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  • Evidence of Sodom? Meteor blast cause of biblical destruction, say scientists

    11/22/2018 9:25:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11/22/2018 | Amanda Borschel-Dam
    A multi-disciplinary team of scientists has a new theory for why all human civilization abruptly ended on the banks of the Dead Sea some 3,700 years ago. According to analyzed archaeological evidence, the disaster of biblical proportions can be explained by a massive explosion, similar to one recorded over 100 years ago in Russia. […] As reported in Science News, at the recently concluded Denver-based ASOR Annual Meeting, director of scientific analysis at Jordan’s Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project Phillip J. Silvia presented a paper, “The 3.7kaBP Middle Ghor Event: Catastrophic Termination of a Bronze Age Civilization” during a session on...
  • Breakthrough in world's oldest undeciphered writing

    10/22/2012 8:03:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | Monday, October 22, 2012 | Sean Coughlan
    The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics. This international research project is already casting light on a lost bronze age middle eastern society where enslaved workers lived on rations close to the starvation level... Dr Dahl's secret weapon is being able to see this writing more clearly than ever before... a big black dome is clicking away and flashing out light... It's being used to help decode a writing system called proto-Elamite, used between around 3200BC and 2900BC in a...
  • Archaeologists Have Discovered The World's Oldest Inscription In Jiroft

    11/05/2007 1:31:53 PM PST · by blam · 82 replies · 1,267+ views
    CAIS ^ | 11-5-2007
    Archaeologists have Discovered the World's Oldest Inscription in Jiroft 05 November 2007 LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeologists have discovered the world's most ancient inscription in the Iranian city of Jiroft, near the Halil Roud historical site. "The inscription, discovered in a palace, was carved on a baked mud-brick whose lower left corner has only remained,” explained Professor Yousof Majid-Zadeh, head of the Jiroft excavation team. “The only ancient inscriptions known to experts before the Jiroft discovery were cuneiform and hieroglyph,” said Majid Zadeh, adding that,”the new-found inscription is formed by geometric shapes and no linguist around the world has been able...
  • Iran loses fight over "Lost Paradise" relics

    03/31/2007 8:07:59 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 218+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, March 29, 2007 | Peter Griffiths
    In a ruling that could affect other countries' attempts to secure the return of antiquities, Britain's High Court rejected Iran's claim that it owned the artifacts... Lawyers acting for Iran said the treasures were among thousands of pieces stolen by looters after floods washed away the topsoil and exposed the ancient city of Jiroft in 2001. Senior judge Charles Gray said Iran had failed to prove its legal ownership of the jars, cups and other items but gave permission for his ruling to be challenged at the appeal court... The gallery's London lawyers, Lane & Partners, said the antiquities were...
  • Jiroft Is Lost Link Of Chain Of Civilization: Majidzadeh

    01/13/2007 3:15:01 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 1,003+ views
    Mehr News ^ | 1-12-2007
    Jiroft is lost link of chain of civilization: Majidzadeh TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (MNA) -- Iranian archaeologist Yusef Majidzadeh believes that Jiroft is the lost link of the chain of civilization and says it has such a significant civilization that he would be proud to be named an honorary citizen of the ancient site. In a seminar entitled “Jiroft, the Cradle of Oriental Civilization” held in Kerman on Thursday, he said, “The history of civilization in Jiroft dates back to 2700 BC and the third millennium civilization is the lost link of the chain of civilization which archaeologists have long sought....
  • Shrouded 5000-Year-Old Child Unearthed In Southeastern Iran

    12/19/2006 2:38:42 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 1,088+ views
    Mehr News ^ | 12-19-2006
    Shrouded 5000-year-old child unearthed in southeastern Iran TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) -- The skeleton of a 5000-year-old child wrapped in a winding sheet was discovered at the foot of a wall in the Taleb Khan Mound, which is located near the Burnt City in Sistan-Baluchestan Province. “The skeleton was discovered in a room of a house, while remnants of a white cloth were found around it. The cloth shows that the child had been shrouded before burial,” Mehdi Miri, the director of the archaeological team working at the site, said on Tuesday. “It was common for children to be buried...
  • Ancient rock tombs discovered at Jiroft

    11/14/2006 12:15:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 287+ views
    Mehr News Agency ^ | November 12, 2006 | unattributed
    Two tombs carved out of rock were recently discovered at the Qal'eh Kuchak mound by the team of archaeologists working at the Jiroft ancient site. The team began the fifth phase of excavations of Jiroft, which is located in the Halil-Rud River cultural area, in late October. Due to their magnificent structure, the archaeologists believe they may be the tombs of kings who ruled the region. "The ancient inhabitants of the region constructed a place like an orthogonal room measuring 2.5x2.5 meters. The place has some stairs leading to two cave-like tombs," team director Yusef Majidzadeh told the Persian service...
  • Ancient Metal Relics Discovered In Jiroft

    07/20/2006 3:04:59 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 548+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | 7-19-2006
    Ancient Metal Relics Discovered in Jiroft Jul 19, 2006 The police department of Jiroft succeeded in confiscating 41 metal relics belonging to the pre-historic and historic periods. The most ancient one is a Riton belonging to the third millennium BC. Riton is a kind of goblet with the head of an animal, usually in the shape of a lion, horse, ibex, or winged lion. "The police department of Jiroft found 41 bronze, copper, and silver relics. The most ancient one is a Riton with the head of a humped cow belonging to some 5000 years ago," said Nader Soleimani, archeologist...
  • (Iranian) MP: Village with cavemen discovered at Jiroft heights

    05/26/2006 1:39:03 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 34 replies · 1,096+ views
    IRNA ^ | May 24 | Staff
    Iran-Cave MP from Jiroft, Ali Zadsar here Wednesday said that a village whose residents are cavemen has been discovered at the heights of the city of Jiroft near Anbarabad in the southeastern province of Kerman. Speaking on the sidelines of Majlis open session, he said that a village was discovered 120 kms from the town of Anbarabad in the winter of 2005. He added that the residents of the newly-discovered village put on no clothes and feed on leaves. Zadsar said, "The village, called Pid-Nekoupieh, is situated in the mountain and the 200 people who live there have never left...
  • New Discoveries in Jiroft May Change History of Civilization

    01/26/2006 11:19:36 AM PST · by robowombat · 18 replies · 1,709+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | Jan 26, 2006
    New Discoveries in Jiroft May Change History of Civilization Jan 26, 2006 Latest archeological excavations in Jiroft, known as the hidden paradise of world archeologists, resulted in the discovery of a bronze statue depicting the head of goat which dates back to the third millennium BC. This statue was found in the historical cemetery of Jirof where recent excavations in the lower layers of this cemetery revealed that the history of the Halil Rud region dates back to the fourth millennium BC, a time that goes well beyond the age of civilization in Mesopotamia "One of the reasons the archeologists...
  • "Jiroft Inscription", Oldest Evidence of Written Language

    01/13/2006 10:24:48 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies · 1,128+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | Jan 12, 2006
    "Five Elamit professional linguists from different countries have studied the brick inscription discovered in Jiroft. According to the studies, they have concluded that this discovered inscription is 300 years older than that found in Susa; and most probably the written language went to Susa from this region. However, more studies are still needed to give a final approval to this thesis," said Yousof Majid Zadeh, head of archeological excavation team in Jiroft... Elamit language is only partly understood by scholars. It had no relationship to Sumerian, Semitic or Indo-European languages, and there are no modern descendants of it. After 3000...
  • New Studies Show Jiroft Was An International Trade Center 5,000 Years Ago

    12/23/2004 9:39:27 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 451+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 12-23-2004
    New studies show Jiroft was an international trade center 5000 years ago Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN (MNA) –- Studies by foreign archaeologists and experts on seals recently discovered in the Jiroft area prove that Jiroft was an international trade center 5000 years ago. The head of the excavation team in the region, Yusef Majidzadeh, said on Wednesday that several ancient seals in various shapes were discovered during the most recent excavation at the site. “The twenty-five discovered seals show that the regional people made use of seals in their business. They used to put products inside jars, covered the...
  • Ancient Iranian Site Shows Mesopotamia-Like Civilisation

    11/16/2004 4:45:22 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 812+ views
    New Kerala ^ | 11-16-2004
    Ancient Iranian site shows Mesopotamia-like civilisation [World News]: Tehran, Nov 16 : Shellfish is not seen on most Iranians dining tables but it was part of the daily diet of the inhabitants of ancient Jiroft in southern Iran 5,000 years ago that showed the existence of an ancient civilisation. Jiroft, located in Kerman province, is one of the richest historical areas in the world, with ruins and artefacts dating back to the third millennium BC and with over 100 historical sites located along the approximately 400 km of the Halil Rood riverbank, according to Mehr news agency. Many Iranian and...
  • See The Star Of Bethlehem: Christ’s Second Coming Is Around The Corner

    06/29/2015 8:11:45 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 60 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    When it comes to tomorrow, Christians need to think while watching the Star of Bethlehem which will appear after an absence of roughly 2000 years. Tomorrow (June 30th, 2015) the Star of Bethlehem will be making a return. Will this mean that the signs of the end is beginning to unfold? And what did this sign mean? Is it a time of joy or suffering or both? How could King Herod's own advisors have been unaware of a star so bright that it could have led the wise men to Jerusalem? According to Professor David Weintraub, this may be because...
  • Archaeologists discover ruins of Elymais temple in southwestern Iran

    11/29/2013 6:41:58 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Tehran Times ^ | November 10, 2013 | Culture Desk, MMS/YAW
    A team of Iranian and Italian archaeologists has unearthed ruins of an ancient temple in an Elymais site in the Kaleh Chendar region in southwestern Iran, the Iranian director of the team announced on Saturday. Most parts of the structure have been built with large stones without mortar in form of a broad platform like those built at Persepolis, Jafar Mehrkian told the Persian service of CHN. The structure also includes platforms made of brick, which were usually built in the ancient temples, he added. Vito Messina of the University of Turin and a number of his colleagues accompanied the...
  • Bahrain digs unveil one of oldest civilisations

    05/21/2013 5:56:52 PM PDT · by Cronos · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 May 2013 | Sylvia Smith
    Excavations at an archaeological site in Bahrain are shedding light on one of the oldest trading civilisations. The site in Bahrain, thought to be the location of the enigmatic Dilmun civilisation Dilmun, one of most important ancient civilisations of the region and said to date to the third millennium BC, was a hub on a major trading route between Mesopotamia - the world's oldest civilisation - and the Indus Valley in South Asia. It is also believed that Dilmun had commercial ties with ancient sites at Elam in Iran, Alba in Syria and Haittan in Turkey. "For 4,000 years this...
  • Five ancient inscriptions unearthed at Haft-Tappeh

    10/10/2005 2:24:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 353+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | October 10 2005 | staff writer
    ...several seal impressions and clay inscriptions found at Haft-Tappeh contain the name Kabnak, and it is possible that this was the original name of the city. The team has also been tasked with discovering the exact location of Kabnak, where the Elamite king Tepti-ahar built a temple complex in the fifteenth century BC and was buried at the site. Tepti-ahar, the last ruler of the Kidinuid period (1460-1400 BC), known from inscribed bricks and a sale contract from Susa and a text said to be from Malamir (in Lorestan Province), is mentioned on approximately 55 tablets of Haft-Tappeh, bearing the...
  • The Roots Of Civilization Trace Back To ... Roots

    09/19/2005 3:25:13 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 775+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 9-19-2005 | Mark Cassutt
    Contact: Mark Cassutt cassu003@umn.edu 612-624-8038 University of Minnesota The roots of civilization trace back to ... roots MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL- About five to seven million years ago, when the lineage of humans and chimpanzees split, edible root plants similar to rutabagas and turnips may have been one of the reasons. According to research by anthropologists Greg Laden of the University of Minnesota and Richard Wrangham of Harvard University, the presence of fleshy underground storage organs like roots and tubers must have sustained our ancestors who left the rain forest to colonize the savannah. They have published their research in...
  • Photo Series: Persepolis, Iran - Capital of Persian Empire [History]

    08/27/2004 9:42:57 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 34 replies · 3,251+ views
    Iranian ^ | 8/27/04 | Iranian
    Cyrus the Great Cylinder, The First Charter of Human Rights By 546 BCE, Cyrus had defeated Croesus, the Lydian king of fabled wealth, and had secured control of the Aegean coast of Asia Minor, Armenia, and the Greek colonies along the Levant. Moving east, he took Parthia (land of the Arsacids, not to be confused with Parsa, which was to the southwest), Chorasmis, and Bactria. He besieged and captured Babylon in 539 and released the Jews who had been held captive there, thus earning his immortalization in the Book of Isaiah. When he died in 529, Cyrus's kingdom extended as...
  • Archaeologists Seek Elamite Treasures In Iran

    09/04/2002 10:02:59 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 281+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 9-4-2002
    Archeologists Seek Elamite Treasures in Iran ART & CULTURE DESK TEHRAN - The University of Sydney has initiated Australia's largest-ever act of cultural cooperation with Iran in the hope of unearthing archaeological treasures of the ancient Elamite civilization in the Near East. "Unlimited possibilities" lie ahead, according to professor Dan Potts, chair of Sydney's Department of Archaeology, who is posed to sign an agreement which would see the excavation of rich new archaeological sites in what is now Western Iran. The area and Elamite people are referred to in Mesopotamian texts but are yet to be researched in depth. Under...