Posts Tagged ‘Archeology’

Priest of Pacopampa exhumed after 3,000 years

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

A tomb which had lain undisturbed for 3,000 years has been unearthed during excavations in northern Peru, authorities say. The occupant of the grave was dubbed the Priest of Pacopampa by archaeologists after the highland area where it was found. Researchers dug through six layers of ash mixed with black earth to reach his skeleton, Read more

Cavern discovered under Rome’s Monteverde neighbourhood

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

A  350 metre long cavern has been discovered deep under the Monteverde neighbourhood in Rome. It is one of the hundreds that have been blamed for a growing number of sinkholes that have swallowed cars and threatened to topple buildings. Five years ago builders digging a garage realised that there was empty space beneath their Read more

Evidence of earthquake described in Old Testament

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Archaeologists in Jerusalem have found evidence of damage to buildings and pottery that may have been caused by a huge, eighth-century B.C.E. earthquake mentioned in the biblical books of Amos and Zechariah The findings add to evidence of the earthquake previously discovered elsewhere in Israel and in the seabed of the Dead Sea. Read more

A Catholic priest first to discover dinosaur eggs

Monday, July 8th, 2019

As far as we know, the first naturalist to discover and describe dinosaur eggshells was the Roman Catholic priest Jean-Jacques Pouech. When not acting as head of Pamiers Seminary in southern France, he explored the geology and paleontology of the Late Cretaceous rock preserved in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains Read more

Hope in the resurrection of the body

Friday, June 1st, 2012

An experience of archeology gives rise to a reflection on the resurrection of the body. The writer, Bill Tammeus, finds “there is something reassuring about finding the atoms that make up 2,000-year-old pottery shards, something that says that in God’s economy, matter matters,” and “we comfort ourselves with the understanding that what God created and called Read more

Furness Abbey grave yields treasures of a prosperous medieval abbot

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Unexpected medieval treasures have been discovered in a grave at one of the UK’s most beautiful abbeys along with the bones of the abbot they belonged to – probably a well-fed, little exercised man in his 40s who suffered from arthritis and type 2 diabetes. The discoveries were made at Furness Abbey, on the outskirts Read more