The Tarim Mummies - A Newly Discovered Mystery

During an excavation beneath the Tarim Basin in western China, archaeologists were surprised to discover more than 100 mummified corpses. The Tarim mummies are a series of mummies discovered in the Tarim Basin in  Xinjiang, China, which date from 1900 BC to 200 AD.  In addition to being very well-preserved finds, controversy flows around them as DNA tests seem to show that the bodies were of European genetic stock. While ancient Chinese texts from as early as the first millennium BC describe groups of far-east dwelling Caucasian people, there is no mention of how or why they ended up there.

The neolithic Shimao Ruins are believed to be the biggest prehistoric city ruins found in China. The find has had a significant impact in changing historical studies about Chinese civilisation.

Located at the northern brim of the Yellow Plateau in Shaanxi Province, an enormous ancient city ruin covers four square kilometres - the largest city ruins found from the Neolithic period in China.

The ruins are considered to encompass an imperial city, an inner city and an outer city. Remains of palaces, houses, tombs, sacrificial altars and handicraft workshops are scattered around the site.

I make you run for your life, chill during the daylight
To track you at night, my global position is satellite
Got a infrared lens to detect your body’s Fahrenheit
Wherever you go, I track you through hail, sleet, or snow
I track you ‘til your ceasar grows into a afro
Until you plaid them into cornrows
Track you ‘til your shoe soles develop holes and you get corns on your toes
‘Til your teeth develop halitosis
But you been going so long without deodorant you don’t even notice
Mother fucker
—  Canibus - Lost @ C 
You talking to a nigga that can split molecules to subatomic particles
Strong enough to stop a bull
Body-slam two ox’s, drop a mule
Urinating rocket fuel, freestyling over gospel tunes
Rhymes by the thousands, rhymes for hours
I could kick a rhyme longer than your whole album
—  Canibus - Lost @ C 
Egyptian Tattoos - Amazing

Egyptian Tattoos – Amazing

If you want to have some amazing body art then Egyptian tattoos would be a great way to go. Did you know that the Egyptians are responsible for introducing tattoos as a form of body art to South East Asia by 2000BC and there were many reasons to have a tattoo such as; religious purposes, medical, replacement of an amulet and a sign of status. I am going to go over some common styles that are…

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Witches, Wiccans, Warlocks and Witchcraft


Witchcraft and its origins can be traced back as far as 2000BC in Ancient Egypt and Babylonia where in existing records of the code of Hammurabi it says
If a man has put a spell upon another man and has not justified himself, he upon whom the spell is laid shall go to the holy river.
Persons who engage in witchcraft and who are male are called wizard, sorcerer and sometimes a warlock if they indulge in black magic. Females who indulge in witchcraft are called Wiccan or witches.

Witches are thought to worship the devil. They are portrayed to cast spells and use supernatural forces to cause havoc within the community.
In Britain during the late medieval / Early modern period, many women were killed during witch-hunts. They were accused of being witches and would be strapped to a dunking stool, and submerged in the local river or lake. If the woman dies, she was then proved not to be a witch. If she survived, it proved her guilt and she would be burned at the sake alive.
Of course, most of the alleged witches were in fact destitute old women with no family. They plagued the communities begging door to door for food and milk. They would often curse the households who wouldn’t give them any food, to make them more generous when she next visited. But of course this gave the local folk cause to try the old women for witchcraft.
The Wiccans on the other hand, were herbalists of their time. They used plants to cure people and animals. However, the wiccan was misunderstood and would often be accused of being a dark witch when patents under their care worsened or died. Sometimes they were also called witches when they healed the very sick.

The spell casting evilness traits of witches has always been used to scare young children, just look at the classic children’s fairy tales. In Snowhite the wicked witch tries to kill her stepdaughter. She uses a spell to put Snowhite in a dead like sleep. In the story of Hansel and Gretel the evil witch likes to eat children. The mysteriousness of witches lends itself to creating chilling stories, and not just for children but adults too in the case of the Blare Witch Project.
Our fascination for witches and witchcraft is highlighted each Halloween, when many people like to dress up as witches. Luckily they no longer try witches on dunking stools. But curiously, ‘witches’ do still go begging for food door to door ‘Trick or Treating’.