Category: Ancient Traditions

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Biting Off More Than You Can Chew? The Dangerous History Of Sword Swallowing

Biting Off More Than You Can Chew? The Dangerous History Of Sword Swallowing

Throughout human history we seem to have done almost anything to entertain ourselves, and some forms of entertainment have been pretty weird. Some of [...]
Enhance Your Memory with this Ancient Greek Memorization Technique

Enhance Your Memory with this Ancient Greek Memorization Technique

In Greek mythology, Mnemosyne was the personification of memory. In ancient Greece, prior to being written down, stories were recounted orally. Due to [...]
Stone Circles Explained: How Maypoles and Lintels Lead to Stone Houses

Stone Circles Explained: How Maypoles and Lintels Lead to Stone Houses

The following essay is extracted from “ Stone Circles Explained ” by Stephen Childs. This book offers some alternative and less explored theories of t [...]
Do Akhenaten’s Links with Yom Kippur Traditions Shed New Light on Moses?

Do Akhenaten’s Links with Yom Kippur Traditions Shed New Light on Moses?

The holiest day of the Jewish year,  Yom Kippur,  means “Day of Atonement”. Marked by confession, repentance, and forgiveness, it takes place ten days [...]
Secret Connections Between Yom Kippur and Pharaoh Akhenaten

Secret Connections Between Yom Kippur and Pharaoh Akhenaten

As Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar approaches, this article delves into the religious traditions that are followed by millions at t [...]
A Versatile Plant: What Were the Many Uses of Cannabis in Ancient Egypt?

A Versatile Plant: What Were the Many Uses of Cannabis in Ancient Egypt?

Cannabis is widely considered to be one of the most widespread options when it comes to medicinal herbs. However, in ancient times the plant’s popula [...]
Tree Huggers. The Unspoken History of Indian Environmental Martyrs

Tree Huggers. The Unspoken History of Indian Environmental Martyrs

The term "tree hugger" is a phrase greatly associated with 1970's era Western liberal activists vigilantly trying to protect the environment from huma [...]
Therapeutic Hypothermia: Is Extreme Cold An Effective Ancient Remedy?

Therapeutic Hypothermia: Is Extreme Cold An Effective Ancient Remedy?

Of all the methods of healing and therapy, one would never think of hypothermia as an effective medical aid. But is there more to cold than we realize [...]
Icelanders Believed in Elves, But it is Probably Not What You Think

Icelanders Believed in Elves, But it is Probably Not What You Think

Icelanders believe in elves. They refuse to begin major construction projects unless they consult with elves first. They lobby their politicians on be [...]
Secrets Of The Stones: Malta’s Lesser-Known Megalithic Mysteries

Secrets Of The Stones: Malta’s Lesser-Known Megalithic Mysteries

Malta’s prehistory is as dazzling as it is opaque. The excavations and research by archaeologists and other academics have been incredibly thorough, a [...]
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