Death with scythe. Personifications of death in human culture
Anyone is familiar with the image of the death with a scythe, one of the most common representations over time. A figure in a hooded black robe, carrying a scythe, who comes to the dying person to announce its end. Personification of death are diverse, depending on the era, the way in which people represented what happens after death.

Why is death personified?

For a human today, death is a natural phenomenon and while not desirable, is fully explainable. Anyone has a fear of the end, but the reason makes that today we see the death as an event, not as a being. Only children represents the death as a character, a being that comes and causes the end of life of a human. However, the representations of death as a character are not gone – they continue to live through painting, literature, filmography. Read on »

The Vatican Library shocks: Dacians were the ancestors of the Romans
Theories on the real extent of the Geto-Dacian people have a real kernel of truth and this is not at all a Romanian nationalist exaltation without cause. Miceal Ledwith, a confidant of Pope Benedict, had access to secret documents from the Vatican Library and he recently made a statement that shocked the world and overthrew the theory of Latin origin.

Scientist Miceal Ledwith, counselor of Pope Benedict, stated that classical Latin has its roots in ancient Romanian language, and not vice versa. Former member of the International Theological Commission, Miceal Ledwith had access to nearly 230 kilometers of bookshelves in the archive of the Vatican Library and after 15 years of research he has pointed the following, to the astonishment of many: Read on »

Evita and Juan Peron, between dictatorship and philanthropy
In January 1944, officer and politician Juan Peron met a beautiful actress at a charitable event. The meeting will become one of the most beautiful love stories of the twentieth century. A love story lived under the umbrella (under the mask) of a dictatorship.

On the evening of July 26, 1952, all went quiet over the entire Argentina. Radio transmissions were interrupted by an important message to the nation, who was in shock: Eva Peron, the great “spiritual leader” of the nation, had passed away. When Evita’s lifeless body was exposed, lines of people in tears, who wanted to pay their last tribute, were expanding for more than 2 kilometers from the Casa Rosada presidential palace. The funeral had more than 2 million people attending. Read on »

Where did the conquerors of Troy go?
Beyond the acts of heroism of some chieftains as Achilles and Agamemnon, whose remembrance was preserved in Homer’s epic poems, the Achaeans, precursors of classical Greek civilization, stood out as creators of a outstanding civilization in the late Bronze Age, clustered around the majestic palaces in Mycenae, Tirins or Pylos.

Sudden destruction of these centers around 1200 BC is arousing intense interest among modern scientists for almost 150 years, since it was archaeologically identified. While the reasons behind the decay of Mycenaean civilization are still shrouded in mystery, a second question, “What happened with the Achaeans?”, seems to find spectacular answers, in light of the latest research. Read on »