New History: Egyptian & Levantine Discoveries

cookelma / 123RF Stock Photo   Frescoes found in Beit Ras A new Byzantine grave was discovered in Beit Ras, a village north of Irbid, the second largest city in Jordan. The find was discovered while the village was expanding their sewage system and was dated to the early era of Byzantine rule. Despite the…

New History: Ancient Cities

New Bronze Age City Yet again Iraq is revealed to contain new marvels from our distant past. A new Bronze Age city was discovered near Dohuk in the far north of Iraq, dated back to the Bronze Age. Led by the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies (IANES) from the University of Tübingen, the findings…

Egyptian Boats

A boat burial (yes boat) has been discovered in Abydos, Egypt containing the remains of a boat but more importantly an entire wall full of boat drawings, numbering 120 in all. It is close to the cenotaph of Pharaoh Senusret III (1878-1839 BCE), a member of the 12th Dynasty in the Middle Kingdom period. A…