Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites

According to the Bible, the Ammonites were descendants of Ben-ammi, who was the son of Lot (Abraham’s nephew) and Lot’s younger daughter; the Moabites were descendants of Moab, the son of Lot and his oldest daughter; and the Edomites were descendants of Esau, Jacob’s twin and Isaac’s oldest son. The ancient Semitic-speaking nation occupyed the […]

Inscription on an ancient Etruscan temple stone mentioning goddess Uni

In the 1950s and 1960s the Swedish Institute at Rome with King Gustaf VI Adolf as one of the participating archaeologists, together with the excavations of Acquarossa, and close to the modern village of Blera laid bare parts of houses which brought lots of controversy. Authorities still disagree over the nature of the site of […]