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While modern theorists have designed several engineering scenarios to explain how the Egyptians may have accomplished such incredible feats as the construction of the pyramids and the Great Sphinx, for example, other accomplishments remain within the realm of, “How could they possibly have conceived and accomplished that?” Case in point, the so-called “Schist Disk.”
Published by James R. Coffey 86 months ago in Archaeology | +11 votes | 25 comments
At an elevation of about 490 feet above sea level at the base, this unique pyramid is attributed to the funerary complex of Djedefre (2528–2520 BCE), the third ruler of ancient Egypt\\\\\\\'s 4th Dynasty, having been build not on flat terrain on the bank of the Nile River as with most pyramids, but atop an escarpment on the plateau of Gaa.
Published by James R. Coffey 86 months ago in Archaeology | +7 votes | 3 comments
This article deals primarily with giving the reader an introduction to biblical archeology and how it was instrumental to helping followers of the Bible to prove its historical background and thus strengthen its claims.
Published by Katherine Johnson 86 months ago in Archaeology | +7 votes | 3 comments
This article explains the actual dating techniques used by Archeologists, while this is not an complete list, it gives you a idea of the many dating techniques available today
Published by Katherine Johnson 86 months ago in Archaeology | +2 votes | 2 comments
This article explains why dating techniques are important to the study of Archeology. It includes some of the different dating techniques used in archeology today.
Published by Katherine Johnson 86 months ago in Archaeology | +5 votes | 2 comments
Archeology is an important field that gives you a good idea about the past and the cultures that existed before this time, in order to accomplish this, they will use archeological excavation as a tool to find artifacts. This article teaches you about the different kinds of excavation processes.
Published by Katherine Johnson 86 months ago in Archaeology | +4 votes | 2 comments
Like the Canaanite Asherah of the Bronze Age, the Asherah of the Iron Age -the archeological period when Israel emerged- was connected with trees, snakes, fertility, and sexual rites. Israelites worshiped her, apparently alongside Yehova (Yahweh, Jehova). In this obscure biblical passage, there is a child being saved from a violent YHWH, an operation involving a penis, and wings, worn by a female rescuer.
Published by Dr. David Warmflash 86 months ago in Archaeology | +0 votes | 1 comments
A brief description on the discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism, the worlds first computer. Was it Archimedes, Hipparchos or some other genius of ancient times who created this work of ancient art?
Published by Jerrod Nazarian 86 months ago in Archaeology | +2 votes | 0 comments
The Parthenon was perfect. It was the most beautiful building in the ancient world. It was the chief temple of the Acropolis, the temple complex of Athens. The design, proportions and decoration of the Parthenon were all perfect but it was not safe from war. In fact, the Parthenon was built as a war memorial. It was built in the 5th Century B.C., after the Greeks had defeated Persia. It took nine years to build. The finest quality marble was used. Over the years this has turned a lovely honey co...
Published by Yanto Yulianto 86 months ago in Archaeology | +5 votes | 2 comments
It was first found by a Portuguese missionary at the end of 16th century. He reported his discovery to his superiors. He told them about an incredible deserted city, deep in dense jungle in Indo China. In his report he said that he had seen ruined palaces, halls and temples of surprising size and beauty but nobody believed him. His story was regarded as no more than an imaginary tale. In 1601, the lost city was discovered for the second time by another Portuguese called Quiroga de San Antonio th...
Published by Yanto Yulianto 87 months ago in Archaeology | +3 votes | 1 comments
Dura Europos is the site in Syria where a 3rd century C.E. synagogue was excavated during the 1930s. Very noticeable at this Roman-era synagogue is a mural depicting Moses floating in the Nile River, protected by a naked goddess who is accompanied by three demigoddesses. On examination, however, it becomes clear that the Torah J writer (the Yahwist) is recounting the same pagan story that is depicted in the mural.
Published by Dr. David Warmflash 87 months ago in Archaeology | +2 votes | 0 comments
Approaches to the scholarship of the text of the Tanach in relation to Judaism can range from the rabbinic approach, through somewhat of an apologist approach, to full-fledged biblical criticism. While there can be a certain amount of overlap between these three approaches as well as subcategories within each, if one wants to understand the environment no claims made by religious groups regarding the meaning of biblical passages should be taken at face value.
Published by Dr. David Warmflash 87 months ago in Archaeology | +2 votes | 2 comments
Apatosaurus was probably one of the largest dinosaurs to ever grace the prehistoric world.
Published by Brenden Koo 87 months ago in Archaeology | +3 votes | 1 comments
Albertosaurus was a carnivore that once graced the prehistoric world during the late Cretaceous period.
Published by Brenden Koo 87 months ago in Archaeology | +7 votes | 2 comments
Allosaurus is possibly the biggest and meanest of all meat-eaters during the late Jurassic period.
Published by Brenden Koo 87 months ago in Archaeology | +3 votes | 2 comments
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