Archeology and History

Lebanese are descendants of Canaanites

By | 2017-07-30T18:46:58-04:00 July 30th, 2017|Archeology and History|

New study analyzes remains of ancient Canaanites, finds modern Lebanese are 93% genetically similar. By Arutz Sheva Staff A new genetic study proves the modern-day Lebanese are descendants of the ancient Canaanites (Phoenicians). In the study, published in American Journal of Human Genetics, scientists managed to extract DNA from five people buried in the ancient city of Sidon

Jerusalem: Incredible archaeological find brings Bible to life

By | 2015-12-02T12:23:52-04:00 December 2nd, 2015|Archeology and History|

Archaeologists digging just south of Jerusalem's Temple Mount have made a historic discovery, unearthing the first-ever seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation.   The discovery, made during Ophel excavations at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, is an impression of

US Returns Hundreds of Iraqi Artifacts After Raid on ISIS

By | 2015-07-26T16:04:53-04:00 July 26th, 2015|Archeology and History|

The United States returned Wednesday hundreds of Iraqi artifacts its special forces recovered during a raid in Syria against a man described as the Islamic State group's top financier.   Some of the pieces were displayed at the Iraqi national museum during a repatriation ceremony attended by Antiquities Minister Adel Shirshab and US Ambassador Stuart

Syrian World Heritage Site Damaged in Blast

By | 2015-07-19T13:15:35-04:00 July 19th, 2015|Archeology and History|

A bomb explosion in a tunnel near Aleppo Citadel in Syria on Sunday damaged a wall of the fortress that is part of the UNESCO-listed Old City, state media and a monitor reported, according to AFP.   The blast partly destroyed the wall of the monumental 13th century citadel that overlooks the Old City, said

UNESCO Condemns Destruction of Ancient Homes in Sanaa

By | 2015-06-16T13:47:48-04:00 June 16th, 2015|Archeology and History|

UNESCO on Friday condemned the destruction of ancient houses described as a "jewel" of Islamic urban landscape in an alleged Saudi-led air strike on the Yemeni capital's old quarter that killed five people, AFP reports.   The incident occurred before Yemen's warring factions are to meet Sunday for UN-sponsored talks in Geneva.   The coalition

UNESCO: Palmyra Destruction ‘Enormous Loss to Humanity’

By | 2015-05-22T20:00:10-04:00 May 22nd, 2015|Archeology and History|

The destruction of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Palmyra would be an "enormous loss to humanity", the head of the organization warned Thursday after Islamic State seized the ancient Syrian city.   "Palmyra is an extraordinary World Heritage site in the desert and any destruction to Palmyra (would be) not just a war crime

Antiquities Market on Alert for Looted Syrian Spoils

By | 2015-04-22T23:59:25-04:00 April 22nd, 2015|Archeology and History|

As armed groups in Syria and Iraq destroy priceless archaeological sites, European authorities and dealers are on high alert for smaller, looted artifacts put on sale to help finance the jihadists' war.   Stolen-art expert Chris Marinello, director of Art Recovery International, said he has been shown photographs of items being offered from Syria that

Egypt: 96 artifacts missing from museum

By | 2014-01-03T12:10:07-04:00 January 3rd, 2014|Archeology and History|

Nearly a hundred small artifacts, some dating back to the time of the pharaohs, have gone missing from a museum in southern Egypt, officials said Wednesday.   The Ministry of Antiquities said 96 artifacts, mostly small figurines and beads, disappeared from the Aswan Museum's storehouse.   Employees noticed a number of artifacts missing, the statement

Statue of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s sister recovered

By | 2013-12-08T20:16:05-04:00 December 8th, 2013|Archeology and History|

Egypt said Sunday it has recovered a statue of pharaoh Tutankhamun's sister looted from the southern Mallawi museum during riots by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi.   The 32 centimeter (12.6 inches) limestone statue of Ankhesamon, sister of the famous boy king and daughter of pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled around 1,500 BC, was stolen