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

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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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United by Cruelty: Carthage and America

Ancient tales tell of how Carthaginians sacrificed their own children to obtain favors from the gods. Historians dismissed these accounts as mere propaganda, but recent interpretations of the archaeological record suggest the stories were true. As the archaeologists and historians relate their theories in this story from the Guardian, it’s clear that none of them makes [Read More...]

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Biblical Cities From The Air

SourceFlix has created a nice compilation of flyovers of various Biblical locations and excavations. Check it out: They also released this flyover of the Temple Mount: [Read more...]

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Dig Quest: A Biblical Archaeology App for Kids

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Dig Quest (iOS: free) is a light but entertaining educational app that gives kids a chance to explore Biblical archaeology by solving puzzles. Produced by the Israel Antiquities Authority, the app offers two sites to explore: Lod (location of an elaborate mosaic) and Qumran (of Dead Scrolls fame).  In Lod, you brush away dirt to [Read More...]

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