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Events Old World Season Two USA

World’s Fair at St. Louis – Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904

Estimated read time 47 min read

The first thing the newcomer hears from the visitor who has spent several days at the World’s Fair is: “It is simply immense. The grounds cover 1,240 acres.” And the newcomer thinks: “Mercy, how shall I ever get around to see it all?” For the robust, healthy American, whether man or woman, the best means of transportation is that which nature has provided.

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Art Season Two Switzerland

The Dying Lion of Lucerne

Estimated read time 4 min read

Thorvaldsen’s fame was such that he was often asked to produce commissions for works that seem far removed from his cold Classicism. A example of this is the monument of the Swiss guards, commissioned by the city of Lucerne at the instigation of a former officer of the Swiss guards.

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Dragons Egypt Realm Season Two

The Dragon of Crystal Mountain

Estimated read time 7 min read

The Crystal Mountain (28 26’E & 27 39’N) lies between the oasis Bahariya & Farafra, north of the White  Desert in Egypt. The crystals that are found all over, mainly […]

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Natural World Realm Season Two

The Marvels of Radium

Estimated read time 5 min read

A fresh announcement just made to the Academy of Sciences in Paris by Monsieur Curie, co-discoverer with his wife of the most extraordinary of all chemical elements, radium, brings the wonderful properties of that substance once more to public attention. Radium, whose existence as an independent element was finally demonstrated last year, presents about the greatest puzzle with which science has to deal.

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Ireland Mythology Season Two

The Enchanted Island of Hy-Brasil

Estimated read time 2 min read

The island of Hy-Brasil was often shown on maps as a very small island west of Ireland and originated from Celtic mythology. As early as the 12th century, the Irish believed in the existence of an enchanted island that could be viewed along the west coast of Ireland once every seven years.

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Maps Realm Season Two

School Atlas 1823

Estimated read time 1 min read

School Atlas to Accompany Woodbridge’s Rudiments of Geography Atlas on a New Plan, Exhibiting the Prevailing Religions, Forms of Government, Degree of Civilization, and the Comparative size of Towns, Rivers […]

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Artifacts Beyond the Veil Season Two

Mirrors as Portals to Other Worlds?

Estimated read time 9 min read

The Maya believed there were multiple worlds in addition to the human world: an upperworld, underworld, primordial sea, and Xibalba. Portals connected these worlds and allowed active engagement between the Maya and their gods, which was fundamental to their belief system. Evidence suggests the Maya believed that reflective surfaces (mirrors) were portals to spiritual worlds.

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Art Paintings Season Two

The Art of Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel

Estimated read time 4 min read

Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel was twenty-two when he began his studies with the academic painter, Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). Like many aspiring painters, he hoped to follow in Gérôme’s footsteps as a history painter of scenes from ancient Greece and Rome.

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Empire Origins Season Two

American Origin of Buddhism

Estimated read time 15 min read

I am in possession of an immense mass of evidence concerning the passage of the Mound Builders or Yuchi from America to Siberia. Curiously enough, the apparently darkest part of the subject is that upon which we will get the greatest light.

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Doors Introduction Season Two

Old World Doors

Estimated read time 3 min read

They say doors act as gateways or portals, transporting us from one environment to another. Like it or not, the simple door can tell the viewer a lot more than you would initially think, from the inlay of the door frame to the material coverings, the story of the building begins. This was something our forefathers understood and gave great reverence to.

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Antiquitech Energy Season Two

The Marginalization of Radium (Ra)

Estimated read time 5 min read

In 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie presented to the scientific world the discovery of two new chemical elements, polonium and radium. With their research, Pierre, in particular, found that radiation could kill diseased tissue cells. That is, he began the study of radiotherapy.

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Netherlands Season Two Star Forts

Star Fort: Elburg, Nederland

Estimated read time 6 min read

Welcome back, fellow researcher, to another one of the many star islands in Nederland. Elburg is a small fishing village located on the Veluweneer river estuary. This area turns out to have a very interesting past, one that links nicely to the star island we have found there. Elburg is not officially a star or bastian fort, but as you will see it definitely qualifies.

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Realm Season One

Modern Red Sky: Out of Blue Paint?

Estimated read time 1 min read

Today, in various corners of the world there are places where the sky has been completely red. Was the stock of blue paint gone? On May 7, 2020, the sky in […]