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Krak des Chevaliers - The Impenetrable Castle, Captured With A Single Sheet of Paper

A hulking edifice of sun-bleached stone, Krak des Chevaliers loomed against a clear blue sky. How many men had died to hold those walls, and how many …

Scans of Viking swords reveal a slice of Norse culture

High-tech scans of Viking swords are revealing details of how the weapons were made and how their role changed in Viking society over time.<p>A new analysis of three Viking swords has found that, as fearsome as these seafaring people were, these specific "weapons" were probably not sturdy enough for …

Archaeology

Tomb of Christ at Risk of 'Catastrophic' Collapse

Restoration work at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem reveals one of world's holiest sites rests on a precarious earthly foundation.<p>Scientists have discovered that there is a "very real risk" that the holiest site in Christianity may collapse if nothing is done to shore up its unstable …

Archaeology

Stones tell Stories: Gallio Inscription

<b>Alex Tang</b><p>About me<br>• My Mission<br>• My Belief<br>• My Speaking Schedule<br>• Defining Spiritual Formation<p><b>Articles</b><p><b>Spiritual writing</b><p><b>Nurturing/ Teaching Courses</b><p><b>Engaging</b> …

Royal palace discovered in area believed to be birthplace of King Arthur

A royal palace has been discovered in the area reputed to be the birthplace of King Arthur.<p>The palace discovered at Tintagel in Cornwall is believed to date from the sixth century - around the time that the legendary king may have lived.<p>They believe the one-metre thick walls being unearthed are …

The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife

A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith.<p>On a humid afternoon this past …

Mary Magdalene

How Indiana Jones Actually Changed Archaeology

Blockbuster film series led to spike in archaeology courses, careers.<p>Don your leather jacket and fedora, strap on a satchel, and get that bullwhip cracking: It’s time to explore the mythical intersection of Hollywood fantasy and real-world discovery.<p>Three decades ago, Indiana Jones’s swashbuckling …