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  1. The Rarely Told Story of Pre-Colonial Philippines

    The Philippines were ruled by Western powers - first the Spanish and later the United States, for some 350 years.  The Philippines were ruled by Western powers - first the Spanish and later the ... some 350 years. Except for a few religious minorities, the Philippines has also become thoroughly Christianized and boasts of being the ...

    Caleb Strom - 01/10/2018 - 23:04

  2. Butchered Rhino Indicates Much Earlier Human Occupation of the Philippines

    ... extraordinary find that shows that early humans occupied the Philippines much earlier than thought. According to a report in scientific ... extraordinary find that shows that early humans occupied the Philippines much earlier than thought. According to a report in scientific ...

    Ed Whelan - 04/05/2018 - 01:50

  3. Ancient Maps spark debate between China and Philippines over South China Sea islands

    ... Islands, an archipelago of 750 islands and reefs nearer the Philippines. However, a series of ancient maps have drawn this claim into question. The government of the Philippines says Beijing is overreaching in claiming territory so far south of ...

    Mark Miller - 25/01/2015 - 22:22

  4. Chief Lapu-Lapu - Warrior and Hero of the Philippines

    ... to Asia. During this expedition, Magellan would reach the Philippines, and claim it for the Spanish Crown. Although his arrival was ... Wikimedia Commons When Magellan arrived in the Philippines in 1521, he got involved in the rivalries of the local rulers, and ...

    dhwty - 20/03/2015 - 02:25

  5. The Laguna Copperplate Inscription: An Ancient Text That Changed the Perception of the History of the Philippines

    ... significance for the understanding of the history of the Philippines during the 10th century AD – a time when many scholars believed ... in the part of this region where the modern country of the Philippines is now situated. This lack of information led many scholars to ...

    dhwty - 20/11/2015 - 21:53

  6. Fire Mummies - The Smoked Human Remains of the Kabayan Caves

    ... The discovery of mummified remains in several caves in the Philippines represents a different type of mummy – the fire mummy. Found ... caves in the town of Kabayan, in the Benguet province of the Philippines, the fire mummies are human remains that were preserved through a ...

    mrreese - 03/03/2015 - 12:35

  7. New study suggests that the Philippines is the ancestral homeland of Polynesians

    ... they carried with them.  The results revealed that the Philippines is the most likely ancestral homeland of the Polynesians , whose ... that Polynesian chickens had their genetic roots in the Philippines, making that region a candidate for the homeland of the mysterious ...

    aprilholloway - 20/03/2014 - 01:13

  8. Ancient human remains in Philippines reveal rare ritual burial

    ... of a woman buried in a cave in El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines, which reveal evidence of an elaborate and bizarre ritual burial. ... The only other discovery of a cremation burial in the Philippines was found in Laguna and dated to the 13 th or 14 th century. ...

    aprilholloway - 03/10/2013 - 06:35

  9. The Unique Hanging Coffins of Sagada, Philippines

    ... are an indigenous tribe living in Sagada, Luzon Island, Philippines. The Igorots practise unique funerary customs, in which the dead ... 2014]. Deere, K., 2014. The Hanging Coffins of Sagada, Philippines. [Online] Available at: ...

    dhwty - 29/04/2014 - 23:31

  10. The Marriage of the Sky and the Sea: Visayan Creation Myths

    ... death, war, social classes, and race. Map of the Philippines showing the location of Visayan Islands. (SEAV/ CC BY-SA 3.0) ... Islands (right and left respectively), Iloilo Province, Philippines ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ) In the beginning, the world was ...

    MartiniF - 25/10/2016 - 17:21

  11. Teleportation Man: Transport in the Blink of an Eye of a Spanish Soldier

    ... up in Mexico, more than 9,000 nautical miles from Manila Philippines. It is a case from the official records of Mexico which has never ... the Palacio del Gobernador (Governor’s Palace) in Manila, Philippines. Gil Perez was just a regular soldier until the morning of October ...

    Bryan Hill - 08/08/2015 - 21:34

  12. Why and How Different Cultures Bury the Dead

    ... Graves Hanging coffins in Echo Valley, Sagada, Philippines. Credit: Wikimedia Commons The Bo ethnic group of China were ... area. These coffins can be found lining cliffs also in the Philippines, Indonesia, and other regions. China.org quotes Li Jing, who ...

    ancient-origins - 04/06/2014 - 00:05

  13. Yamashita's Gold: Enormous War Treasure Hoard Remains Elusive

    ... Gold is often said to be hidden somewhere in the Philippines, and many treasure hunters have attempted to find it. Until today, ... war booty would then be transported back to Japan, with the Philippines as a layover spot, where they were supposed to have been loaded ...

    dhwty - 26/12/2016 - 14:48

  14. Trading Treasures and Curiosity: The Fascinating History of Manila Galleons

    ... For several years, the Spanish knew how to travel to the Philippines, but they didn't know the way from Manila to New Spain. The first ... when Andres de Urdaneta discovered how to return from the Philippines to New Spain. He traveled with Alonso de Arellano, and they opened ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 25/02/2017 - 01:54

  15. Scientists Understand Why there are Short-statured Indonesians Today, But Can they Explain Hobbit Height?

    ... peoples in the rainforests of the Malay Peninsula and the Philippines. 1921 photo of African pygmies and a European explorer. ... a minor contributor to the DNA of populations today in the Philippines, the islands near Flores, with slightly higher frequencies in ...

    ancient-origins - 05/08/2018 - 22:55

  16. More Than Metal: Amazing Historical Suits of Armor

    ... of this is a suit of armor made by the Moro people of the Philippines. This war coat dates to the 19 th or 20 th century AD, and ... with pieces of buffalo horn. Moro armor, Philippines, undated, horn plates and mail - Glenbow Museum Canada. ( CC0 ...

    dhwty - 03/04/2017 - 18:57

  17. Ferdinand Magellan: Defying all Odds in a Voyage around the World

    ... MORE Chief Lapu-Lapu - Warrior and Hero of the Philippines Mystery of island visited by 15th Century Chinese ... replenished his food supplies. Magellan then landed in the Philippines, where he met his death at the Battle of Mactan on April 21, ...

    dhwty - 19/04/2015 - 01:00

  18. Stone Age Orkney Islanders Dismembered Deceased Relatives and Defleshed their Bones

    ... in various places around the world, including Turkey, the Philippines, Bolivia and Italy, all reported by Ancient Origins (see below). ... Mail states. Dr. Rebecca Crozier of the University of the Philippines published a study in May in the pay-to-access Journal of ...

    Mark Miller - 10/06/2016 - 21:43

  19. More than One Hundred Ancient Hanging Coffins Discovered in China

    ... coffins have also been found in Sagada , Luzon Island, Philippines, made by an indigenous tribe known as the Igorots. Hanging coffins at Sagada, Philippines.(public domain). Following the discovery of the coffins, the ...

    aprilholloway - 15/12/2015 - 21:51

  20. Where Did the Polynesians Really Come From?

    ... that Polynesians come originally from Taiwan by way of the Philippines and Melanesia. According to this view, Polynesians are mainly a ... between 3000 and 1000 BC by people from Taiwan via the Philippines as well as parts of New Guinea. Eastern Polynesia was settled ...

    Caleb Strom - 15/06/2017 - 14:06

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