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.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Three shrines, dating back about 3,300 years, have been discovered within a hilltop fortress in Armenia. They would have been used for divination.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:41 AM
Monday, February 9, 2015
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.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 5:39 AM
Friday, February 6, 2015
A mysterious stone carving, found in a garden in Leicester, contains a complex pattern that may be writing.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:08 AM
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:58 AM
Monday, February 2, 2015
Alignments have been discovered between the solstice sun and the waterways, pathways and pavilions in the gardens of the Taj Mahal.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 4:24 AM
Monday, January 26, 2015
Archaeologists are analyzing medical items recovered from Blackbeard's flagship - the Queen Anne's Revenge.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 4:58 AM