The Parthenon as a church dedicated to the Theotokos (Mother of God) / Credit: Greekingme.com, https://greeking.me/blog/greek-history-culture/item/129-the-parthenon

Ancient History: How the Parthenon Was Once a Medieval Christian Church

The Parthenon The Parthenon today exercises a function very similar to that which it was first endowed with back in the mid 5th century BC. There are various theories about its precise purpose and usage in classical Athens. Possibilities include … Continue reading Ancient History: How the Parthenon Was Once a Medieval Christian Church

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Anthropology: The Evolution of Sports as a Social Phenomen and its Significance

A stadium full of screaming fans, adrenaline rushing through your veins as you hold your breath and wait for the players to make the next move, the white noise of the commentators, the sheer passion, hope, anticipation… This is what … Continue reading Anthropology: The Evolution of Sports as a Social Phenomen and its Significance

A picture depicting the Aztecs' belief of an eagle devouring a snake

Anthropology: An Overview of the Aztec Civilization’s Cultural Legacy

The Aztecs of Central Mexico were a Mesoamerican culture that thrived during the post-classical period, from 1300 to 1521. Consisting of different ethnic groups, the Aztecs dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th to the 16th centuries. Different ethnic … Continue reading Anthropology: An Overview of the Aztec Civilization’s Cultural Legacy

A depiction of the Heian period through art

Anthropology: The Heian Period of Japan and Its Rich Cultural Significance

The Heian period, spanning from 794 to 1185, is a period Japanese history praised for its influence on the arts. The catalyst for this period would occur when Emperor Kanmu declared Heian, now known as the city of Kyoto, as the … Continue reading Anthropology: The Heian Period of Japan and Its Rich Cultural Significance

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Anthropology: Board Games and Their Evolution Through Time and Space

Who doesn’t love board games? The perfect combination of luck and skill that inevitably boils over into an argument. But, even before rulebook debates, board games have been entertaining us. For thousands of years, board games have been developed all over the world. Across civilizations and centuries, board games have been an integral part of society. Continue reading Anthropology: Board Games and Their Evolution Through Time and Space