Archaeologists have said that they have found the seal of the ancient biblical figure Hezekiah, one of the kings of Judah, in a 2,700-year-old piece of clay.
Eilat Mazar, the excavation leader, said at a press conference in Israel on Wednesday that the seal is of the eighth century BCE Judean leader, The Times of Israel reported.
Mazar said the artifact is "the closest as ever that we can get to something that was most likely held by King Hezekiah himself." more >>
It's that time of year again. Pumpkin pies, autumn leaves, cooler temperatures, football on the television, and reunions with extended kinfolk.
Thanksgiving is a time of feasting and family, with blessings counted and calories ignored. Tens of millions of Americans travel every year to be with family over this holiday.
Here are a few points of trivia about that one special Thursday in November that precedes the Christmas season and all its pageantry. more >>
The Creation Museum's Ken Ham has accused Google of promoting what he called the "atheistic religion of naturalism" with its front page illustration of evolution on Tuesday.
Google's drawing, or Doodle, featured an illustration of "Lucy," an Australopithecus specimen considered by scientists to be an early human ancestor.
"Google Doodle highlights where our culture is headed. Our supposed evolutionary ancestry is increasingly being celebrated — but it's nothing more than a major tenet of the religion of naturalism," Ham wrote on his Answers in Genesis blog in response. more >>
Antiquities officials in Egypt aren't pleased with 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson's claim that the country's iconic pyramids were built by the biblical Joseph to store grains instead of the bodies of ancient pharaohs.
At a recent news conference in that country officials there thumbed their collective noses at Carson's recently publicized theory and grudgingly responded to the hoopla over his comments.
"Does he even deserve a response? He doesn't," said antiquities minister Mamdouh el-Damaty on the sidelines of a news conference about recent thermal scans of the pyramids that could reveal hidden tombs, according to The Associated Press. more >>
On the 11th day of November every year Americans observe Veterans Day, a federal holiday that honors the millions of men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.
Below, in no particular order of importance, are five interesting facts about the holiday, from its origins to its practice.
1. A Different Name more >>
It turns out that renowned neurosurgeon and GOP 2016 presidential frontrunner Ben Carson's theory that the Egyptian pyramids were built by the biblical Joseph to store grain is some 600 years old.
Despite being roundly mocked on social media after a recently unearthed 17-year-old video showed him suggesting the theory that the great pyramids of Egypt were built by the biblical Joseph to store grain, not tombs for pharaohs as most archeologists contend, Carson has stood by the theory and research shows why.
Carson's hypothesis on why the pyramids were built is among 13 listed by gizapyramid.com. The grain storage hypothesis was proposed by Syrian scholars in the 1500s and Joseph was indeed mentioned, according to the website. more >>