Ancient artifacts found near Burlington waterfront
BURLINGTON 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
POLICE 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.
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.
In Australian Aboriginal cultures, the night sky is a book full of ancient stories illustrated with constellations unfamiliar to most North Americans.
And for Aborigines, the figures represented by constellations aren't always created by connecting the bright lights of the stars. Instead, some of the most important Aboriginal constellations are found in the dark spaces of the cosmos that linger between the stars.
Canada's greatest claim to sovereignty in the North is the presence of the Inuit and other aboriginal peoples who live there.
They have, against all odds, survived on the frozen tundra for centuries – and they are committed Canadians. Any effort to assert Arctic sovereignty and security, including over the Northwest Passage, has to begin with a recognition of the critical role aboriginal people, and the Canadian Rangers, have played.