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  1. Order of Santiago: The Knights of Spain and Their ‘Holy War’

    ... Ferdinand II. As a consequence, they began looking for a new patron and found one in Alfonso III, the king of Castille. In 1174 Alfonso ... conquest and governance of Spain’s possessions in the New World hailed from these orders. As the Order of Santiago was part of the ...

    dhwty - 05/01/2019 - 14:02

  2. The Teutonic Order: How a Hospice for Pilgrims Turned into a Legion of Crusaders

    The Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (commonly ... year the field hospital, which formed the nucleus of the new Teutonic Order, was recognized by the pope, and the monks received ... http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14541b.htm New World Encyclopedia, 2015. Teutonic Knights. Available at: ...

    dhwty - 30/12/2018 - 18:44

  3. New Year’s Traditions around the World and Their Origins

    In many countries around the world, New Year’s Day is celebrated on 1 st January with fireworks and ... for “year”—that preyed on villages every New Year. In order to frighten the hungry beast, the villagers took to decorating their ...

    aprilholloway - 31/12/2013 - 03:08

  4. Secret Societies and Hidden Knowledge: The Explosive Star that Inspired the Modern World

    ... that in 2022 something truly spectacular is to occur: a new star will appear in the heavens. It will be the first such event visible ... variety of movements that had considerable ramifications on world history. The Rosicrucian Manifestos included cryptic messages, ...

    Graham Phillips - 01/03/2017 - 13:58

  5. Santa the Shaman Comes to the New World: The Shapeshifting Magic-Man from the Ancient Past

    ... from the Netherlands put into what would later be called New York Harbor and went about building a Dutch colony called New Amsterdam. ... him "Sinter Claes."  Thus, "Santa Claus" came to the new world. In 1626, a ship filled with folks from the Netherlands put ...

    jim willis - 10/12/2017 - 13:56

  6. Trailing the Mayflower - The Iconic Ship of a Pilgrim Voyage to the New World

    ... Mayflower. This ship became the symbol of the search for a new life and pilgrimage to the New World in the 17th century. The origins of the Mayflower are uncertain, ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 24/05/2016 - 14:45

  7. The Descent of Inanna into the Underworld: A 5,500-Year-Old Literary Masterpiece

    ... to the king ( public domain ) Among the World’s Oldest Poems The Descent of Inanna is thought to have been ... she entered it. Ereshkigal, Queen of the Nether World ( mesopotamiangods ) A substitute had to be found, and Enki’s ...

    dhwty - 02/01/2017 - 14:49

  8. Mysterious GodSelf Icon Found Worldwide: Lost Symbol of an Ancient Global Religion?

    ... hand parallel objects or animals. THE GODSELF ICON My new book, The Missing Link, shows more than 500 spectacular images as ... flanked by two smaller doors seen in architecture around the world. The center door is the “source”—the “soul” inside the ...

    Richard Cassaro - 23/07/2016 - 14:47

  9. Murder in Malbork Castle: The Demise of Werner von Orseln, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order

    ... medieval fortress. On its completion in 1406, it became the world's largest brick castle. Nowadays, it's Poland's official national ... Castle by Jeroen Fossaert ( Flickr ) The new Grand Master - Werner von Orseln Werner von Orseln hailed from a noble ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 27/12/2015 - 03:00

  10. Maya: Science Only Acknowledges Now What Ancient Sages Knew About Reality 5000 Years Ago

    Maya is a word which is very familiar to the western world, but very few know what it actually means. It is a word which was used by ... meaning. Do Your Eyes Fool You? Ancient Vision and a New Reality — How to See and Draw Like the Ancients The Lost Charms ...

    Vanamali Mataji - 27/05/2018 - 19:00

  11. The Knights Hospitallers: Courageous Crusaders of Many Names, Homes, and Roles

    The Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (known simply also ... the pope officially recognized the existence of the new organization as an operative and militant part of the Roman Catholic ... Deviant Art By Wu Mingren References New World Encyclopedia, 2018. Knights Hospitaller. Available at: ...

    dhwty - 02/01/2019 - 13:49

  12. The Origin of Lunar New Year and the Legend of Nian

    ... China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan and other countries around the world are today celebrating the Lunar New Year and welcoming in the Year of the Dog as part of an ancient custom that ...

    aprilholloway - 31/01/2014 - 01:24

  13. The Battle of Grunwald: An Iconic Medieval Battle of Central and Eastern Europe

    ... Grand Duchy of Lithuania had one main enemy – the Teutonic Order. One of the most important battles between these armies took place on ... one of a few of the most important ones in this part of the world, but history describes it a little bit differently. ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 16/06/2016 - 03:45

  14. Bob Brier and the Hunt for the New York Obelisk

    Bob Brier is arguably the world's most famous Egyptologist. Professor at Long Island University in New York, where he has tenure, he teaches both philosophy and Egyptology. A ... the jealousy? The rivalry between England - the old-world order and the new, represented by America - exists to this day. The ...

    Sharon Hague - 15/05/2018 - 19:01

  15. Urnes Stave Church: A Final Vestige of Viking Innovation

    At the edge of the world lies the last trace of Viking Christianity. Urnes Stave Church (c. 1130 ... of Norway, yet it represents as much of an end as it does a new beginning. The church at Urnes is one of the last surviving examples of ... of Norway, yet it represents as much of an end as it does a new beginning. The church at Urnes is one of the last surviving examples of ...

    Riley Winters - 23/07/2017 - 23:04

  16. Religion and Magic in Amarna: A World of Confusion in Akhetaten—Part II

    The population that inhabited Akhenaten’s brand new city, Akhetaten, in Middle Egypt was ill at ease with the massive religious ... the land of the living, the Netherworld, and the divine world. The threat lay in the fact that an enemy could emerge out of any of ...

    anand balaji - 05/03/2018 - 22:52

  17. A Christmas story: the arrival of a sweet baby boy – or a political power to change the world?

    ... you read. This year, millions of Christians around the world will read the opening of Luke’s Gospel in their Christmas services. ... ( CC BY-SA 2.0 ) Only two of the four gospels in the New Testament include the story of Jesus’s birth. And it is Luke’s version ...

    ancient-origins - 29/12/2018 - 01:58

  18. The Knights Templar in the New World: How Henry Sinclair Brought the Grail to Acadia

    ... that Scottish prince Henry Sinclair not only sailed to the New World 100 years before Columbus, but that he also established a refuge there ...

    ancient-origins - 13/01/2018 - 01:42

  19. A Window into the Traditional Sami Culture: Reindeer and a Worldview

    ... The Mystery of the Peterborough Petroglyphs New study reveals Neolithic farmers assimilated local hunter-gatherers ... worlds. In traditional Sámi belief,  the Upper World is associated with the South, warmth, life, and the color white. This is ...

    Alicia McDermott - 24/07/2018 - 13:27

  20. Evidence Accumulates for Ancient Transoceanic Voyages, Says Geographer

    ... around 1000 A.D. were the only ones to make it to the New World before Christopher Columbus landed in the 15th century. But on the ...

    ancient-origins - 12/06/2016 - 21:45

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