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.
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?
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.
The tangled and strange illustrations of the Hereford Mappa Mundi reflect a medieval understanding of the known and the supernatural world at the time. It depicts the human world of men, cities and seas, and entire bestiaries of horrifying mythical creatures and marvelous cultures of distant lands.
Solar eclipse was so traumatic or ‘unnatural’ to humanity that since prehistoric times myths and legends have sprung up throughout cultures in attempts to explain the event, or at least protect against it.
The Hongshan underground Goddess Temple housed beautiful and mysterious relics of unknown deities, and larger-than-life statues. Uncovered in 1983, the sprawling archaeological dig at Niuheliang has revealed ritual sites, stone circles, and graves filled with jade artifacts.
A radical paper presented at a prestigious science conference in India has caused recent controversy. The paper claims human aviation and advanced space flight was achieved and mastered by the ancient Indians, thousands of years before the Wright brothers in 1903. Vedic texts – Hindu religious scripts – are said to describe the advanced technology that has now been lost.
Most people believe that the story of Jason and the Argonauts is a work of fiction born out of the imagination of the ancient people. However, modern research suggests very real ancient gold mining techniques may have been behind the tale.