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Over the last few months, much attention has been devoted to the archaeological discoveries of the great tomb of Amphipolis in northern Greece and the speculations regarding its possible owner, while comparatively little attention has been given to the significance of the sculptures and their immense artistic value. Gerasimos G. Gerolymatos, a Greek artist, gives insight into the magnificent art found within the burial chambers and shares his own artistic reconstructions of this historic tomb.
Roman writer Pliny the Elder (1st century AD), in his writings about ancient Greek art, said that after the Greek sculptor Lysippus, art ceased to exist (“deinde cessarit ars”). He believe
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Hello,
Did you perchance conduct field in the Nok area of northern Nigeria as I read your inputs on the judicial system very incisive as if you were native to the area. I am Ham, from a village 6 kilometers by foot from Nok. I am currently researching on identity formation of the Ham from a sociolinguistic perspective and should be grateful if there are data you could share.
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Hayab
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Over 1,000 years ago, a practice was pioneered by a Japanese priest named Kukai, which was intended to demonstrate the ultimate act of religious discipline and dedication – self-mummification.
Over 1,000 years ago, a practice was pioneered by a Japanese priest named Kukai, which was intended to demonstrate the ultimate act of religious discipline and dedication – self-mummification. T
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Heard the First time, mummify oneself. How could they do that??
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A complex underground tunnel system uncovered in Baiae, Italy, has been interpreted as the site of one of the most famous oracles - the Cumaean Sibyl, meaning the prophetess, who was said have lived in a cave in the Phlegraean Fields, the area where the tunnel was found. According to legend, she had the power of prophesy, and scribbled the future of Rome on oak leaves scattered at the entrance of her cave.
There are certain places on Earth in which nature is imbued with the supernatural. Over the ages, human beings attach mythological stories to these places of mystery; one such place is located at the
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While the lost city of Atlantis continues to capture people's imagination and curiosity, Arabia has its own legend of a lost civilization, the so-called ‘Atlantis of the Sands’ – a lost city, tribe, or area spoken of in the Quran, which has come to be known as Iram of the Pillars.
The literature of past civilizations often mention cities which are now lost to humanity, the most famous of those being the lost city of Atlantis. On a smaller scale, Arabia has its own legend of a lost civilization, the so-called ‘Atlantis of the S
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Throughout history, Vietnamese women have been instrumental in resisting foreign domination. The most well-known of these heroines are the Trung sisters, who led the first national uprising against their Chinese conquerors in 40 AD. Their courageous spirit has served as an inspiration to the people of Vietnam for nearly two thousand years and their legacy remains firmly embedded in the culture and national identity of the country to this day.
Throughout history, Vietnamese women have been instrumental in resisting foreign domination. The most well-known of these heroines are the Trung sisters, who led the first national uprising against th
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Much attention and condemnation has been directed towards the tragedy of the African slave trade, which took place between the 16th and the 19th centuries. However, another equally despicable trade in humans was taking place around the same time in the Mediterranean. It has been estimated that up to 1.25 million Europeans were enslaved by the so-called Barbary corsairs, and their lives were just as pitiful as their African counterparts. They have come to be known as the white slaves of Barbary.
Much attention and condemnation has been directed towards the tragedy of the African slave trade, which took place between the 16th and the 19th centuries. The vast majority of those enslaved were fro
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It is the moment that archaeologists and history buffs around the world have been waiting for; after months of intensive excavations within the Amphipolis tomb in northern Greece, and speculations regarding its owner, human remains have finally been discovered within a sarcophagus in a secret vault beneath the third chamber of the tomb.
It is the moment that archaeologists and history buffs around the world have been waiting for; after months of intensive excavations within the Amphipolis tomb in northern Greece, and speculations reg
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New geophysical scans of the Kasta Hill burial mound at Amphipolis have yielded some incredible results, pointing to the presence of an extensive network of underground rooms and corridors. The findings suggest that there may be many more tombs within the mound.
New geophysical scans of the Kasta Hill burial mound at Amphipolis, conducted by the National University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) have yielded some incredible results, pointing to the presence of an ext
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The Lady of the Spiked Throne refers to a mysterious artifact from the Indus Valley civilization that has been dated to the 3rd millennium BC. It depicts a woman in a position of power seated in a spiked throne in what has been described as a bull-headed boat or chariot. She and her crew display unusual features including large almond-shaped eyes, elongated heads or headdresses, and beak-like noses. The unique and peculiar features of the artifact leave us with many questions – who was the enthroned lady? What does the artifact represent? And how was it used?
The Lady of the Spiked Throne refers to a mysterious artifact from the Indus Valley civilization that has been dated to the 3rd millennium BC. It depicts a woman in a position of power seated in a spi
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When most people think of mummies, they picture the Egyptian culture, and sophisticated mummification procedures intended to create a bridge between life and death. While most mummies discovered today are a product of this process, there have been some occasions where a mummified body was found to be the result of an accident caused by specific natural conditions – such was the case with the Accidental Mummy of the Ming Dynasty
When most people think of mummies, they picture the Egyptian culture, and sophisticated mummification procedures intended to create a bridge between life and death, resulting in preservation of the bo
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Buried beneath a large mound located in the village of Vergina in northern Greece, an archaeological excavation carried out in 1977 uncovered a spectacular tomb holding the remains of ancient Macedonian royalty. The tomb has been the subject of intense debate ever since, dividing archaeologists over whether the cremated remains found inside a golden casket belonged to Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, or Philip III Arrhidaeus, Alexander’s half-brother. Finally, the most detailed and extensive study ever conducted on the remains have confirmed the bones belong to the Macedonian King Philip II.
Buried beneath a large mound located in the village of Vergina in northern Greece, an archaeological excavation carried out in 1977 by Greek archaeologists Manolis Andronikos uncovered a spectacular t
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For thousands of years poisons have been both a deadly threat and a protective tool used around the world. Poisons have played a dominant role in our history and legends, persisting both as evil potions and curative antidotes. Vital medicines we rely on today have roots in the diabolical concoctions of antiquity.
For thousands of years poisons have been both a deadly threat and a protective tool used around the world. Poisons have played a dominant role in our history and legends, persisting both as evil potio
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April Holloway is a Co-Owner, Editor and Writer of Ancient-Origins. She is also a guest writer on Epoch Times and iSpectrum Magazine. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree and published research in the field of Educational Psychology. She has has a rich and varied career, ranging from teaching children with autism in an early intervention program, owning and operating an online English teaching business, working as a research and project officer for a royal family, and co-owning a website design and development company.  In her spare time she conducts research into ancient civilizations and mythology.

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