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  • Watch Out ‘The Chosen’, New ‘Book of Mormon’ TV Series is in the Works

    06/03/2024 11:48:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 162 replies
    Protestia ^ | June 3, 2024 | staff
    Latter-Day Saint filmmakers are planning a new TV series inspired by ‘The Chosen’, except instead of featuring Jesus in the Gospels, it will feature characters and stories from the Book of Mormon. According to the promo material, the TV series The Promised, created by Ashley Troncoso, “aims to unite faith-based and secular audiences through the highest-quality scripture series ever made” by having similar production values as Dallas Jenkin’s mega-hit Jesus show. Described as a story “as inspired as The Chosen, as epic as The Lord of the Rings, and as gritty as Apocalypto,” the series will take place “600 years...
  • The B-52s "Mesopotamia" (1983)

    05/26/2024 5:46:20 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man
    The B-52s ^ | May 26, 2024 | doseINDIE
    The B-52s - Mesopotamia - Live in Dortsmund - 1983
  • Deciphering Earth’s Magnetic Mysteries: Mesopotamian Bricks Reveal Ancient Secrets

    12/20/2023 11:50:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | DECEMBER 19, 2023 | By UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (UCL)
    Brick dates to the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II (ca. 604 to 562 BCE) based on the interpretation of the inscription. This object was looted from its original context before being acquired by the Slemani Museum and stored in that museum with agreement from the central government. Image courtesy of the Slemani Museum. Credit: Slemani Museum ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In a novel study, researchers utilized ancient Mesopotamian bricks to gain insights into Earth’s magnetic field changes 3,000 years ago. This archaeomagnetic approach provides a more precise method for dating ancient artifacts and understanding historical magnetic field fluctuations. Ancient bricks inscribed with the names...
  • Explaining the Taylor Swift/Goddess Inanna Phenomenon

    12/05/2023 1:37:53 AM PST · by spirited irish · 86 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 9/23 | Mike Littell
    I’ve been trying to put my finger on the Taylor Swift phenomenon for some time now. Evidently people pay obscene amounts of money to see her, and she is breaking world records on her latest tour. By all accounts (well, not quite all) it’s worth seeing, as Miss Swift parades out on the stage in outfit after outfit and dazzles swarms of people with a show like Superbowl halftime on crack.What’s going on here really, though?
  • Research finds dramatic increase in cranial traumas as the first cities were being built, suggesting a rise in violence

    10/17/2023 3:26:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | October 10, 2023 | University of Tübingen
    The development of the earliest cities in Mesopotamia and the Middle East led to a substantial increase in violence between inhabitants. Laws, centralized administration, trade and culture then caused the ratio of violent deaths to fall back again in the Early and Middle Bronze Age... This is the conclusion of an international team of researchers from the Universities of Tübingen, Barcelona and Warsaw. Their results were published in Nature Human Behaviour.The researchers examined 3,539 skeletons from the region that today covers Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Turkey for bone trauma which could only have occurred through violence. This...
  • 4,000-Year-Old Stonehenge-like Sanctuary Unearthed in the Netherlands

    06/22/2023 2:34:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Artnews ^ | June 22, 2023 | Tessa Solomon
    Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious sanctuary in the central Netherlands made of burial mounds and ancient offerings of human and animal bones that has striking similarities to Stonehenge. The 4,000-year-old site was discovered in the town of Tiel and, like prehistoric stone circle Stonehenge, tracked the position of the sun on the solstices. “The largest mound served as a sun calendar, similar to the famous stones of Stonehenge in England,” the municipality of Tiel said in a statement. “This sanctuary must have been a highly significant place where people kept track of special days in the year, performed rituals and...

    05/30/2023 10:56:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Legio X Fretensis “Tenth legion of the Strait”, was a legion of the Imperial Roman army formed around 41/40 BC. The legion was centrally involved in the Great Jewish Revolt (AD 66–73), the first of three major rebellions by the Jews against the Roman Empire. Around AD 70, most of Roman rule was restored in Judea except for several fortresses and Jerusalem. The city was placed under siege by the X Fretensis, in conjunction with the V Macedonica, XII Fulminata, and XV Apollinaris. After several battles, Jerusalem and the Second Temple was destroyed, with contemporary historian, Titus Flavius Josephus,...
  • Archaeologists conducting excavations at the Roman Fort of Apsaros in Georgia, found evidence of the Legion X Fretensis

    05/27/2023 3:13:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Arkeonews ^ | May 27, 2023 | Leman Altuntas
    Polish scientists discovered that Legion X Fretensis, known for its brutal suppression of Jewish uprisings, was stationed in the early 2nd century AD in the Roman fort of Apsaros in Colchis on the Black Sea coast.Until now, researchers were unaware of their presence in such a distant region.This legion of the Imperial Roman army known as the Legio X Fretensis, or "Tenth Legion of the Strait," was formed around 41/40 BC. The legion played a key role in the Great Jewish Revolt (AD 66-73), the first of three major Jewish rebellions against the Roman Empire.This finding was made possible through...
  • Is Genesis just one of the many creation myths?

    02/06/2023 8:44:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/06/2023 | John Stonestreet, Maria Baer
    In the middle of the 19th century, an archaeologist discovered fragments of multiple clay tablets in what is modern-day Iraq. Translated, the cuneiform writing on these and other tablets subsequently found revealed the “Enuma Elish,” the Babylonian account of the creation of the world. The Enuma Elish starts with formless chaos and water. The waters divide into a god and a goddess, who have children who are also gods. War breaks out between mother and father, and between mother and children. Ultimately, the offspring of the first two gods create human beings to be their servants. Other ancient cultures have...
  • Archaeologists Uncover 5,000-Year-Old Tavern In Iraq

    02/02/2023 11:39:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 02, 2023 10:04 AM ET | EMILY COPE CONTRIBUTOR
    Researchers have discovered a 5,000-year-old tavern hidden 19 inches underground in southern Iraq, according to a Jan. 23 press release from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pisa conducted the excavation beginning in 2019, Smithsonian Magazine reported. The team used advanced technology, including drone imagery and magnetometry, to identify the site’s layout. The site, located in the ancient city of Lagash, offers clues about the lives of everyday people who lived in southern Mesopotamia around 2700 B.C.E. Inside the open-air eating space, archaeologists found benches, an oven, a clay refrigerator called...
  • Cryptic lost Canaanite language decoded on 'Rosetta Stone'-like tablets

    01/31/2023 9:28:49 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | 01/31/2023 | Tom Metcalfe
    Two ancient clay tablets discovered in Iraq and covered from top to bottom in cuneiform writing contain details of a "lost" Canaanite language that has remarkable similarities with ancient Hebrew. The tablets, thought to be nearly 4,000 years old, record phrases in the almost unknown language of the Amorite people, who were originally from Canaan — the area that's roughly now Syria, Israel and Jordan — but who later founded a kingdom in Mesopotamia. These phrases are placed alongside translations in the Akkadian language, which can be read by modern scholars. In effect, the tablets are similar to the famous...
  • Meluhha: the Indus Civilization and Its Contacts with Mesopotamia

    12/15/2022 9:14:47 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    The Oriental Institute via YouTube ^ | October 7, 2010 | Mark Kenoyer, U of Wisconsin, Madison
    Meluhha: the Indus Civilization and Its Contacts with MesopotamiaMark Kenoyer, University of Wisconsin, MadisonThe Oriental Institute | 211,313 views | October 7, 2010
  • Gold From Ancient Troy, Poliochni And Ur Had The Same Origin

    12/02/2022 8:33:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    HeritageDaily ^ | November 30, 2022 | Markus Milligan
    Researchers from several institutions, led by Ernst Pernicka, scientific director of the Curt-Engelhorn Center for Archaeometry (CEZA) at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums in Mannheim and director of the University of Tübingen’s Troy project, applied a portable laser ablation system (pLA) to analyse samples of Bronze Age jewellery found in Troy and Poliochni...Poliochne, often cited under its modern name Poliochni, was an ancient settlement on the east coast of the island of Lemnos. It was settled in the Late Chalcolithic and earliest Aegean Bronze Age, and is believed to be one of the most ancient towns in Europe, preceding the construction of...
  • Drone photos reveal an early Mesopotamian city made of marsh islands

    10/23/2022 12:01:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Science News ^ | October 13, 2022 | Bruce Bower
    New remote-sensing studies at southern Iraq’s massive Tell al-Hiba site, shown here from the air, support an emerging view that an ancient city there largely consisted of four marsh islands.A ground-penetrating eye in the sky has helped to rehydrate an ancient southern Mesopotamian city, tagging it as what amounted to a Venice of the Fertile Crescent. Identifying the watery nature of this early metropolis has important implications for how urban life flourished nearly 5,000 years ago between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, where modern-day Iraq lies...Because Lagash had no geographical or ritual center, each city sector developed distinctive economic practices...
  • Mystery of Noah’s Ark Solved!...The shape of the ark has been a puzzle for millennia. Until now.

    08/01/2022 12:19:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 147 replies ^ | JULY 25, 2022 | MICHAEL LIND
    What was the shape of Noah’s Ark? For millennia Jewish and Christian clerics, scholars, and academics, as well as others with too much time on their hands, have pondered this question. Artist rendering of the one true shape of Noah’s Ark, scientifically provenILLUSTRATION: JON BERKELEY What makes it tantalizing is the precision of the numbers in Genesis 6 (here, in the King James translation): [13] And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. [14] Make thee...
  • Computers unlock more secrets of the mysterious Indus Valley script

    08/03/2009 2:59:07 PM PDT · by decimon · 14 replies · 1,061+ views
    University of Washington ^ | Aug. 3, 2009 | Hannah Hickey
    Four-thousand years ago, an urban civilization lived and traded on what is now the border between Pakistan and India. During the past century, thousands of artifacts bearing hieroglyphics left by this prehistoric people have been discovered. Today, a team of Indian and American researchers are using mathematics and computer science to try to piece together information about the still-unknown script. The team led by a University of Washington researcher has used computers to extract patterns in ancient Indus symbols. The study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows distinct patterns in the symbols'...
  • Mesopotamian Climate Change (8,000 Years Ago)

    02/15/2004 11:18:28 AM PST · by blam · 77 replies · 5,365+ views
    Geo Times ^ | 2-15-2004
    Mesopotamian climate change Geoscientists are increasingly exploring an interesting trend: Climate change has been affecting human society for thousands of years. At the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in December, one archaeologist presented research that suggests that climate change affected the way cultures developed and collapsed in the cradle of civilization — ancient Mesopotamia — more than 8,000 years ago. Archaeologists have found evidence for a mass migration from the more temperate northern Mesopotamia to the arid southern region around 6400 B.C. For the previous 1,000 years, people had been cultivating the arable land in northern Mesopotamia, using natural rainwater...
  • Ancient Reptilians: The Unanswered Mystery of the 7,000-Year-Old Ubaid Lizardmen

    02/28/2022 2:02:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | John Black
    It is a commonly accepted view in mainstream archaeology that civilization started in ancient Mesopotamia with the great civilization of Sumer in what is now modern-day Iraq. However, at the beginning of the 20th century, archaeologists excavating at Tell Al’Ubaid in Iraq made an unusual discovery when they unearthed several 7,000-year-old artifacts which appear to represent humanoid figures with reptilian features. The domestic architecture of the Ubaidians included large T-shaped houses, open courtyards, paved streets, as well as food processing equipment. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art , some of these villages began to develop into towns, temples began...
  • Why is the The Mesopotamian Civilization considered the oldest civilization?

    02/19/2022 8:36:01 AM PST · by MNDude · 115 replies
    As long as I have been alive, the The Mesopotamian Civilization has been considered the oldest civilization. I'm curious what is the criteria to be considered a civilization? Is it really the oldest, or is something that archeologists do not wish to update their books after spending a lifetime devoted to this teaching. The Mesopotamian civilization dated back to 6500 BC, but the Jiahu in China dated back to 7000 BC. Gobekli Tepe, in Turkey, was a temple was built along a grand geometric plan in 9000 BC. I'm curious to hear an opinion from any archeology\ anthropology experts here.
  • Wine press dating back 2,700 years discovered in northern Iraq

    11/07/2021 9:19:26 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | November 1, 2021 | Kawa Omar
    Archaeologists have excavated the first, and what they believe is the oldest, industrial wine press in northern Mesopotamia dating back more than 2,700 years and coinciding with a sharp rise in wine demand among the ruling imperial elites of Assyria.One of the world's earliest empires, Assyria was located in the northern part of Mesopotamia - most of modern-day Iraq, as well as parts of Iran, Kuwait, Syria, and Turkey...Unearthed at the archaeological site of Khanis, near the northern Iraqi province of Dohuk, the discovery's value lies partly in its historical context, Bonacossi added.Assyrian scripture has previously pointed to an increased...