Sunday, February 11, 2018

Weekend Roundup, Part 2

The tomb of Hathor’s priestess Hetpet has been discovered on the Giza plateau.

“More than 120 images of ancient Egyptian boats have been discovered adorning the inside of a building in Abydos” from the time of pharaoh Senwosret III.

Excavations of the ancient city of Hadrianapolis have revealed a 5th-century church that is decorated with images of the Gihon, Pishon, Tigris, and Euphrates Rivers.

Archaeologists have been working to discover evidence of Nabatean seafaring, including the location of their chief port, Leuke Kome.

The Awwam Temple is one of many historic sites at danger in Yemen.

Kurdistan is attracting tourists with its ancient fortresses, historic monasteries, and beautiful landscapes.

The “Khirbet el-Maqatir—A Journey through Biblical History” exhibit will open at Southwest Baptist University on February 24.

A 1920 article in National Geographic on the Samaritan Passover, with many photos now in the American Colony collection, is posted online.

HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Paleojudaica

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3 Comments:

  • I was interested in trying to see the mosaics found at Hadrianopolis mentioned in the Christian Today article. It looks like the article is a few years behind! The mosaics were described in September and November 2014 articles in Hurriyet. Pictures accompany each, and you can see the Greek labels for the four rivers of Eden.
    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/hadrianopolis-church-mosaics-to-open-to-visitors-after-for-years-of-restoration-72125
    and
    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mosaics-in-ancient-city-open-to-tourists--73913

    By Blogger Mark Hoffman, at Sat Feb 17, 09:59:00 PM  

  • Mark - I'm sorry I goofed on this one. Thanks for letting me know.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Sun Feb 18, 03:16:00 PM  

  • Hi, Todd! No goof. The article did have info that neither of the Hurriyet ones did. And it's still not clear to me whether the church is open to the public.

    By Blogger Mark Hoffman, at Tue Feb 20, 08:07:00 PM  

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