Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Earliest Example of "ABGAD" sequence discovered?

An inscribed 3,400 year-old piece of pottery found in an Egyptian tomb may have the earliest example of the "ABGAD" sequence, the ancient forerunner to our "ABCD" alphabet sequence.

https://www.livescience.com/62580-earliest-alphabet-discovered.html

Friday, May 11, 2018

Ancient City of Mardeman Discovered in Iraq

Decipherment of 92 cuneiform tablets reveals that archaeologists have discovered the lost city of Mardaman. The city flourished for millennia starting about 4,800 years ago.

https://www.livescience.com/62545-lost-city-of-mardaman-discovered.html

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Two Massive Carvings Rescued from Looters in Egypt

Two Massive Carving Found by Looters beside the pyramid of Amenemhat I have been rescued, conserved and published.

https://www.livescience.com/62468-massive-carvings-rescued-egypt-looting.html


Monday, April 30, 2018

Seized Hobby Lobby Tablets from Lost Sumerian City

Many of the 450 cuneiform tablets stolen from Iraq and seized from Hobby Lobby are from a Sumerian city named "Irisagrig" whose location has never been found.

https://www.livescience.com/59710-hobby-lobby-forfeits-smuggled-iraqi-artifacts.html

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

1,500 Year-Old Egyptian Magical Papyrus Deciphered

A 1,500 Year-Old Egyptian Magical Papyrus has been deciphered and published. 

https://www.livescience.com/62324-ancient-egyptian-papyrus-biblical-human-sacrifice.html

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Excavations Continue in Western Valley of Egypt's Valley of the Kings

An update on excavations occurring in the western valley of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. They have been ongoing since January.

https://www.livescience.com/62264-search-king-tut-wife-tomb.html

Monday, April 2, 2018

Ancient Coin Stash Leaves Archaeologists with Mystery

Archaeologists excavating a collapsed building in Corinth have discovered a coin stash.

https://www.livescience.com/62192-ancient-coin-stash-leaves-mystery.html