Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New research tells tale of first American citizen to meet Chinese Emperor

In 1795 an American citizen, as part of a Dutch delegation, made an overland journey from Canton to Beijing. He entered the Forbidden City and met the Qianlong Emperor, the man who ruled China.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Intentionally buried 18th century artifacts found on two Caribbean Islands

Archaeologists exploring two Caribbean islands have discovered artifacts intentionally buried beneath two 18th century plantation houses. They believe that for the inhabitants the artifacts held a spiritual power and were intended to protect them from harm.

Friday, May 2, 2014

'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' Looks More and More Like a Fake

Several developments on the Gospel of Jesus's Wife Story:

-Analysis of a second papyrus from the anonymous GJW owner reveals that it is a fake. The ink and handwriting are similar to GJW raising more doubts about GJW authenticity.

-Harvard University has fallen silent on the artifact, not responding to requests for comment on new developments suggesting GJW is a forgery.

-Smithsonian Channel says they are still planning to air their documentary on Monday.

-Grave doubts about Hans-Ulrich Laukamp's previous ownership of GJW. He would have to be an almost fantastic figure at this point.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Four foundation deposits discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings

Four foundation deposits in a box like shape have been discovered in the western valley of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. They include the head of a cow, a blue painted vase and flint tools, their wooden handles still preserved after almost three millennia.