Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Samurai 'Sword Scroll' Translated into English

A samurai text known as the "sword scroll" has been translated into English. It tells of numerous techniques that allowed samurai to prevail in battle.

https://www.livescience.com/59622-samurai-scroll-reveals-sword-fighting-secrets.html

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Roman Sculpture sold by Denver Art Museum for nearly $1 million

The Denver Art Museum has sold an 1,800 year-old Roman sculpture from its collection for $930,000.

https://www.livescience.com/59543-roman-sculpture-auctioned-for-nearly-1-million.html

Monday, June 19, 2017

3,400 Year-Old Tomb Discovered on Sai Island on Nile River

A 3,400 year-old tomb, originally built for a "master gold worker" named "Khnummose," has been discovered on Sai Island, on the Nile River, in Sudan. Discoveries include an inscribed stone shabti and heart scarab.

https://www.livescience.com/59534-ancient-nubia-tomb-of-gold-worker-found.html


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Martial Arts Book Written by a Woman for Women Translated

A 1914 Japanese martial arts book written by a woman for women has been translated into English.

http://www.livescience.com/59304-century-old-martial-arts-book-for-women.html

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Four Ancient Ceramic Heads Discovered in Lebanon

Four ceramic heads depicting women who may be deities have been discovered in Lebanon. They date back around 2,400 years.

 http://www.livescience.com/59294-ceramic-heads-discovered-ancient-waste-dump.html


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Catacomb filled with Mummies Discovered in Egypt

A catacomb containing corridors filled with mummies has been discovered at the site of Tuna el-Gebel in Egypt.

http://www.livescience.com/59100-catacomb-filled-with-mummies-discovered-egypt.html

Thursday, May 11, 2017

3,800 Year-Old Pyramid Has Inscription for Princess 'Hatshepset'

A newly discovered 3,800 year-old pyramid at Dahsur has an inscription on a wooden box in its burial chamber that tells of a princess named "Hatshepset"

http://bit.ly/2r5U3UW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

4,000 Year-Old Animals Revealed in Egypt

A mongoose on a leash, a colorful pelican and images of bats are among the drawings being recorded by a survey team working at a group of tombs at the site of Beni Hassan in Egypt.

http://www.livescience.com/59022-egypt-tomb-with-leashed-mongoose-drawing.html

Monday, May 1, 2017

1,400 year-old Tomb with 'Blue Monster' Mural Discovered in China

A 1,400 year-old tomb with a mural showing a 'monster-like' creature painted in vivid blue has been discovered in China. 

http://www.livescience.com/58903-ancient-tomb-with-blue-monster-mural-discovered.html

Monday, April 17, 2017

Solstice Alignments Discovered in Garden of Kensington Palace,

A physics professor has discovered a series of solstice alignments in the gardens in front of Kensington Palace in the UK. 

http://www.livescience.com/58706-solstice-alignments-discovered-peter-pan-gardens.html

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Body covered in Yellow Silk Discovered in 1,500 year-old cemetery in Inner Mongolia

A body covered in yellow silk and adorned with gold jewelry has been discovered in a 1,500 year-old cemetery in Inner Mongolia. The discoveries in the cemetery illustrate the riches that traversed the silk roads in ancient times.

http://www.livescience.com/58630-ancient-cemetery-found-inner-mongolia.html

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Newly Discovered Pyramid has pharaoh Ameny Qemau's name

Three Egyptologists have told Live Science that the inscription found in the recently discovered pyramid at Dahshur has the name of pharaoh Ameny Qemau who ruled about 3,800 years ago. This is the second pyramid at Dahshur that has artifacts bearing the pharaoh's name.

http://www.livescience.com/58531-second-pyramid-pharaoh-ameny-qemau-discovered.html

Monday, April 3, 2017

28 Unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls fragments in US

Live Science has found that there are 28 unpublished 'Dead Sea Scroll' fragments that are in three institutions in the United States. Some of them will be published in the next year.

http://www.livescience.com/58507-new-dead-sea-scrolls-sold-in-us.html

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ancient Assyrian Tomb Discovered in Erbil

A vaulted brick tomb dating back to the Neo-Assyrian period (9th-7th centuries B.C.) has been discovered in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. Among the discoveries are three clay sarcophagi.

http://www.livescience.com/58433-ancient-assyrian-tomb-discovered-in-iraq.html

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

$100 Million in Artifacts Shipped from Egypt & Turkey to US in 2016

US Census Bureau docs reveal that in 2016 about $50 million worth of artifacts were shipped from Egypt to the US and about $50 million from Turkey to the US. The highest amount from each country in at least 20 years. There are concerns that some of the artifacts may be looted or stolen.

http://www.livescience.com/58324-artifacts-shipped-to-us-from-egypt-turkey.html

Monday, March 13, 2017

1,000 Year-Old Tomb Decorated With Colorful Murals Discovered in China

A tomb dating back around 1,000 years to China's Liao Dynasty has been discovered.

http://www.livescience.com/58232-ancient-tomb-decorated-with-vibrant-murals-found-in-china.html

Monday, February 20, 2017

1,900 Year-Old Roman House With Frescoes Discovered in Israel

A 1,900 year-old house containing frescoes has been discovered in Israel.

http://www.livescience.com/57944-roman-house-and-phallic-amulets-discovered-israel.html

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