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  1. Eating Like an Ancient: 5 Surprising Foods You Can Still Try Today

    They say we just need food to survive, but we all know we eat good food to really live!

    The ancients knew this as well, and that sentiment was echoed across time and cultures, creating vibrant, delicious cuisines made from regional foods to sustain, nourish and nurture—foods that were sometimes good enough for the gods!

    Dig in to these five mouth-watering and sometimes surprising foods of the ancient world.

    Alicia McDermott - 27/02/2021 - 22:58

  2. 5 Important Egyptian Archaeological Discoveries that Provided Leaps in Our Knowledge of the Past

    ... and sundry old recipes for hemorrhoids, cataracts and hangover treatment the contract of a wrestler that agrees to ...

    Kaya Johnson - 01/11/2017 - 13:01

  3. Newly Translated Egyptian Papyrus Reveals Evil Spells of Coercion, Love Incantations and Healing Recipes

    Some ancient Egyptian papyri have recently been translated and were found to be magic incantations intended to cast love spells, treat disease and force people to do the bidding of the person casting the spell.  

    All the person buying the spells had to do was fill in the name of the person targeted. For other spells, the person prepared a concoction of bird excrement. In others, demons and Gnostic gods were summoned.

    Scholars from several institutions worked to translate the spells, which were in ancient Greek.

    Mark Miller - 21/05/2016 - 21:50

  4. The Blooming and Fragrant History of Roses

    ... Part Two: War of the Roses Ancient Egyptian Texts contain Hangover Cure and Radical Eye Disease Treatments More than ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 08/05/2016 - 03:50

  5. From Saxon Sirens to Sacred Orchards: The Modern Traditions and Pagan Origins of Wassailing

    Every January, in parts of rural England, people still gather to celebrate Wassailing, a tradition with distinctly Pagan origins intended to bless the coming year’s apple crops and protect orchards from evil spirits. It’s an intriguing part of the ongoing connection between the present day and folklore but the roots of Wassailing stretch back even further.

    Charles Christian - 26/11/2017 - 18:29

  6. What was Sweating Sickness, the Mysterious Tudor Plague of Wolf Hall?

    ... and scenarios . Ancient Egyptian Texts contain Hangover Cure and Radical Eye Disease Treatments Drilling ...

    ancient origins - 13/01/2019 - 22:58

  7. Ancient Mesopotamian Lullabies, Sung to Soothe and Warn Babies

    ... ago.” 2019. Available at: < https://unherd.com/2019/10/hangover-cures-and-other-mysteries-of-ancient-babylon/ > ...

    Riley Winters - 13/08/2020 - 22:57

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