Mayan Underworld – Cenotes

The cenotes of the Yucat√°n peninsula are renowned for their mystery and beauty. Believed to have been formed when the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs (or most of the bigger ones anyway) hit close to the coast of Mexico, these intriguing holes in the limestone bedrock have been places of religious devotion for centuries if […]

Punic Wars – Rome And Carthage Go To War

It was one of the greatest rivalries of the ancient world. The mighty Empires of both Rome and Carthage fought twice until eventually those canny Italians emerged victorious. Carthage was a naval power. Rome was not. So it was that the Romans had to quickly learn the craft of fighting at sea. They learned fast […]

The Celts – BBC Series – Episode 3 – Religion And Magic

Although the Celtic people were at the height of their importance almost 2000 years ago, they have not gone away. Today, ancient rituals are enacted across lands that still claim some Celtic ancestry. Across the Celtic Isles of Ireland and Britain, festivals are celebrated that remember the strongly pagan roots of the people there. The […]