The Pythia – Priestess of Ancient Delphi

Posted on June 21st, 2022

Pythia - Priestess of Ancient Delphi - by Brian Haughton

Dating back at least 2700 years, the ancient temple complex of Delphi was known throughout ancient Greece as the home of the Oracle of Apollo, the Greek god of prophecy, music, healing, and light. One controversial aspect of the ancient Oracle is the trance state attained by the sanctuary’s priestess (or Pythia). Read more >>

White Horse of Uffington

Posted on May 22nd, 2022

The cutting of huge figures or geoglyphs into the turf of English hillsides has been going on for more than 3000 years. There are 56 hill figures scattered around England, with the vast majority on the chalk downlands of the southern part of the country. These mysterious figures include giants, horses, crosses Read more >>

The Ancient Library of Alexandria

Posted on May 8th, 2022

What happened to the ancient library at Alexandria? Read the article here

Legends of the Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire

Posted on April 8th, 2022

My article on the Rollright Stones has been published in the Ancient History Encyclopedia.

Roman Gold and Silver Hoard from Hoxne

Posted on March 15th, 2022

My article on the Roman silver and gold hoard from Hoxne has been published in the Ancient History Encyclopedia.

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Cleopatra and Antony

Posted on January 6th, 2022

Cleopatra and Anthony by Brian Haughton

Regarded by the Romans as “fatale monstrum”- a fatal omen, was Cleopatra merely the lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony? Or did she play an important role not only in the history of Egypt, but also in that of the mighty Roman Empire? Read more >>




My Latest Book – Ancient Treasures

Posted on October 12th, 2021

Ancient Treasures: The Discovery of Lost Hoards, Sunken Ships, Buried Vaults, and Other Long-Forgotten Artifacts

Ancient Treasures by Brian Haughton

The Stonehenge Burials

Posted on June 21st, 2021

My article on the various burials at Stonehenge Burials http://brian-haughton.com/ancient-mysteries-articles/the-stonehenge-burials/

Folklore of Ghosts & Hauntings

Posted on June 19th, 2021

An article on how folklore intertwines with ghosts and hauntings – read it here

Joseph of Arimathea – a Glastonbury Legend

Posted on May 29th, 2021

Is there any truth behind the legend that Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Thorn, and even the Holy Grail, from the Holy Land to Glastonbury? Read more >>




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