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Category Archives: Pseudoarchaeology
Image via Wikipedia Yet another example of religiously (and probably nationalistically) motivated pseudoarchaeology has emerged in the news. A Bulgarian archaeologist and at least one overly nationalistic politician with a bad mouth claim to have discovered the remains of Saint … Continue reading
Image via Wikipedia There are doubtless many who consider themselves “biblical archaeologists” who are a genuine passion for archaeology and science and approach their work scientifically, allowing the data to lead them to whatever conclusion it must. But it seems … Continue reading
Image via Wikipedia I recently received a comment on my post about the pseudoscientific / pseudoarchaeological quest for “Noah’s Ark,” the mythical boat that carried two of “every kind” (which most creationists describe as analogs to “species”) of animal along … Continue reading
Image via Wikipedia At least not without copious amounts of beer. The rumor mill is a-buzz with chatter about Indiana Jones V. After going from magical boxes to magical cups (even die-hard fans will try to pretend magical stones didn’t … Continue reading
Noah’s Ark Ministries International, a Chinese Christian evangelical group, claims to have found “Noah’s ark” in Turkey. It’s overdue. Various groups have been claiming every 2-3 years that this mythical boat has been found, but actual evidence never finds its … Continue reading
A few days ago, I posted some questions, skeptical of the recent news that a “crucifixion” nail of the time of Jesus was found. Primarily, I questioned the very notion that the nail could be dated with any accuracy. Other … Continue reading
A recent story making it’s rounds among those who fancy an interest in archaeology, history and “biblical” versions of both carries the headline “Archaeologists find crucifixion-style nail from the time of Jesus.” My first thought was this would be cool. … Continue reading
The death shroud held by the Vatican and occasionally displayed, commonly known as “The Shroud of Turin,” has long since been demonstrated to be a fraud from antiquity. The provenience is unknown; the cloth dates to the 14th century; the … Continue reading