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Representation of a wicker man from Britannia Antiqua Illustrata (1676).

A wicker man was a wicker statue burned in effigy by the ancient Druids, rather than making a human sacrifice. I was looking up old illustrations and ran across this and post out of interest.

Art

'Pyramid' Spotted On Dwarf Planet Ceres

  • Nasa scientists in California revealed images from the Dawn spacecraft
  • One shows a mountain the size of Mont Blanc in a relatively flat area
  • The formation and origin of the mountain remains a mystery…
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Nasa

Introducing the Iwakage Megaliths

Photo of Iwaya-Iwakage Megaliths taken by IR.

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Ancient Civilization

Ancient Tamil Civilization - Truths Hidden by The Indian Government

(I’m re-posting this video for educational purposes, in accordance with ‘fair use’ provisions in the copyright act; this blog is not monetized)

Ethnography

The city of Ur and Uruk

  • Among the strongest of the Sumerian city states were Ur and Uruk.
  • Ur was situates near the Persian gulf and profited from maritime trade with civilizations to the east.
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History

Ziggurat

  • Ziggurats are temples built by Ancient Sumerians to please and worship the gods
  • Sumerian temples known as Ziggurats had several levels, each narrower than the one below, giving it a stepped profile.
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History