Ancient tradition

The “ancestors” of the Mediterranean mosaic found in Turkey

A collection of over 3,000 stones was excavated from the site of the Hittite temple in the 15th century BC, 700 years before the earliest known mosaic of ancient Greece. The discovery of 3,500-year-old cobblestones, known as the “ancestors” of the Mediterranean mosaic, provides details that shed light on the daily lives of the mysterious Hittites of the Bronze Age. …

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Cow Creek development would threaten a way of life | My opinion

When I learned of the proposal to develop 1,100 acres around the Cow Creek Pastoral Ranch in San Miguel County, I couldn’t help but draw comparisons between those plans and the fictional story depicted in Milagro Beanfield’s War – a film I made 30 years ago. Milagro tells the story of a cultural clash between a small community closely tied …

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Sculptures by Artist Joel Isaak Celebrate the Lives of Indigenous Fishermen | Alaska Native Quarterly

Pick up your copy of the summer issue of Alaska Native Quarterly from places you’ll find Anchorage Press, or sign up HERE for home delivery. A family committed to the centuries-old tradition of salmon fishing and farming will soon welcome residents of the Yukon-Kuskokwim region as they enter the expanded Bethel Hospital. Artist Dena’ina Joel Isaak created the life-size statues …

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Have you ever seen Chichén Itzá? Meet its former sister city of Mayapán

Mayapán, considered the last important capital of the ancient Mayans, is ideal for visitors who prefer less crowded archaeological areas. Mayapán is believed to mean “Banner of the Mayans” or “Flag of the Mayas”. The site, about 40 kilometers from Mérida, Yucatán, in the municipality of Tecoh, was inhabited between 300 BC and 600 AD, but the walled city is …

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Was a vicious Cosmic Airbust behind the Sodom story?

(News) – The biblical city of Sodom was destroyed by “brimstone and fire”, as the book of Genesis says. Now, scientists say it’s possible that this story is the written version of the oral tradition of what happened to an ancient Middle Eastern city now called Tall el-Hammam, which they determined was erased by a space rock about 3,600 years …

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6 book recommendations from Monica Byrne

Monica Byrne is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter. His ambitious new work of speculative fiction, The real star, follows three characters reincarnated through two millennia, from the collapse of the ancient Mayan civilization to a distant utopia. God is not one by Stephen Prothero (2010). I couldn’t let go of this book. It’s a lucid comparison of the eight great …

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Members of the lost Bnei Menashe tribe celebrate Sukkot in northeast India

(September 20, 2021 / JNS) Like many Jews around the world, members of the Bnei Menashe community in India are gathering to celebrate Sukkot this week. In their festival prayers, they made a special appeal to realize their age-old dream of making alyah over the coming year. “Even in the most remote areas of northeast India, the Bnei Menashe continued …

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