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Sepphoris – ancient Galileean town

Sepphoris is not named in the Bible, but it was a major town close to Nazareth.

Procession of Dionysius, SepphorisIn about 17-20CE when Jesus was a young man, Sepphoris was built as a model Graeco-Roman city, and briefly become the capital of Galilee. It was very much a Greek-style city – see the mosaic from Sepphoris at right. It shows a procession honoring the Greek god Dionysius, so it was flagrantly non-Jewish.

Scientific study of China’s great flood could prove 4,000-year-old legend

Many people died some 4,000 years ago when a major earthquake jolted Jishi Gorge, a deep, rocky Yellow River valley in what is now Qinghai province.
But aside from the immediate death toll, centred in the Guanting Basin several kilometres downstream, with some people buried at the entrances to collapsed cave dwellings as they tried to flee, it was a prelude to an even greater catastrophe – China’s great flood.

Evidence Noah’s Biblical Flood Happened, Says Robert Ballard

Robert Ballard, the underwater archaeologist famed for discovering the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, claims to have found evidence of the biblical flood that Noah fled, surfing the waters for 40 days and 40 nights, according to Genesis. He says the Black Sea was once merely a freshwater lake — until an enormous wall of water from the Mediterranean 200 times more powerful than Niagara Falls swept it and everything else away. Including Noah and his ark.

Could this be the biggest find since the Dead Sea Scrolls? Seventy metal books found in cave in Jordan could change our view of Biblical history

For scholars of faith and history, it is a treasure trove too precious for price.

This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity.

Academics are divided as to their authenticity but say that if verified, they could prove as pivotal as the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947.