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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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Legendary Locations 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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Historical Mysteries Season Two Unsolved Mysteries

The White House Debunked!

Estimated read time 2 min read

It’s Ancient Buried, Semi-Buried and Un-buried Original First Floor! The White House presents an interesting case for original buried first floors — not “basement windows”, as some Reddit “debunkers” love […]

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Artifacts and Evidence Maps and Charts 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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Artistic Representations Season Two Visual Galleries

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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Ancient Civilizations Cultures and Societies 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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Historical Mysteries Season Two Unsolved Mysteries

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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Season One Unexplained Phenomena Unsolved Mysteries

The Art of Human Petrification

Estimated read time 6 min read

Petrification is said to be “the process by which organic matter exposed to minerals over a long period is turned into a stony substance” according to the Oxford Dictionary. Most […]

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Mythical Tales Mythology Season One

A Bride Turned to Stone

Estimated read time 11 min read

There have been so many comments in the papers, and I receive so many letters which it is impossible for me to answer, in reference to the curious case of petrification which recently came under my notice, that I am constrained to write an account of the whole affair, giving at the same time my hypothesis as explanatory of the rationale.

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Architectural Marvels Artifacts and Evidence Season One

Las Lajas Sanctuary – What You Don’t Know!

Estimated read time 17 min read

Introduction Photos of Santuario de Las Lajas or the Las Lajas Sanctuary make their way around social media routinely. We ourselves have run posts on the majestic and precariously perched […]

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Artifacts and Evidence Historical Artifacts Season One

The Piano Maker’s Tool Box

Estimated read time 3 min read

Commonly known as the Studley Tool Chest, this intricate showcase of craftsmanship was created by master carpenter and stonemason Henry O. Studley. Studley was born in 1838 in Boston and […]

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Communication and Transportation Season One Technologies

Houseboats of the Past

Estimated read time 2 min read

Houseboats were extremely popular in the 1800s. As is so often the case even in our modern times, such luxuries were mainly reserved for the aristocracy and upper middle class. […]

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Historical Mysteries Season One Unsolved Mysteries

Mudflood Theory Part I: Soil Liquefaction

Estimated read time 7 min read

You may have heard of the Mudflood Theory (MFT) before. When we first came across this theory, we did a quick internet search and our curiosity was put to rest. […]