Tuesday, March 21, 2017

$100 Million in Artifacts Shipped from Egypt & Turkey to US in 2016

US Census Bureau docs reveal that in 2016 about $50 million worth of artifacts were shipped from Egypt to the US and about $50 million from Turkey to the US. The highest amount from each country in at least 20 years. There are concerns that some of the artifacts may be looted or stolen.

http://www.livescience.com/58324-artifacts-shipped-to-us-from-egypt-turkey.html

Monday, March 13, 2017

1,000 Year-Old Tomb Decorated With Colorful Murals Discovered in China

A tomb dating back around 1,000 years to China's Liao Dynasty has been discovered.

http://www.livescience.com/58232-ancient-tomb-decorated-with-vibrant-murals-found-in-china.html

Monday, February 20, 2017

1,900 Year-Old Roman House With Frescoes Discovered in Israel

A 1,900 year-old house containing frescoes has been discovered in Israel.

http://www.livescience.com/57944-roman-house-and-phallic-amulets-discovered-israel.html

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Scientists Gagged in King Tut 'Hidden Chamber' Research

-Scientists whose radar scans show that there is NO hidden chamber in Tut's tomb are still barred from speaking publicly or presenting their research.

-Scientists not involved with research say that Egyptian authorities should allow data to be released and should allow data from upcoming scans by Turin team to be released.

http://www.livescience.com/57906-king-tut-tomb-radar-scans.html

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Dead Sea Scrolls Discoveries Made

Discoveries include:

-A new cave located found near the site of Qumran. Although no scrolls were found in the cave evidence reportedly indicates that the cave was once looted in the mid 20th century and the scrolls may be out on the antiquities market.

-15 new Dead Sea Scrolls fragments that recently appeared on the antiquities market and were recently sold to an undisclosed institution in the United States.

http://www.livescience.com/57798-dead-sea-scrolls-turn-70.html

Monday, February 6, 2017

Ancient Tomb Filled with Figurines Discovered in China

A 1,500 year-old tomb, filled with figurines, has been discovered in China. An inscription found in the tomb says that it belongs to general Zhao Xin and his wife princess NeĆ© Liu and that they were buried together on March 18, AD 564

Monday, January 23, 2017

Possible Medieval Synagogue found near Sea of Galilee

A possible medieval synagogue has been found at the site of Huqoq near the Sea of Galilee. The medieval structure re-used some of the architectural remains from an earlier 5th century synagogue.

http://www.livescience.com/57592-medieval-synagogue-uncovered-sea-of-galilee.html