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Harappan Explains How Ancient Indus Valley Technology Could Solve Many of Today’s Problems

   24 Nov 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

What was life like in the Indus Valley Civilization? How could someone who lived so long ago teach us anything about how we should manage our lives today? The following is a historical fiction exploring how a person living 5,000 years ago may have seen their world and inspired change in ours. Ancient Indus Valley technology could solve many modern problems.

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The Latest Discovery of the Legendary City of Atlantis

   23 Nov 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

Scientists at Merlin Burrows are celebrating having discovered the most important archaeological finding of all time, exactly where Plato said it was, “in front of “the pillars of Heracles.” According to a report in The Daily Mail , Atlantis, is located “north of the city of Cadiz, Andalucía, centered around the Doñana National Park,” which the Merlin Burrows historians “believe was once a vast inland sea.”

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Ancient Women Shaman of Ireland: Goddesses of Prophecy and Omens

   23 Nov 01:00:01   |  ilovehistory

The Celtic scholar Nora Chadwick notes that in Irish mythology the prophetess Fedelm tells Queen Medb that she has been in the land of Alba learning the art of the Filidect. Medb asks if she has learned Imbas Forosnai, and when told yes, Medb asks Fedelm if she will look into her future to see how she will prosper. She then chants her prophecy in the form of a poem. According to many scholars, the name "Fedelm" itself means "prophetess" and is said to derive from the proto-Celtic stem wēd- / wid- "to know, to see".

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The Dome of the Rock

   21 Nov 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

The Dome of the Rock (known also as Qubbat al-Sakhrah in Arabic) is an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This shrine dates to the 7th century, and is the oldest extant Islamic building in the world. The Dome of the Rock is sacred not only to Muslims, but also to Jews and Christians.

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10,000-Year-Old Spirit Cave Mummy

   21 Nov 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

A new twist in the mapping of early human migrations into North and South America has occurred after DNA samples from the 10,000-year-old “Spirit Cave mummy,” unearthed in a cave in Nevada, revealed it’s the ancestor of a Native American tribe.

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Unearthing the Lost City Built By Prisoners Of The Famous Trojan War

   21 Nov 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

In a monumental archaeological announcement the Greek Culture Ministry told press this week that a team of their archaeologists “located the first tangible remains” of the ancient city which was built by captives of the famous Trojan War (sparked when Helen, the wife of Sparta’s King Menelaus, fell in love with Paris of Troy) located in modern-day Turkey.

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The Real Reason Why Pirates Wore Eyepatches

   20 Nov 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

Among possible reasons, a common theory is that pirates wore eyepatches because they had lost one eye in battle. This makes sense, and there probably were many maimed pirates who wore eyepatches, but some believe that this is not enough to explain the prevalence of eyepatches among pirates compared to non-pirates.

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Army Of Miniaturized Terracotta Warriors Discovered Guarding 2,100-Year-Old Chinese Prince’s Tomb

   20 Nov 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

"A 2,100-year-old pit discovered in China was found to contain not only chariots and miniature statues of cavalry, horses, watchtowers, infantry, civil officials and musicians, but at its center was a scaled down version of the famous “Terracotta Army.”
“The pit, along with several other archaeological sites, was discovered in the winter of 2007 during construction work” and was excavated by the Cultural Relics Agency of Linzi District of Zibo city. According to an article in Live Science archaeologists from this agency teamed up with researchers from the Shandong Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology and they published a report journal Wenwu, recently translated into English and published in the journal Chinese Cultural Relics."

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The Last Lions of Asia Almost Lost to Mankind

   20 Nov 01:00:02   |  ilovehistory

According to legend, about 3160 years ago, in the Levant, there was an enormously strong man, who tore the jaws of an adult male lion with his bare hands. Samson’ name was derived from the word semes which means ‘sun’. He lived near the village of Beth Shemesh, meaning Temple of the Sun. Samson is well-known for his escapades with Delilah, but killing the lion was the benchmark of his physical vigor. Samson was destined to ‘deliver the Israelites from the Philistines’ and he had the desire to marry a woman from Timnah.

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https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/ancient-laws-0010981

   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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