Nothing sends a clearer message than an angry punishment handed down from the gods. Deities have been disciplining their flocks since time immemorial, perhaps none more famously than the Greek gods. The ultimate form of pain and misery was eternal punishment.
What are the ancient origins of golf? Historians agree Scotland was where modern golf established itself, but the ancient ball and stick tradition goes back thousands of years, and researchers still try to understand the tangled history.
When a Colombian sugarcane plantation worker and his tractor plunged into a hole which had suddenly opened up in the earth, the spectacular discovery would lead to a large-scale looting frenzy, murder, and the destruction of ancient artifacts and tombs from a rich, mysterious, unknown culture.
The ancients witnessed the awesome and raw power of erupting volcanoes, and sent out warnings through time in the form of religion lessons, myths, legends and chronicles.
When man grows overconfident in his importance, mother nature, or the gods, seem to remind mankind who is really in charge. Or so it may have seemed to the ancients, who witnessed the awesome and raw power of erupting volcanoes…
Deep under the imposing stone walls of a 13th century palace, the Labyrinth of Buda contains, in its twisting paths and pitch-black corridors, the dark history of the ancient castle district of Budapest, where skeletons of the dead reveal violent deeds. Police raided the labyrinth and locked the doors for reasons unexplained. What was hidden beneath the streets of Budapest?
It is not known who first braved cold, dark waters to explore, or gather rare, natural treasures or food, but divers have been retrieving items from beneath the water’s surface since the dawn of man. In antiquity the only way to explore the mysterious underwater world was to hold one’s breath and jump – and see what danger awaited.
Beneath the ancient fortified city of Edinburgh, Scotland lies notorious underground tunnels and chambers which became the dwelling places of the impoverished and the villainous. Prostitution, poverty, violence, and illness consumed the vaults, and infamous serial killers hid their dirty work in the stone recesses.
A vow of silence has protected the mystery behind an ingenious invention for nearly 500 years. The secrets behind an amazing diving bell, a technical marvel which allowed men to stay underwater for hours at a time, might predate others by 200 years.
Ancient Egypt’s “dark secret” has been revealed by researchers looking into to a staggering 70 million mummified animals. The bodies were found in underground catacombs across Egypt.