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

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Previously unknown gospel deciphered

A Coptic text, dating back around 1,500 years, has been deciphered, revealing a previously unknown gospel. The text calls itself (in translation) the "Gospel of the lots of Mary." It was translated and published by Anne Marie Luijendijk, a professor at Princeton University.

http://www.livescience.com/49673-newfound-ancient-gospel-deciphered.html

Monday, February 2, 2015

Solstice alignments discovered in gardens of Taj Mahal

Alignments have been discovered between the solstice sun and the waterways, pathways and pavilions in the gardens of the Taj Mahal.

http://www.livescience.com/49660-taj-mahal-gardens-align-solstice-sun.html

Monday, January 26, 2015

Archaeologists Analyze Medical Items from Blackbeard's Flagship

Archaeologists are analyzing medical items recovered from Blackbeard's flagship - the Queen Anne's Revenge.

http://www.livescience.com/49563-blackbeard-pirate-ship-yields-medical-supplies.html