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Ancient Stories Set in Stone
Ancient Stories Set in Stone
What is rock art? Who created the mysterious symbols adorning the deepest darkest caves and tallest rock faces? How can you explain the similarities found in artwork created by different and long-forgotten cultures located thousands of miles away from each other? When did our distant ancestors begin to make marks on stone, and what can it tell us about the early human mind?

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Wandjina rock art on the Barnett River, Mount Elizabeth Station. (Graeme Churchard /CC BY 2.0)
Culture & Tradition

The Mysterious Aboriginal Rock Art of the Wandjina Sky Beings

One of the most intriguing and perplexing legends of the Australian Aboriginal people is that of the Wandjinas, the supreme spirit beings and creators of the land and people. The land of the Wandjina is a vast area of about 77,220 square miles in the Kimberley region of north-western Australia.

Mother and daughter reading together. (Prostock-studio /Adobe Stock)
People of History

5 Incredible Books for Children About Women in History

These days we're starting to see a huge variety of books which bring women and girls to the fore, creating positive female role models to aspire to, rather than the never-ending tales which make it appear as if on

A chastity belt that was probably fabricated in the 1800s. (mark6mauno/CC BY 2.0)
Artifacts & Tech

Medieval Chastity Belts are a Myth

Chastity belts are items that titillate and fascinate in equal measure, inspiring the image of a medieval knight locking up his loved one’s private parts to ensure her abstinence during his absence.

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