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  • Jesus 'Tomb' Controversy Reopened

    01/17/2008 4:18:50 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 55+ views
    Time - CNN ^ | 1-16-2008 | TIM MCGIRK
    Jesus 'Tomb' Controversy Reopened Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 By TIM MCGIRK/JERUSALEMThe Talpiot tomb. Discovery / EPA When the Discovery Channel aired a TV documentary last year raising the possibility that archeologists had found the family tomb of Jesus Christ in the hills behind Jerusalem, it caused a huge backlash among Christians. The claim, after all, challenged one of the cornerstones of Christian faith — that Jesus, after his crucifixion, rose bodily to heaven in his physical form. The Lost Tomb of Jesus, made by Hollywood director James Cameron and Canadian investigative journalist Simcha Jacobovici, was shown only once on Discovery....
  • 2,500-Year-Old-Sword Excavated From Tomb (China)

    01/16/2008 2:55:11 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 109+ views
    2,500-year-old sword excavated from tomb (Xinhua) Updated: 2008-01-16 20:55 Nanchang -- Chinese archaeologists have discovered an elaborately-made sword, which they believe is 2,500 to 2,600 years old, in an ancient tomb in the eastern province of Jiangxi. A 2500-year-old sword is displayed. This sword was unearthed in an ancient tomb in East China's Jiangxi Prvovince. [] "It is reckoned as the oldest ever excavated in the country," said Xu Changqing, chief of the excavation team. The well-preserved sword, some 50 centimeters long, is black, gold and bright red. "A dragon pattern was carved on both ends of the scabbard, and...
  • Few Gather To Remember At Saddam's Tomb (On 1st Anniversary Of Execution, Iraqis...Yawn)

    12/30/2007 9:18:00 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 274+ views ^ | 30/12/2007 | Akeel Hussein in Tikrit and Colin Freeman
    Few gather to remember at Saddam's tomb By Akeel Hussein in Tikrit and Colin Freeman Last Updated: 2:21am GMT 30/12/2007 Tucked away amid lush orange farms outside the city of Tikrit, there is a small corner of Iraq where Saddam Hussein is still thought of as the president. The former Iraqi leader might have been hanged a year ago today, but in his ancestral village of al-Owja, where pilgrims now come to his grave, Tikrit's most famous son is still spoken of in the same awed tones as when he was alive. "Many people have visited the president in the...
  • Ancient Bamboo Slips Reveal Tomb Owner's Identity

    12/08/2007 7:28:19 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 141+ views
    Cnina Org ^ | 12-8-2007 | Wu Jin
    Ancient bamboo slips reveal tomb owner's identity On December 6 over 200 bamboo slips inscribed with ancient Chinese characters were discovered packed in a silk bag tucked into the Xiejiaqiao No.1 tomb in Hubei Province. The tomb is over 2,200 years old. The ancient documents were found nine days after archaeologists uncovered a 2.46-meter-long coffin wrapped in four tiers of embroidered silks. Amazingly, the shroud has remained intact underground after thousands of years. "Tombs from the Han Dynasty have been found in many places across the country, but it is rare to find such a well-preserved one. This will provide...
  • Doom and Gloom from Womb to Tomb

    11/27/2007 5:34:51 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 2 replies · 69+ views
    11-27-2007 | MosesKnows
    The Socialist Democrat’s Creed – “Doom and Gloom from Womb to Tomb” I wanted to address the negativity that some Americans have made such a large part of their way of life. I have observed that more Americans thrive on negative news about America. These Americans previously predicated negative news. The negative news appears to provide some ego satisfaction when it occurs. On closer observation, I discovered a link between the liberal’s thirst for celebrating all things negative about America and the media’s quest to satisfy that thirst. The liberals and the media also express a desire for America to...
  • Ancient Henan Tomb Excavated

    11/26/2007 10:35:05 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 31+ views ^ | 11-25-2007 | Yang Jie
    Ancient Henan tomb excavated Source: 11-25-2007 11:31Editor:Yang Jie Archeologists have finished excavating an ancient graveyard in Central China's Henan Province. Several important artifacts discovered there have lead cultural experts and the media to call the excavation, "the most important archeological project of the year." Preliminary research and studies have convinced archeologists the cemetery dates back to the Eastern Wei Dynasty about 1,500 years ago. The site is located in Anyang, a major town in the country's early history. The largest tomb complex is completely made of bricks. A ten-meter lane leads to the chamber, flanked by three archways and...
  • 5 Guesses On Emperor Qin Shihuang's Tomb

    11/02/2007 9:25:47 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 104+ views
    China Org CN ^ | 10-24-2007
    5 guesses on Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb Qin Shihuang holds a central place in Chinese history for being the first emperor who united the country. He is also well known for his part in the construction of the spectacular Great Wall and his splendid terracotta army. To ensure his rule in the afterlife, this emperor commanded more than 700,000 conscripts from all parts of the country to build him a grand mausoleum as luxurious as any of the palaces he had in mortal life. Legend says that numerous treasures were placed in the tomb. As time passed, no one knew...
  • Diyarbakır Excavation Reveals Ancient Tomb Of Young Lovers (8,000 YO - Turkey)

    10/07/2007 10:23:17 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 737+ views
    Todays Zaman ^ | 10-7-2007
    Diyarbakır excavation reveals ancient tomb of young lovers Archaeologists discovered the tomb of a young couple locked in an embrace during their work in Hakemi Use in the Bismil district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Saturday. The young couple, archaeological history’s oldest buried lovers, was discovered by excavations in Bismil; they were still embracing one another. Archaeologists assert that the couple, who presumably died some 8,000 years ago, is likely to set a record as the oldest embracing couple in the history of archaeology. Diyarbakır was witness to an extraordinary discovery when archaeologists revealed the tomb of the...
  • Intact 2,000-Year Old Etruscan Tomb Discovered

    08/13/2007 4:43:25 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,024+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-13-2007 | Deepa Babington
    Intact 2,000-year old Etruscan tomb discovered Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:58PM BST By Deepa Babington ROME (Reuters) - Archaeologists have discovered a more than 2,000-year-old Etruscan tomb perfectly preserved in the hills of Tuscany with a treasure trove of artefacts inside, including urns that hold the remains of about 30 people. The tomb, in the Tuscan town of Civitella Paganico, probably dates from between the 1st and 3rd centuries B.C., when Etruscan power was in decline, Andrea Marcocci, who led digging at the site, told Reuters. "It's quite rare to find a tomb intact like this," said Marcocci, who had...
  • Ancient Ruler's Tomb, Gold Trove Found in Bolivia Pyramid

    08/07/2007 9:22:59 AM PDT · by BGHater · 10 replies · 795+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 06 Aug 2007 | Kelly Hearn
    A 1,300-year-old skeleton buried with a cache of gold artifacts has been found in a Bolivian pyramid, archaeologists say. The remains are believed to belong to an elite member of the ancient Tiwanaku culture, which thrived on the shores of Lake Titicaca from about A.D. 400 to 1200 (see Bolivia map). Scientists found the bones and offerings this spring in the upper reaches of the Akapana pyramid, a heavily looted temple experts say is one of the largest pre-Hispanic structures in South America. The condition of the artifacts and the skeleton's location inside the pyramid lead researchers to believe the...
  • Rare Green Crystals Found In 2,500-Year-Old Tomb (China)

    07/05/2007 10:45:36 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 1,796+ views
    China Daily ^ | 7-4-2007 | Xinhua
    Rare green crystals found in 2,500-year-old tomb (Xinhua) Updated: 2007-07-04 16:43 JING'AN -- Chinese archaeologists exploring a 2,500-year-old tomb in east China's Jiangxi province that contained 47 coffins in a remarkable state of preservation were stunned to discover several pieces of green crystal lodged in the bones of the skeletons in the coffins. One of the diamond-shaped crystals was 8.5 centimeters long. The coffins also contained bronze, gold, silk, porcelain and jade items and even body tissue. Archaeologists said the crystals appeared to have "grown" in the bones. They pointed out that the coffins were made from halved nanmu, a...
  • Peru: Tomb Believed To Be Older Than "Señor de Sipan" Found In Northern Peru

    07/04/2007 1:08:01 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 496+ views
    Living In peru ^ | 7-3-2007
    Art/Culture/History | 3 July, 2007 [ 10:45 ] Peru: Tomb believed to be older than "Señor de Sipan" found in northern Peru© Andina (LIP-ir) -- A team of archaeologists, led by Walter Alva, have discovered the wooden tomb of another member of the Mochica culture's elite - older than the "Señor de Sipan" (Lord of Sipan). These findings belong to the Moche civilization, which ruled the northern coast of Peru from the time of Christ to 800 AD, centuries prior to the Incas. Alva has stated that he and his team are investigating and within the next few days will...
  • China: Mysterious building discovered in emperor's tomb (a buried step-pyramid?)

    07/01/2007 12:31:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies · 1,558+ views
    Mysterious building discovered in emperor's tomb Last Updated(Beijing Time):2007-07-01 10:33 Chinese archaeologists said that after five years of research they have confirmed that there is a 30-meter-high building buried in the tomb of Qinshihuang, Chinese first emperor more than 2,000 years ago. The building, buried in the 51-meter-high, pyramid-like earth above the tomb's main body underground, has four surrounding stair-like walls and each wall with nine steps of platforms, said Duan Qingbo, a researcher with Shaanxi Institute of Archaeology. The whole building were buried under the earth, which made it difficult for researchers to get a complete picture of it,...
  • Pope OKs opening of St. Paul's tomb

    06/30/2007 11:19:17 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 54 replies · 2,205+ views
    Eighteen months after the sarcophagus believed to have once contained the remains of St. Paul the apostle was positively identified by Vatican archaeologists, Pope Benedict XVI has given his approval to plans by investigators to examine the interior of the ancient stone coffin with an optical probe, according to a German Catholic paper. As WND reported in 2005, the sarcophagus was discovered during excavations in 2002 and 2003 around the basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in south Rome. "The tomb that we discovered is the one that the popes and the Emperor Theodosius [A.D. 379-395] saved and presented...
  • Orpheus Tomb Discovered

    06/29/2007 1:27:37 PM PDT · by blam · 86 replies · 2,483+ views ^ | 6-29-2007 | Olga Yoncheva
    Orpheus Tomb Discovered? Updated on: 29.06.2007, 17:51 Published on: 29.06.2007, 17:46 Author: Olga Yoncheva Orpheus sanctuary in Rhodope mountains is with thousand years older than the Egyptian pyramids. The sensational discovery was made by an archaeological expedition which investigated the temple of the Thracians near the village of Tatul, informed BNT. The scientists found 6000-year old buildings with preserved tools made of semi-precious stones, crockery, animal remains. According to the archaeologists now it can be claimed that this is the Tomb of Orpheus, which has been visited of thousands of pilgrims from around the antique world. The sanctuary is one...
  • Decapitated Man Found in Peru Tomb With Ceramic "Replacement" Head

    06/07/2007 8:06:26 AM PDT · by BGHater · 23 replies · 696+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 06 June 2007 | Kelly Hearn
    A headless skeleton found in a Peruvian tomb is adding new wrinkles to the debate over human sacrifice in the ancient Andes. The decapitated body was found in the Nasca region, named for the ancient civilization that thrived in southern Peru from A.D. 1 to 750. Known for producing "Nasca lines" in the earth that depict giant figures, the culture is also noted among archaeologists for practicing human sacrifice and displaying modified human heads called trophy heads. But experts have been divided over whether the heads were taken from enemies in war or from locals offered up for ritual sacrifice....
  • Colgate Anthropologist Discovers Ancient Tomb In Honduras

    05/30/2007 4:56:48 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 542+ views
    Colgate anthropologist discovers ancient tomb in Honduras Wednesday, May 30, 2007 Colgate anthropology professor Allan Maca peers into a section of a tomb in Copan, Honduras, that dates back to the 7th century A.D. (Photo by Raul Mejia) Colgate anthropology professor Allan Maca and a team of researchers have found a previously unknown tomb in Copán, Honduras, dating back to the 7th century A.D. that contained the skeleton of an elite member of ancient Maya society in the city. The unusual characteristics of the tomb’s construction, the human remains, and the artifacts found near the body, according to Maca, paint...
  • PA Terror Again Controls Jewish Access to Joseph's Tomb

    05/11/2007 3:13:52 PM PDT · by Alouette · 7 replies · 653+ views
    Israel National News ^ | May 11, 2007 | Hana Levi Julian
    ( Several groups of Jewish worshippers are planning to visit the site of the tomb of the biblical Joseph in Shechem this Sunday, despite plans by the IDF to block the pilgrimage. IDF officials said Thursday they are barring Jews from visiting the site next Sunday due to concrete security warnings of terrorist attacks in the area. They also promised they would allow the worshippers to visit the site if and when the security situation changed. Several months ago, 35 MKs signed a letter to the IDF Central Command demanding the army re-open the site and provide proper security for...
  • [King] Herod's tomb found

    05/08/2007 8:30:12 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 604+ views ^ | May 09, 2007 12:00am | Staff Writer
    THE tomb of the biblical King Herod the Great has been found, archeologists say. The final resting place of King Herod, who ruled Judea for the Roman empire from about 37BC, was found at the ruins of a magnificent palace he built near Jerusalem. King Herod was known for his role in the massacre of the innocents as described in the Gospel of Matthew, where he ordered the deaths of young males in Bethlehem to stop a new king of the Jews, whose birth had been prophesied by the three wise men. Herod was also known for expanding the second...
  • King Herod's tomb discovered, Israeli university says

    05/07/2007 3:40:03 PM PDT · by Alouette · 72 replies · 4,615+ views
    YNet ^ | May 7, 2007
    Hebrew University announces discovery of Roman king's tomb at Herodium near Jerusalem Reuters Published: 05.08.07, 00:50 / Israel News The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced on Monday the discovery of the grave and tomb of Herod the Great, the Roman empire's "King of the Jews" In ancient Judea. The University said in a brief statement the discovery was made at Herodium, where Herod's hilltop fortress palace once stood some 7 miles from the holy city where he had rebuilt and expanded the Jewish Temple. The university said it would give further details at a news conference on Tuesday. The Gospel...