5th-century Coptic church found in Egypt

Published on May 12th, 2010 | by Admin

Excavations at the Avenue of the Sphinxes in Luxor have uncovered a Coptic church which dates back to the 5th century as well as a Nilometer, a structure used to measure the level of the Nile ... Read More


Moon script: the precursor to Braile

Published on May 12th, 2010 | by Admin

The cataloguer’s Desk has a very interesting article about Moon script, which was the precursor to Braille. [Thx CanadaRockzz] As bibliophiles, how often do we stop to consider the ways sightless people experience books and reading? ... Read More


14th-century aqueduct unearted in Jerusalem

Published on May 12th, 2010 | by Admin

A 14th-century aqueduct, which supplied water to Jersualsm for nearly 600 years, has been found. Photographs from the late 19th century showed the aqueduct in use by the city’s Ottoman rulers, nearly 600 years after its ... Read More


The struggle to preserve or profit from ancient Babylon

Published on May 11th, 2010 | by Admin

Iraqi officials are arguing over whether priority should be given to preserving ancient Babylon or making money off of it. Local officials want swift work done to restore the crumbling ruins and start building restaurants and ... Read More


Archaeopteryx fossil contains fragments of original feathers

Published on May 11th, 2010 | by Admin

Using new analysis technology, scientists have been able to find original fragments of Archaeopteryx’s feathers. Archaeopteryx is the most iconic of fossils: Many of the specimens beautifully capture this snapshot of evolution – showing the creature’s ... Read More


John Dillinger’s wooden escape gun sold for auction

Published on May 11th, 2010 | by Admin

John Dillinger’s legendary wooden escape gun has been sold at auction for $19,200. Probably the Single Most Iconic Item Associated with John Dillinger is the Legendary “Wooden Gun” He Carved and Used to Escape from the ... Read More


Two medieval skeletons dug up by workmen in England

Published on May 11th, 2010 | by Admin

Two complete skeletons which may date back to medieval times were found by workmen in Gloucester, England. The team was working on a £7m project to improve access between the city centre and the new Quays ... Read More