Christianity

Independent: 14th Century Cemetery Discovered in Zagreb

A cemetery dating to the 14th century, was discovered recently in downtown Zagreb, Croatia during road construction.

Loch Lomond Site Offers Wealth of Artifacts

Archaeologists working on a site near Loch Lomond have discovered evidence of settlements dating back 3500 years, including a 7th century Christian cemetery.

Berwick Today: Saxon Chapel Found at Bamburgh Castle

Archaeologists working on Bamburgh Castle may have discovered a medieval chapel mentioned by the Venerable Bede as possessing the arm of St. Oswald.

Time Team Denied Access to Rosslyn Chapel

Tony Robinson of Channel 4's Time Team has been denied access to look for the Holy Grail in Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel.

Da Vinci Code Fans Flock to Historic Sites

Fans of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code are innundating sites in France in search of answers.

First Cistercian Nunnery in Scotland Excavated

St. Leonard's, the oldest Cistercian nunnery in Scotland, is the site of a new excavation that has delivered on its promise of impressive artifacts.

Herald: 6th Century Christian Cemetery Found in Scottish Quarry

Workers excavating a quarry in Forfar, Scotland have discovered 17 graves dating back to the dawn of Christianity in the country.

Haaretz: 6th Century Manuscript Gives Insight into Scholar's World

David Rapp of Haaretz International takes a look at the Vienna Genesis, a 6th century illuminated biblical codex held by the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

StarBanner.com: Knights Templar depiction in "The Da Vinci Code" is "hogwash", say scholars

Amanda Greene reports on the mythology of the Knights Templars and their portrayal in books such as The Da Vinci Code. Is it fact ot fiction?

4th Century Baptismal Font Reflects Struggle Between Christianity and Paganism

Gary Lee and Jim Wilkinson used a metal detector to discover a 4th century Roman baptismal font near Grimsby, England.

Haaretz: Crusader-Era Remains Found in Jaffa

The remains of a 12th century crusader-era man were discovered recently during excavations in the Jaffa, Israel flea market.

Myrtle Beach Online: Da Vinci Code Fans Flock to Scottish Chapel

Fans of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code are seeking the Holy Grail for themselves at Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel.

13th Century Silver Cross Found by Treasure Hunter

A solid silver cross, inscribed with the word, "IESVS" has been dated to the 1200's by historians at the British Museum.

Stolen Byzantine Icons Returned to Cyprus

Several hundred early Christian Byzantine artifacts which were stolen 30 years ago have been returned to the Republic of Cyprus.

Painting of 10th Century Saint Discovered in Tewkesbury Church

A wall painting of an Anglo-Saxon Saint dating from the 10th century has been discovered at Deerhurst Church near Tewkesbury, England.

Garage Demolition Allows 13th Century Priory to be Rebuilt

The demolition of a garage in Gloucester will enable the original cloister of the Blackfriars Priory to be restored.

Who's Buried in St. Mark's Tomb?

A British historian is claiming that St. Mark's Tomb in Venice contains not the bones of the saint but those of Alexander the Great.

8th Century Cliffside Cemetery Discovered in Wales

Two skeletons in a 1200-year-old cliff-face cemetery have been discovered in Pembrokeshire, Wales by archaeologists lowered on ropes.

New Book on the Inquisition Published

Germany was where more male and female "witches" were killed by civilian tribunals around the start of the 15th century, according to a new book on the Inquisition -- about 25,000 out of a population of 16 million -- but the book's editor says that fewer people were killed in the Inquisition than is commonly believed.

Get Thee to a Nunnery

This week Dame Aoife provides links for websites dealing with holy orders and monasteries.

Shroud of Turin Doppelganger

A second ghostly image of a face has been discovered on the back of the famous Shroud of Turin

Linguists Disgruntled Over Gibson's "Passion"

Some linguistic experts are less than thrilled with the historical accuracy of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."

Studying the Kingdom of Jerusalem

This week Dame Aoife shares links dealing with the history and social customs of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Jesus Ossuary Back in the News

New scholarly research on a burial box, purported to be that of James, brother of Jesus, says it is too early to call the box a fake.

Keeping Up with the Crusades

Dame Aoife shares links dealing with the Crusades.

"Jesus, Mary and Da Vinci" to Air on ABC [SPOILER]

A controversial program based on Dan Brown's best-selling book, "The Da Vinci Code" will air on ABC News November 3, 2003.

Discoverer of the "James Ossuary" Arrested in Jerusalem

Boston Globe: Antiquities dealer, Oded Golan, has been arrested for suspicion of forgery after experts declared the ossuary box, brought to light by Golan, was a fake.

Bacteria May Explain Shroud of Turin

Guardian Unlimited: University of Texas Health Science Centre believes he may have an explanation for the Shroud of Turin: bacteria.

Experts Rule "Jesus Box" a Fake

National Geographic News: The Israel Antiquities Authority has declared the controversial "Jesus Box" a fake. The first century ossuary, which bears the name of Jesus, was discovered last year.

Burial Box of James, Brother of Jesus May Soon be Authenticated

National Geographic: A controversial ossuary discovered last fall bearing the inscription "James, Son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus" is closer to being declared authentic, researchers say.