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General Discussion

Anything and everything ancient that is not covered by the other categories.

Fairy Rings, Stonehenge and Gravity Vortices

     I think that Fairy rings are circular patterns in grass formed by an altered rate of growth around the circumferance of each  feature, that creates  the shape of a letter "o" in the meadows and  fields all around the globe. Sometimes the grass along the circumferance is longer than the grass inside the circle and sometimes it is shorter but in both cases a circular shape is left in the field.  Closer observation can reveal the presence of mushrooms (fungus) dotted all around the circles edge with no outcrops occurring either inside or outside  of the shape.

Who would you pick for the best military leaders of all time?

Who would you pick for the best military leaders of all time?

Maybe your list would include Alexander the Great? How about Genghis Khan? Or maybe you think Julius Caesar should top the list?

Tell us who makes your top five list of military leaders!

What’s your favorite ancient site or museum virtual tour?

Are you eager to explore more ancient sites? Me too!

But travel has been difficult lately, so one way I’ve managed to keep my passion to see ancient places and artifacts alive is with virtual tours.

Many ancient sites and museums provide interactive virtual tours to take you past travel restrictions and tourist groups and transport you into the ancient past or in front of a breathtaking piece of art or an artifact you’ve only seen in pictures before.

Should Scientists Resurrect Extinct Species?

The prospect of resurrecting species through cloning or genetic reconstruction - with tools such as CRISPR gene-editing - has caught the imagination of scientists and the public alike.

With the new advances in genetic engineering, many researchers believe it’s time to start thinking seriously about which animals we might be able to bring back, and which ones could do the most good for ecosystems. Supporters have also suggested that species revivalism could help to develop ways of saving currently endangered species.

New Year’s Traditions

For the ancient Romans, January held a special significance. It gained its name from the two-faced god called Janus, a deity linked to change and beginnings. Janus symbolically looked back at the old and ahead to the new, and some may argue this idea is related to the custom of making New Year’s resolutions.

What did the Egyptians think of Cleopatra?

In his book “Egyptology: The Missing Millenium”, Okasha el Daly claims that hieroglyphics were decoded several 100 years before Champollion by scholars during the height of the Islamic empire.  There was a great interest in retrieving "lost knowledge” and they translated every piece of papyrus they could get their hands on.