Posts Tagged ‘Archaeology’

‘Jesus’ face’ uncovered at ancient church in the Israeli desert

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

A previously-unknown 1,500-year-old painting of Jesus’ face has been uncovered at a Byzantine church in Israel’s Negev desert. The discovery in the ancient Byzantine village of Shivta has thrilled archaeologists. Although the painting is fragmented, experts from Israel’s University of Haifa were able to make out the facial outline. The painting, which is believed to Read more

Philistines were really quite stylish after all

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Philistines were no “philistines”, say archaeologists who unearthed a 3000-year-old cemetery in which members of the biblical nation were buried along with jewellery and perfumed oil. Little was known about the Philistines prior to the recent excavation in the Israeli port city of Ashkelon. The famed arch enemies of the ancient Israelites – Goliath was Read more

Researchers reconstruct face of St Anthony of Padua

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Researchers have created a reconstruction of the face of St Anthony of Padua, who died in the 13th century. A team of forensic researchers and the University of St Anthony of Padua’s Anthropology Museum used a digital copy of the saint’s skull. They applied the latest 3D technology to come up with what they called Read more

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Dead Sea scrolls will now be accessible for public viewing, and you don’t even need to leave your home to see them. Orchestrated under the Israel Antiques Authority (IAA) with support from Google, the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library is a free, online archive comprised of thousands of high resolution fragments. History, now, is Read more

NZ’s first mission station uncovered

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The site of New Zealand’s first mission station and its first classroom have been discovered by archaeologists after two years of research and fieldwork. Artefacts from the Hohi Mission Station at Kerikeri have uncovered details about the daily lives of the first permanent European settlers, researchers said. University of Otago Anthropology and Archaeology Associate Professor Read more

Archaeologist claims evidence of flood in Genesis

Friday, December 14th, 2012

A leading underwater archeologist’s claim he has found evidence of Noah’s flood has coincided with a Dutch builder opening his life-size replica of Noah’s ark to the public. Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, said his evidence of the flood in Genesis comes from the depths of the Black Sea Read more