Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Gem with goddess' image found near King Herod's mausoleum

A gem engraved with an image of Diana or Artemis has been discovered near a mausoleum built by King Herod. The gem was likely worn by a Roman soldier who was stationed at the site long after Herod's death.

http://www.livescience.com/50156-engraved-gem-herod-mausoleum.html

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Brutal Ancient Egyptian Tax Receipt Deciphered

An Egyptian tax receipt, dating to 98 B.C., has been deciphered, revealing a bill that would have taken 100 kg (220 lbs) worth of coins to pay.

http://www.livescience.com/50139-ancient-egyptian-tax-receipt.html

Monday, March 9, 2015

Olmec Jade Artifact Discovered Underwater in Mexico

A corncob shaped artifact, made of Jadeite, has been discovered underwater in Veracruz Mexico. It dates to somewhere between 900 BC and 400 BC and was created by a civilization which we call the Olmec.

http://www.livescience.com/50080-mysterious-jade-artifact-discovered-in-mexico.html

Sunday, March 1, 2015

First Century Nazareth House Identified

Archaeologists working at the site of Nazareth have identified a house dating to the first century AD. They found that, in Byzantine times, the house was decorated with mosaics and a church known as the 'Church of the Nutrition' was built over it, protecting it. The archaeological finds, along with textual evidence, indicate that people in Byzantine times believe that this was the house where Jesus was raised by Joseph and Mary.

http://www.livescience.com/49997-jesus-house-possibly-found-nazareth.html

Thursday, February 19, 2015

3,300 Year-Old Shrines Discovered in Hilltop Fortress in Armenia

Three shrines, dating back about 3,300 years, have been discovered within a hilltop fortress in Armenia. They would have been used for divination.

http://www.livescience.com/49871-ancient-shrines-discovered.html

Monday, February 9, 2015

100 Prehistoric Cult Sites Discovered in Israel

One hundred cult sites, dating back around 8,000 years, have been discovered in the Eilat Mountains in Israel. They contain structures and artifacts symbolizing fertility and death.

http://www.livescience.com/49734-cult-sites-discovered-in-israel.html

Friday, February 6, 2015

What is it? Mysterious Stone Carving Discovered in England

A mysterious stone carving, found in a garden in Leicester, contains a complex pattern that may be writing.

http://www.livescience.com/49721-mysterious-stone-carving-discovered.html