Monthly Archives: May 2018
The bronze age is not just an era when people began to kill each other with bronze swords instead of stone axes. It was in the bronze age that the first revolution took place, the goal of which was to achieve equality. In the bronze age, the first major battle of the two armies took place. In the bronze age, there were complex ideas about the afterlife and the first attempts to open the third eye surgically.
Freedom, equality, fraternity: the revolution that took place 9,000 years ago
In 1958, a bronze age settlement was found under one of the hills in Turkey, known as Chatal Huyuk. Excavations and research have shown that the settlement existed for at least fourteen centuries and was definitely located on this site in the period from 7000 BC to 6000 BC. Continue reading
Mystical stories associated with the death of shamans, evoke fear. If you believe the legends, the resting place has a mystical power, and all living things try to avoid it. In the Soviet years, paranormal phenomena were treated with skepticism, but history knows of a case when the spirit of a shaman took revenge even on NKVD employees.
The funeral of a shaman is a whole ritual that should not be broken in order to avoid trouble. If the spirit of the sorcerer does not rest in peace, then the living will not rest, especially his relatives. According to tradition, the shaman’s body is not interred after death. At first, a special structure made of wooden boards – arangas-is built on the trees. It is installed on pre-cut four trees, which form a kind of props. Continue reading
The threat to go to the gallows may seem unnecessarily harsh for stealing a book, but this is just one example of a long-standing tradition of book curses. Before the invention of the printing press in the West, the cost of a single book could be enormous. As explained by the scientist-specialist in the middle Ages Eric Kwakkel, theft of books in those days were more like stealing a car today. Today there is a car alarm, and then there were chains, chests and.. curses.
The earliest such curses date back to the seventh century BC. They are found in Latin, the languages of various European Nations, Arabic, Greek, and other languages. Curses existed in some cases even in the age of printing, gradually disappearing as books became cheaper. Continue reading