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"Human Skeleton Found on Famed Antikythera Shipwreck" - Scientific American

“Two-thousand-year-old bones could yield first DNA from an ancient shipwreck victim.”

This is so exciting! It could tell us more about the shipwreck and potentially about the incredible Antikythera Mechanism. 10 more words

History

Third Gender Figures in the Ancient Near East

In the ancient Near East, there was a social standard by which men were ideally expected to behave. In the 21st century CE, expectations still exist, albeit in different forms. 790 more words

Ancient History

"The real utopia: This ancient civilisation thrived without war" | New Scientist

“The Indus civilisation seems to have flourished for 700 years without armour, weapons, inequality or royalty. Here’s how to build a paradise on Earth.”

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History

Book Extract - The Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipan, Chiclayo

Built across three floors, the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipan is a stand out feature against the small, somewhat dated buildings squatting in the backdrop. 1,383 more words

Going west - where ancient sites collide

Wreathed in mist and roses, the Mother greets those who visit the sacred spring of St Non. The little shrine to the Virgin was erected in 1951 when the Passionist Fathers restored and rededicated the spring, as if to leave those who walk the cliff-top path in no doubt of the deity from whom the healing waters flow. 967 more words

Spirituality

Leeby Geeby reblogged this on Shamagaia and commented:

Another fantastic account of a sacred site: The Chapel of Saint Non, located on the coast near St David's in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Beyond the chapel however, the mysteries of far more ancient stone circles surround, and questions of cultural appropriation abound...