Archeology and History

Archeologists in Egypt unearth 3000-year-old tombs

By | 2013-01-11T11:00:04+00:00 January 11th, 2013|Archeology and History|

Egypt’s Antiquities Minister says Italian archaeologists have unearthed tombs over 3000 years old in the ancient city of Luxor.   Mohammed Ibrahim says the discovery was made beneath the mortuary temple of King Amenhotep II, seventh Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty who reigned from 1427 to 1401 B.C. The temple is located on the western

Shilo Find May Show It was Sacked by Philistines

By | 2013-01-08T23:59:52+00:00 January 8th, 2013|Archeology and History|

A new archeological find at ancient Shilo fits in with the Biblical narrative regarding the war at Even Ha'ezer, and could confirm scholars' conjectures as to how Shilo was destroyed.   The First Book of Samuel does not say when and how Shilo, which served as the Israelite capital for 369 years, was destroyed. The

Jewish manuscripts found in Afghan Islamist stronghold

By | 2013-01-04T17:18:59+00:00 January 4th, 2013|Archeology and History|

Israel’s National Library is unveiling a trove of Hebrew manuscripts giving the first physical evidence of an ancient Jewish community in Afghanistan.   Library officials said Thursday the documents came from caves in an area of northern Afghanistan that is now a Taliban stronghold.   The documents, some 1,000 years old, survived because Jews do

What lies beneath: 2000 BC tomb in Oman discovered

By | 2012-12-31T12:02:22+00:00 December 31st, 2012|Archeology and History|

While building a new border check post in the northern coastal Aswad province of Oman, the squad of Royal Oman Police (ROP) discovered ancient artifacts, settlements and tombs dating back to 2000 BC.   Once the ROP team reported the discovery of the ancient graves in Aswad’s Shinas town, the crew of Sultan Qaboos University

Chiselled stonework with ‘Christian figure’ discovered at holy site in Yemen

By | 2012-12-30T00:34:49+00:00 December 30th, 2012|Archeology and History|

An Archaeologist has discovered what he believes to be the ruins of a buried Christian empire in the highlands of Yemen.   The find has led to theories that there may have once been a Christian church in Mecca.   A stone carving of a Christian figure was found in Zafar, some 581 miles south

Rare Find of Temple Era Artifacts near Jerusalem

By | 2012-12-26T13:12:26+00:00 December 26th, 2012|Archeology and History|

The discovery, like may others, was made during road excavation, this time at a new section of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway, known as Highway 1. The archaeological site is known as Tel Motza, at the Motza turnoff less than five miles west of Jerusalem.   A ritual building and a cache of sacred vessels date

Scientists solve 3,000-year-old Pharaonic ‘whodunit’

By | 2012-12-18T13:36:46+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Archeology and History|

An assassin slit the throat of Egypt’s last great pharaoh at the climax of a bitter succession battle, scientists said Monday in a report on a 3,000-year-old royal murder.   Forensic technology suggests Ramses III, a king revered as a god, met his death at the hand of a killer, or killers, sent by his

Egyptian princess tomb discovered near Cairo

By | 2012-11-03T12:32:52+00:00 November 3rd, 2012|Archeology and History|

Egypt’s antiquities minister announced on Friday the discovery of a princess’s tomb dating from the fifth dynasty (around 2500 BC) in the Abu Sir region south of Cairo.   “We have discovered the antechamber to Princess Shert Nebti’s tomb which contains four limestone pillars,” Mohamed Ibrahim said.   The pillars “have hieroglyphic inscriptions giving the

Morocco archeological site eroded by ocean waves, threatened with collapse

By | 2012-10-07T22:19:16+00:00 October 7th, 2012|Archeology and History|

One of Morocco’s most important archeological sites, the “Château de Mer” or Palace of the Sea, is threatened with collapse owing to a combination of natural and man-made conditions.   The Palace of the Sea, also called in Arabic Qasr al-Bahr, is a fort on the Atlantic built in 1508 by the Portuguese in the

Archeologists uncover new Assyrian site in northern Iraq

By | 2012-10-03T23:53:21+00:00 October 3rd, 2012|Archeology and History|

Archeologists working in northern Iraq have discovered a new Assyrian site in the vicinity of the historic Arbil city center, the head of the antiquities office in the Kurdish Province of Arbil, Haydar Hassan, was quoted as saying in an Iraqi newspaper.   The Assyrian civilization flourished in northern Iraq between 1000-700 B.C., archeologists were