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A 1765 painting of Helios, the personification of the sun in Greek mythology. Wikimedia Commons

How ancient cultures explained eclipses

The sun was worshiped as a deity in many cultures – and witnessing it get extinguished could be a particularly terrifying event.
X rarely marks the spot, but that doesn’t mean treasure hunters should lose hope. www.shutterstock.com

Lost treasures and how to find them

People love a lost treasure story. Whether it's a Rembrandt in the attic, sunken loot or an entire missing reef, part of us wants to believe there's riches just around the corner.
What can concealed objects and engraved symbols tell us about our convict past? Ian Evans

These walls can talk: Australian history preserved by folk magic

The discovery of battered old boots, tattered garments, trinkets and dead cats concealed in the walls of historic buildings sheds new light on the lives of Australia's early white settlers.
Dark side of the moon: does it hold some power over us? PA/Anthony Devlin

We shouldn’t dismiss the moon’s power to influence

As a teenager I observed a strange phenomenon. On awakening from an unusually vivid dream, I would often find that the moon was full. And as the silvery light prevailed on subsequent nights, my nocturnal…

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