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Discover the Best of the Web. Mythology, folklore, and religion. Petra: Lost City of Stone. Deep within the deserts of Jordan lies the ancient city of Petra.

Petra: Lost City of Stone

Through a narrow gorge it emerges into view, revealing awe-inspiring monuments cut into the surrounding cliffs. What is this astonishing city? Who built it, and why? Information Security Defense In Depth Lessons (from a Bronze-Age Fort) In the summer of 2004, Internet guru Vint Cerf proclaimed that the Internet is moving from its Stone Age to its Iron Age.

Information Security Defense In Depth Lessons (from a Bronze-Age Fort)

Soon after, Internet guru Paul Mockapetris slightly altered that sentiment and said that, at best, the Internet has reached a figurative Bronze Age, which filled the two millennia between the Stone and Iron Ages. Still, the two gurus were making the same point: In no time, today's Net will be an antediluvian relic, replaced by an unimaginably advanced network that controls all communication everywhere. Cerf talked about connecting the Internet to other planets. Mockapetris told the BBC, "Ten years from now, we will look back at the Net and think, How could we have been so primitive?

" Primitive? Home Page. Sex Marathons and Anatomical Freaks: The Guiness Book of the Ancient World - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International. The Ancient Greeks and Romans liked to keep records of top achievements in sport, nature, anatomy and sex.

Sex Marathons and Anatomical Freaks: The Guiness Book of the Ancient World - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Not long after the birth of Christ, when the most debauched phase of Roman history began, the wife of Emperor Claudius -- Messalina, 34 years his junior -- made a name for herself by challenging the city's best known whore to a sex marathon. Who can keep going for longer, the licentious wife wanted to know. She won by holding out for "25 rounds. " Details on the wanton competition can be found in the "Book of Ancient Records," compiled by Allan and Cecilia Klynne and published in Germany by the C.H. The Thousand and One Nights, Burton tr.

IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA. Irish PlayographyIrish Writers OnlineStudy Ireland: Poetry - BBCIrish Women Writers - M.

IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA

OckerbloomThe Irish and LiteratureLyra CelticaIreland Literature Guide2002 Irish Author RoundtablePoetry Ireland / Éigse ÉireannEarly Irish Lyric Poetry - Kuno Meyer Sonnets from Ireland - E. Blomquist Colum's Anthology of Irish Verse - Bartleby.com Medieval Celtic ManuscriptsThe Book of KellsCarmina GadelicaCELT Irish Electronic Texts Irish Writers OnlineIreland Literature ExchangeBibliography of 19th-c. World Myths and Legends in Art (Minneapolis Institute of Arts) Samurai Widespread discontent with the dictatorship of the Taira (tie-RAH) clan in Kyoto (key-OH-toe) caused an enormous uprising in 1180.

World Myths and Legends in Art (Minneapolis Institute of Arts)

Five years of brutal civil war ensued, ending when the Minamoto clan overthrew the Taira. The Minamoto handed control of the new government to a group of loyal warriors, called samurai (SAM-oo-rye). The samurai unified their forces under a code known as the "way of the warrior" which valued bravery, honor, and strength. In art, the luxurious tastes and refinement of the Kyoto nobility were replaced by the directness and simplicity of the samurai. The dynamic spirit of the age demanded art that was similarly big and brash.

World Myths and Legends. The Ten Plagues - Live From Egypt « Pesach « Ohr Somayach. In the early 19th Century a papyrus, dating from the end of the Middle Kingdom, was found in Egypt.

The Ten Plagues - Live From Egypt « Pesach « Ohr Somayach

It was taken to the Leiden Museum in Holland and interpreted by A.H. Gardiner in 1909. The complete papyrus can be found in the book Admonitions of an Egyptian from a heiratic papyrus in Leiden. The papyrus describes violent upheavals in Egypt, starvation, drought, escape of slaves (with the wealth of the Egyptians), and death throughout the land. The papyrus was written by an Egyptian named Ipuwer and appears to be an eyewitness account of the effects of the Exodus plagues from the perspective of an average Egyptian.

Temple Of Karnak, engraved wall. Part of the Holy Land, Egypt offers a fascinating mixture of ancient pyramids, temples and other religious monuments.

Temple Of Karnak, engraved wall

There are numerous possibilities to explore Egypt from desert treks to trips down the Nile or scuba diving in the Red Sea and along the Sinai coast. Cairo, which means “The Triumphant”, is home to the pyramids, sphinx and over 17 million residents within its metropolitan area. Central Asia > Iran > Arg-e Bam > At the foot of the Citadel. Brief description Source © UNESCO : Bam is situated in a desert environment on the southern edge of the Iranian high plateau.

Central Asia > Iran > Arg-e Bam > At the foot of the Citadel

The origins of Bam can be traced back to the Achaemenid period (6th to 4th centuries BC). Fables & Tales - Paper Portitude. Bigfoot Wallace and the Hickory Nuts: From Bigfoot Wallace at Americanfolklore. A Texas Tall Tale retold by S.E.

Bigfoot Wallace and the Hickory Nuts: From Bigfoot Wallace at Americanfolklore

Schlosser. Welcome to Green Man Press. The Lia Fail. Abydoss: The Osireion. 'There is no longer any doubt, then, that we have discovered what Strabo calls the well or the fountain of Abydos.

Abydoss: The Osireion

He spoke of it as being near the temple, at a great depth, and remarkable for some corridors whose ceilings were formed of enormous monolithic blocks. That is exactly what we have found. These cells were 17 in number, 6 on each of the long side. GREEK MYTHS - LARGE. Nazca1.jpg (JPEG Image, 1476x1559 pixels) - Scaled (54%) 8 Types Of Dragons You Have Never Heard Of. Weird Stuff This is a list of dragons that you may not have heard of before. I’m not including the famous Welsh Red Dragon, the English one (a.k.a. the wyvern), or the various Chinese dragons (the Loong) because most people know about these through watching films such as Dragonheart, Draco, Reign of Fire, Dragon Slayer and Mulan. Instead, this list briefly details the origin, appearance, and history of some more obscure dragons. Adobe. Cold void .com by rafaël rozendaal, 2008, collection of niklas belenius.

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Guinness Gasm Ingredients: (For the cupcakes) 1 cup Guinness 1 cup unsalted butter 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 2/3 cup sour cream. Marijuana Ice Cream Recipe | BudFacts.com. Who can resist the comfort of an ice cream, more so, when it was added with the twist of marijuana? With this delectable piece, you will surely hit the kitchen and start creating your concoction. Consuming the drug in this form will surely remove you worries of the smoke that you probably are getting irritated at. And for those who have not tried cannabis, this would probably push you to taste some. 20 Most Inventive Cupcakes Known To Man | The Sixth Wall - KoldCast Media.

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