Pro-Kremlin party, head cursed by Siberian shamans

Pro-Kremlin party, head cursed by Siberian shamansSome 50 representatives of indigenous peoples from Russia's North have put a curse on Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov and A Just Russia, a pro-Kremlin quasi-opposition group that he heads, over the use of "dirty electoral technology."

How Stone Age man kept his pores clean... in the SAUNA

How Stone Age man kept his pores clean... in the SAUNAThe remains of a 4,500-year-old sauna have been discovered by archaeologists excavating a Stone Age temple.
They unearthed the foundations of the building at Marden Henge, near Devizes in Wiltshire.
Located close to the River Avon, the neolithic ‘sauna’ was in a key position overlooking a ceremonial area at the site.

Ancient artifacts found near Burlington waterfront

Ancient artifacts found near Burlington waterfrontBURLINGTON Archaeologists assessing an expansion site for the Burlington wastewater treatment plant have excavated thousands of artifacts believed to date back as far as AD 700.

Shaman burned alive by village mob

Shaman burned alive by village mobPOLICE in the Indonesian province of Aceh are investigating the murder of a man who was allegedly burned alive in front of a large group of villagers after being accused of practising black magic.
The victim, identified as 67-year-old Teungku Ilyas, also known as Nek Liyah, was reportedly dragged to an area in front of the town hall, where a large crowd gathered and watched on as he was doused in petrol and set alight.

After fascinating discovery of Cheddar Gorge bones, why were so many ancient Britons cannibals?

After fascinating discovery of Cheddar Gorge bones, why were so many ancient Britons cannibals?With a bloodcurdling shriek, the shaman raised his stone dagger high above his head before plunging it into the chest of his young female victim.
The pretty 17-year-old had been chosen by lot. To die in this manner was, after all, an honour, a way of winning the favour of the gods and guaranteeing a period of plenty for her friends and family.