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ROFL, LOL, PRAY: even amid the infinite vistas of the Internet, people feel a yearning for the old familiar, customary things? Rituals. The researchers Nadja Miczek and Simone Heidbrink take us on a virtual journey.
All you need is... rituals? Valentine's Day has only been celebrated in the Indian metropolis of New Delhi for about ten years. This week the anthropologist Christiane Brosius tells us why the day for lovers exerts a very special attraction on young Indians.
What modern-day rappers have in common with mediaeval kings is the subject of today's episode by historian Andreas Büttner.
Subterranean Monuments: Today the team is setting off for the old mikveh in Friedberg. At a depth of up to 25 metres they are going to look for mediaeval inscriptions. What will the researchers find under the water?
Plunging into the Middle Ages: Jewish immersion baths or mikvehs formed the centre of religious life back then. What is at the back of this ritual bathing?
From England to Africa, from the Atlantic to the Euphrates: The East Roman Empire covered an enormous expanse. Our researchers want to find out: what function did political rituals assume in its administration?
A fruit as a groom? Nine year old Newar girl Lipisa is celebrating her bridal consecration: Today she will be symbolically married to a god. What role does the bel fruit play in this?
Landmarks, pivots for meanings, sources of consolation, organisers of time and space - why do we need rituals and ceremonies?