Monday, June 20, 2016

Great Pyramid of Giza is (very slightly) off base

Results of a project trying to determine the dimensions of the Great Pyramid when it was first built have been published. 

http://www.livescience.com/55118-great-pyramid-giza-is-slightly-lopsided.html

Friday, June 17, 2016

GJW is a Forgery King Concedes

My story on the GJW forgery. I've included a number of links to archived web pages. They include an Arabic text with strange red spots and a page written by the owner's wife which tells of the restoration of a 2nd century Coptic gospel that left part of it in fragments.

http://www.livescience.com/55110-gospel-of-jesus-wife-a-fake.html

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mounds Arrange in Grid Patterns Discovered in Cambodian Cities

Fields of earthen mounds arranged in grid patterns were discovered in 1,000 year-old Cambodian cities during recent LIDAR scans. The results were published yesterday in the Journal of Archaeological Science. 

http://www.livescience.com/55068-mysterious-earthen-mounds-discovered-cambodia.html

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Solstice Alignments Discovered in 19th-century White House Garden

A physics professor has discovered a series of solstice alignments involving five statues in a 19th century White House garden. 

http://www.livescience.com/54951-white-house-garden-aligns-with-solstice-sun.html

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Archaeologists Doubt that Aristotle's Tomb has Been Discovered

The claim that Aristotle's tomb has been discovered is probably not true many archaeologists say.

http://www.livescience.com/54923-archaeologists-doubt-aristotle-tomb-discovery.html

Friday, May 20, 2016

1,700 Year-Old Love & Subjugation Spells from Egypt Deciphered

Magical spells of love and subjugation written on papyri in Egypt around 1,700 years ago have been translated. The names of those targeted are left blank to be inserted. One text invokes the gods to "burn the heart" of a woman until she loves the caster. Another, targeted at males, tells how to "subject" a man.

http://www.livescience.com/54819-ancient-egyptian-magic-spells-deciphered.html

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Jainted Human Jawbones Discovered at 1,300 year-old Site in Mexico

Painted human mandibles (jawbones) have been discovered at a site dating back around 1,300 years in Mexico. They may have been worn around the neck in rituals involving ancestor veneration.

http://www.livescience.com/54783-painted-human-jawbones-used-as-ancient-jewelry.html