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archaeology



  • Black Scuba Divers Document Slave Shipwrecks Forgotten For Generations

    Columbia University professor Christopher Brown says the number of slave shipwrecks that researchers have been able to confirm are the absolute minimum, and that the true number of shipwrecked slave ships are likely much higher. The work of a Florida diving group hopes to change that. 



  • In Search of King David’s Lost Empire

    The evidence of David’s life is sparse. Was he an emperor? A local king? Or, as Biblical archaeologist Israel Finkelstein claims, a Bedouin sheikh?



  • A Mystery at Oxford

    A well-funded effort by American evangelical Christians to identify archaeological evidence for the New Testament is at the center of a scandal. 



  • The New Treasures of Pompeii

    From gorgeous artworks to grimacing corpses, archaeologists are still uncovering the truth about life—and death—in the doomed city.