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Zoroastrian Towers of Silence: Leaving the Dead for the Vultures

Zoroastrian Towers of Silence: Leaving the Dead for the Vultures

A tower of silence (known also as a ‘dakhma’) is a type of structure used for funerary purposes by adherents of the Zoroastrian...
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Xbox Scarlett rumors: All-digital Lockhart threatens a gaming tradition

Xbox chief Phil Spencer seemed to have quashed speculation that Microsoft planned to release a cheaper, all-digital version of Xbox Project Scarlett, codenamed...
"The Landing of the Pilgrims" (1877)

American Thanksgiving Origins and Roots in the Old World

As the leaves turn beautiful golden and fiery red hues, the weather gets colder, and people prepare for the oncoming winter in the...
Trump intends to uphold tradition of presidents and baseball – Boston Herald

Trump intends to uphold tradition of presidents and baseball – Boston Herald

By JONATHAN LEMIRE NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to attend Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday will continue a...
Putting a Price on Marriage: The Long-standing Custom of Dowries

Putting a Price on Marriage: The Long-standing Custom of Dowries

A dowry is an ancient custom that requires the transfer of parental property to a daughter at her marriage, rather than at her...
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Peaky Blinders series 5 episode 6 review: a break with tradition

This review contains spoilers. 5.6 Mr Jones Tommy Shelby wins. That’s what happens in a Peaky Blinders finale. He spends...
Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns in Chinatown, Singapore. (I64s / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Explore the Legends and the Myths

Nearly everyone has heard of the Chinese New Year festival, but there is another festival that is very important in China and...
The phases of the Moon as viewed looking southward from the Northern Hemisphere. (Orion 8 / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Rare Harvest Moon Occurs on Friday 13th

This year, the Harvest Moon rises today, Friday the 13th September. But why was this particular moon so special to ancient cultures? The...

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