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Patrick Hunt brings his top-ten record of historical archaeological discoveries to existence during this concise and appealing e-book. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh's Assyrian Library, King Tut's Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the lifeless Sea Scrolls, Thera, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors - Hunt unearths the attention-grabbing tales of those extraordinary discoveries and explains the ways that they upload to our wisdom of Read more...

summary: Patrick Hunt brings his top-ten record of old archaeological discoveries to lifestyles during this concise and fascinating booklet. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh's Assyrian Library, King Tut's Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the lifeless Sea Scrolls, Thera, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors - Hunt unearths the interesting tales of those notable discoveries and explains the ways that they upload to our wisdom of human historical past and completely altered our worldview. half go back and forth advisor to the wonders of the realm and half primer on historical international heritage, Ten Discoveries That Rewrote historical past captures the awe and pleasure of discovering a misplaced window into historic civilization

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Ten discoveries that rewrote history

Patrick Hunt brings his top-ten record of historical archaeological discoveries to existence during this concise and fascinating booklet. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh's Assyrian Library, King Tut's Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the useless Sea Scrolls, Thera, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors - Hunt unearths the attention-grabbing tales of those notable discoveries and explains the ways that they upload to our wisdom of human heritage and completely altered our worldview.

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When the inscriptions were read, we discovered that they provided clear evidence that Kuntillet ‘Ajrud was not merely a resting place for desert travelers but was principally a religious center. The inscriptions contain the names of El and Yahweh, words for God used in the Hebrew Bible. Yahweh (spelled YHWH in Hebrew consonantal writing) is the holy name of the Hebrew God as it appears in the Bible. El, a generic term for God, is also used in the Bible to refer specifically to the Hebrew God. But the religious inscriptions from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud also contain the names of pagan gods and goddesses, like Baal and Asherah.

But until the excavation of ‘Ain Dara, the term sela‘to defied a convincing explanation. E. temple. I believe that the hallways flanking the ‘Ain Dara temple can be none other than the sela‘ot of 1 Kings 6:5. These walkways at ‘Ain Dara are 18 feet wide, as are the Biblical side chambers (when the 5cubit [about 8-foot] side chamber and 6-cubit [about 10-foot] outer wall of the Biblical Temple are added together). ” On the basis of the side chambers at ‘Ain Dara and in Solomon’s Temple, it may be well to re-examine the evidence from other sites.

The previously known city-gate complex consisted of an outer gate that opened into a rectangular pavement (about 28 feet long and 65 feet wide), on the other side of which stood the major, or inner, gate. In this plaza, just as one approached the inner gate, a low platform had been uncovered several years ago. It had sockets at three of the four corners (the fourth socket was missing) that apparently once supported a canopy over the platform. The platform was probably either for the city’s ruler, to greet a parade of dignitaries along a beautifully paved processional route, or a pedestal for the statue of a deity.

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