Marijuana for All that Ails You: Cannabis in the Ancient World

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, has been used by humans for thousands of years for both medicinal and recreational purposes. Its versatility and effectiveness in treating a wide range of ailments have made it a valuable plant in many ancient civilizations. From its use as a pain-relieving anesthetic during surgical procedures in ancient China, to […]

What is Shambhala? Understanding the Mysterious Kingdom of Shambhala

Shambhala, which is a Sanskrit word meaning “place of peace” or “place of silence,” is a mythical paradise spoken of in ancient texts, including the Kalachakra Tantra and the ancient scriptures of the Zhang Zhung culture which predated Tibetan Buddhism in western Tibet. According to legend, it is a land where only the pure of […]

Incredible Ancient Statue of Hercules Pulled from Rome Sewer

Archaeologists in Rome have made an exciting discovery while conducting excavation work to repair collapsed sewage pipes in Parco Scott, a part of the Appia Antica Archaeological Park.  They stumbled upon a life-size marble statue of the demigod Hercules, believed to date back to the Roman imperial period – not exactly what you expect to […]

Complete Ancient Roman-Era City Discovered Near Luxor Temple in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered a complete Roman-era residential city near Luxor Temple, including houses, bathrooms, and workshops dating back 1,800 years. The residential area is an extension of the ancient city of Tiba, an important city for ancient Egyptian religious, economic, and administrative systems. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt announced that […]

16-Meter-Long Papyrus Discovered Within Saqqara Sarcophagus

An exciting discovery has been made in Egypt’s Saqqara region, where a team of archaeologists have uncovered a 16-meter-long (52.5 ft) ancient papyrus – a true historical treasure that hasn’t been seen in over a century! The Saqqara site, a vast necropolis of the ancient Egyptian capital Memphis, is a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s […]

Unearthing History: 7 Medieval Skeletons Discovered on Holy Island, England

Construction worker at Lindisfarne car park in Northumberland, England, have uncovered a surprising discovery – a group of seven graves dating back to medieval times. According to Chronicle Live , the graves were found by Northumberland County Council archaeologists during work to install a new water pipe, just before the new year. The team believes […]

Breaking: Ancient Royal Tomb Discovered in Egypt

Egyptian authorities have announced that a never-before-seen royal tomb has been uncovered in Luxor, Egypt, dating back around 3,500 years. Archaeologists believe it belongs to a royal of the 18th Dynasty of Pharaonic Egypt (1550 BC to 1292 BC), but it has not yet been revealed who and what is inside. Dr. Mustafa Waziri , […]

16 Spectacular Photos of India’s Once-Powerful Hilltop Forts

India’s many remarkable  forts and citadels stand as a testament to its rich and turbulent history. These towering monuments, the majority of which are castles,  fortified palaces , or fortresses, recall the times of the Maharajas and Emperors. They have witnessed powerful rulers, epic battles, foreign takeovers, and sometimes tragic endings. Hundreds of  forts are spread across […]

Ten Mythical Creatures in Ancient Folklore from Around the World

Mythical creatures, legendary beasts , and supernatural, mystical, and god-like beings have fascinated us since ancient times. They have filled folklore, stories, songs, and works of art. Sometimes living animals or fossils have inspired these mythical creatures. From the powerful dragon to the soaring phoenix, these mythical creatures continue to thrill, terrify, entertain, and inspire […]