Monday, October 5, 2015

Records reveal clues to provenance of "Gospel of Jesus's Wife"

New records provide clues into the provenance of the Gospel of Jesus's Wife 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

2,700 year-old Hoards Discovered in Transylvania

Two hoards, dating back about 2,700 years, have been discovered in Transylvania. They include a mix of weapons, tools and bronze jewelry.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Stone Age Discoveries Made on Supernatural Island

Archaeologists investigating the island of BlÄ Jungfrun, off the east coast of Sweden, have found evidence of Stone Age rituals that were performed in the island's caves. Interestingly stories have been told for centuries that associate the island with witchcraft and curses.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

16 Pyramid Discovered near Ancient Town of Gematon in Sudan

16 pyramids, with tombs underneath, have been discovered in a cemetery located near the ancient town of Gematon in Sudan. Excavations at the cemetery began in 1998 and they've been uncovered gradually, along with other types of tombs, in that time.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

As Ancient Texts Disappear, Solar-Powered Device Offers Solution

Researchers are developing a solar powered device that allows fragile texts to be kept in an environment where humidity and temperature can be carefully controlled. It will be helpful in situations where energy is unavailable or unaffordable to museums and archives.

This image shows a "proof of concept" model demonstrated at the University of Toronto in August 19.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Origins of Gospel of Jesus's Wife Begin to Emerge

Several new developments:

-New documents found on origins of papyrus may allow for story behind it to be uncovered (two images included)
-New scientific tests completed will be published in a few months, will focus on papyrus's ink
-Professor King recently published a letter in Biblical Archaeology Review discussing papyrus

Monday, July 27, 2015

Gruesome Find: 100 Bodies Stuffed into Ancient House

Archaeologists in China have uncovered a 5,000 year-old house found packed with the remains of at least 97 bodies. They appear to have died as a result of a "prehistoric disaster" researchers say, possibly an epidemic.