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70 metal books found in Jordan cave could change our view of Biblical history

70 metal books found in Jordan cave could change our view of Biblical history
By Fiona Macrae Updated: 19:36 GMT, 30 March 2011 For scholars of faith and history, it is a treasure trove too precious for price. This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity. Academics are divided as to their authenticity but say that if verified, they could prove as pivotal as the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947. Lines of inquiry: The metal tablets could change our understanding of the Bible On pages not much bigger than a credit card, are images, symbols and words that appear to refer to the Messiah and, possibly even, to the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Adding to the intrigue, many of the books are sealed, prompting academics to speculate they are actually the lost collection of codices mentioned in the Bible’s Book Of Revelation. Initial metallurgical tests indicate that some of the books could date from the first century AD. A 16th century painting depicting Jesus's death. Related:  Mysteries/History/DiscoveriesTypes of sites and known sites

150,000-Year-Old Pipes Baffle Scientists In China: Out Of Place In Time? The universe is full of mysteries that challenge our current knowledge. In "Beyond Science" Epoch Times collects stories about these strange phenomena to stimulate the imagination and open up previously undreamed of possibilities. Are they true? You decide. Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around the world that seem to show a level of technological advancement incongruous with the times in which they were made. In a mysterious pyramid in China’s Qinghai Province near Mount Baigong are three caves filled with pipes leading to a nearby salt-water lake. Dating done by the Beijing Institute of Geology determined these iron pipes were smelted about 150,000 years ago, if they were indeed made by humans, according to Brian Dunning of Skeptoid.com. And if they were made by humans, history as it is commonly viewed would have to be reevaluated. The pipes lead into a salty lake, though a twin lake nearby contains freshwater.

Les objets fossiles-2 ...Suite... Voici d'autres découvertes impossibles : En 1937, en Pennsylvanie, en nettoyant les cendres du poêle où elle avait fait brûler du charbon, une femme trouva une grosse cuillère en céramique . ( 11 ) L'artefact de Coso : En 1961, trois copropriétaires d'un magasin de minéraux, à Olancha en Californie, en prospection dans les monts Coso, ramenèrent une géode surprenante. La gangue extérieure de cette géode est composée d'argile durcie, de cailloux, de fragments de coquillages fossiles et de deux objets, ressemblant à un clou et à une rondelle. A l'intérieur, un cylindre en céramique est pris dans un manchon hexagonal en bois pétrifié, avec des fragments de cuivre entre les deux. Au milieu du cylindre est insérée une tige métallique de 2 millimètres de diamètre. Faudra-t-il encore s'en remettre au Dieu Hasard, qui aurait placé tous ces objets pour éprouver la foi des scientifiques du XXe siècle en sa toute puissance ? Page précédente Retour à la page sur l'Archéologie Notes :

1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Used Nanotechnology The Lycurgus Cup, as it is known due to its depiction of a scene involving King Lycurgus of Thrace, is a 1,600-year-old jade green Roman chalice that changes colour depending on the direction of the light upon it. It baffled scientists ever since the glass chalice was acquired by the British Museum in the 1950s. They could not work out why the cup appeared jade green when lit from the front but blood red when lit from behind. The mystery was solved in 1990, when researchers in England scrutinized broken fragments under a microscope and discovered that the Roman artisans were nanotechnology pioneers: They had impregnated the glass with particles of silver and gold, ground down until they were as small as 50 nanometres in diameter, less than one-thousandth the size of a grain of table salt. The work was so precise that there is no way that the resulting effect was an accident. This is not the first time that Roman technology has exceeded that of our modern day. By April Holloway

Black History Month Exhibition! Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers Generals, commanders, admirals, prime ministers, and rulers, East Africans greatly distinguished themselves in India. They wrote a story unparalleled in the rest of the world — that of enslaved Africans attaining the pinnacle of military and political authority not only in a foreign country but also on another continent. Come discover their extraordinary story in a groundbreaking exhibition at the Schomburg Center — on view from February 1 to July 6 — and on March 21, join Dr. Following free traders and artisans who migrated to and traded with India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia in the fist centuries of the common era; from the 1300s onward, East Africans from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and adjacent areas entered the Indian subcontinent, mostly though the slave trade. Besides appearing in written documents, East Africans, known as Habshis (Abyssinians) and Sidis, have been immortalized in the rich paintings of different eras, states, and styles that form an important part of Indian culture.

2,000-year-old ritual bath found in Jerusalem Archaeologists in Jerusalem say they've found a 2,000-year-old ritual bath with a sophisticated system to keep water pure, Israel's Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced. The bath, known as a miqwe or mikveh, was found at a site in southwest Jerusalem's Kiryat Menachem quarter, and researchers say it had a unique water supply system. The miqwe collected rainwater from three basins, which were cut into the roof of the bath, and sent water into an underground immersion chamber through channels, explained IAA excavation director Benyamin Storchan. Storchan said in a statement that this system was more complex than that of other baths of the same time period, which typically had a small rock-cut pool nearby that supplied rainwater to the underground chamber. The bath was associated with a settlement of the Second Temple period, and it apparently got a new life as a quarry after it went out of use. Excavations at the site were taking place ahead of the construction of a new road.

'Britain's Atlantis' found at bottom of North sea - swamped by a tsunami 5,500 years ago Divers have found traces of ancient land swallowed by waves 8500 years agoDoggerland once stretched from Scotland to DenmarkRivers seen underwater by seismic scansBritain was not an island - and area under North Sea was roamed by mammoths and other giant animalsDescribed as the 'real heartland' of EuropeHad population of tens of thousands - but devastated by sea level rises By Rob Waugh Published: 23:32 GMT, 2 July 2012 | Updated: 10:49 GMT, 3 July 2012 'Britain's Atlantis' - a hidden underwater world swallowed by the North Sea - has been discovered by divers working with science teams from the University of St Andrews. Doggerland, a huge area of dry land that stretched from Scotland to Denmark was slowly submerged by water between 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC. Divers from oil companies have found remains of a 'drowned world' with a population of tens of thousands - which might once have been the 'real heartland' of Europe. A Greater Britain: How the North Sea grew and the land-mass shrunk

Pierre de Dashka Une fantastique découverte par les scientifiques de l'Université de la République Russe de Bachkirie vient jeter un nouveau pavé dans la mare "bien tranquille" de l'Histoire de l'Humanité : Une tablette en pierre représentant une carte en relief de l'Oural, estimée à 120 millions d'années ! Docteur en sciences physiques et en mathématiques, professeur à l'Université d'état de Bachkirie, Alexandre Chuvyrov et son étudiant chinois Huan Hun, décidèrent, en 1995, d'étudier l'hypothèse d'une migration ancienne possible des chinois en Sibérie et en Oural. Au gré de leurs expéditions en Bachkirie, ils trouvèrent plusieurs gravures rupestres en vieux chinois ( traitant surtout de commerce, de mariage et de décès ), confirmant ainsi leur hypothèse. En 1998, le Pr Chuvyrov et son équipe se mirent en quête... mais sans succès ; à tel point qu'ils commencaient à penser que tout cela n'était que légende. Cette pierre de près d'une tonne, mesure : 1m 48 de hauteur1m 06 de large16 cm d'épaisseur

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