Several new developments:
-New documents found on origins of papyrus may allow for story behind it to be uncovered (two images included)
-New scientific tests completed will be published in a few months, will focus on papyrus's ink
-Professor King recently published a letter in Biblical Archaeology Review discussing papyrus
Monday, August 24, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
Archaeologists in China have uncovered a 5,000 year-old house found packed with the remains of at least 97 bodies. They appear to have died as a result of a "prehistoric disaster" researchers say, possibly an epidemic.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 5:45 AM
Thursday, July 16, 2015
A team of researchers are embarking on an ambitious program to bring some of Iraq's heritage back to life online. Amir Harrak made several trips to Iraq between 1997 and 2014 recording inscriptions that date between the seventh and 20th centuries. Many of the sites are now destroyed or damaged but now they are finding new life.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:17 AM
Friday, June 26, 2015
New research indicates that the coin reserves of ancient Athens, which at times totaled millions of coins, were stored in the attic of the Parthenon.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 4:55 AM
Monday, June 15, 2015
Hundreds of graffiti have been discovered and recorded at the ancient city of Aphrodisias in modern day Turkey. The graffiti discusses many aspects of life in the city including sex, chariot racing and gladiator fighting.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 5:43 AM
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
New research shows that a 500 year-old engraving, dating to Leonardo's lifetime, may show da Vinci playing a musical instrument called a lira da braccio.
Posted by Owen Jarus at 6:12 AM