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Could this be the biggest find since the Dead Sea Scrolls? Seventy metal books found in cave in Jordan could change our view of Biblical history

For scholars of faith and history, it is a treasure trove too precious for price. This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity. Academics are divided as to their authenticity but say that if verified, they could prove as pivotal as the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947. Lines of inquiry: The metal tablets could change our understanding of the Bible On pages not much bigger than a credit card, are…

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Listen to the oldest known song in the world, originally discovered in northern Syria

The northern Syrian settlement of Ugarit had been inhabited since at least the Neolithic age (6000 BC), while by 15th century BC, it had turned into a strategic port city that had trade connections with the Hittite Empire, the Egyptian Empire and even distant Cyprus. Given such extensive trade networks the city-state reached its zenith in the epoch between 1450 BC – 1200 BC; and its rise to glory could be surmised from varied archaeological remains that ranged from a grand palace, temples to even libraries (containing clay tablets) that…

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Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female

Shieldmaidens are not a myth! A recent archaeological discovery has shattered the stereotype of exclusively male Viking warriors sailing out to war while their long-suffering wives wait at home with baby Vikings. (We knew it! We always knew it.) Plus, some other findings are challenging that whole “rape and pillage” thing, too. (Updated 9/3, see below.) Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female…

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An entire Hittite village to be reconstructed in the ancient site of Hattusha

Hattusha (or Halys in Greek) was the capital of the Hittite Empire during the epoch of late Bronze Age in the Near-East, with its current ruins being located near modern Boğazkale, Turkey. Situated in strategic location that favored local economy, the settlement was in proximity to widespread agricultural lands and woods, thus having supply chains for both food and timber. Taking such localized historical aspects into consideration, Turkish officials are about to go ahead with their Hittite Village Project (patronized by Boğazkale District Governor’s office). Their goal is to reconstruct…

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

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 least four giant pyramids plus other structures — amazingly sits within the boundries of the fabled Bermuda Triangle. According to a report by Arclein of Terra Forming Terra, Cuban Subsea Pyramid Complex, the evidence points to the city being simultaneously inundated with rising waters and the…

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Secrets of New Dead Sea Scrolls Come to Light

Nearly 70 years ago, young Bedouin shepherds tending their flocks near the ancient settlement of Qumran, on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, stumbled on what has been called one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century. Inside a cliff-side cave, they found a number of large clay jars, some containing leather and papyrus scrolls later determined to be more than 2,000 years old. Over the next decade, archaeologists and treasure hunters would turn up thousands of fragments of more than 900 documents in the Qumran caves,…

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Report Advertisement 1816: The Year Without a Summer That Changed The World

If you think the recent weather has been strange lately, listen to this tale of a year without a summer. In 1815 a volcanic eruption caused the following year’s weather patterns to be drastically different. People across the world experienced unusual weather and increased hardships, but they did not associate the volcano with the conditions at the time. This strange phenomenon deeply affected the Eastern U.S. and the Appalachian Mountains, but hit the whole world, causing odd rain events and weather that could not be explained, and altering the course…

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Abandoned 1943 Nazi Concrete ‘Rings’ in Russia

Abandoned 1943 Nazi Concrete ‘Rings’ in Russia ?Basis Nord ? Sometimes it happens that a finding at first glance fits into a complex puzzle, and may even serve as evidence that the story is true. So it happened with concrete rings discovered on the coast of the Barents Sea. According to many it is ex-starting devices for Nazi ufo For more than 60 years these places, 170 kilometers to the North of Murmansk, were considered confidential. Nowadays a strict regime of access operates also. These mysterious objects were built during…

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5 Pieces of Evidence That Show Black People Were The First in the Americas

It is often taught that Black people first arrived in the Americas during the slave trade. But that history is in the process of being rewritten as archaeologists continue to find evidence that Black people occupied the American content before the Bering Strait was crossed by Mongolian Asians. According to the BBC documentary series Ancient Voices and some scholars, these peoples were the Black aboriginal people of Australia and Melanesia. They were later massacred by the invaders from Asia. Here is some of the evidence that has been presented to…

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Archaeologists Discover Ancient Cheese That Is 2,000 Years Older Than Jesus Christ

Over the past year, archaeology has amplified in their methods thanks to improved methods and the advancement of technology. Because of this fact, the Inquisitr reported on new discoveries and research that wouldn’t be possible at an earlier time. For example, through satellite images, archaeologists are able to pinpoint the location of Genghis Khan’s tomb. On the other hand, mysteries of already-discovered artifacts are being unveiled, in which researchers figured out with the etchings on the Shigir Idol mean. With all the progressions made in archaeology, there are some discoveries…

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