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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. [Sina.com] "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
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 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
    CCTV.com ^ | 11-25-2007 | Yang Jie
    Ancient Henan tomb excavated Source: CCTV.com 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
    News.bg ^ | 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
    (IsraelNN.com) 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
    new.com.au ^ | 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 · 71 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...
  • Secrets of the Dead : Shroud of Christ (PBS)

    04/11/2007 9:47:56 PM PDT · by John Philoponus · 8 replies · 448+ views
    Mechthild Flury-Lemberg began to spin and weave wool shorn from the sheep on her family's post-World War II German farm at the tender age of 16, "for fun," she says. She never imagined that the hobby, which led to a career in textile conservation, would also eventually lead her to head the restoration of one of the most cherished and mysterious relics in Christendom -- the Shroud of Turin -- or that her examination would produce new evidence that the famed linen dates to the first century A.D., to the time of Christ.
  • Jesus Tomb Film Scholars Backtrack (Discovery's "Lost Tomb of Jesus")

    04/11/2007 8:56:08 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 89 replies · 2,132+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/11/07 | Etgar Lefkovits
    Several prominent scholars who were interviewed in a bitterly contested documentary that suggests that Jesus and his family members were buried in a nondescript ancient Jerusalem burial cave have now revised their conclusions, including the statistician who claimed that the odds were 600:1 in favor of the tomb being the family burial cave of Jesus of Nazareth, a new study on the fallout from the popular documentary shows. The dramatic clarifications, compiled by epigrapher Stephen Pfann of the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem in a paper titled "Cracks in the Foundation: How the Lost Tomb of Jesus story...
  • Roman-Style Column Bolsters Han Dynasty Tomb

    04/08/2007 6:41:47 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,272+ views
    Peoples Daily ^ | 4-9-2007
    Roman-style column bolsters Han Dynasty tomb Archeologists excavate near a Roman-style column in a newly found Han Dynasty tomb (202 BC - 220 AD) in Xiao County, east China's Anhui Province, April 3, 2007. (newsphoto) Nearby villagers look on at the stone entrance of a newly found Han Dynasty tomb (202 BC - 220 AD) in Xiao County, east China's Anhui Province, April 3, 2007. (newsphoto) An archeologists cleans carved stones in a newly found Han Dynasty tomb (202 BC - 220 AD) in Xiao County, east China's Anhui Province, April 3, 2007. (newsphoto)
  • Greek archaeologists unearth rich tomb (filled with gold jewelry,pottery,artifacts)

    04/04/2007 5:08:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 1,041+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/07 | AP
    ATHENS, Greece - Archaeologists on a Greek island have discovered a large Roman-era tomb containing gold jewelry, pottery and bronze offerings, officials said Wednesday. The building, near the village of Fiscardo on Kefalonia, contained five burials including a large vaulted grave and a stone coffin, a Culture Ministry announcement said. The complex, measuring 26 by 20 feet, had been missed by grave-robbers, the announcement said. Archaeologists found gold earrings and rings, gold leaves that may have been attached to ceremonial clothing, as well as glass and clay pots, bronze artifacts decorated with masks, a bronze lock and copper coins. The...
  • Odds of 'Lost Tomb' Being Jesus' Family Rest on Assumptions

    03/10/2007 11:07:30 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 13 replies · 774+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 09, 2007 | Carl Bialik
    Odds of 'Lost Tomb' Being Jesus' Family Rest on Assumptions Until two weeks ago, University of Toronto statistician Andrey Feuerverger's body of research encompassed uncontroversial topics such as medical scanning and correcting for camera blurring. ... Prof. Feuerverger calculated there is just a one-in-600 chance that those same names would have come together in a family that didn't belong to Jesus of Nazareth. ... But the one-in-600 calculation is based on many assumptions about the prevalence of the names and their biblical significance. For purposes of his calculations, Prof. Feuerverger relied on new scholarly research that links the inscription "Mariamene...
  • False Tombs and Gnostic Tales

    03/08/2007 10:10:34 AM PST · by dvan · 9 replies · 774+ views
    Crossroad.to ^ | March 2007 | Berit Kjos
    False Tombs and Gnostic Tales Mocking the heart of Christianity "Last year, it was the Gnostic nonsense of the 'Da Vinci Code.'... This year it's a variation on the 'Da Vinci' theme. We are not only being told that there was a Mrs. Jesus (aka Mary Magdalene). We are also informed that her tomb and that of Jesus have been found in Jerusalem; that DNA testing has proved that they are not related and so must have been married (how exactly does it prove that?)... In a surreal moment on 'Larry King Live' earlier this week, the film's producer, James...
  • What James Cameron doesn't know about resurrections

    03/07/2007 2:09:33 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 63 replies · 1,718+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 03/06/2007 | Jim Rutz
    People have been coming back from the dead by the hundreds during the past 15-20 years. All over the world, stone-cold-dead people are being resurrected by the fervent, focused prayers of Christians praying in the name of Jesus. By now, the totals are likely over a thousand. No exaggeration, no joke. My own book "Megashift: Igniting Spiritual Power" documents 52 countries where at least one person has been raised from the dead – with named eyewitnesses ... who have street addresses ... and phone numbers ... and fax numbers ... and e-mail addresses. I even throw in a few photographs....
  • The Lost Tomb of Jesus

    03/06/2007 1:17:24 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 5 replies · 302+ views
    We saw the documentary yesterday thanks to an advance copy from The Discovery Channel, and our Amy has read the book released in conjunction. We've seen all their evidence. Simcha Jacobivici, the documentarian, has been saying in interviews that they’re just connecting the dots. I’d say it’s more like first arranging the dots to get a certain picture and then connecting them. Their reasons for arranging the dots in their particular order is full of speculation at each step. They tell a coherent and affecting story to account for the information, but there’s no rationale for why that story is...
  • The Lost Tomb of Jesus: The Review (w/Ted Koppel)

    03/04/2007 8:37:23 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 43 replies · 1,863+ views
    3/4/07 | Reaganesque
    The Lost Tomb of Jesus on the Discovery Channel was followed up by a panel discussion moderated by Ted Koppel. Koppel and two professors who are not affiliated with the documentary totally eviscerated the director of the film and one of his consultants. Koppel seemed particularly offended by the film maker's claims of being a journalist. If you get the chance to see this review of the documentary, watch it. It is very funny.
  • Jesus’s tomb? Let’s bury that idea straight away

    03/04/2007 7:42:00 AM PST · by MadIvan · 40 replies · 1,436+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | March 4, 2007 | Martin Wroe
    It is the greatest newspaper story ever told, and it was told again last week. In New York the Oscar-winning film-maker James Cameron pulled back a curtain to reveal two cream-coloured limestone coffins, flown in from Jerusalem. One of them, he said, had once held the recently crucified body of Jesus of Nazareth. Another — there are 10 in the set — had held that of Mary Magdalene.“It doesn’t get bigger than this,” he said, and then claimed it did. He had evidence that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had married and that another coffin — or “ossuary” — had contained...
  • The "Jesus Family Tomb:" One More Gnostic Onslaught

    03/02/2007 6:43:36 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 39 replies · 760+ views
    By Luis Sergio Solimeo It just does not stop. Following in the footsteps of The Da Vinci Code, the Gnostic offensive against Christianity is forging ahead with new pretexts, and, once again, with massive media coverage. The New Onslaught: Archeological FictionThis time, it is not a pseudo-historic novel,1 but a pseudo-scientific Discovery Channel documentary, titled: The Lost Tomb of Jesus, which was directed by James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici.  The two are well-suited for the task.  Mr. Cameron is a science fiction2 fan, while Mr. Jacobovici could be considered an archeological fiction aficionado. Four years ago, he produced another...
  • Tomb of the (Still) Unknown Ancients: More Jesus hype of the "Da Vinci Code" type.

    03/02/2007 7:39:39 AM PST · by maryz · 21 replies · 848+ views
    OpinionJournal.com ^ | March 2, 2007 | Ben Witherington III
    Year after year in spring, a new crop of religious dandelions pop up in our post-Christian culture. Like the real ones growing in my yard, they make a colorful splash that briefly captures our attention, until we realize that they are only shallow-rooted weeds, not beautiful flowers planted long ago in the deep rich soil of the past, such as Easter lilies. Last year, it was the Gnostic nonsense of the "Da Vinci Code." We've had the "Gospel of Judas Iscariot," written centuries after the eyewitnesses were dead. This year it's a variation on the "Da Vinci" theme. We are...
  • THE JESUS TOMB? ‘TITANIC’ TALPIOT TOMB THEORY SUNK FROM THE START

    02/27/2007 12:40:42 PM PST · by NYer · 33 replies · 2,084+ views
    BenWitherington ^ | February 27, 2007 | Ben Witherington
    Talpiot tomb Remember the tale of the Titanic? How it was supposed to be impregnable, and nothing could poke holes in it? How it would never be sunk? Well all I can say is that human hubris knows no bounds, and that hasn’t changed in the last century. On April 15th 1912 the supposedly leak proof Titanic rammed into an iceberg and sank—sank like a giant stone. Sank quickly, with great loss of life. Why do I bring this up? Because in one of the interesting ironies in recent memory, James Cameron the movie director who made the enormously successful...
  • Israel may open 'Jesus tomb' to public

    02/27/2007 5:53:46 AM PST · by NYer · 57 replies · 1,269+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 27, 2007 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS AND DAVID HOROVITZ
    Israeli authorities say they are prepared to consider opening to the public a 2,000-year-old burial tomb in Jerusalem's East Talpiot neighborhood which is said by the makers of a new documentary to have likely been the final resting place of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother, partner Mary Magdalene, son, and other members of his family. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), responsible for the tomb - which was first uncovered during construction of the neighborhood in 1980 - said it would be up to the Jerusalem Municipality to make such a decision. And municipality spokesman Gidi Schmerling told The Jerusalem Post...
  • Titanic Blasphemy

    02/26/2007 5:14:37 AM PST · by Keli Kilohana · 26 replies · 1,784+ views
    Charleston Gazette Forums ^ | 2/26/2007 | Pastor Terry Hagedorn
    James Cameron and Simcha Jacobivici claim to have raided the lost tomb of Jesus. Proof? There are related people in a graveyard with the uncommon names Joshua, Mary and Martha! Oi vey! Despite the faith of a millions of people in the Gospel (I Corinthians 15:3,4—the death, burial and resurrection of Christ for our salvation) and despite the fact that the resurrected Christ was seen and touched by his disciples, all twelve Apostles, over 500 hundred witnesses—at one time; and, despite the fact that devout Jews changed the day of worship from the seventh day to the first day of...
  • Archaeologists find Akhenaten-era tomb (as a result of Dutch team excavation in the Sakkara area)

    02/14/2007 1:01:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 475+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/14/07 | Reuters
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Dutch archaeologists have discovered the tomb of the Pharaoh Akhenaten's seal bearer, decorated with paintings including scenes of monkeys picking and eating fruit, Egyptian antiquities officials said on Wednesday. The tomb belonged to the official named Ptahemwi and was discovered during a Dutch team's excavation in the Sakkara area, the burial ground for the city of Memphis, the state news agency MENA said, quoting chief antiquities official Zahi Hawass. Akhenaten, the 18th-dynasty pharaoh who ruled Egypt from 1379 to 1362 BC, abandoned most of the old gods and tried to imposed a monotheistic religion based on worship...
  • Tomb Raiders Find Treasure Trove

    01/19/2007 8:38:13 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 917+ views
    The Australian ^ | 1-19-2007
    Tomb raiders find treasure trove From correspondents in Jakarta January 19, 2007 FARMERS have sold hundreds of gold artefacts stolen from skeletal corpses unearthed at a newly-found ancient burial complex in Indonesia, media reported today. Skeletons wearing chains of gold rings around their necks, heads, hands and feet were found in the tombs in a rice field at Kendal Jaya village, about 60km east of Jakarta, the Seputar Indonesia daily said. They were buried with other accessories made of precious stones or gold as well as axes and other pottery articles. Between 15 and 25 people are estimated to have...
  • Mysterious Rings Found At Tomb Of Chinese Only Empress

    12/21/2006 2:55:55 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 2,008+ views
    Mysterious rings found at tomb of Chinese only empress Chinese archaeologists have found a group of huge rings at the site of the 1,300-year-old tomb of Wu Zetian, China's only empress, but they are unable to explain their existence. At least 10 rings appeared on aerial photographs taken by experts from the Xi'an Preservation and Restoration Center of Cultural Relics and Qianling Museum in a survey of Qianling. Most of the rings were 30 to 40 meters in diameter and were in a zone four kilometers long from east to west and two kilometers from south to north, said Qin...
  • Paul's Tomb, Unearthed (fascinating history); Cardinal Art - A Key Find Lays Doubts to Rest

    12/14/2006 4:54:10 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 575+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | December 14, 2006 | Elizabeth Lev
    ROME, DEC. 14, 2006 (Zenit.org).- 2006 has been a year of discoveries for Rome. New frescos, new archaeological finds and statues returned after years of foreign residence have made this year a hit parade of novelties. But this week the Holy See topped the charts as it announced the unearthing of the tomb (a sarcophagus) of St. Paul. Vatican archaeologist Giorgio Filippi actually found the tomb three years ago, but further research established that "there is no doubt, the sarcophagus found under the pavement of the Basilica of St. Paul's is really that of the Apostle," as Filippi announced in...
  • Call for Public Awareness as Israel Threatens to Hand Over Mt. Zion Complex and Tomb of King David

    12/14/2006 2:47:31 PM PST · by familyop · 18 replies · 718+ views
    Committee to Save Mt. Zion by way of PRWeb ^ | 14DEC06 | Committee to Save Mt. Zion
    Download this press release as an Adobe PDF document. Jewish organization outraged that Mt. Zion complex in Jerusalem may be handed over to the Vatican as a political gift to the Pope by Israeli Prime Minsiter Ehud Olmert, ending Jewish sovereignty to the Tomb of King DavidJERUSALEM, Israel (PRWeb) December 14, 2006 -- The 'Committee to Save Mt. Zion' wishes to alert the public that the Mt. Zion complex in Jerusalem may be handed over to the Vatican as a political gift to the Pope, ending Jewish sovereignty to the Tomb of King David, a traditional site of pilgrimage...
  • Ancient Gold Treasures Unearthed In Thracian Tomb Near Black Sea

    09/04/2006 3:04:13 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 670+ views
    Ancient gold treasures unearthed in Thracian tomb near Black Sea The Associated Press Published: September 4, 2006 SOFIA, Bulgaria A 2,200-year-old set of gold jewelry was unearthed from a Thracian burial mound on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, the archaeologist who led the excavations said Monday. Daniela Agre said her team in late August found dozens of tiny jewelry pieces in the tomb of a woman, most likely a Thracian priestess, near the resort of Sinemorets, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southeast of the capital, Sofia. The discovery included two earrings, crafted like miniature chariots, as well as parts of gold...
  • 3000-year-old "pyramid" discovered in NE China

    08/30/2006 10:57:52 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 27 replies · 1,493+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 21 June 2006 | Xinhua
    CHANGCHUN, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archaeologists have discovered a group of ancient tombs shaped like pyramids, dating back at least 3,000 years, in Jiaohe City of northeast China's Jilin Province. The tombs, covering an area of 500,000 square meters (1,000 meters long and 500 meters wide), were found after water erosion exposed part of a mountain, revealing two of the tombs. Six smaller tombs had eroded away leaving no indications of their original scale and appearance, but the biggest tomb, located on the south side of the mountain, could clearly be discerned as a pyramid shape with three layers...
  • Cracks may force replacement of Tomb of Unknowns

    08/01/2006 6:50:04 PM PDT · by lainie · 13 replies · 628+ views
    WAVY-TV/AP ^ | 8-1-2006
    ARLINGTON, Va. There are cracks in the white marble Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, and each year, those cracks go farther and deeper. The 74-year-old monument is not in danger of crumbling any time soon. But the cemetery is deciding whether to patch the fissures or replace the marble altogether. The tomb has been patched repeatedly, most recently in 1989. John Metzler, the cemetery's superintendent, says the cemetery could repair it, do nothing or buy an extra marble block and store it as a standby. He worries that some of the carved sculptures could eventually fall off....
  • Tomb Of 1st Emperor's Grandmother Unearthed (China)

    07/29/2006 5:55:58 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 675+ views
    Xinhuanet -China View ^ | 7-29-2006 | China View
    Tomb of 1st emperor's grandmother unearthed www.chinaview.cn 2006-07-29 20:19:32 XI'AN, July 29 (Xinhua) -- After more than a year's excavation and research in a large tomb in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Chinese archaeologists have concluded that the tomb belonged to the grandmother of Qinshihuang, the country's first emperor.   Zhang Tian'en, an expert with the Shaanxi Provincial Archaeology Institute, told Xinhua on Saturday that the tomb was chronologically the closest to the mysterious mausoleum of Qinshihuang, and was probably built on the emperor's orders. "We are hoping that the excavation of his grandmother's tomb will help unravel the mystery about...
  • Valuable Han Dynasty Tomb Discovered

    07/03/2006 2:48:26 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 497+ views
    People's Daily ^ | 7-3-2006
    Valuable Han Dynasty tomb discovered A large scale Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 25 AD) tomb was discovered at Fengpengling in Wangcheng County in Hunan Province. Piles of yellow cypress wood were found between the coffin and tomb wall, evidence of a typical Western Han Dynasty burial style reserved for a king during that period. Experts who excavated the Mawangdui Han Dynasty Tomb in Changsha said that after examining the tomb at Fengpengling they believe the status and rank of the buried person in the tomb and the scale of burial have exceeded that of Mawangdui, another famous tomb...
  • Man Leads Archaeologists To Frescoed Tomb (Europe's Oldest)

    06/16/2006 2:21:35 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 966+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6-16-2006
    Man Leads Archaeologists to Frescoed TombSuspected Tomb Raider Leads Archaeologists to Frescoed Tomb North of Rome; May Be Europe's Oldest.This photo provided by the Italian Ministry of Culture on Friday, June 16, 2006 shows a frescoed burial decorated with migratory birds, in the town of Veio, near Rome. Experts on Friday, June 16, 2006 described the tomb as the oldest known frescoed burial chamber in Europe. It belonged to a warrior prince from the nearby Etruscan town of Veio, and dates back to 690 B.C.(AP Photo/Courtesy of Ministry of Culture, HO) VEIO, Italy Jun 16, 2006 (AP)— A suspected tomb...
  • Under Tremendous Pressure, Mullahs Agree To Renovate Tomb Of "Cyrus The Great"

    06/06/2006 2:11:28 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 907+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | 5-29-2006
    Under tremendous pressure, mullahs agree to renovate tomb of "Cyrus the Great" May 29, 2006 Thanks to Iranian arab-parast, tomb of founder of Iran Zamin covered with dust but tomb of their beloved cowered arab imam whom ran away to Iran for dear life, covered with gold Under tremendous pressure by Iranian People, mullahs agree to renovate tomb of "Cyrus the Great". A team of experts have recently began renovating the tomb of Cyrus the Great at the ancient site of Pasargad in southern province of Fars. Several megaliths of the tomb have been stolen over time and the renovation...
  • Japan is proud home of Christ's tomb

    05/31/2006 9:56:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 89 replies · 2,973+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | May 29, 2006 | Leo Lewis
    IN A paddy-lined valley in the far north of Japan is a municipal signpost inscribed: “Tomb of Christ: next left.” Follow the winding path up into the forest and there, sure enough, is a simple mound with a large wooden cross labelled as the grave of Jesus. Nearby is a tomb commemorating Isukiri, Christ’s brother, adorned with a plastic poinsettia Christmas wreath. For two millennia the farming village of Shingo claims to have protected a tradition that Jesus spent most of his life in Japan. The village is the home of Sajiro Sawaguchi, a man in his eighties who claims...
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (VANITY)

    05/29/2006 8:15:30 AM PDT · by CAWats · 19 replies · 731+ views
    5/29/2006 | CAWats
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why? 21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary. 2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why? 21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1 3. Why are his gloves wet? His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle. 4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder...
  • Honoring the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Thread Revisited)

    05/29/2006 7:10:46 AM PDT · by PackerBoy · 12 replies · 1,360+ views
    Previous posted by Beebuster2000 ^ | 5/39/2006 | PackerBoy
    Posted previously by beebuster2000: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1499494/posts/> Tomb of the Unknown Soldier In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington, DC, our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment. They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment,...