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Ancient Civilizations Notable Historical Events Season Two

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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Mythical Tales Mythology Season Two

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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Historical Mysteries Season Two Unsolved Mysteries

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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Mythical Artifacts Mythology 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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Season Two Visual Galleries

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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Season Two Visual Galleries

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.