BBC – Future – The key to cracking long-dead languages?

Tablets from some of the world’s oldest civilizations hold rich details about life thousands of years ago, but few people today can read them. New technology is helping to unlock them.

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9 archaeology finds that confirm the New Testament

Hundreds of archaeological findings are confirming the biblical record. Peter S Williams looks at some of the most interesting discoveries

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FOSSILS OF ‘MAN TRACKS’ SHOWN TO BE DINOSAURIAN – NYTimes.com

IN a new analysis of giant fossil footprints in a Texas riverbed, paleontologists have concluded that there is no evidence of human prints mingled with those of dinosaurs. The finding, they said, undermines a key argument advanced by religious fundamentalists who have cited the ”man tracks” as scientific evidence of a relatively recent, divine creation of life on earth, in keeping with a literal interpretation of the Bible. But the discovery has left paleontologists mystified anew about an important aspect of dinosaur behavior: the way they walked. Scientists called the discovery an ”exciting development” in their running dispute with those fundamentalists, known as scientific creationists, who argue that the biblical account of creation should be taught in schools on an equal basis with the Darwinian theory of evolution.

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Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible – Biblical Archaeology Society

Did Jesus of Nazareth, “the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5), really exist? What’s the evidence outside of the Bible? Classical and Jewish writings from the first several centuries C.E. give us a glimpse of the person who would become the central figure in Christianity mere decades after his crucifixion.

Source: Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible – Biblical Archaeology Society