Amok! Amok!

In the village, further down the coast, there is a guardhouse, and in it a hollowed-out tree trunk instead of a gong. The rumble of that drum can be...

Berber Motifs

There are more than a hundred thousand Berber motifs. Distributed for millennia throughout North Africa, they are everywhere: on murals, paintings,...

Codex Zouche-Nuttall

The Mixtecs were one of the largest indigenous nations in Central America. They lived in several warring city-states, the most famous of which was...

Diwan Abatur and the Mandaeans

Mandaeans are the adherents of Mandaeism, a gnostic religion that originated in Mesopotamia in the first tree centuries CE. The majority of...

Sacrifice to the Morning Star

The Skidi Pawnee sacrifice of a captive girl to the Morning Star has probably aroused more popular interest than any other purely tribal Indian...

The Oldest Man in Yugoslavia

Arena Magazine's "We are looking for the oldest Yugoslav" action seems to have found its hero. This is 130-year-old Meho Hadžić from Oraš-Planje,...