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  1. The Complicated and Disturbing Life of King Henry VIII

    ... church, and his education included lessons in theology, music, and poetry. In 1502, Arthur contracted the sweating ... , and patronized musicians. Henry not only appreciated music but was also an accomplished musician himself. One of ...

    dhwty - 16/11/2019 - 22:45

  2. Brush strokes on very ancient murals may rewrite the history of art in China

    Recent discoveries in the ruins of a prehistoric city may rewrite the history of art in China. Archaeologists working in the ruins of the Neolithic Shimao Ruins have identified mural fragments that show possible brush strokes, which may mean the basic process of mural-making in China dates back about 4,000 years. Historians generally attribute the invention of the brush much later, to a Chinese general, Meng Tian, during the Qin Dynasty of 221 to 207 BC.

    Mark Miller - 20/08/2015 - 21:09

  3. Previously Unknown Lines to the Epic of Gilgamesh discovered in Stolen Cuneiform Tablet

    ... barbarian ogre and but as a foreign ruler entertained with music at court in the manner of Babylonian kings, but music of a more exotic kind, played by a band of equally ...

    aprilholloway - 03/10/2015 - 21:47

  4. Inside the Mind of Hannibal: What Caused Him to Become Rome’s Most Hated Man?

    ... journey across the Alps with elephants, and Jaspe is world music featuring the sound of the Portuguese guitar. |   ...

    tom hamilton - 17/04/2017 - 15:40

  5. From China with Love: Tang Xianzu Was the Shakespeare of the Orient

    ... musical tradition combining northern tunes and southern music, kunqu opera encompassed poetic language, music, dance movements and precisely coded gestures. Kunqu ... dynasty, a play-text was considered as a structure for music and singing , but Tang maintained that poetry and ...

    ancient origins - 04/09/2017 - 01:55

  6. Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna

    ... Black Madonna. She explains how her love for Italian folk music led her to learn the ancient tammorriata musical ...

    ancient-origins - 26/01/2019 - 02:57

  7. The sacred and magical sistrum of ancient Egypt

    The sistrum was one of the most sacred musical instruments in ancient Egypt and was believed to hold powerful magical properties. It was used in the worship of the goddess Hathor, mythological character of joy, festivity, fertility, eroticism and dance. It was also shaken to avert the flooding of the Nile and to frighten away Seth, the god of the desert, storms, disorder, and violence.

    aprilholloway - 24/08/2014 - 13:37

  8. The Disturbing True Story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin

    ... piper got rid of the rats by leading them away with his music, the people of Hamelin reneged on their promise. The ... could not keep up, another was deaf and could not hear the music, while the third one was blind and could not see where ... (street without drums), as no one is allowed to play music or dance there. Incidentally, it is said that the rats ...

    dhwty - 03/11/2020 - 23:15

  9. The Whirling Dervish Dance: A Sacred Ritual to Touch the Divine

    ... age of 37. Among other things, Shams introduced Rumi to music, poetry, and dance as a mystical way of connecting with ... of God. A cymbal player also takes part in performing the music. The Taksim is followed by the  Derv-i Veled  ... Powell, R., 2014. 'Whirling Dervishes:' Music, rhythm and belief united. [Online] Available here . ...

    dhwty - 20/11/2020 - 22:09

  10. The Rosslyn Chapel Carvings: Facts, Mysteries, and Conspiracies

    ... arches on Rosslyn Chapel ceiling - dubbed “frozen music”. He later wrote the book ‘Music of the Cubes,’ providing a unique insight into the ...

    dhwty - 03/07/2019 - 20:44

  11. Stone Age Enlightenment & Sacred Numbers in Megalithic Monuments

    ... Planetary Harmony: Creating Megalithic Structures Through Music” Seeking Answers? GET YOUR QUESTIONS IN BEFORE AUGUST ...

    ancient-origins - 13/08/2018 - 18:10

  12. Ismail al-Jazari: Medieval Muslim Inventor and "Father of Robotics"

    ... used automaton musicians, a series of figures that played music, again operated by camshafts and water wheels. The ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 13/12/2020 - 21:19

  13. The Healing Power of Dream Incubation in Ancient Greece

    ... Rulers The Ancient Grotto of the Seven Sleepers Story and Music Another important consideration in understanding ... of the psyche over the physical body - is the value of music, ritual drama and enactment in the journey towards deep ... initiation rituals, so too did the sleep temples employ music and drama to make contact with the inner beings of ...

    Sarah Janes - 03/07/2021 - 01:58

  14. Architect presents radical new theory that Stonehenge was a two-storey, wooden feasting and performance hall

    Could the prehistoric Stonehenge megaliths once have been the support for a wooden, two-storey roundhouse, a venue for feasting, speakers and musicians? That’s the theory of an English landscape architect who designed a small model of what she has in mind and is looking for money to build a 1:10 scale model of the structure.

    Sarah Ewbank says the fact she is not an archaeologist has freed her from preconceived notions and allowed her to approach the matter in a fresh way.

    Mark Miller - 29/01/2016 - 14:50

  15. Roman Elections: The Rise and Fall Of Eccentric Roman Politicians

    In the ancient world, the early distribution of political power was dictated by the availability of fresh water, fertile soil and a temperate climate, all of which were important for the development of organized societies. This greatly clarified the object of politics at the time which was to define boundaries. Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia were able to equip their large rivers with irrigation systems that allowed higher agricultural productivity and thus sustained surpluses and population growth.

    MartiniF - 09/11/2020 - 21:03

  16. Scribes in Ancient Egypt: Custodians of the Voice and Words of the Divine – Part I

    ... is an Alan Gardiner sign from the category of 'writings, & music'. It contains the scribe's ink-mixing palette, a ...

    anand balaji - 22/10/2018 - 15:53

  17. 1800-Year-Old Horse and Chariot Burial Discovered in Croatia

    Archaeologists in Croatia have unearthed an 1,800 year-old fossil of a Roman chariot and two horses.

    ashley cowie - 18/10/2019 - 14:05

  18. Bronze Age Death Rituals Included Curating Remains Of Predecessors

    No two people deal with death in exactly the same way. Both on the individual and societal level we have to face the inevitable. These days many people turn to their religious, scientific, or spiritual beliefs to cope and make sense of the end of someone’s life. But what happened in the past? Researchers have now uncovered, for the first time, evidence that Bronze Age death rituals in Britain sometimes included holding onto or curating the remains of a cherished individual over several generations.

    Alicia McDermott - 01/09/2020 - 00:05

  19. Healing with Sound in Ancient Temples: 111hz

    By Nataša Pantović

    John tells us: ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God’. Upanishads (a sacred Hindu text) say that the divine, all-encompassing consciousness first manifested as sound ‘OM’, the vibration of the Supreme.  Everything has its own frequency. Pythagoras created his musical scale starting with a note A (just next to the middle C) that resonates at the frequency of 111Hz.

    ancient-origins - 01/10/2016 - 21:45

  20. Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Tomb of Chinese Emperor and 7 Nobles Full of Riches

    ... status in Western Han Dynasty, and even the development of music, transportation, metrology, and the evolution of ...

    Mark Miller - 06/11/2015 - 03:49