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According to one of the earliest stories of the Bible, two cities, Sodom and Gomorrah and all their inhabitants were destroyed some 5,000 years ago for not living up to the ethical standards of God. But, did these ancient cities actually exist?
Published by James R. Coffey 85 months ago in Archaeology | +10 votes | 11 comments
As is apparent from the Egyptian Coffin Texts, the real lesson of the story of Eden in the Bible is that performing a good act for the sake of being rewarded in an afterlife is not true morality.
Published by Dr. David Warmflash 85 months ago in Archaeology | +6 votes | 3 comments
While the Bible favors Israel's southern kingdom, Judah, over the northern kingdom, Samaria, King Solomon's story may have its basis in the story of the Samarian King Ahab. If so, then a member Ahab's family may have played a major role in the writing of the story of King David.
Published by Dr. David Warmflash 85 months ago in Archaeology | +4 votes | 5 comments
All about Goblin Sharks. Goblin Sharks one of the ugliest animals on the planet.
Published by Rae Morvay 86 months ago in Archaeology | +12 votes | 4 comments
The Titanoboa is an extinct snake. It is the largest snake to ever exist on this planet.
Published by Travis Burdick 86 months ago in Archaeology | +6 votes | 0 comments
Diana, Goddess of Italians not Greeks.
Published by Nora K Anthony 86 months ago in Archaeology | +5 votes | 1 comments
biblical archaeology is the scientific study of historic remains, records, ruins, and cold hard proof of the things religion claims to have once existed
Published by Mark 86 months ago in Archaeology | +2 votes | 0 comments
Trilobite: common name which applies for an entire class of extinct marine arthropods. Pronounced as tra?l??ba?t, it literally mean "three lobes."
Published by Mark 86 months ago in Archaeology | +3 votes | 0 comments
Akrotiri lies on 49 acres on the Cycladic island of Thera. During the Bronze Age, Akrotiri was quite impressive with its elaborate construction. The town was occupied in the Late Neolithic period, but evolved into a major town in 2000BC. Like Pompeii, Akrotiri was the site of a volcanic disaster. The island, with its center hollowed out, left a crescent moon shape.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 86 months ago in Archaeology | +16 votes | 7 comments
Adena occupation of North American and establishment of ritual behavior.
Published by James R. Coffey 86 months ago in Archaeology | +3 votes | 1 comments
We are now on verse six of Chapter one of Genesis.
Published by Nora K Anthony 87 months ago in Archaeology | +0 votes | 0 comments
Pyramids were constructed by work gangs over a period of many years. The Pyramid Age spans over a thousand years, starting in the third dynasty and ending in the Second Intermediate Period.
Published by Akshay Giram 87 months ago in Archaeology | +5 votes | 2 comments
The Egyptians believed that when a king died, he traveled to the underworld, where his deeds on earth were judged. If his heart was pure and light as a feather, he became one with Osiris. As the deceased pharaoh lived on in the afterworld, a new pharaoh received his divine mandate in a coronation ceremony. In this way, the station of the king was passed from one generation to another. The expression “the king is dead, long live the king” encapsulates the principle of kingship: the physic...
Published by Akshay Giram 87 months ago in Archaeology | +1 votes | 1 comments
Homo sapiens are the products of millions of years of evolution and our immediate circumstances. So how did bipedalism and big heads affect them?
Published by Lauren Axelrod 87 months ago in Archaeology | +21 votes | 7 comments
Hunter gathers arrived in Florida close to 12,000 years ago when the Florida land mass was much larger and drier. Mega fauna and mammoths were hunted in great herds and grains, nuts, and berries were gathered during seasonal roving. Spears were used to hunt and leather bags were used to cook what was captured, along with hot stones. You may know these early tribes as the Paleo-Indians.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 88 months ago in Archaeology | +21 votes | 9 comments
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