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  1. Locked into a Relationship: The Medieval Remedy for Divorce Still Requested in Romania

    Global divorce rates are on the rise. Some people see this as a social issue. But the small Romanian village of Biertan has a unique method to remedy this problem. They follow a tradition which has been in use since the Middle Ages – a ‘marital prison.’

    dhwty - 29/12/2017 - 19:16

  2. Privacy Policy

    ... purposes: To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our products or services. To provide information ... initiate To process and respond to your inquiries or to request your feedback. To personalize the content and advertising that you ...

    ancient-origins - 22/04/2015 - 18:18

  3. What Really Lies Hidden in the Vatican Secret Archives?

    ... (Wikimedia Commons) Once admitted, scholars must request which specific documents they wish to review. They are only allowed to request three per day. So instead of being able to browse the contents of the ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 31/01/2017 - 13:50

  4. Modern Possessions: What Evil is Behind the Resurgence in Demand for Exorcisms?

    Less than five years ago, a new army of exorcists was created by the Roman Catholic Church. They were trained to deal with the “unprecedented rise” in requests for help in battling evil spirits. The Church has claimed that an increase in demonic possessions is related to the ease of finding information on the “dark arts” online.

    aprilholloway - 06/07/2017 - 01:57

  5. Invisible 2500-Year-Old Hebrew Inscription Brought to Light by Advanced Technique

    ... inscription: "The new inscription begins with a request for wine, as well as a guarantee for assistance if the addressee has any requests of his own. It concludes with a request for the provision of a certain commodity to an unnamed person, and a ...

    Alicia McDermott - 16/06/2017 - 22:55

  6. Ethiopian Treasures Stolen by British May Return Home, But Only on Loan

    ... years ago. BBC News reports Ethiopia made a formal request at various British institutions for the return of their treasured artifacts looted following the Maqdala battle in 1868. The request has been denied by many, however the Victoria and Albert Museum has ...

    Alicia McDermott - 05/04/2018 - 19:02

  7. To the King, My Sun, My God, the Breath of My Life… Amarna Letters Paint Remarkable Picture of Ancient Egyptian Rulership

    ... of an insurgency by Yapahu of Gezer, whilst in EA 244, a request is made by Biridiya of Megiddo for military assistance to defend his ...

    dhwty - 18/07/2018 - 13:59

  8. Aboriginal message sticks and an ancient system of communication

    Throughout Australia, it is said that there are over 200 Aboriginal languages and 600 dialects, but apparently no writing system for recording the spoken word. How then were messages transmitted between different indigenous groups across the massive landmass of Australia? The solution was found in ‘message sticks’, an ancient form of communication that has been used for tens of thousands of years, and is still in use today in some parts of Australia.

    dhwty - 22/05/2014 - 00:42

  9. In Search of the Mythical King Minos, Did the Legendary Ruler Really Exist?

    When we think of Minos, two images immediately come to mind: (1) the legendary and cruel tyrant of Crete who demanded the tribute of Athenian youths to feed to the Minotaur in the Labyrinth and (2) a judge of the Underworld as depicted in both Virgil’s Aeneid and also in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy story, the Inferno. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the former rather than the latter.

    pkoutoupis - 06/01/2018 - 22:57

  10. Over 20,000 Have Petitioned to Drink the ‘Pharaoh Punch’ of the Black Sarcophagus

    The strange story of the black sarcophagus found in Alexandria continues…

    Alicia McDermott - 24/07/2018 - 18:56

  11. Legendary Ancient Villages Uncovered in Fiji

    ... in the Koroyanitu mountain range in Lautoka following a request from villagers who were keen to discover whether the stories passed ...

    aprilholloway - 16/06/2013 - 02:31

  12. The Rape of the Sabine Women

    According to tradition, the city of Rome was founded in the 8th century B.C. by Romulus. The Roman historian Livy wrote that the city of Rome grew strong quickly, and was able to defend itself against the other tribes which lived beyond the city’s borders. At this point of time however, Rome was facing a threat not from without, but from within. The followers of Romulus were mostly men, as he had granted sanctuary to the rabble and outcasts of other cities.

    dhwty - 02/02/2015 - 21:24

  13. Demonic possession and the ancient practice of exorcism

    Last year, the Roman Catholic Church announced that they were training up a new army of exorcists to meet the growing demand for experts to rid people of evil spirits.  The Church claims that the “unprecedented rise” in requests for exorcism comes from more people dabbling in the ‘dark arts’ with the help of information found on the internet.

    aprilholloway - 10/01/2014 - 23:31

  14. Pandora: The Tale of a Good Girl Gone Bad?

    ... woman created by the gods, Hephaestus and Athena at the request of Zeus. Zeus requested that she be made as a punishment to be ...

    Veronica Parkes - 24/03/2017 - 17:59

  15. The Valley of the Golden Mummies and a wealth of knowledge about our ancient past

    ... at Bahariya Oasis, Ashry Shaker, contacted Dr. Hawass to request that his team come in and take a look. Dr. Hawass was unable to leave ...

    mrreese - 06/10/2014 - 21:57

  16. Did Humans Walk the Earth with Dinosaurs? Triceratops Horn Dated to 33,500 Years

    ... to Head of the Paleochronology Group Hugh Miller, at his request, in order to carry out Carbon-14 dating. Mr Miller sent the sample to ...

    aprilholloway - 24/05/2018 - 03:11

  17. A New Find of the ‘Oldest Message in a Bottle’ Was Part of a German Experiment

    ... out more about the ship, and discover the meaning behind the request included in the text. A report published by the Western Australian ...

    Alicia McDermott - 09/03/2018 - 01:53

  18. Huldufolk: Supernatural Creatures Hiding in Iceland

    ... if one of the woman’s daughters could keep him company, a request which his hostess agrees to. In bed, the traveler tries to embrace the ...

    dhwty - 11/05/2016 - 14:41

  19. Ghost Marriages: Love For the Living and the Deceased

    The tradition of the ghost marriage is one that supposedly stretches back to the first imperial dynasty of China: the Qin Dynasty, dating from the years 221 BC – 206 BC. The most comprehensive early records of the practice, however, appear to come from the following dynasty: the Han (206 BC -220 AD).

    Riley Winters - 16/08/2018 - 17:23

  20. The Myth of Sisyphus: Lessons in Absurdity

    ... only to find that his wife has indeed fulfilled his request. Sisyphus is angered that his wife would choose strict obedience to his ... tragic hero in this story, having followed her husband’s request she is promptly confronted with a newly resurrected Sisyphus who scolds ...

    Van Bryan - 26/03/2018 - 23:00