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The tomb of King David is located in Mt. Zion, near the walls of the old city of Jerusalem (by Berthold Werner)

The tomb of King David is located in Mt. Zion, near the walls of the old city of Jerusalem (by Berthold Werner)

They could be the earliest Christian writing in existence, surviving almost 2,000 years in a Jordanian cave. They could, just possibly, change our understanding of how Jesus was crucified and resurrected, and how Christianity was born.    A group of 70 or so "books", each with between five and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings, was apparently discovered in a remote arid valley in northern Jordan somewhere between 2005 and 2007.

Jordan battles to regain 'priceless' Christian relics

They could be the earliest Christian writing in existence, surviving almost 2,000 years in a Jordanian cave. They could, just possibly, change our understanding of how Jesus was crucified and resurrected, and how Christianity was born. A group of 70 or so "books", each with between five and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings, was apparently discovered in a remote arid valley in northern Jordan somewhere between 2005 and 2007.

Researchers stumbled upon a cone-shaped monument, approximately 230 feet in diameter, 39 feet high, and weighing an estimated 60,000 tons, while conducting a geophysical survey on the southern Sea of Galilee.

Researchers stumbled upon a cone-shaped monument, approximately 230 feet in diameter, 39 feet high, and weighing an estimated 60,000 tons, while conducting a geophysical survey on the southern Sea of Galilee.

newly discovered mosaic floor of a 1500 year-old Byzantine church some 30 miles south of Tel Aviv

newly discovered mosaic floor of a 1500 year-old Byzantine church some 30 miles south of Tel Aviv

The spark that lit the flame of war.  On June 28th, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sofie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot and killed in Sarajevo by a Serbian national. Accusation flew between Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Russia, who had political interest in Serbia, and the British Empire. Formal war declarations were made and hostilities began in 1914. The U.S. didn't enter the war until 1918.

First World War: Reports of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo

The spark that lit the flame of war. On June 28th, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sofie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot and killed in Sarajevo by a Serbian national. Accusation flew between Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Russia, who had political interest in Serbia, and the British Empire. Formal war declarations were made and hostilities began in 1914. The U.S. didn't enter the war until 1918.

Footprint of Jesus, Chapel of the Ascension, Jerusalem ~ Christian and Muslim holy site that is believed to mark the place where Jesus ascended into heaven. The small round church/mosque contains a stone imprinted with the very footprints of Jesus.

Footprint of Jesus, Chapel of the Ascension, Jerusalem ~ Christian and Muslim holy site that is believed to mark the place where Jesus ascended into heaven. The small round church/mosque contains a stone imprinted with the very footprints of Jesus.

Biblical archaeology - The hull of a fishing boat from the first century CE was recovered from the mud along the receding shoreline of the Sea of Galilee.

Biblical archaeology - The hull of a fishing boat from the first century CE was recovered from the mud along the receding shoreline of the Sea of Galilee.

1959-63 with the words "TIBERIVM" and "TIVS PILATUS," references to Emperor Tiberius and Pontius Pilate, the governor of Judea at the time of Jesus. This was an important find because it is the only archaeological evidence of Pilate's existence.

1959-63 with the words "TIBERIVM" and "TIVS PILATUS," references to Emperor Tiberius and Pontius Pilate, the governor of Judea at the time of Jesus. This was an important find because it is the only archaeological evidence of Pilate's existence.

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