Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New sources cast doubt on origins of Jesus wife papyrus

According to documents published in Harvard Theological Review Hans-Ulrich Laukamp obtained the papyrus from Potsdam in 1963 and sold it in 1999. I interviewed a representative from his estate and a close business associate. Both men say that Laukamp never collected antiquities or owned this papyrus. If accurate this throws the provenance of the papyrus into doubt.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ancient contract to fix a wrestling match deciphered

A contract between two athletes to fix a wrestling match has been deciphered. Its dates to AD 267 and was found at Oxyrhychus in Egypt.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ancient Egyptian mummy found with Brain but no Heart

A mummy dating back around 1,700 years has a brain, no heart and an abdominal plaque that may have been intended to ritually heal her.