whom they favor.

    MartiniF - 27/11/2017 - 15:22

  14. Willy Minnix

    Willy Minnix is a music teacher and author of the “Mandolin Dead Man’s ... children, and is very interested in the ancient origins of music. He is a multi-instrumentalist, and plays piano, ... ukulele and sings. You can find out more about him, his music and books at .  Willy Minnix ...

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

  15. Jim Willis

    After graduating from the Eastman School of Music , Jim Willis  became a high school band and orchestra ... in the fields of World Religions and Instrumental Music.  His teaching career produced both the comprehensive ...

    ancient-origins - 02/01/2013 - 08:03

  16. Jim Willis Website

    After graduating from the Eastman School of Music, Jim Willis became a high school band and orchestra ... in the fields of World Religions and Instrumental Music.  His teaching career produced both the comprehensive ...

    ancient-origins - 19/07/2017 - 01:31

  17. Stunning Maya Wall Paintings Uncovered in Guatemalan House

    Remarkable Maya wall paintings have been found in Guatemala that are unparalleled in Central America.  These newly discovered Maya murals are special because they contain both indigenous and Spanish imagery and motifs.

    Ed Whelan - 09/06/2020 - 01:14

  18. The Dramatic True Story Behind Disney's Mulan

    ... the text of this poem comes from another work known as the Music Bureau Collection. This is an anthology of lyrics, ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 29/05/2020 - 16:38

  19. Did The Neanderthals of Shanidar Cave Really Bury their Dead?

    ... buried their dead in addition to being able to appreciate music. Teeth vs. tools: Neanderthals and Homo sapiens had ...

    Caleb Strom - 05/01/2017 - 03:46

  20. The Power of the Black Madonna and Her Still-Living Shamans

    ... the world, Belloni explains how her love for Italian folk music led her to learn the ancient tammorriata musical ... lead performer of “ I Giullari di Piazza ,” an Italian music, theatre, and dance ensemble, and is an ...

    ancient-origins - 16/01/2019 - 15:09