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  • Fever mounts as stunning statues found at ancient Greek tomb (Amphipolis)

    09/07/2014 5:44:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | September 7, 2014
    Athens (AFP) - Two stunning caryatid statues have been unearthed holding up the entrance to the biggest ancient tomb ever found in Greece, archaeologists said. The two female figures in long-sleeved tunics were found standing guard at the opening to the mysterious Alexander The Great-era tomb near Amphipolis in the Macedonia region of northern Greece.
  • Mystery over massive Alexander-era tomb unearthed in Greece

    08/13/2014 1:25:20 AM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Aug 12, 2014
    Archaeologists have unearthed a funeral mound dating from the time of Alexander the Great and believed to be the largest ever discovered in Greece, but are stumped about who was buried in it. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Tuesday described the find as "unique" after he visited the site, which dates to the era following Alexander's death, at the ancient town of Amphipolis in northern Greece. "It is certain that we stand before an exceptionally important find," Samaras said in a statement. "This is a monument with unique characteristics." Hidden under a hill at the ancient town, the Hellenistic-era mound...
  • The "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" Is Most Likely Not a Modern Fake

    04/11/2014 6:35:46 AM PDT · by Renfield · 87 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 4-10-2014 | Colin Schultz
    In 2012, Harvard researcher Karen King revealed the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife." A small piece of papyrus, the lightly worn document was written in Coptic Egyptian, with parts missing and ink faded, and didn't say much. But what it did say, wrote Ariel Sabar in Smithsonian Magazine two years ago was enough to “send jolts through the world of biblical scholarship—and beyond.” The fragment’s 33 words, scattered across 14 incomplete lines, leave a good deal to interpretation. But in King’s analysis, and as she argues in a forthcoming article in the Harvard Theological Review, the “wife” Jesus refers to is probably Mary Magdalene, and Jesus...
  • Ancient Etruscan Prince Emerges From Tomb: Photos

    12/03/2013 9:10:36 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies
    http://news.discovery.com ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Italian archaeologists have unearthed a 2,600-year-old intact Etruscan tomb that promises to reveal new depths of one of the ancient worlds most fascinating and mysterious cultures.
  • Word of God lives on unknown soldier's tomb in War Memorial

    10/28/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 29th October 2013 | Nick Cater
    THE Australian War Memorial has abandoned a proposal to remove the words "known unto God" from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after the personal intervention of Tony Abbott. The memorial's governing council decided at its meeting in August to replace two inscriptions on the tomb at the Canberra memorial with words from a speech by Paul Keating. The memorial's director, former Liberal Party leader Brendan Nelson, announced the changes in an unscripted National Press Club speech six weeks ago on a day when attention was focused on the swearing in of the new government. It was several days...
  • Tomb of Head of Pharaohs Physicians of fifth dynasty discovered

    10/22/2013 9:30:21 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    El Ahram ^ | 22 Oct 2013 | Nevine El-Aref
    The tomb of the fifth dynasty Head of Physicians of Upper and Lower Egypt, Shepseskaf-Ankh, was discovered in Abusir Necropolis - 25km from the Giza plateau, during excavation by a Czech archaeological mission. The tomb is carved in limestone and consists of a large open court, eight burial chambers for Shepseskaf and his family members, and a very distinguished huge false door engraved with the various titles and names of Shepseskaf-Ankh. ...
  • Mummified women, human sacrifices discovered in ancient Peruvian tomb

    06/30/2013 5:54:39 AM PDT · by csvset · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 June 2013 | Mitra Taj
    Reuters) - Archaeologists in Peru on Thursday said they have unearthed a massive royal tomb full of mummified women that provides clues about the enigmatic Wari empire that ruled the Andes long before their better-known Incan successors. "For the first time in the history of archeology in Peru we have found an imperial tomb that belongs to the Wari empire and culture," lead archeologist Milosz Giersz said. Researchers said the discovery will help them piece together life in the Andes centuries before the rise of the Incan empire, which was written about in detail by the conquering Spaniards. The mausoleum,...
  • The Hunt for Genghis Khans Tomb

    12/04/2012 11:51:09 AM PST · by Theoria · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03 Dec 2012 | Oliver Steeds
    For centuries historians and treasure seekers have searched for the burial site of history's most famous conqueror. New findings offer compelling evidence that it's been found. In the eight hundred years since his death, people have sought in vain for the grave of Genhis Khan, the 13th-century conqueror and imperial ruler who, at the time of his death, occupied the largest contiguous empire, stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Pacific. In capturing most of central Asia and China, his armies killed and pillaged but also forged new links between East and West. One of historys most brilliant and ruthless...
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier disrespect not tolerated

    11/21/2012 7:03:42 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 107 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Nov 20, 2012 | Scott Paulson
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier disrespect not tolerated November 20, 2012 By: Scott Paulson Taking the expression some people just dont think! to a new level, Lindsey Stone thought she was being funny when she posted a picture of herself giving the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery "the finger" - the middle finger - while appearing to shout at the national memorial in October. After posting the pic to Facebook, somehow thinking her friends would enjoy the photo, she most definitely found out otherwise. As of Monday, the backlash has been severe for Stone. Veterans Day:...
  • Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Princess Discovered in Unusual Spot

    11/08/2012 11:09:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | 11-08-2012 | Staff
    The tomb of an ancient Egyptian princess has been discovered south of Cairo hidden in bedrock and surrounded by a court of tombs belonging to four high officials. Dating to 2500 B.C., the structure was built in the second half of the Fifth Dynasty, though archaeologists are puzzled as to why this princess was buried in Abusir South among tombs of non-royal officials. Most members of the Fifth Dynasty's royal family were buried 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) to the north, in the central part of Abusir or farther south in Saqqara. (Saqqara holds a vast burial ground for the ancient...
  • On Guard

    10/30/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT · by lasereye · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/29/12 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Much of the East Coast is being evacuated in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. Nothing wrong with that, and our thoughts are with the millions of Americans who are threatened by the worst weather event in some time. But not everyone is moving out. Today, this photo of Old Guard soldiers, standing guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, swept the internet: ABC News reports that this particular picture was taken in September, but it nevertheless represents the spirit of the Old Guard: Tomb Sentinels from the Armys 3rd Infantry Regiments The Old Guard have guarded the Tomb for 24...
  • Photo of guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in storm goes viral

    10/29/2012 11:57:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 29, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    This photo of soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the rain has gone viral over social media especially Facebook in advance of Hurricane Sandy. Soldiers of the 3rd Inf Reg. continue to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, despite the worsening weather conditions surrounding Hurricane Sandy. The tomb has been guarded continuously since 1948. The photo was taken by Karin Evink Markerton at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, September 18, 2012, in the rain. Markerton posted a note on her Facebook wall to people tracking the origin of the photo....
  • Guatemala excavates early Mayan ruler's tomb [700 - 400 BC!]

    10/26/2012 12:04:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 10-25-2012 | Staff
    Archaeologists announced Thursday they have uncovered the tomb of a very early Mayan ruler, complete with rich jade jewelry and decoration. Experts said the find at Guatemala's Tak'alik Ab'aj temple site could help shed light on the formative years of the Mayan culture. Government archaeologist Miguel Orrego said carbon-dating indicates the tomb was built between 700 and 400 B.C., several hundred years before the Mayan culture reached its height. He said it was the oldest tomb found so far at Tak'alik Ab'aj, a site in southern Guatemala that dates back about 2,200 years. Orrego said a necklace depicting a vulture-headed...
  • Portland Tomb Opened Only 90 Minutes a Year

    06/01/2012 8:55:20 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    KGW ^ | Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | Pat Dooris
    Portland tomb opened only 90 minutes a year PORTLAND -- An unusual Portland tradition lets the public tour a tomb each year for just 90 minutes on Memorial day. With the sad sounds of bagpipes playing nearby, hundreds gathered at the Wilhelm Portland Memorial funeral home in Westmoreland on Memorial Day. Some were there to remember family. Many were there to see the private Rea tomb. If you havent been inside, its really different," author Roy Widing said. Hes been fascinated by the tomb and its occupants for years and recently wrote a book about it called Whispers from the...
  • WWII Fighter Plane Hailed the 'Aviation Equivalent of Tutankhamun's Tomb' Found Preserved (Sahara)

    05/10/2012 3:33:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Richard Alleyne
    WWII fighter plane hailed the 'aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun's Tomb' found preserved in the Sahara A Second World War aeroplane that crash landed in the Sahara Desert before the British pilot walked to his death has been found almost perfectly preserved 70 years later. Most of its cockpit instruments are intact and it still had it guns and ammunition before they were seized by the Egyptian military. There are also signs of the makeshift camp the pilot made alongside the fuselage. No human remains have been found but it is thought the pilot may lie within a 20 mile radius...
  • Who is buried in the Hoover Dam?

    03/31/2012 10:24:17 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 16, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    Who is buried in the Hoover Dam? The Hoover Dam is one of the most phenomenal structures in modern history. This 1244 feet long, 660 feet thick, and 726 feet high concrete behemoth holds back so much water that it deformed the earth's crust and caused 600 small earthquakes in the decade after its construction. Over 100 workers died constructing the Hoover Dam and legend has it, some of them are buried within its concrete facade. Is there anything to these rumors? An enormous number of deaths - Over 100 people died in the construction of the Hoover Dam....
  • Rare Video of Israeli Rabbi in Iran, A rare video shows last years visit to the tomb of Queen

    03/07/2012 9:43:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 3/7/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Rabbi Yisroel Gabbais self-appointed mission is saving Jewish graves all over the world. A rare video shows his visit last year to Iran and the tomb of Queen Esther and Mordechai, the central Jewish figures iin the story of Purim, which Jews celebrate this week. A member of the Breslov stream of Chassidism and now living in Israel, Rabbi Gabbai travels with a passport from France, where he was born and married. He has visited Gaza and Lebanon during wars and also has been to Damascus. Rabbi Gabbai wears traditional hareidi religious black clothes and a black hat, with his...
  • Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle discovered in Turkey's Denizli

    07/27/2011 6:39:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 174 replies
    D'Andria said the structure of the tomb and the writings on it proved that it belonged to St. Philip the Apostle, who is recognized as a martyr in the history of ChristianityThe tomb of St. Philip the Apostle, one of the original 12 disciples of Christianity's central figure Jesus Christ, has been discovered during the ongoing excavations in Turkey's south-western province of Denizli. Italian professor Francesco D'Andria, the head of the excavation team at the Hierapolis ancient city in Denizli, told reporters on Tuesday that experts had reached the tomb of St. Philip whose name is mentioned in the Bible...
  • The Church Built on Peter

    06/29/2011 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 282 replies
    The Integrated Catholic Life ^ | June 29, 2011 | Fr. Roger Landry
    After St. Peter died upside down on a cross in the Circus of Caligula and Nero, the surviving Christians obtained his body and buried him quickly nearby, on the steeply sloping Vatican Hill to the north of the Circus. That hill had become a makeshift graveyard four months earlier after the fire of Rome had killed so many residents of the metropolis that their loved ones began to use any open spot they could find on the roadsides radiating outside the city. . . . When the tropaion of Peter was found underneath the high altar during archaeological escavations in...
  • Why The Devil Hates Joseph's Tomb...

    By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.(Hebrews 11:22)And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in...
  • Murder at Tomb Illustrates the Future of Jewish Holy Sites in a Palestinian State

    04/24/2011 1:33:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 4/24/11 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Todays attack on Jewish worshippers at Josephs Tomb in Nablus needs to be understood as something more significant than just another unfortunate instance of violence between Jews and Arabs. It is nothing less than a warning of what will happen once Palestinians achieve full sovereignty, as the Obama administration appears to be demanding, over all of the West Bank. The incident occurred when a group of religious Jews, members of the Breslov hasidic sect visited the Jewish holy site this morning unaccompanied by Israeli soldiers. The tomb is located in the city of Nablus
  • Film claims discovery of nails from Jesus's cross

    04/12/2011 10:18:26 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 32 replies
    YahooNews.com ^ | 04/12/2011 | Ari Rabinovitch
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem? And could they have mysteriously disappeared for 20 years, only to turn up by chance in a Tel Aviv laboratory? That is the premise of the new documentary film "The Nails of the Cross" by veteran investigator Simcha Jacobovici, which even before its release has prompted debate in the Holy Land. The film follows three years of research during which Jacobovici presents his assertions -- some based on empirical data, others requiring much imagination and a leap of faith....
  • Discovery in Guatemala finds oldest royal Mayan tomb

    04/06/2011 11:37:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.physorg.com ^ | 04-06-2011 | Staff
    At the recent Society for American Archaeology meeting in Sacramento, California, archaeologist Michael Callaghan from the University of Texas presented his team's findings from the ancient site of K'o (now modern-day Guatemala) and what they believe to be the oldest known royal Mayan tomb. Excavating under a wealthy home, they discovered a lid leading to a tunnel of about 16 inches wide. Following the tunnel, they discovered a chultan, or storage chamber, where a burial was performed. Within this storage chamber they discovered a body they believe to have been a man in his fifties who was reasonably healthy when...
  • Where was Christ During the Three Days After His Death?

    03/21/2011 10:34:29 AM PDT · by count-your-change · 148 replies
    Where was Christ for the three days following his death? It seems a simple enough question and it is. The answer is simple too. One might turn to Matthew 27:59, 60, where it says a rich man, Joseph, took Jesus' body and had it put in Joseph's prepared tomb and then a large stone was rolled in place to close up the cave like tomb. So why would there be a question? Well, before Jesus died he had been asked to be remembered by a criminal hanging nearby. Said this man: "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."...
  • Vice President Joe Biden, others to Participate in Veterans Day Service Projects and Ceremonies

    11/11/2010 4:56:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    White House ^ | 11/09/10
    Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, Cabinet Secretaries and Senior Officials to Participate in Veterans Day Service Projects and CeremoniesFor Immediate Release November 09, 2010 Washington, D.C. On November 11, Cabinet Secretaries and senior officials will join Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Dr. Jill Biden in participating in Veterans Day service projects, events, and ceremonies across the country and around the world in honor of our nations Veterans, those wounded or killed in battle, our soldiers home and abroad, and their families. Administration officials will attend ceremonies, greet troops, and...
  • Until 1996, nobody called Rachels Tomb a mosque

    11/09/2010 7:34:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/9/10 | Nadav Shragai
    On October 21, UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) declared that Rachels Tomb near Jerusalem is the Bilal ibn Rabah mosque endorsing a Palestinian claim that first surfaced only in 1996 and which ignores centuries of Muslim tradition. In a series of decisions condemning Israel, the UNESCO board called upon the government to rescind its decision in February to include Rachels Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Israels official list of national heritage sites.(snip) Yet anyone visiting the site today will find it difficult to identify the image known to generations of Jews.
  • PM slams UNESCO's classifying Rachel's Tomb as a mosque

    10/29/2010 11:50:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    jpost ^ | 10/29/10 | Staff
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday slammed world culture organization UNESCO's decision to characterize the site of Rachel's Tomb as a Muslim mosque. "The attempt to separate the nation of Israel from its cultural heritage is absurd," said the prime minister. A statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office read, "It is unfortunate that an organization that was established with the goal of promoting the cultural preservation of historical sites around the world, is attempting due to political reasons to uproot the connection between the nation of Israel and its cultural heritage."
  • Mayan Kings Tomb Discovered in Guatemala

    07/16/2010 1:57:59 PM PDT · by decimon · 19 replies
    Brown University ^ | July 16, 2010 | Unknown
    A team of archaeologists led by Stephen Houston has discovered a royal tomb in Guatemala, filled with materials that have been preserved for approximately 1,600 years. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] A well-preserved tomb of an ancient Mayan king has been discovered in Guatemala by a team of archaeologists led by Brown Universitys Stephen Houston. The tomb is packed with of carvings, ceramics, textiles, and the bones of six children, who may have been sacrificed at the time of the kings death. The team uncovered the tomb, which dates from about 350 to 400 A.D., beneath the El Diablo pyramid...
  • Zheng He's Tomb Found in Nanjing

    06/26/2010 11:45:40 AM PDT · by Palter · 22 replies
    CRI ^ | 26 June 2010 | CRI
    A recently excavated tomb in Nanjing has been confirmed to be the grave of Zheng He, a eunuch from the early Ming Dynasty who led historic voyages to Southeast Asia and eastern Africa. The tomb was discovered accidentally on June 18th by workers at a construction site near Zutang Mountain that also holds the tombs of many other Ming Dynasty eunuchs, the Yangtse Evening News reported. The tomb was 8.5 meters long and 4 meters wide and was built with blue bricks, which archaeologists said were only used in structures belonging to dignitaries during the time of Zheng He. But...
  • Astronomer Copernicus reburied as hero in Poland

    05/22/2010 5:52:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies · 1,152+ views
    AP ^ | May 22, 2010 | VANESSA GERA, Associated Press Writer
    FROMBORK, Poland Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th-century astronomer whose findings were condemned by the Roman Catholic Church as heretical, was reburied by Polish priests as a hero on Saturday, nearly 500 years after he was laid to rest in an unmarked grave. His burial in a tomb in the cathedral where he once served as a church canon and doctor indicates how far the church has come in making peace with the scientist whose revolutionary theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun helped usher in the modern scientific age. Copernicus, who lived from 1473 to 1543, died as a...
  • Egyptian Tomb Holds Door to Afterlife

    03/29/2010 10:09:27 AM PDT · by cajuncow · 39 replies · 935+ views
    fox news ^ | 3-29-10 | Associated Press
    CAIRO -- Archaeologists have unearthed a 3,500-year-old door to the afterlife from the tomb of a high-ranking Egyptian official near Karnak temple in Luxor, the Egyptian antiquities authority said Monday. These recessed niches found in nearly all ancient Egyptian tombs were meant to take the spirits of the dead to and from the afterworld. The nearly six-foot- tall slab of pink granite was covered with religious texts.
  • Rachel's Tomb was never Jewish

    03/07/2010 9:24:51 PM PST · by Blackyce · 35 replies · 300+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | March 7, 2010 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    'Rachel's Tomb was never Jewish' By JPOST.COM STAFF  07/03/2010 12:47 Speaking to Saudi paper, Turkish PM criticizes Israel's nat'l heritage list. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday continued his verbal assault on Israel, according to Saudi paper Al Wattan, which quoted him as saying that that al Aksa Mosque, the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb “were not and never will be Jewish sites, but Islamic sites.” Erdogan was referring to Israel’s recent inclusion of the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb on its national heritage list, but it was unclear why he mentioned the Aksa...
  • Abbas Warns of Holy War over Rachels Tomb

    02/24/2010 7:03:07 AM PST · by Karliner · 15 replies · 633+ views
    Arutz Sheva/INN news ^ | 2-24-10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas warns of a holy war over Rachels Tomb in Bethlehem. Muslims claim it is a 1,000-year-old mosque, although Islam - only 1,300 years old itself - began publicly claiming the site only 44 years ago. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused Abbas of hypocrisy. The Prime Minister announced earlier this week that the ancient tomb, located immediately south of Jerusalem, and the Patriarchs Cave (Me'arat HaMachpelah) in Hevron, are Jewish heritage sites that will be refurbished. Genesis Chapter 23 describes the purchase of the Patriarch's Cave by Abraham in order to bury his wife Sarah,...
  • 'Jesus-era' burial shroud found

    12/16/2009 6:53:57 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 1,335+ views
    bbc ^ | 16 December 2009 | Bethany Bell
    A team of archaeologists and scientists says it has, for the first time, found pieces of a burial shroud from the time of Jesus in a tomb in Jerusalem. The researchers, from Hebrew University and institutions in Canada and the US, said the shroud was very different from the controversial Turin Shroud. Some people believe the Turin Shroud to have been Christ's burial cloth, but others believe it is a fake. The newly found cloth has a simpler weave than Turin's, the scientists say. The body of a man wrapped in fragments of the shroud was found in a tomb...
  • Lady Dai tomb among richest finds in China history

    09/17/2009 8:33:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1,737+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/17/09 | Sue Manning - ap
    LOS ANGELES Lady Dai was a Chinese nobleman's wife in her mid-50s when she died of a heart attack. She was overweight, had diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, liver disease, gallstones and her arteries were almost totally clogged. She didn't live the healthiest life but she left behind one of the most perfectly preserved bodies in history. She was buried about 2,100 years ago. Her tomb was found in the early 1970s on Mawangdui, a hill in Changsha, near the capital of Hunan Province in China. More than 1,400 equally well-preserved artifacts found around her were designed to...
  • Grave discovered at royal centre[Scotland]

    08/16/2009 6:49:37 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 536+ views
    BBC ^ | 11 Aug 2009 | BBC
    Archaeologists have discovered an early Bronze Age grave and artefacts at the site of a centuries old royal centre. The 4000-year-old burial chamber was uncovered near Forteviot, Perthshire. Few remains of the body were found, but the archaeologists said it would have lain on a bed of quartz pebbles in sand, in a large stone coffin. A bronze dagger with a gold band was discovered inside the grave, along with a leather bag, wooden objects and plant matter, which could be floral tributes. The discovery was made by archaeologists from Glasgow and Aberdeen universities. They found a large sandstone slab,...
  • Finding King Herod's Tomb

    08/02/2009 6:17:08 PM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 1,827+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | July 2009 | Barbara Kreiger
    After a 35-year search, an Israeli archaeologist is certain he has solved the mystery of the biblical figure’s final resting place Shielding my eyes from the glare of the morning sun, I look toward the horizon and the small mountain that is my destination: Herodium, site of the fortified palace of King Herod the Great. I'm about seven miles south of Jerusalem, not far from the birthplace of the biblical prophet Amos, who declared: "Let justice stream forth like water." Herod's reign over Judea from 37 to 4 B.C. is not remembered for justice but for its indiscriminate cruelty. His...
  • ST Paul's tomb 'may be opened'

    06/27/2009 4:34:40 PM PDT · by BGHater · 38 replies · 2,567+ views
    Italy Mag ^ | 27 June 2009 | Italy
    A Roman tomb believed to be that of St Paul may be opened for the first time in 2000 years, the archpriest of the cathedral where it is located said Friday. ''We've been thinking of opening St Paul's sarcophagus for a while and Pope Benedict XVI has not ruled out ordering a thorough analysis of the tomb,'' said Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo of St Paul's Outside the Walls. ''We've also studied how we could do it. You have to bear in mind that this sarcophagus has been there for 20 centuries and has never been opened,'' he said....
  • Reports of a blast near Khomeini's shrine

    06/20/2009 6:51:46 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 20 replies · 1,855+ views
    NPR ^ | June 20, 2009 | Reuters
    Update at 9:23 a.m. ET. Reports of a blast near Khomeini's shrine: Reuters writes that "a bomb exploded in Tehran on Saturday, killing one person and wounding two, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported. It said the blast occurred near the shrine of Iran's revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini." NPR News has not independently confirmed the report.
  • Video: Obama jokes hieroglyphic looks like melook at those ears

    06/04/2009 4:10:57 PM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies · 1,100+ views
    While visiting the Tomb of Qar, terrorist supporter Barack Obama noticed a hieroglyphic of a thin man with big ears. That looks like me! exclaimed terrorist supporter Obama. Look at those ears.
  • Hunt for Alexander's tomb: Greece, Egypt, Persia, India, Broome

    03/20/2009 9:54:17 AM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 803+ views
    ABC News ^ | 18 Mar 2009 | ABC News
    Alexander the Great, whose tomb has been missing for nearly 2,000 years, could be buried in Broome in Western Australia, a Perth man says. Macedonian-born Tim Tutungis told ABC Kimberley that he first heard the 'Broomer' from his old mate, Lou Batalis. "We just got onto the subject of Alexander The Great's tomb, and he said, 'They'll never ever find it, no matter where they look, because Alexander the Great is buried in Broome, in Western Australia'," Mr Tutungis said. "Approximately 50 years ago, some guy went into a cave in Broome and he saw some inscriptions in there and...
  • Han tomb with murals found[China]

    02/25/2009 6:45:23 AM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 608+ views
    CCTV ^ | 21 Feb 2009 | CCTV
    A ramp leads to the tomb chambers. Murals decorate both the vault and the brick walls. Cheng Linquan, director, Institute of archeology, said, The upper part is painted with celestial signs and the lower part is painted with life scenes. We see here is a woman carrying a baby, while leading another child. The lines are simple and earthy, reflecting the art style of that era. Xi'an was the Han dynasty capital around two thousand years ago. Of the four Han tombs found in Xi'an so far, this one is exceptional for its richly illustrated murals. A striking characteristic is...
  • "Known but to God"

    10/24/2008 10:25:43 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 8 replies · 700+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | October 23, 2008 | Gina L. Diorio
    On this day in 1921, Sgt. Edward F. Younger, a U.S. Army veteran, decorated war hero, and recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, entered a hall in Chalons-sur-Marne, France carrying a spray of white roses. Before him were four identical caskets, each draped with an American flag and each cradling the body of a World War I American soldier. Younger circled the caskets three times and then placed the white roses on the third casket from the left. The selected casket was brought aboard the USS Olympia, which carried it across the ocean to the United States, where the soldier...
  • Thracian Tomb Dated On 360 Year B.C. Found In Southern Tsarevo

    06/19/2008 7:16:11 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 125+ views
    International News BG ^ | 6-19-2008 | Kristalina Ilieva
    Thracian Tomb Dated on 360 Year B.C. Found in Southern Tsarevo Updated on: 19.06.2008, 19:05 Author: Kristalina Ilieva A Thracian tomb with semi cylinder arch was found by archaeologists in the territory of the south seaside Tserovo municipality. Tombs of this kind haven't been found to the moment in the Strandja Mountain, the chief of the excavations works Daniela Agre informed. Undoubtedly the tomb is of a local dynasty ruler, who used to govern Southeastern Thrace and most probably controlled the production of ore. The tomb was incredibly beautiful with white soft limestone, but unfortunately is half destroyed by the...
  • Egypt: Tomb Of Cleopatra And Lover To Be Uncovered

    04/25/2008 7:44:34 PM PDT · by blam · 82 replies · 8,437+ views
    Adnkronos ^ | 4-24-2008
    Egypt: Tomb of Cleopatra and lover to be uncovered Cairo, 24 April(AKI) - Archaeologists have revealed plans to uncover the 2000 year-old tomb of ancient Egypt's most famous lovers, Cleopatra and the Roman general Mark Antony later this year. Zahi Hawass, prominent archaeologist and director of Egypt's superior council for antiquities announced a proposal to test the theory that the couple were buried together. He discussed the project in Cairo at a media conference about the ancient pharaohs. Hawass said that the remains of the legendary Egyptian queen and her Roman lover, Mark Antony, were inside a temple called Tabusiris...
  • Pharaoh Seti I's Tomb Bigger Than Thought

    04/17/2008 2:24:57 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 239+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 4-17-2008 | Andrew Bossone
    Pharaoh Seti I's Tomb Bigger Than ThoughtAndrew Bossone in Cairo, Egypt for National Geographic NewsApril 17, 2008 Egyptian archaeologists have discovered that the tomb of the powerful pharaoh Seti Ithe largest tomb in the Valley of the Kingsis bigger than originally believed. During a recent excavation, the team found that the crypt is actually 446 feet (136 meters) in length. Giovanni Battista Belzoni, who discovered the tomb in 1817, had noted the tomb at 328 feet (100 meters). "[This is] the largest tomb and this is longest tunnel that's ever found in any place in the Valley of the Kings,"...
  • Hardline Jews make night pilgrimages to West Bank tomb

    04/14/2008 3:17:11 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 14 replies · 96+ views
    AFP ^ | 04/10/2008 | Staff
    NABLUS, West Bank (AFP) Headlights pierce the misty night as the armoured bus packed with hardline Jews winds down the road from a hilltop settlement into the heart of the Palestinian town of Nablus. Their destination is the burial place of the biblical patriarch Joseph, a pilgrimage site that has become a grim symbol of the region's intractable conflict. Nearly 100 men wearing black hats or skullcaps and clutching prayer books huddle in the bus, some reading prayers by the light of mobile phones. "This is a path of devotion for God. I have gone this way dozens of...
  • New Tomb For 'Altai Princess' To Be Built In Siberia

    03/21/2008 11:12:35 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 729+ views
    Novosti ^ | 3-20-2008
    New tomb for 'Altai Princess' to be built in Siberia 21:34 | 20/ 03/ 2008 NOVOSIBIRSK, March 20 (RIA Novosti) - A tomb to house the remains of a woman found after being preserved in ice for 2,500 years will be built in Siberia's Altai Republic, the director of a local museum said on Thursday. The well-preserved remains of the woman dubbed the Altai Princess were discovered in the region by a team led by a Novosibirsk archeologist in 1993 near the Mongolian border, and have been studied at the Archaeology and Ethnography Institute in Novosibirsk. Residents of Altai, where...
  • Ancient Tomb Found On Greek Island

    03/05/2008 7:15:50 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 310+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 3-5-2008 | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS
    Ancient tomb found on Greek island By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated Press WriterA partly demolished, 3,000-year-old tomb recently discovered on the western Greek island of Lefkada is seen in this undated hand out photo released by Greek Culture Ministry on Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Archaeologists said the beehive-shaped tomb, which contained several human skeletons and grave offerings, was the first major Mycenaean-era monument to be found on the island.ATHENS, Greece --Road construction on the western Greek island of Lefkada has uncovered and partially destroyed an important tomb with artifacts dating back more than 3,000 years, officials said on Wednesday. The find...
  • False Doors For The Dead Among New Egypt Tomb Finds

    03/01/2008 7:32:21 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 170+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 2-25-2008 | Steven Stanek
    False Doors for the Dead Among New Egypt Tomb Finds Steven Stanek in Cairo, Egypt for National Geographic NewsFebruary 25, 2008 Three false doors that served as portals for communicating with the dead are among ancient burial remains recently unearthed in a vast Egyptian necropolis, an archaeological team announced. The discoveries date back to Egypt's turbulent First Intermediate Period, which ran roughly between 2160 and 2055 B.C. The period is traditionally thought to have been a chaotic era of bloodshed and power struggles, but little is known based on archaeological evidence. In addition to the false doors, the Spanish team...