New Discovery Near The Sea of Galilee Places Christian or Jewish Inhabitants In Settlements Long Before Khirbat al-Minya
Recently, in Israel, an excavation team from Johannes Gutenberg University Mains (JGU) used geomagnetic surface surveys and hands-on digging to discover an ancient settlement near the caliph's palace Khirbat al-Minya. The palace is considered to be "one of the earliest mosques in Israel," built during the reign of the caliph, chief Muslim and religious ruler al-Walid I, dated 705-715 CE. [i]
Inhabitants Used Ladders to Traverse Across the Roofs of an Ancient Proto-City Where a Large Dwelling Was Just Excavated
In the egalitarian proto-city of Çatalhöyük, a large dwelling was recently excavated. Proto-cities are Neolithic settlements that were large and densely populated but lacked planning. Jericho is an example of a well-known proto-city. [i]
Archaeologists Say They Have Pinpointed the Earliest and Oldest Surviving Church of Christian Worship in England
Recently, archaeologists confirmed the identity of England's oldest surviving church, the chapel of St Pancras, in Canterbury. According to research by Professor Ken Dark, the church was "built and consecrated in about 600 by St Augustine." [i]
Recently Discovered Ancient Shipwreck Proves That Traders Still Visited Even After the Islamic Conquest of the Holy Land
Recently, in the collective community Maagan Michael, Israel, known as a kibbutz, an ancient shipwreck was discovered, loaded with cargo. The ship was made from walnut trees and fir. It sank "in the shallow waters off what is today the Israeli coastal community of Maagan Michael more than 1,200 years ago." [i]
Archaeologist's Recent Discovery- King Solomon's Notorious Copper Mines Shut Down Due To Long Period of Overexploitation
Archaeologists recently found that "the biblical-era copper bonanza in southern Israel," ceased due to miners' overexploitation of the scant desert vegetation. According to an analysis of 3,000-year-old charcoal discoveries, the miners used it to fuel their furnaces. [i]
Evidence of an ancient Bronze Age drug trade involving painkiller medication
Credit: Overand at English Wikipedia; Public Domain Image. According to Arkeonews, Turkish archaeologists excavating an early Bronze Age site in Eskisehir (Turkey) have found remains of painkiller medicines in containers that are 4500 years old.
Video Reveals the Recent Discovery of a 3,300-Year-Old Burial Cave from Pharaoh Ramses II's Rule Over the Israelites
Carved in the shape of a square into the bedrock, a cave that has not been touched for 3,300 years has been discovered. The cave is located in Palmachim National Park, on the coast of Israel. It is from the late Bronze Age, during which Pharaoh Ramses II (also spelled Ramesses or Rameses) ruled and the Egyptian Empire controlled Canaan. Researchers assert that the discovery will "give us a complete picture of the funeral customs of the late Bronze Age." [i] [vi]
Dogs Buried Alive, Wine Vessels, a Dagger-Axe & a Gold Mask- Just A Few of 200+ Relics Discovered at Shang Dynasty Site
Recently, at the Shangdu site in Zhengzhou, more than 200 relics were discovered. Discoveries included several gold coverings and a large amount of gold." The site where the archaeological find occurred was discovered in 2021 and is "a Shang Dynasty noble burial area in the south of East Street, east of Zijingshan Road, and north of Shuyuan Street in Zhengzhou City." [i]
The "Crocodile Queen of Egypt" was the first female Pharoah and she is not Cleopatra
Statue of Sobekneferu (Berlin Egyptian Museum 14475)Credit: Hedwig Fechheimer (1871-1942), Die Plastik der Ägypter, Berlin 1914, Public Domain Image. Cleopatra was not the only female Pharoah in the history of ancient Egypt. There were women rulers in Egypt long before Cleopatra came to power.
Pre-Inca Burial Complex Was More than a Royal Cemetery- Was a Necropolis for Society Elite & Place For Ancestral Worship
Functioning over 1300 years ago, Castillo de Huarmey, meaning "the Castle on the River Huarmey," is linked to the Wari culture. It is "one of the most important empires of pre-Inca Peru." Recent discoveries at Castillo de Huarmey confirm that the necropolis "served as a burial place for elites and the cult of ancestors of the Wari culture community." [i]
A prehistoric surgeon performed a successful amputation 31,000 years ago
Credit: Wellcome images operated by Wellcome Trust; CC-BY-4.0 Recently, archaeologists have found evidence of the surgical amputation of a person's limb that occurred 31,000 years ago in Borneo, Indonesia.
Settlers Discovered Mysterious Gigantic Skeletons in West Virginia
Stories of mysterious gigantic skeletons found in several places in West Virginia have been circulating since the arrival of white settlers to the area. These "giant" skeletons were discovered not only in burial mounds but also while excavating the ground in the early days of coal mining.
Recent European Discovery of 1.8 Million-Year-Old Tooth Occurred at the Same Site Saber-Toothed Cat Was Found 1 Year Ago
Last week, archaeologists in the country of Georgia, located just below Russia, discovered a 1.8 million-year-old tooth that belonged to the early species of human, Homo erectus. Homo erectus translates literally to 'upright man.' [i]
Archaeologists Recently Discover an Ancient 1,000-year-old Maya Settlement With Big Ceremonial Structures and Artifacts
Recently, in a modernized Mennonite farming community in Central Belize, remains of ancestral Maya homes were discovered. The fields have been plowed, causing some damage to the remaining artifacts. Archaeologists report that they were "limited on how and where [they] can excavate." This hurdle, though, has presented the opportunity for the archaeologists to "study an ancestral Maya neighborhood." [i]
The seal of the prophet Isaiah is the only physical evidence that he ever existed
This is believed to be the seal of the prophet IsaiahTwitter @GeorgeAthas. Isaiah is a biblical 8th-century prophet who is most famous for being named after the Book of Isaiah in the Old Testament of the Bible. He is also reported to be one of the authors of the book.
The oldest known shark attack victim from 3000 years ago displayed 790 traumatic injuries
Great White Shark FeedingCredit: Author Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE; CC-BY-SA-2.0 The remains of the oldest known shark attack victim were first uncovered in Japan. The skeletal remains belonged to a young, adult male who had been buried at the Tsukumo burial site.