Crime and Punishment: Eternal Damnations as handed down by the Ancient Greek Gods

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.

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.

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

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…

Mysterious Labyrinth of Buda: Enigmatic Ancient Caves beneath Palace Suddenly and Inexplicably Evacuated by Police

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?

70 Million Mummified Animals in Egypt Reveal Dark Secret of Ancient Mummy Industry

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.

Hereford Mappa Mundi: Legendary Cities, Monstrous Races, and Curious Beasts in a Single World Map

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.

Ancient Myths and Legends Served to Explain the Startling Phenomenon of Solar Eclipse

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.

Relics from the Niuheliang Goddess Temple, the most mysterious site of the ancient Hongshan

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.

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 Ancient Art of Magic, Curses and Supernatural Spells

The history of curses varies between cultures, locations, religions or beliefs, and times. A curse, sometimes called jinx, hex, or dark spell, can be verbalized, written, or sometimes cast through elaborate ritual.