Archaeology

Team Finds Dead Sea Scroll Fragments at Bible Museum to Be Fake

"A team of independent investigators has found that the 16 alleged Dead Sea Scroll fragments at the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. are forgeries. On March 13, Art Fraud Insights released a report over 200 pages long that it completed at the request of the Bible museum." - CLeaders

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Ancient 'outlaw temple' discovered in Israel: Dated to First Temple Period

"This temple was likely built around 900 B.C. and operated for a few hundred years, until its demise in the early sixth century B.C., according to Kisilevitz and her co-researcher, who wrote about it in the January/February issue of the Biblical Archaeology Review magazine." - LiveScience

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Museum of the Bible and Egypt Exploration Society Coordinate Return of Manuscripts Stolen by Esteemed Papyrologist

"With the help of photographs provided by the MOTB, the EES has so far identified thirteen texts from its collection, twelve on papyrus and one on parchment, all with biblical or related content, which are currently held by the MOTB (see the attached list). These texts were taken without authorisation from the EES." - EES

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Miracle of the Multiplication Mosaic Found on ‘Wrong’ Side of Sea of Galilee

"Going by Byzantine standards, the floor art in the so-called Burnt Church in Hippos-Sussita is of mediocre workmanship with regard to both the mosaic tiles and the scenery depicted... But standing amid the ruins on the windswept hilltop, there is a palpable sense of the early followers of Christ, who worshipped here with a view of almost all of Gennesaret" - Haaretz

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Archaeologists find evidence of Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem

"Shimon Gibson, co-director of the university's Mount Zion archaeological project, told CNN that the recovery of the rare piece of jewelry is the first time that archaeologists have uncovered signs of the 'elites,' appearing to confirm Biblical descriptions of Jerusalem's wealth prior to the conquest in 587-586 BC." - CNN

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