And British poverty
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery…….if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”
But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot……they “didn’t have a pot to piss in” & were the lowest of the low
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:
Most people got married in June because they took their
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The mysteries associated with Egypt
The Pyramid Code is a made-for-television documentary series of 5 episodes made over 2010/2011 and released in 2015/2016 that explores the pyramid fields and ancient temples in Egypt as well as ancient megalithic sites around the world looking for clues to matriarchal consciousness, ancient knowledge and sophisticated technology in a Golden Age.
The series is based on the extensive research done in 25 trips to Egypt and 51 other countries around the world by Dr. Carmen Boulter formerly from the Graduate Division of Educational Research at the University of Calgary in Canada.
Modern archaeological science believes that it has the world nicely understood and that we modern humans have been on earth for some 200,000
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The art of coexistence
Sex along with eating is one of the most natural of human activities. Our distant ancestors wore no clothing, they would have witnessed animals mating and discovered that sex was pleasurable. The pleasure that comes from having sex is natures incentive to ensure that we perpetuate our species and without that pleasure, we would likely have become extinct long ago.
Men and women are almost like two distinct species and if it was not for our need to reproduce, it seems probable as some thinkers say, that men would have killed all the women simply because they are stronger and have never understood them. Mind you women cannot understand men either, but for the most part
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The origins of a political movement
Many historians are challenging long-held opinions of the origins of Islam and in this documentary, Tom Holland examines whether the religion was born fully formed, or if it evolved over many years.
Adopting the theories of academic historian Patricia Crone as a basis, Holland asserted that there was little hard evidence for the origins of Islam and asks why it took several decades after the death of Muhammad for his name to appear on surviving documents or artifacts.
Arguing that there was little evidence for how the faith was born, he suggested that the city of Mecca may not have been the real birthplace of Muhammad and Islam, and – while not clearly disputing
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An ancient symbol misunderstood
Ursa Major and Ursa Minor in relation to Polaris.
The swastika, an Indian symbol of peace and continuity came into ill repute because of the Nazi regime in Germany who took it as their emblem. But they may not have had any idea what it represented. Unfortunately most people still look on the symbol with some disgust due to this recent chapter in our history, but elsewhere in the world the swastika has a different meaning and this is what we should focus on.
It is thought that “single swastikas began to appear in the Neolithic Vinca culture across south-eastern Europe around 7,000 years ago. But it’s in the Bronze Age that they became
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Concepts of the Yugas, Astrological signs and Axial Precession
As I have so often said, we know very little about our history and the history that we think we know has been purposefully written to glamorise certain individuals and conceal unpleasant truths.
The idea of the time period referred to as a ‘yuga cycle’ has existed within Indian culture for thousands of years and interest about it only surfaced in the West when modern science discovered something called axial precession.
Within India that has been a great deal of misunderstanding about the yuga cycle which some pundits understood as being in the millions of years and somehow related to the birth and death of the physical universe which of course
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Why should you care?
To some history matters and to others it doesn’t. For some who are completely content, all that matters is this moment but for those who feel uncertain about the nature and purpose of life, they look to history for clues and reasons for our existence.
In examining our history, the field of archaeology has developed. But this is not an exact science and the results of all our archaeological excavations and research produce results and answers which are suppositions and not facts. Of course many archaeologists and researchers dress up the evidence to fit into their particular theory.
Classical mythology is that of the Christian Bible in which all Christian biased researchers interpret all evidence as
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And the concept of time in history
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“The time concept of modern archaeology, and modern anthropology in general, resembles the general cosmological-historical time concept of Europe’s Judeo-Christian culture. Differing from the cyclical cosmological-historical time concepts of the early Greeks in Europe, and the Indians and others in Asia, the Judeo-Christian cosmological-historical time concept is linear and progressive.
“Hindu historical literatures, particularly the Puranas and Itihasas, place human existence in the context of repeating time cycles called yugas – thousands of years, and kalpas, lasting hundreds of millions of years. During this entire time, according to the Puranic accounts, humans coexisted with creatures in some ways resembling the earlier tool making hominids of
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The religion of peace…?
Islam is believed to have been created by the Prophet Mohammed in the 6th century. It is said that he lived in Mecca, Saudi Arabia as a merchant.
No one knows why Islam was created: was it a valid spiritual experience, was it to civilize the Arabs? Or, was it to complete with Judaism and Christianity, or to partake in capitalism and the wealth represented?
The association with Islam today for most people is the war that has been going on in the Middle East for the past generation and it seems to be getting worse. But not only that, terrorist groups like ISIL and Al Shebab are openly declaring war on non-Muslims and even Muslims
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Myths, Legends and Deliberate Misinformation
One of India’s most famous temples in Maharashtra
If you were to ask a random selection of Indian people about the history of the India, you would get as many different stories as people to whom you asked the question. This is because as the history of the world and human origins is a mystery, India seems like the epitome of all mysteries.
When we look back and think if we evolved from the apes, some of the evidence says maybe but some of it says not. When we look at the global landscape and the anomalies in the historical record without going into what is referred to as “forbidden archaeology” it is very
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