Advanced “100 yr old” Swiss Ring-watch found in sealed 400-year-old tomb

Time travelers? Aliens? My guess would be sloppy archeologists. Archeologists in China are baffled after finding a tiny Swiss watch in a 400-year-old tomb. The watch ring was discovered as archeologists were making a documentary with two journalists from Shangsi town. “When we tried to remove the soil wrapped around the coffin, a piece of…

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Books available this fall

Ancient Mysteries The Exodus Reality: Unearthing the Real History of Moses, Identifying the Pharaohs, and Examing the Exodus from Egypt by Scott Alan Roberts & Dr. John Ward October 13 Release In this groundbreaking working, the authors reexamine humanity’s most enduring account of bondage, emancipation, and freedom.  Roberts, a historian and theologian, and Ward, an archaeologist,…

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BBC News – Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images

Saqqara pyramid Two new finds are at Saqqara, an older but lesser known pyramid site than Giza Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt. More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings. Initial excavations…

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Mayan king’s tomb discovered in Guatemala – Telegraph

  A Mayan carving at El Zotz archaeological site in Northern Guatemala Photo: REUTERS Researchers uncovered the burial chamber in Guatemala‘s the jungle-covered Peten region in May, but the discovery has only just been made public. The tomb is thought to date from 300 – 600AD and is located beneath the El Diablo pyramid in…

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AFP: Pagan altar found at Israel construction site

  Pagan altar found at Israel construction site (AFP) – 1 day ago A pagan altar that was found during excavations in the Barzilai hospital JERUSALEM — Israel on Thursday announced the discovery of a 2,000-year-old pagan altar at the site where plans for a new hospital wing have come under fire from ultra-Orthodox Jews…

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Thor’s Hammer was discovered in 1964…in Quebec – thor – io9

  Thor’s Hammer was discovered in 1964…in Quebec In 1964, archaeologist Thomas E. Lee discovered a 10.8-foot tall, 4,000 pound stone cross on the Arnaud River in far northern Quebec. Lee dubbed this sculpture "Thor’s Hammer," as he assumed the monolith was of Viking origin. Although modern scholars are unsure of the sculpture’s true purpose…

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