Turkish archaeologists excavating the world's largest known underground city in the Cappadocia region of central Turkey have found a fifth century underground church with scenes of Jesus rising into the sky.
"This place is even bigger than the other historical churches in Cappadocia. It was built underground and has original frescoes that have survived to this day," the mayor of Nevsehir, Hasan Unver, told Hurriyet Daily News.
"We didn't even think of finding such a structure when we first started works. But excavations and cleaning work are continuing and we hope to find new data relating to the history of Cappadocia," the mayor said. more >>
For years, some scholars have doubted the historical accuracy of the fourth Gospel. But a dip in the pool of Siloam will cure that.
The Gospel of John Chapter 9 tells the story of Jesus' healing of a man born blind. After telling his disciples that the man's blindness had nothing to do with either the man's sins or those of his parents, Jesus applied mud to the man's eyes and told him to wash it off at the Pool of Siloam.
Since at least the fifth century, Christians had identified a spot in Jerusalem as the Pool of Siloam and the site of the miracle. But it was not until a decade ago that archaeologists found what they are certain is the ancient pool of Siloam. more >>
Czech archaeologists have discovered an ancient boat used for a wealthy funeral procession near the famous pyramids in Cairo, Egypt.
Miroslav Barta, who oversaw the Czech-led archaeological dig near the Abusir pyramids for the Czech Institute of Archaeology at Charles University, told the AFP that the funeral boat was likely built for a wealthy, prominent member of society due to its proximity to the well-known pyramids.
The wooden, 4,500-year-old boat was found near one of the pyramids' Mastaba, or large tomb meant to house the dead. more >>
A couple is suing in federal court a school district in Maryland claiming that their daughter was exposed to Islamic indoctrination as part of a high school course.
John Kevin Wood and his wife, Melissa, sued Charles County Public Schools and La Plata High School for allegedly subjecting their daughter to a class that compelled students to accept Islam.
Filed last week in the US District Court for the District of Maryland, the suit argues that the course promoting Islam is unconstitutional and that the Woods were punished for expressing their concerns with the course content. more >>
A historic underground church excavated in the Cappadocia region of Central Anatolia in Turkey reportedly has frescoes depicting Jesus Christ destroying the devil's soul, which archaeologists say is a very important find relevant to the Orthodox tradition.
"We know that such frescoes have so far never been seen in any other church," Nevşehir Mayor Hasan Ünver said, according to Anadolu Agency, noting that the building could date back to the fifth century A.D.
"This place is even bigger than the other historical churches in Cappadocia. It was built underground and has original frescoes that have survived to this day," he added. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has said the recent discovery of a seal belonging to the ancient biblical figure Hezekiah, one of the kings of Judah, can be used as evidence confirming God's Word in the Bible.
"A recent find in Jerusalem gives us a personal look into the greatest king of Judah — Hezekiah, the great reformer. The biblical account of Hezekiah and his religious reforms is personally inspiring and encouraging to me," Ham wrote in an AiG blog on Tuesday.