Operation Scroll offering 12th cave findings

In the late 1940s, young Bedouin goatherds discovered a cave in the Judean Desert, bored like the path of a giant termite into the hillside. Within the cave the teenagers found something puzzling: ancient jars in rows. The jars held the first of the parchments that would come to be known as the Dead Sea […]

History and Archaeology sciences looked at #4 Nature of archaeological work #2

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 #3 Nature of archaeological work #1

The archaeologist is first a descriptive worker doing the systematic study of past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material, evidence, such as graves, buildings, tools, and pottery, to prove or disprove upheld ideas and to provide a thing or set of things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgement. […]

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, […]

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 […]