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ODE TO THE PAST (with the occasional nod to the present)

The Queen of Sheba

Earlier this year, a British expedition excavating in Gheralta, in the Ethiopian highlands, found what is believed to be the remains of a gold mine operated by the Sabaeans. The clue? A stele marked with Sabaean symbols—namely the sun and crescent moon—and the ruins of a temple.

British archaeologist Louise Schofield led  Read More 
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Ancient symbols: The serpent

No known symbol represents duality as intensely as the serpent. In the ancient world, snakes had two completely different meanings: heaven and healing, and the underworld and evil. Considering the duality of human nature, perhaps this is not so difficult to comprehend.

The polarity of the serpent first emerged in ancient Egypt. The god  Read More 
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Ancient symbols: The pentagram

It has been associated with perfection, the five elements, the five wounds of Jesus, and even witchcraft. The pentagram, also called the pentacle or pentalpha, is a manifestation of the divine number five, which has been revered since ancient times.

The Babylonians used the pentagram as a sign of protection. In ancient Israel, it  Read More 
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