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Ancient Origins
The best in archaeology, lost civilizations, sacred texts, ancient places, artifacts, mysteries & unexplained phenomena. Always keeping an open mind!
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Ancient Origins 3h
Sighting a specific bird in a certain place had special meaning for ancient cultures. Bird omens dictated war, travel, and even marriage.
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Known as ‘The Liberator’, the revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar was instrumental in freeing South America from Spanish rule. While he was born into a wealthy family of Spanish descent, he was educated in the concepts of liberty and freedom.
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A handprint is so personal and individual that you can almost feel the presence of the copper smith and imagine what it must have been like working in there all those years ago.
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Not all of ancient Greek mythological creatures are as well-known as the ones we have been exposed to in popular culture. Eight entities in Greek legend that are not as well-known have some of the most bizarre descriptions and abilities.
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Having a connection with our is important but, in the past, it was difficult to relate a skull to that of a person. With facial we can better relate to the individual as an actual person.
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Subatomic particles are a gateway into a world of mystery and uncertainty. In this fuzzy land, our usual assumptions about matter and energy are turned upside down.
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The practice of ubasute and oyasute - abandoning the elderly to die - would seem to fly in the face of a moral duty. But is this activity that once existed only in folklore being revived today?
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In approximately 800 BC, before the rise of the Aztec empire, a society in southern Mexico built this wonderous city. Who they were, however, still remains a mystery. The city remained lost for centuries
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El , The Lost City of a Mysterious People
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Osiris, the green-skinned god of the underworld, lord of the afterlife and judge of the dead, is one of the best-known gods from ancient Egypt, and he was an inspiration for what a pharaoh should be…
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Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Since ancient times, this spice has been used for culinary, medicinal, and decorative purposes. But if we are not careful, the treasured plant it comes from may disappear.
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A group of miners digging for gold in hit an archaeological jackpot when they discovered two amazingly well-preserved ice age animals.
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Margarette Peter’s devotion for the Christian faith led her down a strange road that ended in her crucifixion, which she herself ordered! In childhood she was known as a prodigy, however, as she grew up, her personality underwent odd changes.
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The Battle of Culloden was a tragedy in the making. The Highlanders were reluctant to go into it and for good reasons.
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The democracy created in Greece is unlike what we consider democracy today, and while it was accepted it was not without its critics.
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The numerous ancient Christian frescoes of the Throne Hall of Dongola are being revealed to the world from behind the white plaster that hid them for hundreds of years when the building was converted into a mosque.
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