Deadly Volcanoes: The Eruptions that Reshaped the World and Became Legends – Part II

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.

It’s Made From People! The Various Ways We Make Products out of Humans

Cannibalism isn’t what it used to be – some people believe free range humans should be on the menu! Companies explore human food and services opportunities.

Oath of Silence Protects Amazing 500-Year-Old Diving Bell Used to Visit Sunken Roman Vessels

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.

The Devastating and Diabolical Ancient Origins of Biological Warfare

History paints a bleak picture of the devastating effects that disease, contamination, or poison can have on humans. Mankind has harassed biological weapons, and used them against enemies since prehistoric times – with deadly results.

DNA Evidence Suggests Captured Russian Ape Woman Might Have been Subspecies of Modern Human

The story of Zana, supposed “Ape Woman” of the Caucasus Mountains tells of a hairy, dark woman captured in the wilds and brought to civilization. A leading geneticist believes that the wild woman who lived 19th century Russia may have belonged to a subspecies of modern humans.

First Ever Evidence for Ancient Bone Surgery found in Peru – Holes Drilled in Legs

Sometimes worse than the illness, the ancient procedure of drilling holes into skull was an attempt to relieve physical ailments and mental illness believed to be caused by evil spirits. Now researchers have found evidence in Peru that drilling surgery wasn’t limited to skulls, and was used to treat other body parts as well.

Ancient ritual artifact found in Chinese Cemetery reveals glue made 3,500 years ago

A remarkable cemetery in China is renowned for its rich trove of mummies and artifacts, and it has now given up another secret of the ages; the oldest glue ever found in China. Dating back 3,500 years, the adhesive tells researchers a new story of ancient manufacturing.

Did ancient gold mining methods create REAL Golden Fleece and inspire legend of Jason and the Argonauts?

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.

The eerie masks that preserve history and breathe life into the dead

  Masks are one of the few things on the earth that connect all of humanity throughout time. We have created masks since our very beginnings in order to disguise, protect, or entertain. They have been used by cultures around the globe for performances and rituals, ceremonies and festivals. Most notably, masks hide our identities,Continue reading “The eerie masks that preserve history and breathe life into the dead”