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Architecture Germany Season One

The Founding of Trier

Estimated read time 1 min read

Trebeta was the son of the legendary Assyrian king, Ninus (Nimrod), and a Chaldean queen. His stepmother later became Queen Semiramis. They set after her stepson, so that he fled […]

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Africa Folklore Hybrids Season One

Bigfoot in Africa

Estimated read time 5 min read

Deep in the Knysna forest on the Southern tip of Africa, there roams an elusive group of wild elephant, long believed to be extinct by the local population, and hence […]

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Folklore Ireland Season One

The Seventh

Estimated read time 2 min read

The seventh son or seventh daughter is the belief in Irish folklore that special powers are given to the seventh born from an unbroken family line of the same gender. […]

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Season One Statues

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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Art Paintings Season One

The Enchanted Castle

Estimated read time 3 min read

Threatened with marriage to a monster Psyche, a mortal, is blown away by the West Wind. She awakens near a magical palace and falls in love with Cupid. He makes Psyche promise not to look at his divine face, but she breaks this promise and Cupid abandons her.

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Artifacts Season One Symbolism

The Philosopher’s Stone

Estimated read time 1 min read

The Philosopher’s Stone, 16th century alchemy scroll. In the ancient science of Alchemy, it seems that Philosophers and Alchemy went hand in hand. Many Alchemists sought after the Philosopher’s Stone, […]

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Archeology Japan Season One Weapons

Tomio Maruyama 

Estimated read time 2 min read

In the burial mound of Tomio Maruyama from the second half of the 4th century, the largest iron sword ever found and the largest bronze mirror were discovered – objects […]

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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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Maps Season One

Friesland

Estimated read time 2 min read

Frisland? Frislanda, Friesland. Meaning Free Land. Major city looks like Cabaru and Baras? Mid 1600s. I find it hard accepting that these detailed, unanimous, cartography depictions of islands with major […]

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Architecture France Season One

The Phare du Monde Tower

Estimated read time 2 min read

The Phare du Monde tower, proposed for the 1937 Paris Exhibition. The structure was designed for the World’s Fair in Paris, but it was never constructed. The above illustration is […]

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Architecture Season One USA

Saltair Pavillion

Estimated read time 1 min read

Saltair Pavillion, Salt Lake City, Utah The first Saltair, completed in 1893, was jointly owned by a corporation associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the […]