Matthew Elliott

Tale of Saint Bernard and the Virgin Mary’s Breast Milk

Mythology, with its kaleidoscope of eccentric tales, finds its place even in Christianity. Among the peculiar narratives, the 12th-century monk, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, takes center stage with an unexpected twist involving the Virgin Mary’s breast milk. What makes it even more intriguing is the plethora of artworks inspired by this uncommon story. Saint Bernard: …

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CT Scans Expose Extraordinary Dental Health in Ancient Pompeii

In the heart of Pompeii, CT scans are working their magic on the plaster casts of the Mount Vesuvius victims, offering a fascinating glimpse into the lives of these ancient inhabitants. Contrary to popular belief, preliminary results reveal not only great teeth but also remarkable overall health among the Pompeiians before the catastrophic volcanic eruption. …

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The Discovery of 100,000 Kamakura Coins Found in Japan

In the heart of Maebashi City, central Japan, a groundbreaking discovery has shaken the grounds, revealing a treasure trove of 100,000 Kamakura coins, including the rare ‘Ban Liang,’ China’s inaugural unified currency. Let’s embark on a journey through time as we delve into the historical tapestry woven by these remarkable artifacts. Ban Liang Coin: Tracing …

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Belisama: The Mystery of a Beautiful, Powerful Gaulish Goddess

As the Roman conquerors ventured into the realm of Gaulish deities, striving to interpret it through their religious lens, they encountered Belisama, a goddess whose significance stretched far beyond the Roman understanding. Minervae Belissimae Belisama, known as Minervae Belissimae, was a Gaulish goddess and likely a consort of the god Belenus. Her name, signifying “the …

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Samothrace Temple Complex and the Cult of the Great Gods

Delving into the history and significance of the Samothrace Temple Complex, a mesmerizing archaeological wonder on the island of Samothrace, offers a profound glimpse into the Hellenic Civilization. Samothrace Temple Complex Tracing its roots to ancient times, Samothrace’s shrines find mention in the works of Homer, the Greek poet from the 12th to 8th centuries …

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Greby Grave Field: Scottish Warriors’ Final Resting Place

In the picturesque landscapes of many European countries, prehistoric monuments silently stand, often overlooked by locals and shrouded in enigma for the curious. Among these, the Greby grave field in Bohuslän, Sweden, unfolds a captivating tale. This article delves into the historical significance of this site, debunking the theory that it serves as the final …

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The Secrets of the Nuragic Civilization in Sardinia

Sardinia, the ancient island steeped in history, harbors the enigmatic remnants of the Nuragic civilization. Amidst thousands of structures, megalithic graves, and intricate artworks, a myriad of questions linger. What fate befell these Bronze to early Iron Age people, and how do they intertwine with other ancient civilizations? To unravel these mysteries, our journey begins …

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Predjama Castle: A Refuge for Slovenia’s Robin Hood

Within the annals of history, Predjama Castle emerges as the former sanctuary of Slovenia’s Robin Hood, set dramatically at the mouth of a cliffside cave, commanding a panoramic view of the landscape. This strategic vantage point proved invaluable during the confrontation with the Holy Roman Emperor’s formidable army. The Strategic Perch of a Fortress Positioned …

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Discovering the Riddles: Prehistoric Tunnels in Cornwall, England

Tucked away in Tunnels Cornwall, England, lie more than a dozen perplexing tunnels, veiled in secrecy and captivating the intrigue of researchers. These extraordinary structures, known as fogous, have withstood the test of time for over 2,400 years. The intricate Tunnels , supported by stone, suggests a purpose lost in the annals of history. Fogous: …

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The Australian Yowie and Its Mysterious Tribe of Hairy People

In 1804, John Pinkerton’s “Modern Geography” unveiled a captivating narrative about Aborigines inhabiting Sydney Harbor. These intriguing beings, described as flat-nosed with wide nostrils, thick eyebrows, and sunken eyes, were known as the Yahoos or Yowie, translating to “hairy people.” Exploring Australia’s Dual Yowie Groups The Kuku Yalanji Tribe of Tropical North Queensland claims an …

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2,700 Year Old Petroglyphs Concealed Beneath Swedish Moss

In the picturesque countryside near Tanum, Bohuslän, along Sweden’s western coastline, a team of researchers embarked on an astonishing journey, discovering a treasure trove of approximately 40 petroglyphs etched into the smooth surface of a rocky hillside. Stretching over 50 feet (15 meters), this remarkable canvas boasts awe-inspiring figures, including a nearly six-foot (two-meter) long …

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Karahan Tepe: Subterranean Discoveries

Tucked away near its famous neighbor, Göbekli Tepe, in southeastern Turkey, Karahan Tepe remained hidden until 2019. These captivating sites, collectively known as Taş Tepeler, grace the semi-mountainous escarpments of the Harran Plain, providing a fascinating glimpse into the early Neolithic era. Revealing Karahan Tepe’s Unique Secrets Karahan Tepe distinguishes itself from its Taş Tepeler …

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