An Italian expert in Hebrew manuscripts has discovered the oldest known complete Torah scroll, a sheepskin document dating from 1155-1225. It was right under his nose, in the University of Bologna library.
National Geographic (Feb. 9, 2012) Rabbi Manny Viñas and other volunteers in New York restore a Torah that survived the Holocaust in Hungary and Hurricane Mitch in Honduras. Viñas travels to Tegucigalpa to return the ... watch video
AP (July 11, 2014) An exhibition featuring a robot writing Torah scrolls is on show at the Jewish museum in Berlin. Over the next six months the robot will work 10 hours a day to produce two scrolls, each 80 meters ... watch video
AP (Jan. 20, 2015) Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world's oldest surviving library may ... watch video
AFP (July 9, 2013) Part of an ancient Egyptian king's unique sphinx was unveiled at a dig in northern Israel on Tuesday, with researchers struggling to understand just how the unexpected find ended up there. The broken ... watch video
AFP (Sep. 17, 2013) The violin played by bandmaster Wallace Hartley during the final moments before the sinking of the Titanic is displayed at a conservation studio in Lurgan, Northern Ireland before going on public ... watch video
AFP (July 16, 2015) Hundreds of artefacts, never before displayed, from the treasure of King Tutankhamun are set to be unveiled in a "mega museum" under construction near the Giza pyramids.
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Xinhua News Agency (Feb. 16, 2013) In 1974, the remains of a 3.2-million-year-old hominid were discovered in Ethiopia.
Known as Lucy, the skeleton remains the oldest, and most complete adult human ancestor fully retrieved from ... watch video
Sep. 2, 2015 Archaeologists have unearthed the oldest known pottery from Papua New Guinea in a surprisingly remote location in the rugged highlands. The piece of red glossy pottery with ... read more
Sep. 2, 2015 New analysis carried out on skeletons discovered in a centuries-old mass grave in Durham, UK, has led experts to conclude they are the remains of Scottish soldiers taken prisoner after the 1650 ... read more
Sep. 2, 2015 A new international study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number ... read more
Sep. 1, 2015 Prehistoric 'sanctuary' regions where New Zealand seabirds survived early human hunting have been documented by scientists. The researchers reconstructed the population histories for prehistoric New ... read more
July 20, 2015 For the first time, advanced technologies made it possible to read parts of a damaged scroll that is at least 1,500 years old, discovered inside the Holy Ark of the synagogue at Ein Gedi in Israel. ... read more
Sep. 9, 2013 In summer excavations at the foot of the Temple Mount, archaeologists made a stunning discovery: two bundles of treasure containing thirty-six gold coins, gold and silver jewelry, and a gold ... read more
Oct. 11, 2011 A professor has developed a new computer algorithm to help unravel the different sources that contributed to the authorship of the scriptures. Sidestepping the problems of content-based analysis, his ... read more