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Buddhist Climate Change Statement to World Leaders 2015

Thay, Sister Chan Khong and over 40 Plum Village Dharma Teachers from all over the world signed the Buddhist Climate Statement to World Leaders …

Tibetan Buddhist monks gather for Utmost Bliss Dharma Assembly - in pictures

Thousands of Tibetans participate in the week-long annual gathering marking Buddha’s descent from the heavens

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What We Can Learn From Buddhist Insights for the Climate Crisis

On October 29 our Teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, came together with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Buddhist leaders from over a dozen countries to make a common declaration on climate change to world governments ahead of the Paris Climate Summit this December. It is a continuation of his tireless …

Intricate Paper Sculptures Disappear When You Are Looking at Them at Certain Angles

Unusual paper sculptures created by <b>Korean artist Ho Yoon Shin</b> can appear solid or either “disappear” – <b>it all depends on the angle you see them at.</b> …

100 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

The Dalai Lama, his holiness is a world leader that is committed to promoting positive values such as , forgiveness,self-discipline, tolerance, …

This Buddhist kingdom is paving roads with plastic waste

The Green Road project, a new enterprise set up by a young Bhutanese entrepreneur, is paving Bhutan's roads using plastic—so much plastic that if all …

Buddhism loses ground in Japan – Over 27,000 temples will close in the next 25 years.

Join us on Facebook: www.fb.com/unitedhumanists<p>More than one in three temples are expected to close over the next 25 years as religion faces an …

Japan

2,500-year-old female Siberian warrior is beheaded by excavator

Ancient 'wealthy' young woman was found laid to rest with her horse and weapons by workers who accidentally dug up her burial mound.

The Witches of Ancient Rome and London

Since the time of the Renaissance, ancient Rome has frequently been presented as a supremely rational society, informed by philosophy and logic, and …

Persians, Ports, and Pepper: The Red Sea Trade in Late Antiquity

<b>Persians, Ports, and Pepper: The Red Sea Trade in Late Antiquity</b>By Bryan LaddsMaster’s Thesis, University of Ottawa, 2015Abstract: There has been an …

Archaeologist shares insights into ancient Australia

WITH the oldest continuous culture on Earth, Australia is home to many rich archaeological sites, some dating back over 50 thousand years.<p>So what can …

Archaeology

Recognizing the Incurable in Ancient Egypt

by Jeffrey M Levine MD<br>The art of medicine is as old as human civilization, and what we think is new has often been done before. When researching the …

A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome

<b>A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome</b><p>Video created by Ray Laurence<p>TEDEducation (2012)<p>Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year …

Ancient DNA dispute raises questions about wheat trade in prehistoric Britain

Wheat DNA reported to be 8,000 years old lacks damage expected of its age, study contends.

How Ancient Greeks Took Trippy Journeys to the Land of the Dead

The Nekromanteion, or the “Oracle of Death,” was an ancient Greek temple in which supplicants sought to consult shades of the dead.Sensory …

One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn

Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years.<p>Now a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and …

Photo Album: King Tut, Queen Nefertiti, and One Tangled Family Tree

Archaeologists investigating the famous pharaoh’s tomb confront the mystery of his missing stepmother—Nefertiti.<p>If the new investigations into King Tut's tomb reveal hidden rooms, could those chambers hold the burial of Nefertiti, the long-lost queen who is doubly connected to the teenage pharaoh? …

Beautiful ancient Syrian mosaic discovered: Roman-era flooring to shed light on life in the area 2,000 years ago – as other sites are permanently lost thanks to ISIS

An intricate ancient Syrian mosaic discovered in a ruined Roman villa has been unearthed in an area of modern Turkey on the border with the war torn …

Car Park Archaeological Digs Have Turned Up All Sorts Of Artefacts

A lost fortress, believed to be “one of Jerusalem’s greatest archaeological mysteries”, has been found under a car park.<p>The 2000-year-old remains of …

The Bones Of Napoleon's Soldiers

THESE ANCIENT BONES HELPED SOLVE HISTORICAL MYSTERIES<p>1 of 5<p>PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images<p>Thousands of of Napoleon's soldiers, who perished during the army's 1812 retreat from Moscow, were buried in mass graves in Vilnius, Lithuania. A study of the skeletons, discovered by construction workers, …

Nanjing, China's ancient capital, has a hidden side | CNN Travel

Ancient amphibian 'vampire' discovered in Brazil: Fanged creature looked like a cross between a salamander and an eel 278 million years ago

With their bulging eyes and ability to re-grow their tails, modern salamanders are rather unusual.<p>Now two of their ancient relatives have been …

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