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Vedic Tilak in Mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily
Villa del Casale, near Piazza Armerina is the finest and most extensive display of mosaics in the Roman world. Although many mosaics are being displayed here, the most striking are Fishing Cupids and Hunting Children with Vedic Tilak marks on their forehead. Ancient Vedic influence on…

Spintriae Ancient Rome Token with Sexual Acts and Symbols
Spintria (plural, spintriae) is a small bronze or brass Roman token, used in brothels, usually depicting sexual acts or symbols along with roman numericals on flipside. According to Suetonius (a Roman historian of 2nd century AD), carrying a ring or a coin bearing the emperor’s image…

Neptune Greek God Poseidon is similar to Vedic God, Siva
Neptune (Latin: Neptūnus) is the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. His statue is found in Bologna, Italy on a public fountain. Notice the trident on this statue of Neptune, typical of Lord Siva…

Shiva Linga at Gregorian Etruscan Museum Vatican City (Vatika)
This Shiva Lingam is exhibited in Gregorian Etruscan Museum Vatican City. This has the most important Etruscan collection in Rome, starting with early Iron Age objects from the 9th century BC. Encyclopedia Britannica mentions under the headings “Etruria” and “Etruscan” that between the 2nd and 7th…

Ancient Maritime (Shipping & Navigation) History of Human Civilizations
Ancient history of shipping, trading on oceans date back to many years and evidence of trade between civilizations dates back at least two millennia are found. Indians and Chinese have the oldest known history of shipping and during 3rd millennium BCE inhabitants of the Indus Valley…

Ancient (Lost) City of PETRA in Jordan
It is believed that the ancient, mysterious and hauntingly beautiful site of Petra in Jordan has been inhabited (in one way or another) for approximately 9000 years. Petra (Greek Πέτρα, Petra, meaning “stone”; Arabic: البتراء, Al-Batrāʾ) is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian…

Baalbek Monuments in Lebanon
In Lebanon in the town of Baalbek is one of the oldest concurrently occupied megalithic structures known to man. The temple of Baalbek is a multi-layered building consisting of the remains of three or more construction phases. The most recent phase was the period of 10…