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Did Jesus of Nazareth travel to the Far East?

Did Jesus of Nazareth travel to the Far East?

It is a mistake to think there wasn’t international travel during Jesus’ time.  As this map of ancient merchant routes shows, the known world was linked by land and sea.  Perhaps with some helpful knowledge ...

‘It’s more blessed to give than to take…’

‘It’s more blessed to give than to take…’

People that live in Western countries tend to believe in the concept of ‘cycle of kindness,’ while people living in Eastern countries believe in the ‘Causal Principle’ – they share the belief that when someone ...

Vestal Virgins: The pious maidens of ancient Rome

Vestal Virgins: The pious maidens of ancient Rome

In the Res Gestae Divi Augustus (‘The Deeds of the Divine Augustus’), Augustus demonstrates his piety by stating that he was a member of all four major priesthoods in Rome – the Pontifices, Augures, Quindecemviri and Septemviri. ...

The Ancient Origins of New Year’s Celebrations

The Ancient Origins of New Year’s Celebrations

On the 1 st January of every year, many countries around the world celebrate the beginning of a new year.  But there is nothing new about New Year’s.  In fact, festivals and celebrations marking the beginning of ...