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Astronomy in Ancient Civilisations
It is a pity that the myths of ancient civilisations are so easily dismissed as the musings of savage minds, as it is subsequently easy to overlook the fact that many of their myths were encryptions of their astronomical knowledge. The best example of this...
Modern Science >> Astronomy
Story of the Celts: The Ancient Celts
The Ancient Celts [ 8 ] What is surprising to most modern readers is just how widespread across Europe the Celts once were. The Celts have been called the "Fathers of Europe," that is north of the Greco-Roman Mediterranean. Long before the Germanic...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
The Pagan Roots of Democracy
I stepped into the voting booth with civic pride and religious inspiration. The pastors urged the congregation to renew America and vote for a good Christian man, Ronald Reagan. I voted a straight Republican ticket. Those godless Democrats were no better than...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Who Were the Celts?
The Celts were a group of people that occupied lands stretching from the British Isles to Galatia. The Celts had many dealings with other cultures that bordered the lands occupied by these people, and even though there is no written record of the Celts...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Historical Christian Jewelry
The art of jewelry making evolved though the centuries. In a sense, jewelry is any ornamentation or adornment on the body. Jewelry has been used not only for aesthetic reasons but also as an indication of a person’s status in life.
>> Body Mysteries
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism

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South Asia: Tethered to the Middle East; Southeast Asia: Tethered to China
Almost all Indian empires (the one exception was the maritime Southeast Asian empire of the Cholas, based in Tamil Nadu) have expanded toward Central Asia and the Middle East and vice versa.
JNU row: Who is Nivedita Menon, why she is facing flak on Twitter
Every power is jostling for more territory but India never Invaded its neighbours, it was done thousands of years ago to forge a strong and stable empire and there were riots during those times as well, there were wars during Mauryan times too.
The mighty Mauryas
The Mauryas — the name conjures up visions of a mighty empire and powerful rulers. One of the most of powerful dynasties in Indian history, the name is thought to have come from the Sanskrit word 'mor' meaning peacock. The region that they ruled was ...
No freedom without dissent
He created the Mauryan empire. The Buddha dissented against the orthodoxy of his times, and the eightfold path stood revealed. Adi Shankara dissented against the fading of sanatana dharma and resurrected it.
Original idol of Mahakali of Sannati temple restored
The Asokan inscription, fo-und beneath the damaged idol of Mahakali, carried edicts 1 and 2 and rock edicts 12 and 14 (of Asoka, circa 274-232 BC). Karnataka was the southernmost boundary of the Mauryan Empire. The discovery of this Asokan inscription ...

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