While digging a giant hole in the ground for a luxury residential building in Philadelphia, construction workers noticed something odd: Human bones kept turning up in the soil. Alarmed, an anonymous caller alerted the Medical Examiner's office, which halted the digging and looked at the bones. But these bones weren't from the recently departed, the examiner found. They were … [Read more...] about Colonial Cemetery Accidentally Unearthed in Philadelphia, and Researchers Race to Analyze the Bones
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King Herod, sometimes called "Herod the Great" (circa 74 to 4 B.C.) was a king of Judea who ruled the territory with Roman approval. While Judea was an independent kingdom it was under heavy Roman influence and Herod came to power with Roman support. The Bible depicts Herod as a monster who tried to kill baby Jesus and, when he couldn't find him, killed every infant in … [Read more...] about Who Was the Real King Herod?
Archaeologists are hunting for evidence of the tabernacle that once housed the Ark of the Covenant at the site of an ancient city on the West Bank. Associates for Biblical Research, a consortium of individuals and universities, recently completed four weeks of excavation in Shiloh with the goal of eventually locating the "tabernacle" that was home to the Ark - a chest which … [Read more...] about Archaeologists searching for Ark of the Covenant site discover treasure trove of ancient artefacts and bones from animal sacrifices