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Re: Archaeology in the News

Post by UncleBob » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:43 am

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

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Re: Archaeology in the News

Post by UncleBob » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:39 am

TOILET FOUND IN 3,000-YEAR-OLD SHRINE VERIFIES BIBLE STORIES AGAINST IDOL WORSHIP
The stone toilet sits in Tel Lachish, a sprawling Iron Age city and the Kingdom of Judah's most important one after the capitol, Jerusalem. It was found in what the archaeologists believe to be a gate-shrine within Israel's largest ancient city gate. The ruler at that time, King Hezekiah, enacted campaigns of religious worship and reform that made their way into the Hebrew Bible on multiple occasions.
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Re: Archaeology in the News

Post by hugodrax » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:41 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:39 am
TOILET FOUND IN 3,000-YEAR-OLD SHRINE VERIFIES BIBLE STORIES AGAINST IDOL WORSHIP
The stone toilet sits in Tel Lachish, a sprawling Iron Age city and the Kingdom of Judah's most important one after the capitol, Jerusalem. It was found in what the archaeologists believe to be a gate-shrine within Israel's largest ancient city gate. The ruler at that time, King Hezekiah, enacted campaigns of religious worship and reform that made their way into the Hebrew
Bible on multiple occasions.
Eh, people have always dumped on other people's religions. Style points to the Jews, though.
Etiam mihi opinio anserem perirent.

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Re: Archaeology in the News

Post by wosbald » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:07 am

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Tests offer new information on date of site believed to be tomb of Christ
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A conservator cleans the surface of the Edicule, the traditional site of Jesus' burial and resurrection, in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem. (Credit: Oded Balilty/ National Geographic via CNS.)


… In the fourth century, Constantine is said to have sent a team from Rome to the Holy Land in search of the site, and after the group believed they had located it, they tore down a pagan temple on top of it and protected the tomb.

Over the centuries, the structures above the tomb have been the victims of natural and human attacks. At some point, a marble slab was placed on top of the tomb, perhaps to prevent eager pilgrims from taking home pieces of it.

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“Mortar sampled from between the original limestone surface of the tomb and a marble slab that covers it has been dated to around A.D. 345,” said National Geographic in a Nov. 28 news story. Until the results were revealed to National Geographic in late November by scientist and professor Antonia Moropoulou, who directed the restoration project, there was no scientific evidence to support that the tomb was older than 1,000 years, the story says.

What’s harder to pin down scientifically is evidence to prove that the person who was placed on the tomb’s limestone rock shelf and buried there was Jesus of Nazareth. However, a documentary set to air Dec. 3 on National Geographic‘s cable channel shows interviews with scholars who say oral history strongly supports the possibility that the location of the shrine is the place where Jesus is believed to have been buried, a place where Christians believe he returned to life. …




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