Photos Confirm Destruction of Another Ancient Site by ISIS

It stood 2000 years. Blown to dust in seconds.

We’ve been hearing rumors that the ancient temple of Baalshamin, a temple to Baal at the ancient site of Palmyra in Syria, was blown up by ISIS. Now there’s proof. These photos were released by ISIS. The temple was completed in 32 AD. It was converted to a mosque in the 12th century. Its destruction has [Read More...]

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ISIS Desecrates Saint’s Remains, Bulldozes Monastery–Priest Still Missing

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In 284 St. Elian, a physician, refused to renounce Christianity and was killed by his father. The site of his death in Homs, Syria soon became a locus of miracles and devotion, and a Church was was raised there in the late 5th century. A stone sarcophagus was built in side chapel to house his [Read More...]

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Crypto-Catholics At Jamestown?

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The archaeology feeds have been buzzing with news of a discovery at a dig in Jamestown, Virginia. The graves of four people are being excavated, among them prominent leader Captain Jeffrey Archer, one of the leading  opponents of Captain John Smith. This was found with Archer’s coffin (in situ): Here it is cleaned up: Inside they [Read More...]

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Burnt Biblical Scroll Deciphered by Digital Technology

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A burnt scroll discovered inside in the synagogue at Ein Gedi, Israel can finally be read thanks to new technology. At first considered a lost cause because it was both wrapped and burnt, University of Kentucky Professor Brent Seales were able to digitally “unwrap” it to reveal the oldest lines of Leviticus (Lev 1:1-8) discovered since the Dead [Read More...]

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ISIS Is Destroying Ancient Palmyra

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This is the Lion of Al-Lat: It stood at the entrance the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, and dated to the First or Second Century. It was a product of the great Palmyran civilization, which had a brief but prosperous glory while the Roman Empire was beginning its decline. It was built in honor of [Read More...]

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Lead Coffin Found Near Richard III Is Opened

This is a neat video from the University of Leicester about a curious double coffin found during the excavation of the remains of Richard III. Near the end of the original excavation, they found a lead coffin inside a stone sarcophagus, which were buried perhaps 100 years before Richard. The remains may belong to a woman [Read More...]

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VIDEO: ISIS Destroys Antiquities

These demons are not merely expunging Christians, but their own past.   [Read more...]

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ISIS Blows Up Ancient Wall of Nineveh

"Nineveh Adad gate exterior entrance" by Fredarch -- Wikimedia Commons

A part of Nineveh’s great wall was dynamited by ISIS militants, according to Iraqinews.com. One of Mosul’s most distinctive ancient structures, the wall dates to the 8th century BC. According to a local historian, militants destroyed on Tuesday night much of the historic city wall located on Tahrir neighborhood on the left coast of Mosul…. [Read More...]

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