400-Year-Old Crucifix Uncovered in Newfoundland

An undergraduate student assisting at an archeological dig on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula has made a spectacular discovery:  a 400-year-old copper crucifix.The crucifix is considered particularly important since the colony which once stood at that spot was English, and Catholics were severely persecuted in England at the time.  It was, then, most likely owned by someone who fled religious persecution in England and found freedom here.Anna Sparrow, who attends Memorial University in S … [Read more...]

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Jonah’s Tomb Smashed by ISIS Militants

News footage has emerged, showing a member of the Islamic State terror group ISIS wearing a balaclava and black mask, smashing centuries-old tombs in Mosul--including the tomb of Jonah the Prophet.Jonah is revered by both Christians and Muslims; but Muslim law prohibits special veneration of tombs.It's reported that the tomb of the Prophet Seth was also demolished.In the same week, 50 blindfolded bodies were discovered in Baghdad, gunshot wounds to their heads. *     *     *     *   … [Read more...]

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Florida Archaeologists Uncover Oldest Church in U.S.

In May 2014, an archaeological dig in St. Augustine, Florida, uncovered what experts believe may be the foundation of a 17th century church and friary, the oldest in the United States.The discovery on the grounds of the historic Mission Nombre de Dios ("Name of God") dates back to the 1670s, when the Spanish governor of Florida ordered a church to be erected near the site of a fort which was under construction at the time, the Castillo de San Marcos.The excavation was part of an ongoing … [Read more...]

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