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Mysterious Golden Gate of Jerusalem: the End of World

An ancient gate in the eastern part of Jerusalem remains walled up and impassable to this day. Millions of Jews,…

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Why do Orthodox priests grow beards while Catholics shave?

Have you ever thought about why Catholic clergy shaves cleanly while Orthodox clergy almost always wear a beard? What is…

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History

An inexplicable cult of seven archangels

The story of seven archangels falls into the category of those occurrences that take place in plain sight of everyone…

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History

Mesopotamian gods

Ancient Mesopotamian deities were anthropomorphic. They were considered to have superpowers and be huge.

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History

The Ominous Mask of the Scottish Prophet

A Scottish clan inherited this mask as a sacred relic until the 19th century. However, in 1840 when the clan…

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A brief history of the Mandala

The Tibetan mandala literally means ‘circle’ or ‘disk’ and resembles cubist paintings to those ignorant of ancient practices.

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History

Who was Saladin

Saladin was a Sunni Muslim Kurd who founded the Ayyubid dynasty and was the first sultan of both Egypt and…

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Capitoline Triad: What gods did ancient Rome worship and believe in?

The Capitoline Triad was a group of three deities who were worshipped in ancient Roman religion. It comprised Jupiter, Juno…

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Datong: Hanging Temple in China defies gravity

The Hanging Temple is a temple built into a cliff near Mount Heng in Hunyuan County, Datong City, Shanxi Province,…

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Top 5 weird religious practice that is disturbing

Most religions have one or two weird practices or features, but sometimes you find one that is just plain strange.

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Tonsure: why did monks shave their heads

Tonsure is the practice of shaving or cutting part or all of one's scalp hair as a symbol of religious…

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History

Why do Sikhs wear turbans

Sikhs do not cut their hair, as a religious observance. The turban protects the hair and keeps it clean.

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