Wednesday, January 15, 2020

What are they? 43,000 lbs of 'artifacts' shipped from Sri Lanka to Ripley's Believe it or Not

A shipment of 125 'artifacts' weighing more than 43,000 lbs was shipped from Sri Lanka to Ripley's Believe it or Not in May 2019. Ripley's is not commenting on what the artifacts are. Sri Lanka has been recovering from a lengthy civil war that ended in 2009 and looting of archaeological sites has been an ongoing problem.

UPDATED- Ripley's has commented on the shipment

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2,000 Cuneiform Tablets Once owned by Hobby Lobby Published

2,000 cuneiform tablets once owned by Hobby Lobby have just been published. 1,400 of them are from Irisagrig, a city which looters know the location of but archaeologists do not. Many of the tablets are now missing.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Demonly Dance Off: 1,500 year-old Curse of the Dancer Deciphered

A 1,500 year-old curse that calls upon among numerous demons to harm a dancer named Manna has been deciphered.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Recently Deciphered Inscription Discusses Last Decades of Pompeii

A recently deciphered inscription tells of the last decades of Pompeii. It includes a massive gladiator show in which 416 gladiators fought. It also mentions a famine that lasted for four years.

Friday, September 27, 2019

1,800 Year-old Balsamarium Depicting Wrestler or Boxer Discovered

Found in a grave in southeastern Bulgaria this brass Balsamarium likely depicts a wrestler or boxer archaeologists believe.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

2,800 Year-old Altar Provides Clues to War Mentioned in Hebrew Bible

Mesha's rebellion against Israel is discussed in the Hebrew Bible and the Mesha inscription. Now two inscriptions found on a 2,800 year-old stone altar discovered in Ataroth provide new information.