Thursday, February 16, 2017

Scientists Gagged in King Tut 'Hidden Chamber' Research

-Scientists whose radar scans show that there is NO hidden chamber in Tut's tomb are still barred from speaking publicly or presenting their research.

-Scientists not involved with research say that Egyptian authorities should allow data to be released and should allow data from upcoming scans by Turin team to be released.

http://www.livescience.com/57906-king-tut-tomb-radar-scans.html

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Dead Sea Scrolls Discoveries Made

Discoveries include:

-A new cave located found near the site of Qumran. Although no scrolls were found in the cave evidence reportedly indicates that the cave was once looted in the mid 20th century and the scrolls may be out on the antiquities market.

-15 new Dead Sea Scrolls fragments that recently appeared on the antiquities market and were recently sold to an undisclosed institution in the United States.

http://www.livescience.com/57798-dead-sea-scrolls-turn-70.html

Monday, February 6, 2017

Ancient Tomb Filled with Figurines Discovered in China

A 1,500 year-old tomb, filled with figurines, has been discovered in China. An inscription found in the tomb says that it belongs to general Zhao Xin and his wife princess NeĆ© Liu and that they were buried together on March 18, AD 564

Monday, January 23, 2017

Possible Medieval Synagogue found near Sea of Galilee

A possible medieval synagogue has been found at the site of Huqoq near the Sea of Galilee. The medieval structure re-used some of the architectural remains from an earlier 5th century synagogue.

http://www.livescience.com/57592-medieval-synagogue-uncovered-sea-of-galilee.html

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Massive Medieval Burial Ground Uncovered in Sudan

A medieval burial ground, containing four cemeteries, is being uncovered near the al-Ghazali monastery in Sudan.

http://www.livescience.com/57553-burial-ground-unearthed-at-medieval-monastery.html

Monday, January 9, 2017

2,400 Year-old Tomb Discovered in Northern Iraq

A 2,400 year-old tomb has been discovered in northern Iraq. Inside the tomb archaeologists found several skeletons and a bracelet which shows two snake heads peering at each other.

http://www.livescience.com/57422-skeletons-found-in-ancient-iraq-tomb.html

Friday, December 16, 2016

Hundreds of Historic Texts Hidden in ISIL-Occupied Monastery

Over 400 texts, dating as far back as 800 years, were saved from the Mar Behnam monastery in Iraq after more than two years of ISIL occupation. Just weeks before ISIL occupied the monastery a priest put the 400 texts in metal containers and built a wall to conceal them.

http://www.livescience.com/57240-historic-texts-hidden-isis-occupied-monastery.html

http://www.livescience.com/57239-photos-historic-texts-hidden-christian-monastery.html