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  1. The Darker Side of Irish Fairy Lore: When Encounters Turn Dangerous

    When we think of fairies many of the more popular tales tend to have an almost playful nature but it would be wrong to assume that this is means that fairies are always benign.
    Many accounts within Irish folklore describe people who have had a much more disturbing fairy encounter and those who speak of these experiences are very often traumatised by what has happened to them.

    David Halpin - 09/03/2019 - 18:53

  2. Elevated Origins: Radical new theory suggests Stonehenge was base of an above-ground celestial altar

    The iconic profile of the world renowned prehistoric monument Stonehenge, found in Wiltshire, England, is unmistakable. The hewed standing stones rise up out of the earth in a testimony to ancient ideals, technology, and spirituality. One man believes that with our modern view we’re missing the point of Stonehenge, and to fully understand the purpose and use of it, we must think as our ancient ancestors did.

    lizleafloor - 16/03/2015 - 23:44

  3. 8,500-year-old Evidence of Silk Production Weaves a New History of the Luxurious Fabric

    ... Jiahu in the 1980s about the artifacts, health, diet and music of the village’s ancient residents. The article also ...

    Mark Miller - 11/01/2017 - 00:48

  4. The Story of Eliza Hamilton: The Woman Behind a Great Man

    Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was an American socialite and philanthropist who lived between the 18th and 19th centuries. She is perhaps best-known for being the wife of Alexander Hamilton, one of the American founding fathers. The saying that “behind every great man is a great woman,” certainly holds water in the case of the Hamiltons. As a matter of fact, Eliza Hamilton outlived her husband by half a century.

    dhwty - 28/11/2020 - 14:02

  5. Before the Olympiad There Was The Panathenaea – The Greek Festival and Games to Honor Athena

    The Panathenaea was an ancient and important festival celebrated in the ancient Greek city state of Athens. This festival was held in honor of Athena Polias, the city’s patron goddess, and Erechtheus, the legendary founder of the city. The celebrations included sacrifices, ceremonies, and competitions.

    dhwty - 03/02/2019 - 14:00

  6. Archaeology Uncovering the Great Forgetting

    ... in the fields of World Religions and Instrumental Music. He is author of Supernatural Gods: Spiritual ...

    jim willis - 14/06/2019 - 21:27

  7. Changing History: The Ferris Wheel of Lost Civilizations

    ... in the fields of World Religions and Instrumental Music. He is the author of The Quantum Akashic Field: A Guide ...

    jim willis - 27/02/2020 - 01:06

  8. Drolleries of the Middle Ages Included Comical Yet Sinister Killer Rabbits and Erotic Art

    ... Book of Hours depicts a woman (a nun?) dancing to music played by a monk. ( Public Domain ) In the Rutland ...

    dhwty - 06/04/2019 - 13:57

  9. The Enigma of the Thracians and the Orpheus Myth – Part 2

    The Orphic Mysteries

    (Part 1) The Thracians worshiped Ares, the god of war, Sabazios, the sky father god, and had faith in the Sun, son of the goddess Bendis, the incarnation of perfection and immortality. The most popular cults were the Dionysian mysteries, which surely came to Greece from Thrace, along with the cult of Orpheus and the Orphic mysteries.

    madomartínez - 12/06/2014 - 13:27

  10. My Mother's Persian Stories: Folk tales for all ages in English and Farsi

    ... and literature. Shaunie’s other main interest is music composition. She has composed orchestral music for dancers and a storyteller, called GreenRobe, based ...

    ancient-origins - 17/08/2018 - 23:50

  11. Under the Hoods: The Brotherhoods (and Sisterhoods) of Spain’s Holy Week

    “Spain is different!”. Napoleon took this view after his defeat by Spanish guerrilla warfare tactics. Generalissimo Franco’s government later made use of this slogan to promote Spain’s unique appeal to international tourists. Foreign visitors spend around €75 billion a year enjoying the country’s climate, food and cultural attractions. And one of the big ones is Easter – when Spain highlights a different approach to religious celebrations with colourful and macabre street processions.

    ancient-origins - 31/03/2018 - 22:57

  12. A Dance for Gods, Wars and Beauty: The History of the Elegant and Deadly Ancient Art of Sword Dancing

    ... around 1500 BCE. For the ancient Greeks, wine-making, music and dance were activities which marked a civilized and ... Odyssey , the suitors of Penelope amuse themselves with music and dancing and Odysseus himself is entertained at the ...

    MartiniF - 18/10/2016 - 02:00

  13. Seven Hills: The Symbol of the Magic of Lisbon

    ... has many a colorful legends about it. With its “fado” music, its colors and accent, its language expresses the ... which are key places if you want to hear the best fado music in the city. It extends from the Hill of São Roque. ...

    ancient-origins - 28/06/2015 - 03:45

  14. Elyn Aviva and Gary White

    ... at Iowa State University, where he was a professor of music theory and a successful composer. He is author of a number of college-level music theory textbooks. After his (early) retirement in 1994, ...

    ancient-origins - 03/01/2013 - 08:14

  15. Surprising Links Between Pharaoh Akhenaten and the Jewish New Year

    ... and most relevant to our study, antelope with long horns. Music was an integral part of life at Amarna under Akhenaten, ... to the musical milieu. As Lyn Green comments: “In fact, music in some form or other seems to have surrounded ... Vol. 39; pp. 13-31. Green, Lyn, Spring 2010. “Music in the Amarna Period,” In The Akhenaten Sun, Vol. 16, ...

    Jonathon Perrin - 17/09/2020 - 13:56

  16. Huge Statue of God Horus Found in Egyptian Temple

    An international team of archaeologists has found a massive statue of the god Horus, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.  It was discovered during restoration work on a major temple. This find will provide a better understanding of the temple and may help in its eventual restoration.

    Ed Whelan - 22/12/2019 - 13:50

  17. Songlines: Mapping the Journeys of the Creation Ancestors in Australia

    ... kuschk, 2010. Songlines: How Indigenous Australians Use Music to Mark Geography. [Online] Available at: ...

    dhwty - 22/02/2016 - 14:49

  18. The Ancient Admiration of Birds: Flamingos as Masterpieces of Art and Food

    In the ancient past, relationships between humans and animals were stricter than today and included the sphere of the imaginary and the sacred. Investigations on how the ancients approached different species can allow us to throw light on some beliefs and some concealed aspects of daily life not revealed in the ‘official’ history.

    Maura Andreoni - 25/06/2019 - 23:03

  19. China’s History With Little People Now Dates to 5,000 Years

    A new archaeology paper published on Dec. 13 in the International Journal of Paleopathology called the  discovery of a human skeleton in China, with an uncommon form of dwarfism, ´extremely rare´.

    ashley cowie - 25/12/2019 - 17:57

  20. Where Sumerian Rulers Lie: The Royal Tombs of Ur

    The Royal Tombs of Ur is a 4,800-year-old Sumerian burial site of around 2,000 graves located in the ancient city of Ur in southern Mesopotamia (in the south of modern day Iraq). Sixteen of the graves were designated as ‘royal’ due to the spectacular treasures inside, including gold beads, bronze relics, cylinder seals, musical instruments and ceramics, as well as artifacts associated with mass ritual.

    ancient-origins - 01/01/2017 - 22:15