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Poulnabrone
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Poulnabrone

Poulnabrone is a portal tomb in the region known as the Burren, County Clare, Ireland and the oldest dated megalithic monument in the land. The name means "Hole of the Quern Stones", but the site is also commonly referred to as...
Stone of Scone
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Stone of Scone

The Stone of Scone (Gaelic: Lia Fail), also known as the Stone of Destiny or Coronation Stone, is a block of sandstone associated with the coronation ceremonies of the medieval monarchs of Scotland. These ceremonies were held at Scone, a...
Derrynaflan Hoard
Definition by Jenny Snook

Derrynaflan Hoard

The Derrynaflan Hoard is a collection of Irish altar vessels dating between the 8th and 9th centuries CE. Discovered on the island of Derrynaflan, in the townland of Lurgoe, Co. Tipperary in 1980 CE, the pieces are now on display at the National...
Most Popular Gods & Goddesses of Ancient China
Article by Emily Mark

Most Popular Gods & Goddesses of Ancient China

There were over 200 gods and goddesses worshipped throughout ancient China, but if one were to count every deity or spirit, the number would be over 1,000. Each town, village, city, field, farm, and sometimes even separate plot in a graveyard...
History of Halloween
Article by Joshua J. Mark

History of Halloween

Halloween is among the oldest traditions in the world as it touches on an essential element of the human condition: the relationship between the living and the dead. The observance evolved from ancient rituals marking the transition from...
Ellora Caves
Article by Mark Cartwright

Ellora Caves

Ellora (also known as Elura and, in ancient times, as Elapura) is a sacred site in Maharastra, central India. The Ellora Caves are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is celebrated for its Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain temples and monuments...
Tarapith Temple
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Tarapith Temple

Tarapith Temple, Birbhum district, India.
Irish Hero Fionn mac Cumhaill Fights Aillen
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Irish Hero Fionn mac Cumhaill Fights Aillen

Aillen, a sídh warrior, is said to have destroyed Tara, the spiritual center of Ireland and the seat of the High Kings, each and every Samhain for nine years. He is slain by Fionn mac Cumhaill, who pierces him with an enchanted spear mere...
Did Ancient Troy Really Exist
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Did Ancient Troy Really Exist

If you enjoy this lesson, we highly recommend reading "Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History's Greatest Buildings." Discounted e-book versions available here: https://amzn.to/2LL50Zk Check out our book rec page to learn...
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