Thursday, November 3, 2011

Archaeologists uncover beautiful art and evidence of 2,300 mile medieval journey into Sudan


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Archaeologists have discovered a treasure trove of medieval art at two sites in central Sudan. They've also found evidence of 2,300 mile (3,700 km) medieval journeys undertaken by travellers from western Europe. One of the travellers was a man named Benesec. The map above illustrates the journey they undertook.

http://www.livescience.com/16854-sudan-yields-medieval-art-signs-long-pilgrimages.html

Friday, September 30, 2011

World's earliest Christian inscription identified

The world's earliest known Christian inscription has been identified in Rome. It dates to the second century and predates the Abercius inscription.

http://www.livescience.com/16319-earliest-christian-inscription-pagan-artifacts.html

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Visible Only From Above, Mystifying 'Nazca Lines' Discovered in Mideast

A team of archaeologists is examining thousands of stone structures found between Syria and Saudi Arabia. Known as "wheels" the purpose and meaning of them is a mystery.

http://www.livescience.com/16046-nazca-lines-wheels-google-earth.html