Friday, December 7, 2018

The man who saw Ethiopia's "Ark of the Covenant"

In this article I report on Edward Ullendorff, a professor at the University of London who saw Ethiopia's closely guarded "Ark of the Covenant" during WW2. The ark is said to be in Our Lady of Zion in Aksum, Ethiopia.

https://www.livescience.com/64256-ark-of-the-covenant-location.html

Friday, November 30, 2018

Two New Caves Near Qumran May have held Dead Sea Scrolls

Archaeologists are searching for Dead Sea Scrolls in two recently discovered caves near Qumran. Both caves have evidence that they held scrolls in the past.

https://www.livescience.com/64200-dead-sea-scrolls-caves-discovered.html

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Gold Fever Hits Middle East Treasure Looters

Several major finds in this story:

https://www.livescience.com/64130-middle-east-looters-spirit-possession.html

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mini-Terracotta Army Discovered in China

A 2,100 year-old pit filled with chariots and small sculptures of infantry, cavalry, watchtowers, servants and musicians has been discovered in China.

https://www.livescience.com/64071-mini-terracotta-army-discovered-china.html

https://www.livescience.com/64064-photos-mini-terracotta-army.html

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ancient Ceremonial Complexes Revealed in World's Driest Desert

Two ancient ceremonial complexes, one constructed 5,000 years ago and the other 3,200 years ago, have been identified in the Atacama Desert.

https://www.livescience.com/64025-ancient-ceremonial-complexes-atacama.html

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Flammable Liquid may help Solve Burning Viking Questions

Acetone, a flammable liquid, may help solve a number of Viking mysteries. Viking artifacts are sometimes covered in sea mammal oil and fat which can make it hard to get an accurate radiocarbon date. Acetone helps remove these contaminants a new study finds.

https://www.livescience.com/63839-viking-carvings-mystery.html

Monday, October 15, 2018

Who was she? Tomb of 900 year-old "Grand Lady" Discovered

She lived in China over 900 years ago during the Song Dynasty.

https://www.livescience.com/63826-grand-lady-skeleton-china.html