The ancient Egyptians revered silver more than gold, for silver is not found in Egypt. The god Ra was said to have bones of silver.
The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, 1999.
Among the ancient Romans matrons and virgins, the use of wine was unknown and the women were taxed with immodesty whose breath smelled of the grape. Pliny tells us that Cato was of the opinion that kissing first began between kinsmen and kinswomen, that they might know whether their wives, daughters or nieces had tasted of wine.
Complete Speaker’s And Toastmaster’s Library by Jacob M. Braude, 1965.
The following is a list of the known clans in Scotland, with their ancient badges:
Harper’s Book of Facts, 1905.
The burial of the heart away from the body. This is a very ancient practice, the special reverence shown towards the heart being doubtless due to its early associations with the soul of man, his affections, courage and conscience…. Some of the most notable cases are those of: