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History of The Sanchi Stupa, India

History of The Sanchi Stupa, India

In the year 261 BC, (62 years after Alexander the Great died in Babylon and 210 years before Cleopatra was born in Egypt) northern India was ruled by the mighty Maurya Empire. It’s ambitious emperor, Ashoka, in the 8th year of his rule, thought it would be cool to add the independent eastern state of …

Is China Still Killing Prisoners in Horrifying Organ Trade?

Is China Still Killing Prisoners in Horrifying Organ Trade?

Independent Tribunal Finds Chinese Regime Still Killing Prisoners of Conscience for Their Organs Governments and international bodies can no longer turn a blind eye to one of the “worst atrocities committed” in modern times. The world’s first independent legal analysis of evidence regarding forced organ harvesting in China concluded and experts have said that the …

History Summarized: Ancient India

History Summarized: Ancient India

Ancient Indian history feels like the halfway point between a fairy tale and a Lovecraft story. On the one hand, you have fables of princes going out into the wild to seek enlightenment, and guilt-ridden emperors swearing off of conquest and becoming legendary peacemakers, but there are also entire cosmologies simply spoken into existence, and …

Cannabis: A Lost History (FULL DOCUMENTARY)

In 2012, after 75 years of prohibition, Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational marijuana, with other states slowly but surely following suit. But long before prohibition, Long before the united states, even, Cannabis had been established as an integral part of human civilization. From it’s depiction in the cave paintings of Japan To it’s usage …

The five major world religions – John Bellaimey

The five major world religions – John Bellaimey

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Jessica Ruby In all times and places in our history, human beings have wondered, “Where did we come from? What’s our place in the world? What happens to us after we die?” Religions are systems of belief that have developed and evolved over time in response to these and other eternal …

Hinduism 101: Religions in Global History

Hinduism 101: Religions in Global History

(NOT) HIP-HUGHES PRESENTS HINDUISM 101 (A WORLD HISTORY PRODUCTION) Hey guys welcome to (NOT) Hip Hughs (whatever his name is…). We’re doing world history edition. That’s right guys this time it’s a major world religion (why do we do this.) That’s Gonna be on the exam [you] need to know it and that’s hinduism a …