Revelation! 666 is not the number of the beast (it's a devilish 616)
A newly discovered fragment of the oldest surviving copy of the
New Testament indicates that, as far as the Antichrist goes, theologians,
scholars, heavy metal groups, and television evangelists have got the wrong
number. Instead of 666, it's actually the far less ominous 616.
The new fragment from the Book of Revelation, written in ancient Greek and
dating from the late third century, is part of a hoard of previously
unintelligible manuscripts discovered in historic dumps outside Oxyrhynchus
in Egypt. Now a team of expert classicists, using new photographic
techniques, are finally deciphering the original writing.
Heh: Peter Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan, based in New
York, said: "By using 666 we're using something that the Christians fear.
Mind you, if they do switch to 616 being the number of the beast then we'll
start using that."
That's a relief Archae
ologist says bones not lost
A day after Cameron County employees were unable to locate bagged bone
fragments from Brownsvilles first cemetery, archaeologist John Keller said
the remains are being safely stored in Edinburg.
The bones havent gotten lost, Keller said Friday, noting that
anthropologists analyzed the remains and placed them at the University of
Texas-Pan American for safekeeping.
On Thursday county employees could not locate the bones; some believed they
were in the county warehouse or re-interred at the cemetery, which dates
back to 1848.
of Ancient Persia Found in Bolaghi Gorge
Archaeologists working in Bolaghi Gorge have discovered a clay
container, weighing 120 kilograms, which they believe is the largest
container of all times of Ancient Persia.
Bolaghi Gorge is located near the world heritage site of Pasargadae and is
believed to have been the location of the King Road, the most important
ancient road of Persia. It will be going under water when the newly
constructed dam of Sivand is flooded by next year, and therefore,
archaeologists from Iran and some foreign countries including France,
Germany, and Poland are right now busy with some salvation projects
Mohr on this from Mehr.
In a remarkable finding, the Tamil Nadu State Department of
Archaeology has excavated a rare neolithic habitation site at Modhur in
Dharmapuri district and unearthed 365 artefacts, dating back to 3,000 BC,
that shed light on the culture and civilization of that period.
A team of archaeologists from the Department had been conducting systematic
excavation since January last and identified three distinct habitation
mounds spread around Modhur, an important pre-historical site dating back to
10,000 years, Mr T S Sridhar, Special Commissioner of Archaeology, told UNI.
The first mound, which covered an area of five acre and was located on the
western side of a hillock, yielded coarse redware, few pieces of greyware
and a neolithic celt.
"This represents one of the great dangers of archaeology. . ." Archaeologists seek security from Maoists
Maoist guerrillas are affecting not only development work in
Jharkhand but are also threatening workers and officials of Archaeological
Survey of India (ASI) who are working to preserve monuments and other
heritage sites in the state.
On April 27, ASI employees engaged in restoration and conservation work of
Jami Mosque a Mughal monument in Sahebganj, 500 km from here were warned
they would be kidnapped if they did not stop work.
The ASI's Ranchi circle has taken a serious note of the threat.
Way to go SDSU Students Take Second Place in Archaeology Ethics Bowl
Coached by anthropology professor Lynn Gamble, who teaches a
course in ethics, three San Diego State students captured second place in
the 2nd Annual Ethics Bowl sponsored by the Society for American
Matthew Schumacher, Amy Jordan and Cyndi Eischen competed against Indiana
University, Longwood University, the University of Arizona and the
University of New Mexico and came within a few points of defeating the first
Arizona, a school with a large Ph.D. department.
They would have won first if one of them hadn't slipped the demonstration
hand axe into her purse.
Fight! Fight! Archaeologist against Harappa amusement park project
Plans to develop an amusement park for attracting visitors to
the ruins of the 5,000-year-old Harappan civilization in Pakistan have
horrified a prominent historian and archaeologist who has pleaded for
scrapping the project.
The project would only bring Pakistan a bad name at the international level,
Ahmed Hasan Dani warned in a letter to the ministry for culture, sports and
Mohr from Mehr Same old sad story: Dams violating Irans cultural heritage
Once again, we must hear the sad story of the construction of
dams violating Irans ancient sites. Unfortunately, this probably will not be
the last time the tale is told.
A total of 42 ancient and historical sites from the Elamite, Parthian,
Achaemenid, Sassanid, and Islamic eras will be submerged by the Salman-e
Farsi, Mulla Sadra, and Marvast dams in Irans southern province of Fars, an
expert of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization said on Monday.
The ancient and historical sites have been identified through initial
studies, however, the number is expected to increase after comprehensive
studies, Alireza Asgari added.
Maumee update Excavation to end today at Maumee cemetery site
More human remains were found yesterday at the former Miami
Children's Home in Maumee, with excavation at the site of an old, unmarked
cemetery on the property expected to end today, a city official said.
"I know they had discovered a few more" graves, Mayor Tim Wagener said last
night. The remains were turned over to the Lucas County coroner's office.
That would bring to 14 or 15 the number of graves ranging from those of
infants to adults that have been identified on the River Road property, he
The mayor said G. Michael Pratt, director of the Center for Historic and
Military Archaeology at Heidelberg College, who has been working at the
site, expects the search to be concluded today. The first grave, believed to
be about 100 years old, was found April 14 as work on a foundation began for
an upscale residential development.
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