articles tagged: ancient world
when people read the bible’s tea leaves
# oddities

when people read the bible’s tea leaves

Did biblical tests predict guided missiles? Sure, if you didn't actually read the passage in which you claim they appeared, much less its context...

king tut gives us a peek at a royal family
# science

king tut gives us a peek at a royal family

An analysis of King Tutankhamun's DNA confirms he's the son of Akhenaten and brings the short, unpleasant history of his reign into focus.

waiting for armageddon
# oddities

waiting for armageddon

While most of us dread doomsday and worry about whether the world will end, some people can't wait for the apocalypse.

the jesus we know
# oddities

the jesus we know

Separating the scant facts from the copious fiction about Jesus of Nazareth.