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

Women smear menstrual blood on each other.

The Different Historical and Cultural Views On Menstruation

Periods have, historically, had countless theories and misinformation around the topic. These taboos and beliefs have either totally isolated women or barred them from certain activities and have made women feel ashamed. Of a natural process. Ancient scribes and literature … Continue reading The Different Historical and Cultural Views On Menstruation

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Anthropology: What is Love? The Similarities Between Symposium and Genesis

Humans are social beings by nature. We can’t live without sharing our stories, without long conversations with our loved ones. I think this characteristic played a major role in the evolution of our species and the rise of civilizations.  Sharing … Continue reading Anthropology: What is Love? The Similarities Between Symposium and Genesis

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Travel Guide: Visit Some of the Most Sacred Places in the World

Sacred sites can be quite a difficult topic. There are countless different religious beliefs and even more places that are sacred to those. These sites don’t only captivate due to their magical aura, but also because of the extraordinary architecture. … Continue reading Travel Guide: Visit Some of the Most Sacred Places in the World

Artist rendition of pyramid construction.

Ancient Egypt: Social Class, Political Structure, and Religion

Social Classes in Ancient Egypt The Pharaoh and Upper Class Society The ancient Egyptian religion included over 740 gods. Each god in the Egyptian pantheon had a variety of characteristics and realms of influence. For example, Ra was associated with … Continue reading Ancient Egypt: Social Class, Political Structure, and Religion

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