VALLEY OF THE KINGS, Egypt Â· There was hope of finding a mummy inside the 3,300-year-old coffin, and when it was finally opened Wednesday someone excitedly whispered, “A neck.” But it was not. Instead, the coffin was packed with bits and pieces of materials used to prepare mummies, including elaborate collars decorated with flowers, and […]
SARAJEVO — Stone blocks believed by Bosnian researchers to be part of Europe’s first pyramid are nothing but a natural formation, European experts said on Friday after examining the hillside site near Sarajevo. “My opinion and the opinion of my colleagues is what we saw was entirely geological in nature,” said Anthony Harding, head of […]
JERUSALEM â€“ Contradicting most of his colleagues, a former senior leader of the Waqf, the Islamic custodians of the Temple Mount, told WorldNetDaily in an exclusive interview he has come to believe the first and second Jewish Temples existed and stood at the current location of the Al Aqsa Mosque. The leader, who was dismissed […]
JERUSALEM — Testimony in a Jerusalem District courtroom is giving a rare glimpse into the shadowy world of biblical antiquities. Three of Israel’s most respected experts in ancient archeological treasures are on trial, charged with 18 counts of fraud, receiving money through deception, damaging antiquities, and violations of Israeli antiquities laws.heds light on shadowy antiquities […]
One of the most visited archaeological sites in Jerusalem is also charged with emotion that has erupted in riot and bloodshed. Known as the Western Wall Tunnel it runs under the old walled city and along the length of the western wall of what was once the Temple of Jerusalem. Built by Herod the Great […]
KAFR CANA, Israel — Cana, the village in Galilee where the Bible says Jesus changed water into wine, has been excavated by archaeologists in a crash effort to uncover its ruins before they are pulverized by local building contractors. The site is situated at Karm-a-Ras, a picturesque slope dotted by olive trees planted in the […]
Recently completed digging at Israel’s Suba Cave, an archaeological site that is possibly connected with John the Baptist, or Jewish groups of his time has revealed features that deepen the mystery of the site’s ancient origins, according to University of North Carolina at Charlotte archaeologist James D. Tabor, associate director of the excavation.
With its King Tut crowds still going strong, the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale announced Tuesday its next major exhibit: A cache of rare biblical treasures, including one of the Dead Sea Scrolls. “Cradle of Christianity,” an exhibit created by the Israel Museum, will boast objects that have never before left the Holy Land, […]