Desktop Archaeology: Bluetooth Treasure Horde Unearthed in Germany’s Largest Island

Amateur archaeologists discovered a coin and jewelry horde on the Baltic Sea island of Rügen. The finds date back to the 10th century during the time of the Danish king Harald Bluetooth. Rene Schön and 13-year-old sidekick Luca Malaschnitschenko were sweeping an area near Schaprode of the northern Germany island with metal detectors last January 2018 when they came upon the treasure. At first, they … Continue reading Desktop Archaeology: Bluetooth Treasure Horde Unearthed in Germany’s Largest Island

Fighting Men: Capoeirista

A capoeirista is what a person who practices the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira is called. He is expected to combine the three elements of dance, acrobatics, and music in displays and sporting bouts. But the capoeira that most of the world knows today is vastly different from what the originators of the fighting art had. Because before the inclusion of the bateria of berimbaus, pandeiros, … Continue reading Fighting Men: Capoeirista