I have a well worn basketball that is loosing its covering. The kids don't seem to care. They still dribble and dunk it and leave it under the shrubbery until they go looking for it again.
I have no idea how old this ball is. I do know it is not as old as the leather ones discovered in northern China. Those are 3,000 years old.
Sep 30, 2020
Six years ago, Dishad Marf Zamua learned one man's seat is another man's ancient temple column. Zamua went to Iraqi Kurdistan to study artifacts he connected to an Urartian temple city called Ardini. This area is thought to have been a buffer region between the kingdoms of Urartu and Assyria. Zamua discovered the locals were reusing the ruins of temple column bases as seats or stairs. Talk about an antique.
Sep 16, 2020
It took almost seventy years and a French Assyriologist to understand the cuneiform tablets were ingredients for soup recipes and not pharmecutical tablets. Thank you, Jean Bottéro. If you are studying ancient Babylon or planning a Bible study and need the flavors of Babylon to make the accounts of Daniel and Necuchadnezzar come alive, here are two recipes, one for Babylonian stew and one for Tah'u Stew. Image by Calum Lewis courtesy of Unsplash
Sep 1, 2020
Here is an update concerning our blogpost about the supposed face of God figurine recently found in Israel. I'd like to add that Jesus is mentioned in the book of Revelation riding a white horse. The writing of Revelation was much later, and Israel did not have the understanding that was given to John, the writer of Revelation. You can find the original blogpost here. Image by Markus Winkler courtesy of Unsplash
Aug 26, 2020
Have there been tough times in your life and you didn't know where to turn to? Do you have questions you need answered? Has a circumstance come up and you are wondering what to do? Did you or a family member receive notice from a doctor telling them they found something on the scans or x-rays?
I'm not sure if it is comforting to know this, but it isn't the first time this world has been threatened with collapse. Archaeologists have discovered evidence pointing to the historic demise of the Byzantine Empire amid volcanic activity and plagues.
But our present day situation seems more intense doesn't it? Is it just because it is happening to us? That it's not history we are reading but our headlines?