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  • 3D scans show boat-like formation matching 'biblical' description of Noah’s Ark, Archaelogists say

    09/29/2021 8:41:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/29/2021 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Durupinar formation site in Eastern Turkey that some believe to be the resting spot of Noah's Ark from the Bible is seen in this drone shotBiblical archaeologists say they have discovered a boat-like formation matching the biblical description of Noah's Ark as they used a ground-penetrating radar at a rocky spot in eastern Turkey that some speculated to be the location of the original vessel.Archaeologists associated with a project named Noah's Ark Scans say they have discovered a "boat formation" on Mount Tendürek matching the "exact length" of the ark given in the Bible — around 150 meters or...
  • Iraq's 'Exorcist' Temple Falls Into ISIS Jihadist Hands (Pagan Icons Be Destoyed By Islamofascists?)

    06/26/2014 7:41:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Jun 2014 | Colin Freeman
    Iraq's 'Exorcist' temple falls into Isis jihadist hands Ancient pre-Christian temple in northern Iraq featured in film The Exorcist at risk of destruction by Isis jihadists An ancient temple made famous in the film The Exorcist has fallen into the hands of the Islamic militants who have taken over northern Iraq, the Telegraph has learnt. The pre-Christian worship complex at Hatra, a vast network of 200-ft high sun-god temples that is a Unesco world heritage site, features in the opening sequence of the 1973 horror classic. But it now lies in the territory claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq...
  • (Take My Wives, Please) 1,000-Year-Old Muslim Joke Book Found

    12/01/2012 2:17:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Discovery News ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jennifer Viegas
    1,000-Year-Old Muslim Joke Book Found An 11th-century book by a revered Baghdad Muslim scholar turns out to be a tongue-in-cheek guide for party crashers, according to the researcher who translated the book into English. The tome was originally authored by al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, a well known scholar of the Prophet Mohammed's teachings. According to Emily Selove of the University of Manchester, who did the translation, he wrote the book to remind readers "that every serious minded person needs to take a break." She continued, "This book, which contains flirtation, profanity, and even a little drunkenness, is a lot of fun and...
  • Two men using metal detectors discover hoard of 50,000 Iron Age Celtic coins

    07/03/2012 3:04:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    IO9 ^ | July 3, 2012 | George Dvorsky
    those metal detecTwo men using metal detectors discover hoard of 50,000 Iron Age Celtic coins Great news for all you hopeful amateur metal detectorists: Two men, who'd been searching the same field for nearly 30 years, have stumbled upon the largest hoard of Iron Age coins ever discovered in northern Europe. Inspired by legends that a local farmer once discovered silver coins on his land, the men unearthed the congealed chunk of 50,000 silver and gold coins after following a trail of pieces — that turned out not to be related to the cache. Reg Mead and Richard Miles found...
  • Modern Man Tries to Build a 3,500 Year Old Boat from the Bronze Age and Fails

    05/15/2012 7:13:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 14, 2012 | Casey Chan
    Modern Man Tries to Build a 3,500 Year Old Boat from the Bronze Age and Fails A team of people from 2012 tried to re-create and build a boat from 1550 BC, the Bronze Age, but failed spectacularly. When the ship was lowered into the ocean, it immediately filled with water and started sinking. Yikes, we suck. The team was made up of British archaeologists and craftsmen who have been hammering away and building the boat with Bronze Age tools and methods for the past three months. The boat it was based on, used oak planks sewn together with yew...
  • Stonehenge Builders' Village Found

    06/15/2010 2:16:33 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies · 526+ views
    National Geographic ^ | June 15 2010 | National Geographic
    A prehistoric village has been discovered in southern England that was likely home to the builders of Stonehenge, archaeologists announced on January 30, 2007 (read the full story). The village, located 1.75 miles (2.8 kilometers) from the famous stone circle, includes eight wooden houses dated back to around 2500 B.C. The remains of a cluster of homes include the outlines of floors, beds, and cupboards. Tools, jewelry, pottery, and human and animal bones were also found. The excavated houses formed part of a much bigger settlement dating back to the Late Stone Age, according to project leader Mike Parker Pearson...
  • Grisly Human Sacrifice Revealed at Syria Dig

    07/02/2008 5:59:58 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 29 replies · 94+ views
    Discovery News ^ | July 2, 2008 | Jennifer Viegas
    Around 2300 B.C., an acrobat was killed during a bizarre sacrificial ceremony in what is now northeastern Syria, according to a new study published in the current issue of the journal Antiquity. Gory evidence of the entertainer's death -- along with the remains of several rare horse-like animals which appear to have been sacrificed as well -- was found in the remains of a building at a site called Tell Brak, which was once the ancient city of Nagar. The findings suggest some ancient cultures may have sacrificed well-known public figures, as well as animals of great personal and monetary...

    08/16/2007 4:15:14 AM PDT · by Renfield · 14 replies · 454+ views
    A devon archaeologist believes he has found the Lost City of Apollo.Dennis Price, who shot to prominence after finding a missing altar stone from Stonehenge, is the man behind what could be an amazing discovery. Mr Price, a father-of-two who lives in Broadclyst, has undertaken years of research on the stone circle. With the help of language experts from Exeter University, Mr Price has translated the early works of the Greek mariner Pytheas of Massilia, who was one of the earliest visitors to Britain, in around 325BC, and who wrote of the City of Apollo. Now, after dedicated work, Mr...
  • Excavations in Kfar Kana [Israel] reveal settlements from time of King Solomon and Roman period

    03/15/2006 10:56:50 PM PST · by anotherview · 8 replies · 379+ views
    Excavations in Kfar Kana reveal settlements from time of King Solomon and Roman period 13 Mar 2006New excavations reveal findings from the Jewish settlement of “Kana of the Galilee” dating from the Roman period. Excavating one of 11 storage jars (Israel Antiquities Authority)Salvage excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Kfar Kana (north of Nazareth), have uncovered remains of a settlement that existed at the time of the United Kingdom of King Solomon and the Kingdom of Israel (following the split between Israel and Judah, from the 10-9th centuries BCE). During the course of the excavations, a section of...
  • Israeli expedition to unlock mystery of human origins

    02/21/2005 1:30:52 PM PST · by 1 spark · 1 replies · 257+ views
    ISRAEL21C ^ | 2/20/05 | Louise Shalev and Rava Eleasari
    Since the discovery of a 160,000-year old human-like skull in Ethiopia in 2002, scientists have been refocusing their interest on questions relating to the evolution of Homo sapiens. Where and when did modern humans first appear and what were their routes of dispersal? The only way to solve this puzzle, say scientists, is to uncover human remains in archeological layers older than those found in Ethiopia - dating to between 150,000 to 250,000 years ago. However, no accurately dated well-preserved hominid fossils from this period have been discovered. Now, through a grant given by the Dan David Foundation a project...
  • The African foundations of New York

    05/01/2004 5:39:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies · 267+ views
    BBC News ^ | 26 | Jane Beresford
    The remains of 20,000 African men, women and children have lain beneath the busy streets of New York for 300 years, waiting to tell their stories on the extent of slavery in the city. In March 1992, leading African-America archaeologist Michael Blakey arrived at the burial ground in downtown Manhattan. "I had read about these people documented as chattel, " he said. "Now I was going to learn about these Africans in New York as human beings." A haunting sight greeted him. Being winter, work was taking place under a translucent plastic tent. "I'd really never seen an excavation like...
  • Passport in Time, a volunteer archaeology program of the U.S. Forest Service

    04/03/2002 5:34:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 4 replies · 390+ views
    THE SUN HERALD ^ | MAR 29 2002 | By KAT BERGERON (Robert Reams REF)
    If you dig archaeology, here's your Passport in TimeAnyone can help Forest Service unearth the pastBy KAT BERGERONTHE SUN HERALD If you apply What: Passport in Time, a volunteer archaeology program of the U.S. Forest Service. The 2002 project will be in October at the Warrior Fountain Site in DeSoto National Forest, and for those who need it, there will be nearby camping and lodging facilities.Registration: Space is limited so turn in applications early. There is no fee. Available weeks are Oct. 7-12, 15-19 and 21-26.Information: Robert Reams, 601-928-4422, extension 25.