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Bon Appetit Wednesday! Sarson Da Saag for the Lohri Festival

Tonight is the Punjabi Lohri festival. A celebration with ancient roots, it boasts numerous special foods. Today we’re bringing you a recipe for sarson da saag, a popular vegetable dish featuring mustard leaves and spices that is often eaten during … Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! A Christmas Feast

Christmas is fast approaching! Nine days left to buy and wrap gifts, pick out your best holiday outfit and plan a Christmas menu that will delight the senses and fill your guests with holiday cheer. AntiquityNOW is here to help. … Continue reading

Buildings of the Future With Foundations in the Ancient Past

UPDATE! This post was originally published on December 16, 2014. In the post below we discussed some ancient building techniques that are being employed in creative and practical ways. These techniques, while thousands of years old, are being utilized in … Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Now Bring us Our Christmas Pudding!

Now bring us some figgy pudding Now bring us some figgy pudding Now bring us some figgy pudding And bring some out here. –We Wish You a Merry Christmas The carolers of 16th century England knew how important Christmas pudding … Continue reading

The Summer Solstice: From Ancient Celebration to a Modern Day at the Beach

Saturday, June 21st, marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and that means the first day of summer! For many, it’s time for barbecues, pool parties, camping trips and vacations at the beach, but for some, the solstice is … Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Slow-Cooked, Mustard-Crusted Pork Loin

For many families, the Christmas feast is not complete without the Christmas ham.  Did you know that the traditional Christmas ham was not originally associated with Christmas at all, but like so many other holiday traditions, grew out of ancient … Continue reading

Merry Christmas! The History—and Neuroscience—of Christmas Caroling

Caroling has been a popular pastime to celebrate Christmas for hundreds of years.  Indeed, chanting and song have been a part of rituals and celebrations from some of the earliest of societies.  Whether found in the first hollowed bone flute … Continue reading

The History of the Holiday Evergreen

This is the time of year where evergreens are festively decked out in red ribbon and twinkling lights and festooning homes and cities around the globe.  But did you know you were following in the footsteps of ancient cultures from … Continue reading

The Pagan Origins of Christmas

In the modern age, the majority of the world view Christmas as a Christian holiday in origin. However, this is not the case. A lot of popular traditions that are associated with Christmas are not indeed Christian in origin. Many … Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! St. Nicholas or Santa Claus? A Cookie Is Still As Sweet….

Below are two cookie recipes:  one in honor of St. Nick and the other Santa Claus.  For those of you who have a healthy dose of curiosity as well as a sweet tooth, let’s explore how these two holiday figures … Continue reading