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Ancient Spell Scrolls Discovered in Serbia

Extremely rare curse tablets made of gold and silver instead of the usual lead have been unearthed at the ancient site of Viminacium in Serbia, about 60 miles east of Belgrade. Archaeologists were excavating land adjacent to power pla...

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‘Sacred Prostitution’: An Ancient Tradition Based on Respect for the Woman

The “father of history”, the Greek scholar Herodotus, was the first classical writer to investigate, rather than merely record, the cultural and social practices of his ancestors and the world around him. In , he charts the ancient tr...

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Before Nazis Hijacked the Swastika, It Was Revered as a Symbol of Luck and Charm all over the World

It has long been known amongst historians and anthropologists that humans’ evil actions give meanings or reshape the perceptions of even the most peaceful of the notions and symbols.


Nowhere this fact is more evident ...

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When Roman “Barbarians” Met the Asian Enlightenment

This week, the BBC announced the discovery of two “ethnically Chinese” skeletons at an ancient Roman burial site in England. Who were they? What drove them to the far end of the world? We don’t know, yet.

But for once, an articl...

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Religion in the Ancient World

Religion (from the Latin Religio, meaning 'restraint’, or Relegere, according to Cicero, meaning 'to repeat, to read again’, or, most likely, Religionem, to show respect for what is sacred) is an organized system of beliefs and practi...

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Shocking Discovery Proves Jesus Never Existed: Archaeologists Unearth the First Pope in History

Do you want to know the secrets of the church? Archaeologists will help you with that as their recent discovery shocks the world. 

The remains of the first Catholic pope have been exhumed by archaeologists and have been rem...

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Labours of Hercules

The tasks given to Heracles as penance. After he killed his children. These stories are generally referred to as the Labours of Hercules, the name the Romans used for Heracles, but since they take place in a Greek setting and with a f...

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Ancient Confession Found: 'We Invented Jesus Christ'

American Biblical scholar Joseph Atwill will be appearing before the British public for the first time in London on the 19th of October to present a controversial new discovery: ancient confessions recently uncovered now prove, accord...

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Mosaic of Modern Spirituality: Drawing on Different Traditions

We like to see the ancient world as filled with a lot of certain religions, all somehow clear and authentic in themselves. But the reality is more complex, for sure. Muslims, Christians, and Jews debated each other at times, and their...

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7 Strange and Curious Facts About Wine and Its History

A lot of human history has been centered around the making and imbibing of wine, from religion to ritual to plain old drunkenness, but various cultures have managed to add some bizarre chapters to the history of wine.


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Who is Baphomet?

"The terrible Baphomet is, in fact, like all monstrous enigmas of ancient science, nothing more than an innocent and even pious hieroglyph.” - Éliphas Lévi in the 19th century
The mysterious origins of the legend Baphomet have been...

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