Madagascar is, of course, a large island situated off the coast of Mozambique (Eastern Africa)—it has become widely known for its unique plants and animals. Less well known is that native people also populate the island. They are known as Malagasy and are believed to have both African and Asian ancestry. What has not been clear is when people first settled on Madagascar and when the two groups combined. Prior studies involving the Malagasy have sought common or different cultural practices and linguistics—the people on the island share a language family known as Austronesian, which is also spoken by people living on other Pacific islands. In this new effort, the researchers sought more precise information by conducting a genetic study of the people. In all, the researchers collected samples from 2,700 people from 257 villages across the island—the average age for the people tested was 61.
The team conducted mtDNA analysis of the samples and found roughly equal contributions from both Asian and African lineages—African lineages were found to be more frequent in Asian in Y chromosomes, however, which suggested a male bias for African ancestry. The team also found that the ratio of Asian to African ancestry varied by geographic location. Those living in the central highlands had more Asian ancestry, while those living on the coasts showed more African ancestry. These results, the team suggests, indicate that admixture happened heterogeneously on the island, which suggests people from Asia and Africa colonized the island independently of one another.
The analysis also suggested that the mixing between the two groups occurred approximately 500 to 900 years ago—though they note that further subsequent clustering of Asian/African ancestry also occurred. This, the researchers suggest, indicates that geographic separation can result in genetic differences between people over the course of just a few centuries.
Source : https://phys.org/news/2017-07-genetic-reveals-ancestry-madagascar-people.html
There are signs where ever we go . This bible was literally on the street side walk in a alley where I was walking today. I had to stop and see what page the wind had turned it. #noah#humanhistory#reminders#goldenchain
Traditionally symbols of an erect penis in Bhutan have been intended to drive away the evil eye and malicious gossip. Also, the Phallus Temple (Chimi Lhakhang) is often visited by childless couples of Bhutan and other countries as it is popular in folk culture as 'the fertility temple'. Couples can even spend a night here, make love and try to concieve a baby!
How did this bizzare custom make its place in the land of Buddhism, of a culture that celebrates celibacy over all?
It's all the doing of this crazy Bhutanese saint guy, Drukpa Kunley (1455–1529). Kunley migrated from Tibet, was trained in Ralung Monastery in Tibet, and belonged to the period of Pema Lingpa and was his disciple.
This dude had the time of his life travelling Bhutan, fucking women and drinking wine, and adopted blasphemous and unorthodox ways of teaching Buddhism. His sexual exploits included his hosts and promoters. He was utterly devoid of all social conventions and called himself the "Madman from Kyishodruk." Drukpa Kunley's intention was to shock the clergy, who were uppity and prudish in their behaviour and teachings of Buddhism.
However, his ways appealed to lay practitioners. It was he who propagated the legend of painting phalluses on walls and flying hanging phalluses from roof tops of houses to drive away evil spirits and subdue demonesses.
On the last day in Berlin and only a few hours before my flight home I went to visit to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Walking down the rows and isles felt much like walking through a graveyard that consumes you. As you descend towards the center the ground beneath you slants and each stone slab grows taller and taller and eventually envelopes you in shadows. It becomes very easy to get separated from others within it and it feels like it goes on forever in all directions. If you keep on moving in one direction the ground rises, the stone slabs grow smaller and you come out on tbe opposite side. Side note- to all of the people (mainly young girls) who have used this memorial site as a prop in your Instagram selfie and having your photo taking again and again and again to get that perfect selfie, fuck off you dumb, ignorant assholes. 🙋
Ook @yuriveerman is druk bezig met de voorbereidingen voor @welcometothevillage, waar hij de performance Big Bangs: Human History in 12 Circles zal geven!
#Repost @yuriveerman ・・・
Even alle cirkels op hun plek zetten samen met @boukegroen van @stichtingvhdg ••• Big Bangs: Human History in 12 Circles op @villagefestival aankomende donderdag, vrijdag en zaterdag! En je weet het: Be there or be square. #welcometothevillage#yuriveerman#bigbangs#circle#humanhistory#performance#dontbesquare
Humanities history has been a long journey to self discovery and along the way we have advanced in so many field, let’s continue to progress and become better then our predecessors #humanhistory#history
Алхимическим печати с зашифрованными афоризмами-психическими операциями
Блаженство против воли.
Железо внутри, железо снаружи.
Сера и живая вода, в равновесия.
Кипячение четырёх ядов.
Огнем природа обновляется.
Амальгама каменной природы.
Сотворение человеческой души.
Из своих ядов сварил ты себе бальзам свой. (Ф. Ницше).
Иному должен ты подать не руку, а только лапу-и я хочу, чтобы у твоей лапы были когти.(Ф. Ницше) .
Амальгама металлов, облагораживание живительным Меркурием, движение к солнцу.
In Brno in 2001, the area underneath Jakubské Náměstí was excavated and a vast ossuary containing the remains of over 50,000 people were discovered. There’d been a cemetery on the site dating back to the 13th century, but it quickly became overfilled and so the practice was for graves to be opened up after a decade or so and reused, with the original bones being interred in a crypt under the Church of St James. This crypt was extended but over 500 years it filled up completely, and so closed permanently in the 18th century, along with the cemetery which was levelled. The staircase down to the ossuary was covered up by a large stone slab, and it remained undisturbed for another 250 years. When it was rediscovered it was as the second largest ossuary in Europe. It opened to the public in 2012 after a decade of careful and respectful restoration, and now includes pieces of modern Czech art as well as a musical composition which accompanies the journey around the crypt. It was initially quite unsettling but after a few minutes down there I felt a bizarre sense of peace. •