The Shroud of Turin is the quintessential holy relic. Many claim it’s the best evidence of Jesus’s resurrection. However, it’s not without controversy. Many suspect that it’s a fake. The problem? Over the years, proving it either way has been hampered, making it more elusive than ever before.
The National Museum of Asian Art is located on the Mall in Washington, DC. The museum has art and artifacts from Asia’s long history. The sections include Japan, the Islamic World, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Korea, Japan, South Asia, and South East Asia. Admission is free.
From archaeologists who risked their lives to the experts that reported dodgy colleagues, here are six times the good guys won.
Asian jade is losing its luster as styles change and more counterfeiters enter the market. More and more people are turning to Guatemalan jadeite, a harder, tougher form of jade, and with some wonderful history and mythology as a bonus.
A megalithic site is, essentially, a huge structure, usually built during prehistoric times. Stonehenge, although by far the most famous, is not the only megalithic site worth mentioning.
The Aztec Calendar is often confused with the Mayan calendar. The two are quite similar. The truth is that the Aztecs borrowed the Mayan calendar which was in common use at the time. The Aztec Sun Stone is also called the Aztec Calendar stone, but it is not a true calendar. It is an illustration of the Gods of Time and is sometimes referred to the Aztec Cosmos. The Aztecs called it the Great Mechanism of the Universe.
Are American and Chinese ginseng similar? If they are, what other similarities exist between the East and West? Find out about pyramids, hieroglyphics, and other connections between cultures.
Traditional festivals were an important part of everyday life for the Aztecs. This article contains a list of the most significant ancient Aztec festivals, holidays and celebrations.