A deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake has drawn renewed global attention to Turkey. For archaeologists and early church scholars, the country was already a renewed focal point. A surge of archaeology projects in Turkey have uncovered more of the Christian legacy of Paul and other early evangelists. But archaeologists from the U.S. and other countries face growing barriers put up by Turkish authorities.
Andy Cloud will lecture on “Removing the Shroud of Mystery: Archaeology in the Big Bend” at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at The Grace Museum. He discusses recent archaeological discoveries that illuminate the incredibly diverse nature of the early inhabitants of West Texas. For more than 30 years he has been with the Center for Big Bend Studies at Sul Ross State University.
A prehistoric ceremonial site containing curious artifacts has been unearthed at a stone ring in north Belfast, Ireland. “We have a piece of sandstone and someone has gone to the trouble of inscribing an oval shape on it with segments, very like if you took a cross section of an orange,” said Harry Welsh of Queen’s University.
German archaeologists have unearthed "sensational" evidence of a lost Roman camp that formed a vital part of the frontier protecting Rome's empire against the Germanic hordes.