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  1. Reading Oracle Bones and Writing the Future in the Shang Dynasty

    Oracle bones (known in Chinese as 甲骨, transliterated as ‘jiǎ gǔ’, and ... the purpose of divination, the bones came to be called ‘oracle bones’ in the English language. In the Chinese language, by contrast, ... about the beliefs held by the people of the Shang Dynasty, oracle bones are also significant as they form the earliest known major body of ...

    dhwty - 28/03/2016 - 14:49

  2. China Offers $15,000 for Each Deciphered Character of Mystery Text on Ancient Oracle Bones

    ... to decipher thousands of esoteric characters cut into ‘oracle bones’. According to the representatives of the museum in Anyang city, ... much of it remains undeciphered and the meaning of many oracle bones remains elusive. Oracle Bones and Writing the Future in ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 24/07/2017 - 13:59

  3. Pythia, The Oracle of Delphi

    ... Perhaps one of the most famous prophecies uttered by the Oracle of Delphi is that of Croesus’ defeat by the Persian Empire. According ... Croesus know that the ‘great empire’ referred to by the Oracle was not that of Persia, but his own. The rest, as they say, is history. ...

    dhwty - 11/05/2014 - 11:55

  4. Nourisher of Mind and Mayhem: The Oracle of Trophonius and the Cave of Nightmares

    ... vary, but the cult that survives Trophonius—the titular oracle at the Cave of Trophonius—is as feared as it is revered. ... vary, but the cult that survives Trophonius—the titular oracle at the Cave of Trophonius—is as feared as it is revered. ...

    Riley Winters - 01/10/2017 - 13:43

  5. First Ancient Oracle Well to Apollo unearthed in Athens

    Archeologists discovered an oracle well, which is at least 1,800-years-old and may be the first ancient oracle to Apollo found in Athens. Moreover, the prophecy at the sanctuary seems ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 08/06/2016 - 01:08

  6. Magic in Ancient Greece: Necromancy, Curses, Love Spells, and Oracles

    ... about them, suggests Jennifer Wirth. Pythia, The Oracle of Delphi First Ancient Oracle Well to Apollo unearthed in Athens Necromanteion – The ...

    marinasohma - 11/01/2017 - 14:43

  7. The Exceptional Inscription on the Pokotia Monument – Evidence of Sumerian Script in Bolivia?

    ... inscriptions in South America. Putaki: Who was this Oracle Mentioned on the Pokotia Monolith? The inscriptions on the back of the Pokotia statue define the role of the Putaki oracle in the community. It would appear that people recognized this oracle as ...

    Clyde Winters - 15/05/2017 - 14:05

  8. Representation of Sumerian Elites Detected in the Crespi Gold Tablets

    ... 2) Lidakuku. 3) The Shaman [Lidakuku] is bound to the Oracle”. From this tablet we learn that the Shaman carried a staff as a ... 3) Mash. We read the following “1) The strong powerful oracle [of the] Shaman, 2) The glistening Oracle witnesses [the man’s rise]. ...

    Clyde Winters - 19/04/2018 - 13:58

  9. Reading the So-Called Sumerian Seals Relating to Gods from Outer Space

    ... of the Diviner. Act to send forth amazement to nourish the oracle and sustain man. The strong Father sends forth the oracle”.   Next, we see a figure that resembles an arrow or spear ...

    Clyde Winters - 13/03/2018 - 01:04

  10. The Shang Dynasty: Second in Traditional Historiography, First in Archaeology

    ... for Each Deciphered Character of Mystery Text on Ancient Oracle Bones No doubt, there is a discrepancy between the written and ... “barbarian” neighbors, as indirectly revealed by the oracle bones (which provide a wealth of information on the dynasty and were ...

    dhwty - 02/05/2018 - 18:57

  11. The incredible sound effects of Malta’s Hypogeum Hal Saflieni

    ... hypogeum was originally used as a sanctuary, possibly for an oracle. It is for this reason that a unique chamber carved out of solid ... incredible acoustic properties has been called ‘the Oracle Chamber’.  According to William Arthur Griffiths, who wrote ‘Malta ...

    aprilholloway - 20/01/2014 - 23:36

  12. Site in Athens revealed as an ancient temple of twin gods Apollo and Artemis

    ... the site, from the German Archaeological Institute, says the oracle (a shrine consecrated to the worship and consultation of a prophetic ... with the same content, which reveals the place as the only oracle of Apollo in Athens where he was worshipped along with Artemis, a ...

    Mark Miller - 29/08/2018 - 23:31

  13. Peruvian Oracles Threw Stones and Clubs at Commoners in Acts of Ritual Violence

    Healed over fractured skulls and limbs and a dislocated elbow – these are signs that archaeologists are interpreting as evidence of ritual violence having taken place in Peru about 3,200 years ago. It is suggested that the brutal acts were committed in relation to a predatory animal cult – with elites embodying predators and wounding others in practices aimed at securing food and water for their society.

    Alicia McDermott - 17/10/2017 - 23:01

  14. A Legendary Symbol Born from Chaos: The Philosophy of Yin and Yang

    ... blissful harmony at the center of the earth. Reading Oracle Bones and Writing the Future in the Shang Dynasty The symbol of ... animal skeletal remains used in China for divination. These oracle bones have been used at least as early as the 14th century BC, but the ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 04/11/2017 - 12:54

  15. Ancient Japanese Queen Himiko may have Burned Animal Bones to Tell the Future

    ... ( Wikimedia Commons ) Himiko and the Oracle Bones An ancient Chinese fortune-telling method that was exported to Japan involved burning animal bones, known as ‘ oracle bones ’, and examining the marks and changes in its color to divine ...

    Mark Miller - 19/10/2018 - 00:06

  16. Lady Fu Hao and her Lavish Tomb of the Shang Dynasty

    ... to the way Fu Hao rose through the ranks, the Shang dynasty oracle bones provide us with some information as to her contributions to the ... Wu Ding ( history.cultural-china.com ) The oracle bones discovered at Yinxi provide us with a tantalising glimpse of the ...

    dhwty - 01/11/2014 - 21:29

  17. Unveiling the Hittite Hasawa – A Forgotten Priestess, Healer, and Oracle

    ... wise women around the world. Top image: Consulting the Oracle by John William Waterhouse. Source: ( Public Domain ) By ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 10/09/2016 - 00:37

  18. Ancient Coptic text revealed to be divination tool for predicting the future

    An ancient Christian oracle book of mysterious origins has been recently translated and found to ... Luxor The original leather covering of the oracle, which dates back 1,500 years. Credit: Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. ... Top image:  Photo showing the pages of the 25 th oracle. Credit: Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. ...

    lizleafloor - 04/06/2018 - 15:53

  19. Archaeologists Discover Undisturbed Tombs of Ancient Nomads in the Cradle of Chinese Civilization

    ... incised onto tortoise shells and bones. Chinese Oracle Bones, Shang Dynasty Linden-Museum, Stuttgart (Germany). ( CC BY-SA ... by DHWTY in March 2016 explained more about Shang Dynasty oracle bones: Oracle bones (known in Chinese as 甲骨, ...

    Mark Miller - 06/05/2017 - 23:18

  20. Tomb of Alexander the Great already found, archaeologist claims, but findings have been blocked by ‘diplomatic intervention’

    ... Ra), a theory that was later ‘confirmed’ to him by the Oracle of Amun at Siwa.  The Oracle of Amun at Siwa was of great importance in the ancient world, especially ...

    johnblack - 13/09/2014 - 13:51

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