'Gospel of Jesus's Wife': Doubts Raised About Ancient Text
papyrus fragment of the Gospel of Jesus's wife
April 22nd, 2014
An investigation by Live Science throws into question the origin of the fourth-century papyrus thought to reveal Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married.
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Stolen Painting of Jesus Found on eBay
April 21st, 2014
An 18th-century painting that was stolen from a church in Poland two decades ago was recovered after it turned up for sale on eBay, federal authorities say.
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Humans May Have Dispersed Out of Africa Earlier Than Thought
The 1.8-million-year-old skull unearthed in Dmanisi, Georgia, suggests the earliest members of the <em>Homo</em> genus belonged to the same species, say scientists in a paper published Oct. 18, 2013 in the journal Science.
April 21st, 2014
Modern humans first arose between 100,000 to 200,000 years ago in Africa. When and how the modern human lineage then dispersed out of Africa has long been controversial. Now researchers say there were multiple dispersals earlier than long thought.
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Birthplace of Chili Pepper Farming Revealed
Chili Pepper
April 21st, 2014
Scientists have pinpointed the region where ancient farmers first cultivated Capsicum annuum, the most common kind of chili pepper.
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Ancient Puppy Paw Prints Found on Roman Tiles
April 17th, 2014
The paw prints and hoof prints of a few curious animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England.
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Neanderthals Had Shallow Gene Pool, Study Says
Neanderthal statue with modern human
April 21st, 2014
Neanderthals were remarkably less genetically diverse than modern humans, with Neanderthal populations typically smaller and more isolated, researchers say.
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5 Unanswered Questions About Jesus
Christian Gospels
April 18th, 2014
As Christians worldwide gather for Easter to celebrate their belief in the death and rebirth of Jesus, researchers continue to delve into the mysteries that surround the man.
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Body Slam This! Ancient Wrestling Match Was Fixed
Ancient Greek Bas relief of men wrestling.
April 16th, 2014
Researchers have deciphered the earliest known contract to fix a wrestling match between two teenagers who had reached the final bout of a prestigious series of games in Egypt, dating to A.D. 267.
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