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The Dead Sea Scrolls – Now online

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The Dead Sea Scrolls, which include the oldest known biblical manuscripts in existence, have been digitized and are now accessible online.

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls – Permalink

Written by Kregor

March 7, 2012 at 12:58 am

Posted in Archaeology, Ramblings

French Architect Discovers New Rooms in Ancient Khufu Pyramid

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French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin unveiled in Paris on Thursday the existence of two hidden and so far unknown rooms in Egypt’s Great Pyramid.No one had ever suspected the existence of any such rooms.But in his many visits to Khufu’s king’s chamber, Houdin noticed that one stone element in the burial room was not supporting any weight and therefore had once been a passage.According to funeral rites of ancient Egypt, kings would be buried with all their belongings in close proximity. In other pyramids these items are situated in a room adjacent to the burial room.

For the full article with Video and diagrams see Talking Pyramids

Written by Kregor

February 19, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Posted in Archaeology, Ramblings

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