6,500-Year-Old Arctic Site Might Be World’s Northernmost Ancient Cemetery

Signs of human use and occupation have been found at a lonely Artic outpost known as Tainiaro, which is located in the far-northern Finnish region of Lapland, just 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of the Arctic Circle. Incredibly, many of…

Pre-Pottery “Perfect” Neolithic Shrine Found in East Jordan Desert

A team of Jordanian and French archaeologists have found an exceptionally well-preserved and intact Neolithic shrine at a remote prehistoric hunting campsite in Jordan’s eastern desert that dates back roughly 9,000 years, reports NPR. This places the shrine in the late…

The Mysteries of the Enaree: The Androgynous Shamans of the Scythians

Throughout history, shamans played a major role in many of the world’s most important civilizations. For the ancient Scythians, this role was taken by the Enaree, male priests and shamans who adopted a specifically androgynous and effeminate aspect, worshiping the…

The Ancient Game “Tablut” Has Survived Centuries

Ancient times were not all about warfare, survival, politics or arduous work. No, our distant ancestors knew how to have fun as well, and to enjoy their free time. That is why board games have been well documented across the…

The Maya myth of creation

The Maya civilization flourished in South America at approximately 2000BC. They developed a unique style of arts and architecture, astronomy, even a written language. Though their writing—and even the famous Mayan calendar—were not of their own invention (but from the Olmecs), they developed…

DWIJING FESTIVAL IN ASSAM, INDIA

The Dwijing Festival (meaning ‘river bank’ in Bodo) has been held for the past three years in a beautiful setting by the river Aie in Bodoland, Assam. The name Aie means ‘mother’, and the river is infamous for its unpredictable nature,…

The Culture of Attire: Chokha, Papakha, and Gazyrs of Georgia – Ready for Weddings or Warfare

The country of Georgia, nestled in the Caucasus region, is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, which includes traditional attire that reflects the nation’s history and values. Three distinct garments, the Chokha, Papakha, and Gazyrs, are considered iconic symbols of…

Wildfoods Festival in Hokitika, New Zealand: A Celebration of Culinary Adventure

Every year, the small town of Hokitika on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island comes alive with a unique and thrilling event known as the Wildfoods Festival. This festival is a celebration of the extraordinary and unconventional culinary…

American culture of frequent laughter – Seems very interesting

Americans are often known for their friendly and outgoing nature, and one of the most noticeable traits in American culture is their tendency to laugh and smile. Laughter is deeply ingrained in American society and is considered a key aspect…

ST. PATRICK’S DAY in Chicago,

Chicago never disappoints, even during cold winters, but one of the best times to be in the city is on St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish religious and cultural day that is celebrated on March 17th in commemoration of the arrival…