Fragments of what could be the world's oldest Koran have been discovered at the University of Birmingham. Academic and media interest has been ignited across the world, but what does the revelation mean for Birmingham? Radio carbon dating found the manuscript was at least 1, years old, putting it among the earliest in existence. The Staffordshire Hoard , dug up in , attracted more than 1.
Royal Precinct at Rameses - Associates for Biblical Research
This article was first published in the Spring issue of Bible and Spade. Soon, however, the Egyptians subjected the Israelites to bondage, using them as slave laborers to build the city of Rameses Ex From these references, we can conclude that most Israelites spent the years of the Sojourn in and around Rameses. Although the location of Rameses was in dispute for some years, that dispute has now been settled.
Fossil Fuels May Bring Major Changes to Carbon Dating
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The ancient eruption of Thera on the Greek island of Santorini has long been a font for popular flights of fancy. While these theories do not currently get much mileage in academic circles, the allure and mystery of the very real eruption of Thera is abiding among scholars attempting to pinpoint its actual occurrence. Now, a University of Arizona study on carbon dating methodology could catalyze a shift in the timeline for ancient Mediterranean chronology, and potentially set a firm date for the natural disaster.