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  1. Magu: The Hemp Goddess Who Healed Ancient Asia

    ... Yet the "criminal" side of cannabis itself is rather new; hemp, as it is also called, has long been part of medicinal and spiritual ... to be equivalent to the divine ambrosia of the Greek gods, hemp has long been named an "elixir of life".  The goddess Magu's association ...

    Riley Winters - 31/08/2017 - 22:51

  2. Cannabis: A Journey Through the Ages

    In 1997, a hemp rope dating back to 26,900 BC was found in Czechoslovakia, making it the ... object to be associated with cannabis.  Since that time, hemp has played an important role in humanity’s development.  For thousands ... cannabis-driven.  Archaeological evidence shows they wore hemp clothing, wove hemp, and produced hemp pottery.  Yangshao hemp ...

    Bryan Hill - 19/05/2015 - 00:35

  3. Wearing it, Smoking it, or Selling it? The Hazy History of Cannabis in Ancient Korea

    ... marijuana. Other products related to cannabis, for example hemp for fabrics, or hemp seeds as a food, are mostly accepted as they are farmed from strains ...

    Robert Brusco - 07/07/2017 - 01:47

  4. Norwegian Vikings Cultivated Cannabis

    ... years 650 and 800 AD, i.e. the beginning of the Viking Age, hemp was cultivated on the remote mountain farm. 1300 years ago, hemp was cultivated on Sosteli Iron Age Farm in Vest-Agder county. (Photo: ...

    ancient-origins - 28/12/2017 - 01:53

  5. First hemp-weaved fabric in the World found wrapped around baby in 9,000-year-old house

    ... of Çatalhöyük in Turkey has revealed the world’s first hemp-weaved fabric, which was found wrapped around a baby skeleton in the ... due to its high level of preservation. The hemp-weaved fabric found in Çatalhöyük. Photo Credit “The fire ...

    aprilholloway - 06/02/2014 - 22:05

  6. Breathtaking Ellora Caves Were Preserved by Hemp

    ... discovered the reason the caves are so well preserved – hemp. The study was conducted by former superintending archaeological chemist ... and Sardesai explained the preservative qualities of the hemp mixture, as reported by Discovery . The cannabis fibers are more ...

    mrreese - 14/03/2016 - 20:48

  7. High Times in Ancient China: 2,700-Year-Old Marijuana Stash Found in Shaman Grave

    ... the grave, therefore the dead man probably didn’t grow his hemp merely to make clothes. Cannabis: A Journey Through the Ages ... History of Cannabis in Ancient Korea Left: Hemp fiber from the Cannabis sativa plant ( CC BY SA 3.0 ). Right: ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 18/11/2017 - 18:56

  8. A Warrior’s Face Frozen in Time, Gold, Hemp, Tents and Cheese Tell the Scythian Tale

    ... a brazier that were used in tents where Scythians smoked hemp , a man’s headgear, furniture, tattooed skin , a decorated leather ... McDermott A Warrior’s Face Frozen in Time, Gold, Hemp, Tents and Cheese Tell the Scythian Tale ...

    Alicia McDermott - 13/09/2017 - 22:57

  9. Wealthy Vikings Wore Blue Linen Underwear

    ... underwear, often dyed blue. – The Vikings also used hemp to produce textiles. But in Western Norway, they mostly used linen for ... It is known that Vikings did wear colorful clothing of wool, hemp and nettle – but what kind of underwear did they use? (Photo: Tufte ...

    ancient-origins - 13/11/2017 - 01:50

  10. Surprising 5,000-Year-Old Cannabis Trade: Eurasian Steppe Nomads Were Earliest Pot Dealers

    ... Hill, a writer of Ancient Origins, reports : ''In 1997, a hemp rope dating back to 26,900 BC was found in Czechoslovakia, making it the ... object to be associated with cannabis.  Since that time, hemp has played an important role in humanity’s development.  For thousands ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 22/07/2016 - 15:01

  11. Ancient Chinese Paper Armor Put to the Test – You Won’t Believe How Strong It Is!

    ... the year 105 AD. However, there is recent evidence that hemp paper may have been invented earlier, closer to 100 BC. Paper eventually ... heavy and less expensive than silk. Fragments of hemp wrapping paper dated to the reign of Emperor Wu of Han (141–87 BC) ( ...

    Caleb Strom - 02/05/2017 - 14:04

  12. A Versatile Plant: What Were the Many Uses of Cannabis in Ancient Egypt?

    ... so far. It mentions a number of formulas which make use of hemp to alleviate pain and inflammation caused by various diseases and ... of the boat’s curved hull were lashed together with hemp rope in a technique used until recent times by traditional shipbuilders on ...

    Robert Brusco - 17/03/2017 - 00:55

  13. The Kangyur Written with 9 Precious Stones

    Buddhism was founded over two and a half millennia ago in India by Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha (Sanskrit for ‘awakened one’). Like the practitioners of Hinduism, Buddhists believe in the concept of reincarnation, and the only way to escape this perpetual cycle of rebirth is through the attainment of Enlightenment. Having attained the state of Enlightenment whilst meditating under a Bodhi tree, the Buddha went on to spend the next 45 years of his life teaching many others the way to achieve Enlightenment.

    dhwty - 15/04/2014 - 03:26

  14. Dealing in the Past: How Did Ancient Egyptians Get Nicotine and Cocaine?

    ... of the boat’s curved hull were lashed together with hemp rope in a technique used until recent times by traditional shipbuilders on ...

    aprilholloway - 02/12/2017 - 22:55

  15. Archaeologists are Ecstatic that a Major Viking Age Manor is Finally Found in Sweden

    For centuries it has been speculated where the manor of the royal bailiff of Birka, Herigar, might have been located. New geophysical results provide evidence of its location at Korshamn, outside the town rampart of the Viking Age proto-town Birka in Sweden.

    The results will be published in the international scientific journal Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt.

    ancient-origins - 19/01/2017 - 21:50

  16. Archaeologists Are Surprised to Find a 2,500-Year-Old Cannabis Burial Shroud Found in China

    ... time period: as a psychoactive substance, for textiles via hemp fibers, and as a food source with its seeds. However, as Jiang noted to National Geographic, “no hemp textiles have been found in Turpan burials, and the seeds of the plants in ...

    Alicia McDermott - 06/10/2016 - 00:52

  17. Researchers Unlock the Mystery of the Mummified Lung of a Merovingian Queen

    ... and a red and yellow silk veil. She was then wrapped in a hemp shroud, or had been covered with a hemp cloth. An interpretation of Queen Arnegunde in her burial ...

    Alicia McDermott - 20/04/2016 - 14:52

  18. The Everlasting Shoe: What Does This 5,500-Year-old Shoe Found in a Cave Tell Us About Ancient Armenians?

    ... In a moist, warm climate, most organic material such as hemp, cloth, wood, and leather will decay, leaving nothing but stone and ...

    Caleb Strom - 09/05/2017 - 22:59

  19. Why Do Couples Exchange Rings with Vows? The Elusive Ancient Origins of Wedding Rings

    ... ceremony, as early as 3000 BC. Rings were made of braided hemp or reeds formed into a circle—the symbol of eternity, not only for the ...

    lizleafloor - 09/10/2015 - 14:58

  20. 3,500-Year-Old Advanced Minoan Technology Was ‘Lost Art’ Not Seen Again Until 1950s

    ... Any gaps between the planks would be filled with flax or hemp fibers and pitch was applied to provide a water tight seal. Pitch was made ...

    Nik Aed - 15/04/2018 - 19:03

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