Roman Findings: Beit Shemesh Monastery, 1,000 Doliche Seals

Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel   A Byzantine monastery was discovered during construction in Ramat Beit Shemesh outside Jerusalem. Among the findings were mosaic floors decorated with birds and pomegranates, stone walls, bases of marble pillars decorated with crosses, a bronze cross and ceramic oil lamps. The finds from the next excavation were much…

Roman Findings: Caesarea Mosaic, Roman Boxing

Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel In the Caesarea National Park in northern Israel a large mosaic was discovered which dated to the 2nd – 3rd century CE. Caesarea is an old Roman city which has been the site for amazing discovery after discovery for years. The mosaic was Roman but also had Greek inscriptions…

Sustainability #5: HomeBiogas 2.0

Credit: HomeBiogas – Turn Your Waste Into Clean Energy I had previously talked about the company HomeBiogas and their invention which allows you to deposit food inside of it which will be broken down by bacteria into a gas that can be used in your home. They have improved the design of HomeBiogas and now…

Historic Findings #21-40

Historic Findings: Seljuk Tablets Tablets found in the south of Turkey add to their early history Historic Findings: Turkic Khaganate A memorial mound to a long dead Yabgu may hold secrets of the ancient Khaganate of the steppe. Historic Findings: Ile-Ife Glass The glass beads from Ile-Ife have been analyzed more thoroughly  Historic Findings: Griffin…

Historic Findings #1-20

Historic Findings – Nigeria, UAE, Egypt Findings in the Danube The Bamburgh Bird Tombs throughout Egypt Trading in Arabia in the Bronze Age An Aztec Ballcourt The Glass of Ife-Ife A Fragment from Arad Historic Findings – Tomb of Augustus, England, Vienna Scanning Carnuntum Beneath Chichester Renovating Augustus Historic Findings – Delos, Alexandria, Mycenaean Tomb Delian Harbor…

Historic Findings: Hebron a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Olive trees gregorylee / 123RF Stock Photo Israel The city of Hebron has been added as a UNESCO World Heritage site which immediately sparked a conflict. The city lies on the West Bank but has Israeli settlers. The Palestine Authority applauded the decision but the Israeli Foreign Ministry blasted the decision, calling UNESCO a promoter…

Historic Findings – Nigeria, UAE, Egypt

anekoho / 123RF Stock Photo Buddha Statue at Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai Historical Park,Thailand   Focusing on the Danube basin in modern day Romania, researchers are suggesting that the hunter-gatherers and farmers that lived in the area actually lived side by side without an exact switch from one to the other. Hunters & Farmers  …

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…

Recent Discoveries 2

An Umayyad Palace History The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz has reaped the rewards of an archeology project in the Umayyad era ksar (castle) Khirbat al-Minya. Several small items were found as well as facilities for sugar cane production, a major industry in the region at the time. The discovery of this in particular is…