History and Archaeology sciences looked at #3 Nature of archaeological work

Archaeology ἀρχαιολογία (lit. ‘discourse on things ancient’) coming from the Greek archaia (“ancient things”), and logos (“theory or science”) has us looking at the ancient things, material remains of man’s past. Its Latin equivalent, antiquitates, yielded the English word ‘antiquities’ which long served to define a branch of historical inquiry that concerned itself with materials […]

History and Archaeology sciences looked at #2 Co-operative of excavators, archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and culture morphologists

Toward the end of the 19th century thinkers where attracted by the idea to delineate the specific character or historical knowledge and understanding, rather than of seeking to construct vast speculative schemes in the earlier manner of historians. Several scholars became also convinced that several fields should integrate into one discipline which wants to go […]

History and Archaeology sciences looked at #1 Encyclopedism and enlightenment

Archaeology, also spelled archeology, may be considered a very recent or relatively new sciences. We are confronted with the past and may have already the science or study of ‘history’. That study is already very old and aimed at providing an overall explanation of the process of history. In the philosophy of history one tries to […]

The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial at the National Museum of Scotland

Friday March 31 at the National Museum of Scotland shall open the exhibition, “The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial”, bringing two missing fragments for a decorative wooden box made c1400BCE, during the reign of King Amenhotep II, which had been in the museum’s collection for 160 years. Two fragments of a decorative wooden box made c1400BCE, […]

Bijbelvorser Review of Five Years on WordPress

54 likes and 11 comments; 16 likes / 8 comments; 10 likes /3 comments; 14 likes / 9 comments; brought us with 38 likes and 85 comments in 2016 to “Five years of blogging on WordPress” after Multiply had stopped its services for many bloggers. Having being part of the Biblescholars Association Bijbelvorsers Vereniging the […]

1,500 to 1,700 years old Chiselled tablet with commandments sold at auction

Last November a 1,500 or up to 1,700 years old stone tablet with the earliest known chiselled inscription of the most important rulings man should take at heart. You could even say it has the main commandments also for those who do not believe in the One True God. It are the inscriptions of what […]

Old texts saved behind a wall at the Mar Behnam monastery

When one knows that modern-day Syria in the past was occupied  by the Romans and before them the Assyrians, Persians and Akkadians and when one considers that the country was home to ancient Paleolithic fossils, some of the earliest evidence of agriculture and one of the largest troves of cuneiform tablets ever discovered, are hearts […]