ON DIVINE REVELATIONS

When the founder of modern Nepal King Prithivi Narayan Shah likened his new Nepali state to the “yam between two boulders” he was referring to the fragile state of his new kingdom lodged perilously between Mughal India and Qing [...]

LOOKING BACK AT A BETRAYAL MOST FOUL

Maharani Haripriya Devi was now a refugee in Benaras. She looked back in anger at what had transpired in Nepal. She trembled with fear and paled at the memory even now when she remembered that terrible event! Yes, she had delved in politics [...]
Buried in a Cave or a Dolmen: Megalithic Stone Age Funeral Practices, What the Bones Say

Buried in a Cave or a Dolmen: Megalithic Stone Age Funeral Practices, What the Bones Say

In megalithic times funeral practices reveal that even 5000 years ago socioeconomic differences were already evolving. The journal PLOS ONE has published a piece of research conducted by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country and the [...]
Ancient Fabrics Reveal Differences in Mediterranean Textiles in 1st Millennium BC

Ancient Fabrics Reveal Differences in Mediterranean Textiles in 1st Millennium BC

Textiles represent one of the earliest human craft technologies and applied arts, and their production would have been one of the most important time, resource and labor consuming activities in the ancient past. In archaeological contexts, textiles [...]
Where Did Minoans and Mycenaeans Originate?

Where Did Minoans and Mycenaeans Originate?

The Daily Journalist. For the first time, scientists have obtained and analyzed genome sequences from the ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans, who lived three to five thousand years ago and were Europe’s first civilized people. The new analysis [...]
Unique Wheat Discovery in Bronze Age Lunch Box

Unique Wheat Discovery in Bronze Age Lunch Box

Container found in the Swiss Alps leads researchers to new analysis method In a wooden container found in the Bernese Alps in 2012, a researcher from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, together with an international [...]
Ancient Skulls Shed Light On Migration Into The Roman Empire

Ancient Skulls Shed Light On Migration Into The Roman Empire

Skeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south and central Italy still bore distinct physical differences to one another – [...]
On The Wrong Side Of History: The US Democratic Party's Decline

On The Wrong Side Of History: The US Democratic Party’s Decline

By Jon Kofas. ‘   Introduction: Democrats on the Wrong Side of History History is not on the side of the US Democratic Party and not just because Republicans control all branches of government and dominate in legislatures in 32 [...]

WHEN THE EAST MET THE WEST

Rudyard Kipling famously opined that “East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet”. He was obviously referring to the post-renaissance materialistic philosophy that started to take hold in the west while the spirituality [...]
Cultural Shifts Of An Ancient Society Examined Through The Subtleties Of Its Everyday People

Cultural Shifts Of An Ancient Society Examined Through The Subtleties Of Its Everyday People

Who are you? A parent? An artist? A veteran? There are lots of different aspects of identity, and it takes more than just one to make you you. Ancient people were just as complex, but until recently, archaeologists didn’t have a clear [...]
Fau Archaeologist Involved In Groundbreaking Discovery Of Early Human Life In Ancient Peru

Fau Archaeologist Involved In Groundbreaking Discovery Of Early Human Life In Ancient Peru

A-tisket, A-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it comes from the ruins of an ancient civilization inhabited by humans nearly 15,000 years ago during the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene ages. An archaeologist from [...]
Something ODD Happened Around 50,000 Years Ago

Something ODD Happened Around 50,000 Years Ago

The Daily Journalist. Something odd happened in the transition from the Middle to the Upper Paleolithic, around 50,000 years ago. Modern humans and their immediate ancestors had been using tools for a few million years prior, but the repertoire [...]
Neo-religionism Of The Post Ideological Russia

Neo-religionism Of The Post Ideological Russia

By Anis Bey.   (Refeudalisation of Europe – I Part) The lonely superpower (US) vs. the bear of the permafrost (Russia), with the world’s last cosmopolite (EU) in between. Is the ongoing calamity at the eastern flank of the EU a conflict, [...]
The Origins Of Mongolia's Nomadic Horse Culture Pinpointed

The Origins Of Mongolia’s Nomadic Horse Culture Pinpointed

According to new research, nomadic horse culture — famously associated with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes — can trace its roots back more than 3,000 years in the eastern Eurasian Steppes, in the territory of modern Mongolia. The [...]
Archaeogenetic Findings Unlock Ancestral Origins Of Sardinians

Archaeogenetic Findings Unlock Ancestral Origins Of Sardinians

The Daily Journalist.   The island of Sardinia is remarkable for the fact that an exceptionally high proportion of the population is seemingly descended from people who have occupied it since the Neolithic and Bronze Age, between 8,000 [...]
History of Mokele Mbembe And Expeditions To Africa

History of Mokele Mbembe And Expeditions To Africa

The Daily Journalist. Numerous expeditions have been undertaken to Africa in search of Mokèlé-mbèmbé. During these, there were some sightings that have been argued by cryptozoologists to involve some unidentified dinosaur-like creature. [...]
Archaeological Team Seeks Mary Jane Kelly's, Jack The Ripper's Last Victim True Identity

Archaeological Team Seeks Mary Jane Kelly’s, Jack The Ripper’s Last Victim True Identity

Jack the Ripper is the best-known name given to an unidentified serial killer generally believed to have been active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. The name “Jack the Ripper” [...]
Surprising Discovery Of Mayan Precious Jewel: "Like Finding The Hope Diamond In Peoria"

Surprising Discovery Of Mayan Precious Jewel: “Like Finding The Hope Diamond In Peoria”

The Daily Journalist. To say that UC San Diego archaeologist Geoffrey Braswell was surprised to discover a precious jewel in Nim Li Punit in southern Belize is something of an understatement. “It was like finding the Hope Diamond [...]
Europe and the Eastern Soul

Europe and the Eastern Soul

By Juan Manuel De Prada.   I am reading these days “Europe and the Eastern Soul”, a book from a completely forgotten author, Walter Schubart (1897-1942) that I strongly recommend, as it will help to better understand the Russian [...]
Old Engravings Confirm Ancient Origins of Pointillist Techniques

Old Engravings Confirm Ancient Origins of Pointillist Techniques

The Daily Journalist.   A newly discovered trove of 16 engraved and otherwise modified limestone blocks, created 38,000 years ago, confirms the ancient origins of the pointillist techniques later adopted by 19th and 20th century artists [...]