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 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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Newsy (Sep. 10, 2015) The discovery of Homo naledi is one of the most extensive finds ever recorded. The species displayed behaviors thought to be unique to modern humans.
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AFP (May 16, 2016) Israel's Antiquities Authority on Monday displayed cargo from a merchant ship that sank off the ancient Mediterranean port of Caesarea 1,600 years ago, including rare bronze statues and thousands of ... 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
July 26, 2016 The lost Spanish fort San Marcos, founded in 1577 at the town of Santa Elena by Pedro Menedez Marquez, has been found on present-day Parris Island in South Carolina by a pair of ... read more
July 26, 2016 Tilted pillars, cracked steps, and sliding stone canopies in a number of 7th-century A.D. temples in northwest India are among the telltale signs that seismologists are using ... read more
July 21, 2016 A new project has investigated how different generations have re-used ancient sacred places. Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have recently excavated a Bronze ... read more
July 22, 2016 Rope and twine are critical components in the technology of mobile hunters and gatherers. In exceptional cases impressions of string have been found in fired clay and on rare ... read more
July 22, 2016 The death of King Albert I of Belgium in 1934 -- officially a climbing accident -- still fuels speculation. Forensic geneticists have now compared DNA from blood found on the ... read more
July 21, 2016 Long before the advent of social media, human social networks were built around sharing a much more essential commodity: food. Now, researchers reporting on the food sharing ... 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