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What did people in the Middle Ages believe in (NL)?

The medieval people in Europe were Christian. They considered life as an earthly passage with death the gate which led to heaven. Real life started in heaven. To reach this...

Did people bathe in the early Middle Ages (NL)?

Roman baths were still used and maintained in some places at the beginning of the early Middle ages. In monasteries there were sometimes baths too...

Where were Romans buried (NL)?

If at all, Romans were buried outside the city-gates, probably for hygienic purposes. Travellers on the main roads leading to the city were greeted by a long queue of tombstones. The inscription on Roman graves sometimes even welcomed visitors coming to the city.

How did people make fire in the early Middle Ages (NL)?

Two methods were used to make fire. One was by striking a special piece of iron (strike-a-light) on a piece of flint. The other method is by friction of wood on wood. The strike-a-light was most common. Sometimes people used the back of a knife to strike sparks. Friction of wood on wood (“the old-fashioned way”) was used at religious occasions...

Were there any withches burnt at the Bronze Age stake at the museum in Asparn (AT)?

The stake did not serve as place to burn witches, but the people at the end of the Bronze Age were generally cremated, ashes were collected in an urn.

Where were the inhabitants of the lake fortress buried (LV)?

The inhabitants of the lake fortress were buried in the flat cemetery on a hill on the north-eastern shore of Lake Āraiši near the Liepiņas farm. As part of the archaeological research on the Āraiši area, 168 female, male and children’s graves were...

El tesoro de Monte Albán

CASO, A., "El tesoro de Monte Albán", Memorias del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, pp. 23-82, 1969.


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