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    The Biblical Galatians

    The Biblical legend has it that the Israelites destroyed the fortified walls of Jericho by circling it with the Ark of the Covenant for seven days. Or did they not? Not only did Kathleen Kenyon almost single handedly change the way in which archaeological excavations in the Levant were approached, but she also proved that there was no sign of Jericho during the Late Bronze Age. ---------------------------------------------------- The Legacy of Kathleen Kenyon
  2. Westminster Abbey, the traditional place of coronation and burial for English monarchs, is one of the most popular historic sites in England. During a recent excavation in the great Abbey, some fifty skeletons were uncovered from the 11th and 12th century crammed together beneath a lavatory block. The discovery may provide experts with an insight into the history of medieval England and especially the late Anglo-Saxon and the early Norman periods. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Ancient Skeletons Found - Westminster Abbey
  3. With the number of men he had, any siege would have been ineffective. When you think about it, a siege basically works by spreading out your men and literally surrounding a city. It takes a very long time and can be almost as tough on the seiging army as it is on those being besieged. Hannibal's strength was his ability to outmaneuver his opponents and his strength in cavalry. He would have been unable to maneuver if he was trying to surround Rome (which again he didn't have enough men to do effectively) and the Romans would have used their superior infantry and strength of numbers to surround Hannibal in turn. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hannibal’s Battlefield
  4. An ancient shrine swallowed by the ashes of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago has been uncovered in the ancient city of Pompeii. The shrine’s walls were painted in a deep blood-red color,” said Osanna, and brought to life with the wonderfully flowing Roman illusionistic style depicting enchanted garden scenes of bright green leafy trees, coiled and twisting serpents, peacocks, birds and bulls. On one wall of the shrine a man is depicted “with a dog’s head” which experts believe is “a Romanized version of the Egyptian god Anubis,” according to the New York Times report. And the shrine was also decorated “with paintings of eggs” which is an ancient Roman symbol of fertility.”
  5. Historically, archaeologists have theorized that people built permanent monuments as reminders of shared history, ideals and culture, when they had established a settled, socially stratified agriculture society with abundant resources and strong leadership. It was believed that a political structure and the resources for specialization were prerequisites to engaging in monument building. Ancient monuments have thus previously been regarded as reliable indicators of complex societies with differentiated social classes. However, the Lothagam North cemetery was constructed by mobile pastoralists who show no evidence of a rigid social hierarchy. "This discovery challenges earlier ideas about monumentality," explains Elizabeth Sawchuk of Stony Brook University and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. "Absent other evidence, Lothagam North provides an example of monumentality that is not demonstrably linked to the emergence of hierarchy, forcing us to consider other narratives of social change."
  6. I came up with this article about Green Man https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/unraveling-nature-and-identity-green-man-002620, and strange story something that I haven't heard of anything before. I have the feeling that many of them might not be aware of it too.. Interesting Fact... The Green Man is a symbol of mysterious origin and history. Permeating various religious faiths and cultures, the Green Man has survived countless transformations and cultural diversities, enduring in the same relative physical form to this day. Although specifics about his beginnings and his worship are not fully known, due in large part to how far back and to what initial cultures he can be traced to, it is a testament to the widespread reach of his character that he is still remembered and worshipped to this day. The Green Man is most highly believed to have begun as a pre-Christian entity, a spirit of nature personified as a man. His earliest images have been dated long before the coming of the Christian religion, depictions dating back before the days of the Roman Empire. However, it is with the coming of the empire that his images are noted as spanning religions, as he has been found both within the empire and at its borders, and then similar versions in other far reaching cultures such as India. Despite the range in locations of artifacts of the Green Man, he is most often associated with the society of the Celts, sequestered particularly in today's Britain and France, because of the high number of images found in these regions and the stylized way in which he has been portrayed.
  7. Hurdy Ggurdy musical instrument continued to be popular in France. For example, when peasants from the French countryside moved to Paris in search of jobs, they brought the hurdy gurdy with them. This musical instrument continued to be in use until the late 19 th century, when it was replaced first by the diatonic button accordion, and then the chromatic button accordion, as they were easier to play and less troublesome to maintain. Finally, it may be said that in recent decades, there has been a revival of interest in the hurdy gurdy in Europe , as well as in North America.
  8. I was been doing some Research and Studying on the History of Chinese Emperors. and I came up with an very interesting Topic of a Great and Rebel Leader Han Dynasty He was One of the rebel leaders, Liu Xuan, a member of a distant branch of the Han imperial clan, was proclaimed emperor. here is one of the article which helped me with this research https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-important-events/part-ii-end-comes-slowly-last-han-dynasty-emperors-0010061 Would appreciate if someone has any more information or more such topics which could help me explore more about the history of Chinese Emperors Thanks.
  9. Wootz steel was amongst the finest in the world. It is the metal that was used to fashion weapons such as the famous Damascus blades of the Middle Ages. However, Wootz steel dates back much further than the Medieval period. The technology originated in ancient India millennia before many other cultures ever found out about it. This is a type of crucible steel, i.e. a type of steel produced by melting the raw materials in a crucible. Due to its high quality, Wootz steel was traded all over the ancient and Medieval world, including Europe, the Middle East, and China. The qualities of Wootz steel were well-suited to making weapons. Here is one of the great Video and Article for details information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP8PCkcBZU4 http://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-ancient-technology/wootz-steel-damascus-blades-0010148
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    What Made Caligula Crazy?

    I would highly recommend to check it out. It's an intresting material. the same topic but with the more conservative title The Madness of Caligula?
  11. This is a Christian church originally the Ottomans made it into Mosque.
  12. Hi All, I am a computer & electrical engineer with PHD in Artificial Intelligence, explorer and researcher. I have a personal passion for Ancient History, Mythology, Anthropology and Astronomy and in spare time investigates these subjects in depth.
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    Which Legion crucified Jesus Christ?

    The Romans had no problem with religion. As pagans, they saw no differentiation between their beliefs and those of the Essenes and Jesus's own cult. However, Jesus was a rabble rouser, and in Judaea of that time such a person was liable to bring themselves to the attention of the authorities for security issues, which is exactly what happened.
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    Mausoleum of Augustus

    In 28 BC, Augustus, the first Roman emperor, built a monumental family tomb at the Campus Martius, an area north of the Capitoline Hill. Today only ruins remain of what was once one of the most venerable buildings of Rome.
  15. Egypt's history is almost 6,000 years long. There's probably a lot more stuff that hasn't been discovered yet.