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   16 Nov 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

There has never been a time in history where this subject has been more at the fore of politics. Social justice movements create waves for much required balance around the world, highlighting modern-day examples of injustice against girls and women. But after reading the horrors of ancient laws regarding women’s rights (or the lack thereof), you might agree that there has never been a better time to be a woman.

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Espada de Anibal - The Mystery Behind Hannibal’s Magical Lost Sword

   15 Nov 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

Ancient Origins’ readers were recently delighted with the news that Hannibal’s first battlefield, fought on the river Tagus in Spain in 220 BC has finally been found . But for historian Ricky D Phillips, the quest for the truth behind this lost battle didn’t end with the discovery of the battlefield itself. There was a great deal of evidence, legend, and mythology still to debunk if centuries of history were to be rewritten; chief amongst which was the myth of the “Espada de Anibal” the magical sword said to have once been the property of Hannibal Barca himself.

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Deep Mining the Mythology of Ganesha and the Ancient Temple Well

   15 Nov 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

Campbell invites us to dig into myths to find universal concerns. A particular myth of India, surrounding the Varasiddhi Vinayakar Temple (hereafter referred to as the Temple) provides a startling example of universality when we carefully trace oral tradition and its connection to a sacred place and Hindu doctrine.

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The Legacy of Kathleen Kenyon

   15 Nov 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

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.

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Alice Kyteler: The Kilkenny ‘Witch’

   11 Nov 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

Alice Kyteler (known also as the Kilkenny Witch ) was the first recorded person to have been condemned of witchcraft in Ireland. The alleged witch, however, succeeded in fleeing the country, thereby escaping her punishment. One of her servants, Petronilla de Meath, became her scapegoat, was flogged, and burned at the stake. One of the most striking aspects of Alice Kyteler’s trial is the struggle between the religious and secular authorities in Ireland at the time.

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Boxing in Ancient Greece and Rome

   11 Nov 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

In Ancient Greece, where no weight categories existed and boxers fought until one of the opponents either acknowledged defeat by submitting or was beaten so badly that he couldn’t continue or died, leather thongs were wound around the hands and wrists. The boxers generally fought with a left leg stance while holding the left arm semi-extended over it as a guard and for jabbing. The right arm was generally held back, cocked and ready to deliver that elusive knockout blow to the opponents head.

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Mysterious Origins of Lactose Intolerance in Humans

   11 Nov 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

Over 3000 years ago, the Steppes of Mongolia were dominated by herds of horses, sheep, cows and yaks, and the humans that ate them, according to a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), “milked their animals as well.” However, it is known that the same people were lactose intolerant, causing a temporary historical paradox. Could this study help explain the origins of lactose intolerance in humans?

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Fifty Ancient Skeletons Found Crammed Together under Westminster Abbey Toilet Block

   10 Nov 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

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 11 th and 12 th 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.

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Kiusta Village: Millennia of First Nations History and Culture Passed to the Next Generation

   10 Nov 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

The First Nations in Canada have a rich history and on the Pacific coast of Canada, there are many archaeological sites that are of great importance. One of these is the Haida village of Kiusta in British Columbia. It is not only a significant archaeological site, it is also a center for the revitalization of Haida Culture. Here visitors can really understand the culture and lives of the First Nation people who flourished in the Pacific Northwest for millennia.

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Abundant - Abnormalities Found in Early Humans

   10 Nov 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

An American researcher examining ancient human remains has made a potentially ground-breaking discovery. The expert found a huge number of abnormalities and defects that seem to indicate extensive inbreeding in early hominids. The find is one that is very important as it is allowing researchers to understand the lives of our ancestors and their social organization.

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