In the twelfth instalment of the Peopling the Past video series, Dr. Chelsea Gardner, Associate Professor of Ancient History in the Department of History & Classics at Acadia University, discusses the ancient site of Tainaron at the southern tip of the Peloponnese, including the mythical entrance to the underworld located there and the people who travelled to the site in search of sanctuary.
In the next of our Halloween-themed blog posts, we examine the widely misunderstood practice of human sacrifice throughout human history!
In this next scare-tacular blog post we examine curses in the Ancient Mediterranean. From mummies and tomb curses to spurned lovers and romantic rivals, curses could be used to harm and to protect.
Here at Peopling the Past we are excited to kick of an eerie series of posts in honour of Halloween! Every Friday through October we will release a new post explaining the history behind some of our most chilling Halloween traditions and scary stories. So grab your flashlight and your candy corn, and get ready for some scare-tacular history!
In this video, Dr. Debby Sneed discusses the study of disability and accessibility in the ancient Greek world, including the construction of ramps at the healing sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus!