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Why People Never Smiled In Old Photos?

Why People Never Smiled In Old Photos?

Have you ever wondered why people never smiled in old photos? They simply kept a straight face as if life was too stressful to smile. But that wasn’t historically true. A group of scholars have discovered three main reasons why people never smiled in old photos: technical limitations, hygiene, and formal occasions. Some have put […]

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Sacrifice in Lake Titicaca: Offerings to Deities

Sacrifice in Lake Titicaca: Offerings to Deities

A group of archaeologists happened to discover a hoard of treasure deep below Lake Titicaca. The archaeologists believed these were the offerings to the deities in a sacrifice in lake Titicaca. The hoard included a lapis-lazuli wild cat (or puma), a turquoise stone pendant and gold medallions. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake and […]

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Ten Great Forts Around The World

Ten Great Forts Around The World

From the beginning, the humans have learnt that defending personal land was of the uppermost importance. To defend the land, fortify it. And thanks to this, we now have many great forts around the world. The word “fortification” came from Latin fortis and facere which respectively means “to make strong”. The very first forts started […]

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Horrific History of Birthing Royal Babies

Horrific History of Birthing Royal Babies

Commonly, whatever a royal family does, it attracts the public attention. The birthing royal babies is no exception. But what we can see about the birthing royal babies is just a tip of an icebergs. Back to decades ago, birthing royal babies was truly a nightmare to the mothers because of superstitions and other royal-family-orientated […]

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Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism Explained

Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism Explained

Ashtamangala is a set of eight Auspicious symbols in Buddhism. Closely associated with religions, these symbols are not for aesthetic purposes only. Here are quick explanation of 8 auspicious symbols of Buddhism. The Eternal Knot The endless or eternal knot as the name indicates is a weaving line without ending or beginning. It presents interconnectedness, […]

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Ancient Arkaim – The Russian Stonehenge

Ancient Arkaim – The Russian Stonehenge

It was the summer of 1987 that the archaeologists discovered the ancient Arkaim which is now honored as the Russian Stonehenge. The archaeologists believed that the construction dated back to two or three thousands of years BC. “Arkaim” is a compound word of “arka” meaning sky and “im” meaning earth. The site consists of two […]

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