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  1. The Oldest Known Calendar in Europe is based on the Orion Constellation

    In the late 1970s during the construction of an atomic bomb shelter, a shattered pot was found amongst the rubble. Archeologists were baffled by the strange patterns on the vessel, which dates back to 2600 BC until Dr. Aleksandar Durman finally cracked the code: it was a calendar. Yet, unlike the contemporary Egyptian or Sumerian calendars, this European timetable was based not on the sun or the moon but rather on the stars. Central to the charting of the seasons was the constellation named after the noble Greek hunter, Orion.

    Kerry Sullivan - 17/07/2016 - 21:57

  2. Solar Goddess Amaterasu, Divine Ancestor of the Japanese Imperial Family

    ... Defeated by Any Man …Until She Met Shiva Magu: The Hemp Goddess Who Healed Ancient Asia Kobayashi Eitaku, Izanagi ...

    dhwty - 30/10/2017 - 00:57

  3. Grave Findings Could Solve a Viking Age Mystery

    ... for pain relief. Others think the seeds were used to grow hemp for making ropes. The other woman was younger, but still between 50 and ...

    ancient-origins - 23/11/2017 - 18:57

  4. The Warrior Who Survived with an Arrow Embedded in His Spine

    ... Herodotus. A Warrior’s Face Frozen in Time, Gold, Hemp, Tents and Cheese Tell the Scythian Tale Reconstruction of Golden ...

    dhwty - 20/10/2017 - 13:49

  5. Archaeologists Find Ancient Capital of the Vakataka Dynasty in India

    ... World Breathtaking Ellora Caves Were Preserved by Hemp Location of Vakataka Empire. ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ) ...

    Ed Whelan - 14/06/2018 - 13:55

  6. Oldest and Largest Tomb of a Scythian Prince May Contain Outstanding Treasure

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

    ancient-origins - 13/01/2018 - 01:53

  7. Drugs in Ancient Cultures: A History of Drug Use and Effects

    ... Ages Cannabis was cultivated in the past for its hemp fiber but it has also been used as a meditation aid and painkiller by ...

    Liza Knox - 09/06/2016 - 00:44

  8. World's Oldest Cheese Contender Found in Egyptian Tomb

    ... far between. A Warrior’s Face Frozen in Time, Gold, Hemp, Tents and Cheese Tell the Scythian Tale Prehistoric Britons ...

    ancient-origins - 16/08/2018 - 13:56

  9. The Cucuteni-Trypillian culture and the mysterious burning of the buildings

    ... They grew club wheat, oats, proso millet, rye, barley, and hemp, all which would have been baked into bread. In addition to grains, they ...

    mrreese - 22/03/2015 - 20:31

  10. Thousands of Gold and Precious Metal Items Found in Saka Burial Mound

    ... gold. A Warrior’s Face Frozen in Time, Gold, Hemp, Tents and Cheese Tell the Scythian Tale Secret Chamber Found at ...

    Ed Whelan - 01/08/2018 - 22:52

  11. Nabopolassar: The Rebel Ruler of Babylonia Who Had the Gods on His Side

    Nabopolassar was the founder of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, which existed between the 7th and 6th centuries BC. But the Neo-Assyrians that were losing power at the time didn’t make his rise easy. If the rebel ruler wanted to gain control he’d have to fight for it. Thankfully for him, the gods were apparently on his side.

    dhwty - 22/08/2018 - 14:00

  12. Mysterious Cocaine Mummies: Do They Prove Ancient Voyages Between Egypt and Americas?

    Evidence which shows that ancient Egyptians had already crossed the Atlantic 3,000 years ago, long before Columbus in 1492, comes not only from the mimicking of cultural traditions as seen in Peru and the Canary Islands where evidence of trepanning and mummification has been found, but from the actual Egyptian mummies themselves.

    J.P. Robinson - 19/01/2019 - 18:50

  13. When it Came to Ancient Undergarments Less Was Often More

    ... spectacular textiles in Ming Dynasty Tomb First hemp-weaved fabric in the World found wrapped around baby in 9,000-year-old ...

    dhwty - 02/10/2015 - 21:50

  14. Gaia: The Greek Earth Goddess Had No Tolerance for Cruel Family Members

    ... Pontus, she gave birth to the sea gods. Magu: The Hemp Goddess Who Healed Ancient Asia The Hell of Tartarus, Ancient Greek ...

    dhwty - 25/10/2018 - 22:59

  15. Kailasa Temple Was Carved Out of One Rock from the Top Down!

    ... Breathtaking Ellora Caves Were Preserved by Hemp The magnificent Ellora Caves of India The Kailash temple at ...

    Veronica Parkes - 16/07/2018 - 14:00

  16. Mythical Ancient Emperors Who Fought Over the Birth of China - Who Started It?

    ... Five Grains (soybeans, wheat, broomcorn, foxtail millet, and hemp or rice (depending on the version)). However, in other accounts Shennong ...

    Veronica Parkes - 15/04/2017 - 14:01

  17. Pick Your Poison: The AK-47 of the Ancient Near East

    ... be horrific. A Warrior’s Face Frozen in Time, Gold, Hemp, Tents and Cheese Tell the Scythian Tale Oldest and Largest Tomb of ...

    Cam Rea - 24/05/2018 - 22:59

  18. Falemauga Caves Provide Unprecedented Insight into Ancient Samoan History

    Samoa is located in the South Pacific and is famed for its beautiful beaches and its tropical forests. However there are also many natural wonders in Samoa, including many remarkable volcanic craters and potholes, as well as impressive caves and tunnels, some of which are world famous. Among the most striking are the Falemauga Caves. These caves are not just natural wonders, they’re important archaeological sites that have provided unprecedented insights into Polynesian prehistory.

    Ed Whelan - 02/12/2018 - 13:56

  19. The Ancient ‘Plant of Immortality’ That Treats Over 50 Medical Conditions

    ... Knights Templar created a drink of palm wine, aloe pulp and hemp, which they named the “Elixir of Jerusalem,” and they believed that ...

    Veronica Parkes - 06/02/2017 - 21:09

  20. Experts Investigate a Long Forgotten Iberian Ship that Sank off the Spanish Coast

    ... two days, equipped with diving suits and ropes of straw and hemp, they pulled amphorae of different shapes and sizes from the water. In ...

    ancient-origins - 10/10/2015 - 21:47