World Cup magic potion for sale in Johannesburg

World Cup magic potion for sale in Johannesburg In downtown Johannesburg, on a market strewn with the skins and ribs of pythons, elephants and other wild animals, exists a potion that could power players at the upcoming World Cup to run faster, kick harder and defend stronger - and it is made of squirrel fat.

Lost Tomb Found Near Cairo, Egypt

Lost Tomb Found Near Cairo, EgyptArchaeologists have discovered the 3,300-year-old tomb of the ancient Egyptian capital's mayor, whose resting place had been lost under the desert sand since 19th century treasure hunters first carted off some of its decorative wall panels, officials announced Sunday.

Megafauna cave painting could be 40,000 years old

Megafauna cave painting could be 40,000 years oldScientists say an Aboriginal rock art depiction of an extinct giant bird could be Australia's oldest painting.
The red ochre painting, which depicts two emu-like birds with their necks outstretched, could date back to the earliest days of settlement on the continent.

Sweat lodge on base promotes healing

Sweat lodge on base promotes healingWhen Sgt. Michael Rude went to Afghanistan, he took his people's traditions with him.

Just before he deployed, his father gave him an eagle feather for guidance and bundles of sweetgrass, an aromatic herb burned during ceremonies.

"I smudged that around our vehicles sometimes, when I had a bad feeling," said the member of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, 3rd Battalion. "Our crew wasn't ever hit, put it that way."

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Choctaws return to Moundville for NAGPRA conference

Choctaws return to Moundville for NAGPRA conferenceAll stood as the four flags were carried through the room, history was made as the colors of the United States, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw and the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians were posted together for the first time. The NAGPRA Consultation Conference in Moundville, Ala., May 19-21, opened lines of communication between tribes, archaeologists, anthropologists and caretakers of historical landscapes with an interest in the Choctaw people and their history.