Thursday, July 14, 2016

Has the only known Philistine cemetery been Discovered?

Archaeologists are weighing in on the recent announcement that the first (and only known) Philistine cemetery has been discovered. 

http://www.livescience.com/55402-first-philistine-cemetery-draws-criticism.html

Monday, July 11, 2016

"Primitive Machine" that Protected King's Chamber from Tomb Robbers Reconstructed

A system of grooves and blocks within the Great Pyramid that protected the King's Chamber from tomb robbers has been reconstructed using computer animation. Egyptologist Mark Lehner says that the system was sophisticated for its time calling it "a very primitive machine."

Thursday, June 30, 2016

1,000 Year-Old Stupa Model containing Buddhist Relics Discovered in China

A 1,000 year-old model of a stupa, which contains Buddhist relics inside, has been discovered in China.

http://www.livescience.com/55243-buddha-skull-bone-found-in-crypt.html

Monday, June 20, 2016

Great Pyramid of Giza is (very slightly) off base

Results of a project trying to determine the dimensions of the Great Pyramid when it was first built have been published. 

http://www.livescience.com/55118-great-pyramid-giza-is-slightly-lopsided.html

Friday, June 17, 2016

GJW is a Forgery King Concedes

My story on the GJW forgery. I've included a number of links to archived web pages. They include an Arabic text with strange red spots and a page written by the owner's wife which tells of the restoration of a 2nd century Coptic gospel that left part of it in fragments.

http://www.livescience.com/55110-gospel-of-jesus-wife-a-fake.html

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mounds Arrange in Grid Patterns Discovered in Cambodian Cities

Fields of earthen mounds arranged in grid patterns were discovered in 1,000 year-old Cambodian cities during recent LIDAR scans. The results were published yesterday in the Journal of Archaeological Science. 

http://www.livescience.com/55068-mysterious-earthen-mounds-discovered-cambodia.html

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Solstice Alignments Discovered in 19th-century White House Garden

A physics professor has discovered a series of solstice alignments involving five statues in a 19th century White House garden. 

http://www.livescience.com/54951-white-house-garden-aligns-with-solstice-sun.html