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The Elusive Shroud of Turin

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

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.


How to Read an Aztec Calendar

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.