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    Of all the ways to murder someone poisoning must be the most underhanded and downright evil way to proceed. The whole art of poisoning, as it is often referred too, was developed a...

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  • Fields of Mourning, Where Grieving Love-Sick Women Retire

    Hidden deep within the bowels of the earth and ruled by the god Hades and his wife Persephone, the ancient Greek Underworld was the kingdom of the dead, the&nbs...

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  • Horrific Prolonged Capital Punishments in Ancient Times

    All are familiar with the burning of witches and criminals – who often died by asphyxia or cardiac arrest before their flesh was consumed by the flames

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  • Lei Gong and the Ministry of Thunder and Storms

    Thunderstorms were one of the most powerful and frightening natural phenomena encountered by the ancients. However, it paradoxically also brought life-giving rain. 

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  • Ancient Artificial Intelligence: The Mechanical Messiah and Other Automatons

    It may not be long before Artificial Intelligence creates access to God via modern technology, however during the 19th century, a spiritualist by the name of John Murray Spear was ...

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