Monday, November 24, 2014

1,700 Year-Old Cemetery Discovered on Silk Road

A cemetery dating back around 1,700 years has been discovered in Kucha, a city that was on the Silk Road. 10 tombs have been excavated of which 7 are large structures made with bricks.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ancient 'Handbook of Ritual Power' Deciphered

A codex dating back around 1,300 years has been deciphered revealing a series of invocations and spells. Written in Coptic it would have been used by a ritual practitioner.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Archaeologists Discover 1,000 Year-old Tomb Containing Murals, Stars & Poetry

A tomb dating back about 1,000 years has been discovered in China. It contains murals, a ceiling decorated with stars and a poem.