AlUla: Arabia

AlUla is a largely oasis valley in the vast desert of the North West Arabian Peninsula and home to 3,000 years of powerful successive civilizations. Some of the most important survey and excavation work in modern history has been taking place in the region, revealing the deep past of AlUla. * Mysterious yet sophisticated stone… Continue reading AlUla: Arabia

History Lies – Sosiale wetenskap leuens > 1994

The "new history" in Afrikaans to school children in South Africa:   "Blacks from South Afica were not used as slaves". Dis 'n feit - die regering van die dag, wat ook liberale blankes insluit, verander die geskiedenis om hulle te pas en dis wat aan die nuwe "reënboognasie" oorgedra word om meer haat teenoor blanke… Continue reading History Lies – Sosiale wetenskap leuens > 1994

Mushrooms Spain

Cave in Spain - Selva Pascuala is a prehistoric archeological site in Spain with fungoid rock art. An upcoming article in Economic Botany reports on recent study there by an international multidisciplinary team. Research united archeologist Juan Ruiz, foremost expert on this site, with mycologists including Gaston Guzman, the leading authority on Psilocybe. Results suggest post-Paleolithic ritual use of… Continue reading Mushrooms Spain

Mushrooms – Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey

  Throughout northeastern Greece, western Turkey, and Bulgaria, in the region known in antiquity as Macedonia, Anatolia, and Thrace, there are numerous megalithic natural rock formations that resemble mushrooms. In some cases, these structures have been modified by human intervention to increase their fungal likeness. In addition to these external features of the landscape, certain… Continue reading Mushrooms – Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey

Mushroom history

  The psilocybin group of mushrooms, popularly known as magic mushrooms, shrooms or psychedelic mushrooms, is found in over two hundred varieties around the world. We know them today as a recreational drug used to induce hallucinations and a sense of euphoria, but the ancient origin of magic mushrooms goes back thousands of years. Let us take… Continue reading Mushroom history