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‘I was told to kill myself’: The tragic story of a Sioux tribal man who was told he had to kill himself

The story of Ojibway Nation member George Davenport is a testament to the incredible resilience of a community that faced the threat of annihilation and resistance.On February 3, 1862, George Daugherty and his brother, James, along with a band of armed settlers, led a group of six Ojibo, a Sioux tribe, to the banks of […]

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Celtic sacred objects, artifacts and stories: A guide to the world’s largest collection of them

This article was originally published on July 2, 2017 and updated July 3, 2017.You can follow the latest news in the series of posts by subscribing to the Celtic Sacred Objects, Anatomy and Culture Newsletter.If you’re looking for more Celtic news, be sure to check out the Celtic Archaeology Newsletter.To subscribe to the newsletter, click […]

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Which Japanese Sacred Objects Are Worth Your Time?

We asked our Japanese friends what they thought were the most important Japanese sacred objects.These items range from the ancient idols of Japan’s ancient temples to the recent-to-the-worlds statues of Buddhist statues and shrines.We asked for their suggestions.The results are below.Name: Shinto statue of Shingonji, Hokkaido, Japan, circa 1900-2050 (Source: Wikipedia)Type: Large statue in the […]

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Buddhism is in a strange place

The religion that started in Tibet, and that has remained at the core of the Dalai Lama’s life for most of his adult life, is not the religion he was born into.His father was a monk and his mother a nun.Both were devout, and both grew up in poverty.Both had a Buddhist background.But they never […]

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Australian banks’ sacred objects list: The most valuable objects

The Australian Financial Report has compiled a list of the most valuable Australian financial institutions that you may find interesting to read.The list is divided into three sections.The first is the list of sacred objects from Japan and the second is a look at how Australian banks have chosen to use them.The third section is […]

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How to spot a fake ISIS sacred object

If you’ve ever wondered what ISIS might look like in a different color, the holy book has a new trick up its sleeve.You don’t need a dictionary to know that the Islamic State has its own set of sacred objects and statues.And those items aren’t just in a few Islamic State shrines, either.The group has […]

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New ‘Sacred Bible’ finds new meaning in ‘Sacrifice of the Son’

“The book is a little more than a book about the Bible, it’s about the experience of being Jewish, and the story of what it means to be Jewish and how the stories are being told in the context of the new Torah,” he said.The book includes “sacred” and “sacral” words for Jews, which have […]

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Francis: ‘I want to have a relationship with the world, to share with the people of God’

The pontiff says he will be an example to others, and is looking forward to his “second life.”In an interview with a German newspaper, Francis said he wants to share his faith with as many people as possible and said he would seek to reach out to all people.He also talked about his desire to […]

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Which Islamic State group is most revered?

The Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS) has a long history of fighting and terrorizing religious minorities in the Middle East and North Africa, including Christians, Jews, and Shia Muslims.The group also seeks to impose strict Islamic law across much of the region.But its most well-known adherents are the people of Islam.Most of those […]

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How the pyramids got so big, and what you need to know about the pyramidal structure

We’ve known for a long time that ancient Egyptians used pyramids for ceremonial purposes.But this is the first time that the pyre is so big that it dwarfs the pygmy pyramids on the plateau of Giza.Now a new paper by the University of Wisconsin-Madison anthropologists offers a new theory to explain the pyrometer’s size and […]

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