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  1. Band Posters of the Renaissance: How Medieval Music Fans Showed off Their Taste

    ... a backdrop to their everyday music-making. Like the band posters on a modern bedroom wall, they bear rich witness to ... Concert.’ Source: Public Domain The article ‘ Band posters of the Renaissance: how medieval music fans showed ... and has republished under a Creative Commons license. Band Posters of the Renaissance: How Medieval Music Fans Showed ...

    ancient-origins - 27/05/2017 - 23:03

  2. Dozens of Imposters Pretended to be Louis XVII, Marie Antoinette’s Son

    The executions of both Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI have acquired legendary status. Surprisingly, the fate of their son, and the dozens of imposters who came out of the woodwork claiming to be the missing Louis XVII, have been all but forgotten. Born into a privileged existence within Versailles, Louis-Charles was the third child of Marie Antoinette, whose popularity plummeted in the lead up to the French Revolution.

    Cecilia Bogaard - 07/09/2022 - 01:57

  3. The Black Death: the Plague that Sowed Terror and Death in Medieval Europe - Part 1

    ... the plague epidemics, showing Death as triumphant. These posters were placed outside the houses where there were ...

    ancient-origins - 13/09/2015 - 00:55

  4. Electoral Inscriptions Found in Pompeii Suggest Indoor Political Campaigning

    ... 2,000 years, these inscriptions, akin to today's political posters and campaign brochures, adorn the walls of the room ... as 'the ancient equivalent of today's electoral posters and postcards'.  Votes for Favors: Age-Old Practice ...

    Sahir - 03/10/2023 - 18:54

  5. Banished by Caesar and Executed by Mark Antony: Did the Charismatic ‘Grandson of Gaius Marius’ Have a Legitimate Claim to the Roman Empire?

    Long before imposters claimed to be Anastasia of Russia’s Romanov dynasty, a genealogical mystery consumed ancient Rome. No later than 45 BC, a man emerged who claimed to be the famous Gaius Marius’ veritable grandson. Most ancient and contemporary writers have labeled him a fraud, but could there be any truth to this man’s claims?

    Marc Hyden - 04/10/2017 - 13:53

  6. Super Archaic Humans Mixed with Unknown 'Ghost' Species

    Do you remember those school science posters that depicted human evolution with a primate standing ... Of course you do, but you may not have noticed that these posters never showed any years - and that is because until ...

    ashley cowie - 22/02/2020 - 14:52

  7. A Hollowed-Out Gourd Contains the Blood of Louis XVI. Or Does it?

    While it’s not what I’d do, legend has it that when King Louis XVI was beheaded in 1793, onlookers in Paris rushed to the scene to dip their handkerchiefs in the dead king’s blood. Years later, one of these gruesome souvenirs made headlines when an Italian family sent it off for genetic testing to see if the relic was the real deal.

    Cecilia Bogaard - 29/09/2022 - 01:54

  8. 12,800-year-old campsite found at extreme altitude in Peruvian Andes

    A new report published in the journal Science has revealed the discovery of an ancient shelter, rock art, and a tool workshop at an altitude of nearly 14,700 feet (4,500 meters) above sea level. Dating back around 12,800 years, the prehistoric site is the oldest known evidence of humans living at an extreme altitude.

    aprilholloway - 23/10/2014 - 23:11

  9. Martin Guerre: A Much Celebrated Historic Tale of Stolen Identity

    On the 16th of September 1560, in the small rural French town of Artigat, a man named Arnaud du Tilh was put to death by hanging for a most unusual crime: for over three years, he had assumed an identity that was not his own, living as Martin Guerre, a native of Artigat who had been missing for eight years.

    Meagan Dickerson - 07/04/2022 - 15:08

  10. A Secret Roswell Journal Becomes The Focus Of A New UFO Documentary

    ... stories that emerged from some basement decorated with posters of the Starship Enterprise and Chewbacca. Quite the ...

    ashley cowie - 13/12/2020 - 17:53

  11. US Election: Origins of the Democratic Donkey and Republican Elephant

    ... and began putting the strong-willed animal on his election posters. As it turned out, Jackson defeated incumbent John ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 04/11/2020 - 13:22

  12. Welcome to the Ancient-Origins Forums

    ... always work best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy, so we ask that you take ...

    aprilholloway - 27/03/2014 - 01:53

  13. Dmitri of Uglich and the Three False Dmitris: One of the Most Bizarre Episodes in Russian History

    Dmitri (Dmitry) of Uglich, known also as Tsarevich Dmitri or Dmitri Ivanovich, was the youngest son of the first Tsar of All the Russias, Ivan IV Vasilyevich, more commonly known as Ivan Grozny or Ivan the Terrible. There is not much that can be said about the life of Dmitri of Uglich, as he died at the extremely young age of eight. Nevertheless, it is his ‘afterlife’ that contributed to one of the most bizarre episodes in Russian history.

    dhwty - 22/10/2015 - 14:38

  14. Tara – Goddess of Compassion and Savior of the Suffering

    ... Red, White, and Yellow Taras in the corners. (Fountain Posters / Public Domain ) It may be added that in some ...

    dhwty - 05/01/2020 - 00:53

  15. Aliens: The Complete History of Extra Terrestrials: From Ancient Times to Ridley Scott

    ... engravings, book, comic and magazine art, movie posters, purported UFO photographs, to colour illustrations ...

    ancient-origins - 24/02/2018 - 03:04

  16. Agesilaus II, King of Sparta and Commander of Warriors

    Agesilaus II was a king who ruled over the ancient Greek city state of Sparta during the 4th century BC. Agesilaus was from the Eurypontid family, one of the two royal dynasties of Sparta (the other being the Agiad family). This Spartan king is perhaps best known for his victories against the Persians in Anatolia, as well as his successes in the Corinthian Wars.

    dhwty - 03/01/2017 - 00:55

  17. Queen Elizabeth Ran a Lottery and One Prize Was a Get Out of Jail Free Card

    ... a piece. This “rich lotterie general” was promoted on posters throughout London from August 1567, and soon tickets ...

    Cecilia Bogaard - 12/11/2022 - 22:09

  18. Sadistic Serial Slasher Inspired a Trend in Bottom Guards

    ... Angerstein, to offer a £100 reward for his capture on posters pasted all over the city. Chaos ensued, inspiring ...

    Cecilia Bogaard - 13/11/2022 - 21:59

  19. The Age of Confusion: Mass Manipulation & Propaganda - Part Two

    ... since become a business. There are ‘regulars’, meaning posters who have built specific identities. And just as ...

    susan - 23/09/2013 - 08:39

  20. 9 Reasons for the Tragic Highlander Deaths in the Battle of Culloden

    There have been countless significant battles throughout history. Some of them have become infamous – from the Battle of Passchendaele during WWI to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, but the majority fade from memory within a generation or two. The Battle of Culloden is one example which has been forgotten by many people today – and yet on just one fateful day in April of 1746 the course of European history was changed.

    Sarah P Young - 12/01/2021 - 22:57