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UNDERSTANDING THE REMAINS OF NOAH’S ARK

UNDERSTANDING THE REMAINS OF NOAH’S ARK

(First published in newsletter # 9 in 1994)   The entire key to understanding the evidence which confirms that this site DOES in fact contain the remains of Noah’s Ark, is understanding the condition of the remains. The “world” has a preconceived notion of what …

The stunning yet mysterious Lady of Elche

The stunning yet mysterious Lady of Elche

In 1897, archaeologists uncovered a stunning artifact on a private estate at L’Alcúdia in Valencia, Spain. This find was a statue – a polychrome bust of a woman’s head. Believed to date back to the 4 th Century BC, the bust features a woman wearing …

ANCIENT VIKING RUNE STONE LUNAR CALENDAR 1000 AD Norway

ANCIENT VIKING RUNE STONE LUNAR CALENDAR 1000 AD Norway

This is a perpetual calendar based on the 19 year “Metonic” cycle of the moon which does not rely on knowledge of the length of the tropical year or the occurrence of leap years. It is simply set at the beginning of each year by …

USC Archeologist Discovers Maya Royal Burial Site

USC Archeologist Discovers Maya Royal Burial Site

Tom Garrison was four hours away from camp — headed into the city down a bumpy jungle road to get treated for poisonwood exposure — when he got a call from his co-director Edwin Román. “You need to get back here right now,” Román declared. Back …

Ancient rock churches put Ethiopia back on tourist map

Ancient rock churches put Ethiopia back on tourist map

The world heritage site of Lalibela is key to Addis Ababa’s plans to banish images of famine and boost visitor numbers Kiya Gezahegne joined an unruly, jostling throng surrounding a priest who wielded a 12th-century gold and bronze cross, one of the most sacred artefacts …

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament

What do the Dead Sea Scrolls say about Jesus? Nothing. What do they say about the world in which Jesus lived? Lots. The Dead Sea Scrolls are comprised primarily of two types of texts: parts of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and sectarian works written …

ARCHEOLOGISTS DISCOVER MYTHICAL TOMB OF OSIRIS, GOD OF THE DEAD, IN EGYPT

ARCHEOLOGISTS DISCOVER MYTHICAL TOMB OF OSIRIS, GOD OF THE DEAD, IN EGYPT

A Spanish-Italian archaeological team, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, has made an incredible discovery in the necropolis of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt – an enormous ancient reproduction of the mythical Tomb of Osiris as described by …

A Carved Stone Block Upends Assumptions About Ancient Judaism

A Carved Stone Block Upends Assumptions About Ancient Judaism

BEIT SHEMESH, Israel — The carved stone block is about the size of an occasional table. It has held its secrets for two millenniums. Whoever engraved its enigmatic symbols was apparently depicting the ancient Jewish temples. But what makes the stone such a rare find …

Atlantis Discovered in the Bermuda Triangle: The Sunken City Features Giant Pyramids and Sphinxes

Atlantis Discovered in the Bermuda Triangle: The Sunken City Features Giant Pyramids and Sphinxes

  Two scientists, Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki, working off the coast of Cuba and using a robot submersible, have confirmed that a gigantic city exists at the bottom of the ocean. The site of the ancient city — that includes several sphinxes and at …

2,300-Year-Old Etruscan Tomb Discovered in Italy

2,300-Year-Old Etruscan Tomb Discovered in Italy

PERUGIA, ITALY—A farmer working in his fields near the town of Città della Pieve discovered an Etruscan tomb dating to the late fourth century B.C. “It was a totally unexpected discovery. The area is away from the sites visited by tomb robbers and indeed the …