Monday, October 31, 2016

Magdalena Bollmann: Tortured to Death in a Trial of Witchcraft
10 Weeks of Torture and Fatal Abuse:
The interrogators did not believe in Magdalena’s innocence, and despite her courage and steely resolve, she was tortured to death after months of being crushed, stretched, partially impaled, burned, whipped and jabbed with needles.

Read more about the gruesome death of Magdalena Bollmann, here (or click the above picture).

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New Article: The Trung Sisters - Rebel Queens of Vietnam

In the 1st century CE, a rebellion in Northern Vietnam expelled Chinese forces from the region, beginning a long line of independence movements. This is the story of how two sisters became dangerous thorns in the side of Han Dynasty China from 40-43 CE.

Read more about the Trung Sisters and their story of tragedy, war and spirit in our article on our official website, here (or click the above picture).

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New Article: Mythology Madness - Magna Mater Cybele
Most of the cults of Roman antiquity were much more tame than we may originally assume. The cult of the Cybele, the Magna Mater (Great Mother), however, was not an ordinary Mystery Religion. Prepare for blood and body mutilation in the worship of Cybele.

Read more about the cult of Cybele in our article on our official website, here (or click the above picture).

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Assyrian Queen Sammu-Ramat and the Goddess, Semiramis
The 9th century BCE Assyrian Queen, Sammu-Ramat left such a baffling impression on her people that they immortalized her forever as a conquering warrior queen named Semiramis. Sammu-Ramat was a trusted adviser to her husband, the Assyrian King Shamshi-Adad V. When her husband died, Sammu-Ramat stepped in as regent to stabilize and grow Assyria until her son, Adad-Nirari III, was mature enough to rule his Kingdom. Sammu-Ramat's astute and shrewd governance of Assyria earned her the admiration and awe of her people, causing her history to evolve into elaborate mythology and legend.

Read our article about the Assyrian Warrior Queen on our official website, here (or click the above picture).

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

New Article: Ancient War, Modern Consequences
The Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage left Rome as the supreme Mediterranean power and decided the foundation of western civilization. These wars  pitted Carthage’s Phoenician economic-based ideology against Rome’s expansionary ideology. At the start of the Punic Wars, both Rome and Carthage were balanced in military might, but by the end of the wars, one nation rose to greatness, leaving the other as a footnote in history.

Read our article on the Punic Wars on our official website, here (or click the above picture).