As a result of many thousands of years of medical advancement, causes of death are much better understood today than they were in the past. Without this knowledge, ancient cultures had to make their own deductions in order to understand what causes death. Archaeological evidence suggests that Neanderthals understood death as an invisible enemy and that this belief may have survived into Ancient Egyptian culture. This post will discuss the similarities in beliefs between these two cultures.
It is with great sadness that we farewell Michael Howard, editor of the UK Cauldron Magazine and prolific author. Michael died on September 24, 2015 while in Devon, surrounded by friends and family, following a short battle with a difficult illness.