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  • Ruins found in Nazareth could be Jesus’ childhood home

    11/29/2020 4:11:37 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 64 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | November 28, 2020 | Melanie Gray
    A British ist thinks he has found the childhood home of Jesus in Nazareth. Ken Dark began surveying the site about 14 years ago when he was studying the Israeli town’s history as a Byzantine Christian pilgrimage center, the Jerusalem Post reported.
  • Archaeology news: 'Overwhelming' evidence Ark of the Covenant stood in Jerusalem - claim

    10/27/2020 8:13:49 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 10/24/20 | Sebastian Kettley
    ARCHAEOLOGICAL clues predating the birth of Jesus Christ can "pinpoint the exact location" where the Ark of the Covenant once stood, a scripture expert has claimed. The Ark of the Covenant, also known as the Ark of the Testament, is believed to have held the 10 Commandments God gave to Moses in Exodus. The ornate chest with two cherubim atop was treated with the utmost reverence by the Israelites and was interned in Solomon's Temple on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. According to the Biblical account, the Ark with its two stone tablets was held in a special chamber within the temple,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Mars, Pleiades, and Andromeda over Stone Lions

    10/13/2020 4:40:18 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    APOD.NASA.gov ^ | 13 Oct, 2020 | Image Credit & Copyright: Cem Özkeser
    Explanation: Three very different -- and very famous -- objects were all captured in a single frame last month. On the upper left is the bright blue Pleiades, perhaps the most famous cluster of stars on the night sky. The Pleiades (M45) is about 450 light years away and easily found a few degrees from Orion. On the upper right is the expansive Andromeda Galaxy, perhaps the most famous galaxy -- external to our own -- on the night sky. Andromeda (M31) is one of few objects visible to the unaided eye where you can see light that is millions...
  • The Palestinians' Most Dangerous Enemy Is Archaeology

    10/10/2020 11:11:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 7, 2020 | Stephen M. Flatow
    A 2,000-year-old mikvah (ritual bath) was recently uncovered in the Lower Galilee. Most people probably would never have heard about the discovery if not for the dramatic photos of the entire structure being carried by truck to a nearby kibbutz for preservation. The remarkable sight of a truck-borne mikvah, however, also makes one pause and reflect on the remarkable implications of the archeological find. It means that 2,000 years ago, the residents of the Lower Galilee were practicing the exact same religious rituals that Orthodox Jews throughout the world practice today. Those Galileans, in other words, were Jews. They weren't...
  • 1,200-year-old pagan temple to Thor and Odin unearthed in Norway

    10/09/2020 3:43:44 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 39 replies
    Live Science ^ | 8/10/2020 | Tom Metcalfe
    The remains of a 1,200-year-old pagan temple to the Old Norse gods such as Thor and Odin have been discovered in Norway — a rare relic of the Viking religion built a few centuries before Christianity became dominant there. Archaeologists say the large wooden building — about 45 feet (14 meters) long, 26 feet (8 m) wide, and up to 40 feet (12 m) high — is thought to date from the end of the eighth century and was used for worship and sacrifices to gods during the midsummer and midwinter solstices. Old Norse culture was famous and feared by...
  • Copper Ore Brought from what is now Jordan was smelted in a 6,500 Year Old Furnace in Beersheba

    10/04/2020 6:38:59 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies
    Israel 365 News ^ | 10/4/20 | Judy Siegel-Iztkovich
    One of the world’s oldest workshops for smelting copper – going back some 6,500 years – has been uncovered in Beersheba by archaeologists at Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). The remnants go back to the Chalcolithic period – the word “chalcolithic” is made up of the Greek words for “copper” and “stone” – is so named because although metalworking was already in evidence, the tools used were still made of stone. An analysis of the isotopes of ore remnants in the furnace shards show that the raw ore was brought to Neveh Noy neighborhood from Wadi...
  • A Mammoth Find Near Mexico City

    10/03/2020 5:26:30 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 47 replies
    Sapiens ^ | 1 Oct, 2020 | Pablo Hernández Mares
    Scientists have identified the largest ever assemblage of mammoth bones. team of scientists has discovered the largest collection to date of mammoth skeletons in one place, just outside Mexico City. The researchers have counted more than 200 individual mammoths to date—and believe there are still more to discover. In 2018, the government announced the development of a new Mexico City airport at the Santa Lucía Air Force Base, north of the city. People have found mammoth remains in the northern part of the city and the wider region since the 1970s. So, Pedro Francisco Sánchez Nava, the national coordinator of...
  • Pseudoarchaeology [Wikipedia INSANITY]

    09/29/2020 11:54:45 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 15 replies
    Wikipedia - Pseudoarchaeology
    According to archaeologist John Hoopes, writing in the magazine of the Society for American Archaeology, "Pseudoarchaeology actively promotes myths that are routinely used in the service of white supremacy, racialized nationalism, colonialism, and the dispossession and oppression of indigenous peoples." [Emphasis added]
  • Ground Penetrating Radar For The Masses - Hackaday

    09/12/2020 2:18:24 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 22 replies
    Hackaday ^ | 02/07/2019 | Bryan Cockfield
    Radar is a useful tool with familiar uses such as detecting aircraft and observing weather. It also has some less known applications, such as a technology known as ground-penetrating radar (GPR). Despite the difficulty of sending and receiving radio waves through solid objects, with the right equipment it’s possible to build a radar that works underground as well. GPR is used often for detecting underground utilities, but also has applications in other fields such as archaeology and geology. For those people in these fields, a less expensive GPR was the priority of a group presenting at a 2017 National Institute...
  • What bread tasted like 4000 years ago

    08/29/2020 10:30:55 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 59 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8/29/2020 | KERIDWEN CORNELIUS
    Around 2000 B.C., a baker in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes captured yeast from the air and kneaded it into a triangle of dough. Once baked, the bread was buried in a dedication ceremony beneath the temple of Pharaoh Mentuhotep II on the west bank of the Nile. There the yeast slept like a microbial mummy for four millennia, until 2019. That’s when Seamus Blackley—a physicist and game designer best known for creating the Xbox—suctioned it up with a syringe and revived it in a sourdough starter. Blackley, an amateur Egyptologist, often thinks about this ancient baker as he...
  • Archaeology bombshell: Discovery of 145 human remains that 'solves biggest Bible mystery'

    07/31/2020 3:16:14 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 109 replies
    The Express, UK ^ | July 29, 2020 | CHARLIE BRADLEY
    The researchers found a Philistine cemetery in Israel – home to 145 human remains dating back to between the 11th and the 8th centuries BC. The discovery, made in 2013 and finally revealed in 2016, may yield answers to an enduring mystery surrounding the origins of the Philistines. It came at the end of a 30-year excavation by the Leon Levy Expedition. The Philistines were an ancient people who lived from the 12th century BC until 604 BC. They are known for their biblical conflict with the Israelites.
  • Scholars say Philistine genes help solve biblical mystery

    07/03/2019 1:16:54 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 109 replies
    www.wpri.com ^ | Posted: Jul 3, 2019 / 02:13 PM EDT / Updated: Jul 3, 2019 / 02:21 PM EDT | by: ILAN BEN ZION
    JERUSALEM — Goliath the Greek? Human remains from an ancient cemetery in southern Israel have yielded precious bits of DNA that a new study says help prove the European origin of the Philistines — the enigmatic nemeses of the biblical Israelites. The Philistines mostly resided in five cities along the southern coast of what is today Israel and the Gaza Strip during the early Iron Age, around 3,000 years ago. In the Bible, David fought the Philistine giant Goliath in a duel, and Samson slew a thousand of their warriors with the jawbone of an ass. Many archaeologists have proposed...
  • WW2 Hero passed yesterday

    07/02/2020 10:43:00 AM PDT · by tomatomaster · 21 replies
    WW2 hero passed yesterday, age 95 I’ve posted before about Raymond T. Matheny, my second cousin. He authored the book, “Rite of Passage” describing his experience as a B17 flight engineer, shot down in January 1944, then spent 16 months as POW in Stalag 17. After the war, he eventually became a professor of archeology at BYU. Last summer at age 94, he presented his last paper at an archeology meeting before his retirement. Some links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Matheny Interview: https://www.pbsutah.org/sites/default/files/mathenyray_0.pdf Book: https://www.bookdepository.com/Rite-Passage-Ray-T-Matheny/9780981848914 Article with photos: https://magazine.byu.edu/article/in-the-mayan-jungle/ Article: https://www.deseret.com/1999/7/3/19453785/a-festive-reunion-for-2-vets-br-each-thought-the-other-had-died-in-wwii photo: https://jazzroc.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/raymatheny.jpg?w=225&h=307 Raymond lived a magnificent and grand life. Part of the greatest...
  • Church Unearthed in Ethiopia Rewrites the History of Christianity in Africa

    06/03/2020 4:01:16 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | December 10, 2019 | Andrew Lawler
    In the dusty highlands of northern Ethiopia, a team of archaeologists recently uncovered the oldest known Christian church in sub-Saharan Africa, a find that sheds new light on one of the Old World’s most enigmatic kingdoms—and its surprisingly early conversion to Christianity. An international assemblage of scientists discovered the church 30 miles northeast of Aksum, the capital of the Aksumite kingdom, a trading empire that emerged in the first century A.D. and would go on to dominate much of eastern Africa and western Arabia. Through radiocarbon dating artifacts uncovered at the church, the researchers concluded that the structure was built...
  • Roman floor mosaics brought to light at Negrar di Valpolicella, Verona

    05/28/2020 2:32:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    Archaeology News Network ^ | May 26, 2020 | editors
    Archaeologists of the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Verona are bringing to light the magnificent floor mosaics and foundations of a Roman villa dating back to the third century AD. The villa, which was first discovered in the 1920s at Negrar di Valpolicella, near Verona, had remained buried since then and was all but forgotten. In summer 2019 the technicians of the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Verona returned to the site after almost a century, under the direction of the archaeologist Gianni de Zuccato. The investigations continued in October 2019 and in February...
  • When Cadaver Dogs Pick Up a Scent, Archaeologists Find Where to Dig

    05/23/2020 7:16:00 AM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 May 2020 | Cat Warren
    Recent research highlights the power of the canine nose to uncover buried remains from ancient human history. On a sunny summer day in Croatia several years ago, an archaeologist and two dog handlers watched as two dogs, one after another, slowly worked their way across the rocky top of a wind-scoured ridge overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Bodies had lain in beehive-shape tombs on this necropolis, part of the prehistoric hill fort of Drvišica, since the Iron Age. The two dogs, trained to detect human remains, were searching for scents that were thousands of years old. Panda, a Belgian Malinois with...
  • Archaeologists find treasure trove of Assyrian kings discovered in ISIS excavated tunnels

    04/18/2020 2:02:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Sat, Apr 18, 2020 | Brian McGleenon
    ISIS fighters discovered an ancient Assyrian palace under the ruins of Mosul, but unfortunately, they looted and sold off the tantalising treasures they discovered.Professor Peter Miglus, the archaeologist who has led work at the site, said that gold kept by Sennacherib may have been discovered by ISIS. He said: “We can presume many very valuable objects must now be on the black market." The archaeologists found gold objects littered within the tunnels that were discarded by ISIS. Gold from ancient Egypt, such as a gold scarab ring and a small sceptre with the ankh, the pharaonic symbol that represents...
  • Sarcophagus dedicated to Romulus discovered in Roman forum

    02/19/2020 3:40:46 AM PST · by Adder · 17 replies
    Archaeologists excavating the Roman Forum have discovered an underground shrine dedicated to Romulus, the founder of the ancient city.
  • Four ancient skulls unearthed in Mexico suggest that North America was a melting pot ….

    01/29/2020 5:29:32 PM PST · by blueplum · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 29 Jan 2020 | Jonathan Chadwick
    Full title: Four ancient skulls unearthed in Mexico suggest that North America was a melting pot of different peoples and cultures 10,000 years ago The first humans to settle in North America were more diverse than previously believed, according to a new study of skeletal fragments. US scientists analysed four skulls recovered from caves in Mexico that belonged to humans that lived sometime between 9,000 to 13,000 years ago. The researchers were surprised to find a high level of diversity, with the skulls ranging in similarity to that of Europeans, Asian and ...
  • The Sacred City of Mecca: Have We Got It Wrong? | TRACKS

    08/02/2019 11:57:03 AM PDT · by fishtank · 60 replies
    TRACKS ^ | 6-18-19 | TRACKS
    "The Sacred City presents compelling evidence that suggests the holy city of Mecca is in the wrong location and that the worlds 1.6 billion Muslims are praying in the direction of the wrong city. Compiling evidence from both historic sources and new technologies point to the correct location in this seismic, revelatory new film.