Practicing moderation and self-restraint in diet and living habits and self-reliance in daily tasks.
Mysterious Egyptian Pharaoh May Have Been a ‘Giant’
His name was Sanakhat or Sa-Nakhat and he reigned for about 18 years as an Egyptian pharaoh in the Third Dynasty during the Old Kingdom, starting around 2650 BCE. His remains were found in 1901 in a tomb, not a pyramid, near Beit Khallaf in upper Egypt, the location of a number of Third Dynasty tombs.
Newly Discovered Viking Toilet Leaves Historians Flushed
This changes everything … including Viking underwear. Archaeologists digging in a Viking settlement in Stevns on the island of Zealand in Denmark found a two-meter hole unlike any they had ever seen in this area. At the bottom were feces and radiocarbon dating of them revealed that they were human waste from the Viking Age, making this 1,000-year-old hole the oldest known toilet in Denmark.
Remains of a 3,700-Year-Old Pyramid Discovered in Egypt
It almost seems like you can’t throw a stone or a chunk of solidified camel dung in an Egyptian desert without hitting a pyramid, yet new ones continue to be found. The latest is just a portion of a 3,700-year-old pyramid in the Dahshur Necropolis south of Cairo but it may hold information as to why this and other later pyramids did not hold up as well as the earlier ones.
New Ancient Henge Found in England, This Time with Corpses
Archaeologists in England have unearthed a massive 4,000-year-old henge monument near a farm in Newbold-on-Stour, in Warwickshire County. The Neolithic site was discovered when construction crews began breaking ground on a new residential project.
Marco Polo & Cryptozoology
One of the most controversial of all mystery animal-themed tales originated with the famous traveler, Marco Polo (1254-1324), who told of allegedly unknown creatures in the province of Carajan, which falls under the region of Yunnan, in southern China.
Hidden Pagan Fertility Symbols Found in Michelangelo’s Art
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, better known by his first name alone, is one of the most influential figures in Western art history. Like many artists at the time, Michelangelo’s art went far beyond simple aesthetic ideals and instead combined aspects of many of the different branches of sciences, metaphysics, and philosophy which began emerging at the time.
Mysterious Ancient Stones Confirm Comet Gave Rise to Civilizations
Archaeologists and engineers from the University of Edinburgh claim that a set of Stone Age stone tablets seem to confirm the theory that an ancient comet strike led to the development of modern societies and agriculture. That theory has it that a catastrophic comet impact led to a period of climatic instability which forced early humankind to come together into new social arrangements based on the changing climate, largely spawning modern civilization as we know it.
Strange Mosaic Found in Mysterious Abandoned Lost Roman City
Residents of the French town of Uzès have passed down folklore that their town was once an important ancient Roman city, but definitive archaeological proof of such a settlement had never been discovered. The only evidence of a major Roman establishment nearby was a 1st-century aqueduct featuring a 48.8 m (160 ft) high bridge span the Gardon River.
Ancient Mammoth Hunting Giants Led to Modern-Day Tall People
We all wish we were a little taller. It’s a sad fact (for short saps like me) of human psychology that taller people are often afforded greater social standing in most societies. Scientific studies have even found correlations between height and other traits such as high IQ, increased financial potential, and sexual success, although the reasons for these correlations are still undetermined.
Legendary Ming Dynasty Sunken Treasure Found in China
A famous Chinese legend that has inspired many treasure hunters involves the brutal leader of a peasant uprising nicknamed Yellow Tiger, looting raids of Ming dynasty villages that brought him tons of treasures, and a failed escape that resulted in the Yellow Tiger’s defeat and death and the sinking of 1,000 boats said to be loaded with precious metals and jewelry, never to be seen again. Until now.