Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New sources cast doubt on origins of Jesus wife papyrus

According to documents published in Harvard Theological Review Hans-Ulrich Laukamp obtained the papyrus from Potsdam in 1963 and sold it in 1999. I interviewed a representative from his estate and a close business associate. Both men say that Laukamp never collected antiquities or owned this papyrus. If accurate this throws the provenance of the papyrus into doubt.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ancient contract to fix a wrestling match deciphered

A contract between two athletes to fix a wrestling match has been deciphered. Its dates to AD 267 and was found at Oxyrhychus in Egypt.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ancient Egyptian mummy found with Brain but no Heart

A mummy dating back around 1,700 years has a brain, no heart and an abdominal plaque that may have been intended to ritually heal her.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

3,300 year-old Tomb with Pyramid Entrance Discovered in Egypt

A tomb dating back around 3,300 year had been discovered at Abydos in Egypt. It contains a sandstone sarcophagus, painted red, with spells from the Book of the Dead.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Carving shows Roman Emperor dressed as Egyptian Pharaoh while wearing elaborate crown

A relief has been discovered and recorded at the Temple of Isis at Shanhur that shows the Roman emperor Claudius dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh while wearing an elaborate crown.


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Posh Dog Outfit from China's 'Forbidden City' Revealed

An silk outfit, decorated with peonies, that covered a dog named "Big Luck" from snout to tail has been published for the first time. Big Luck lived in China's Forbidden City more than a century ago.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Plea from the Past - Ancient Egyptian Soldier's letter home deciphered

A letter dating back around 1,800 years written by an Egyptian man named Aurelius Polion, who was serving in a Roman legion in Europe, has been deciphered, revealing a plea from the past.