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Sacred Treasure Hunt: In Pursuit of the Elusive Ark of the Covenant (Video)

Discover the enigmatic disappearance of the Ark of the Covenant , a sacred relic mentioned in the Book of Exodus. The Ark, believed to have housed the Ten Commandments, was built with exact...
Strips of the Copper Dead Sea Scroll at the Jordan Museum, from Qumran Cave 3, 1st century AD (Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin /CC BY-SA 4.0)

Enigma: The Copper Scroll Treasure List Decoded

The Dead Sea copper scroll has been deciphered. In a fascinating decoding exercise, it was discovered that the numbers listed as weights of treasures and cubit measurements on the scroll, were...
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Where X Marks The Spot: Rare Ancient Treasures, Codes and Cryptic Clues

Treasure legends sometimes have a kernel of truth, but are then exaggerated, embellished and transformed, told over and over again until the facts fade and leave only fantastical tales, but look hard...
The Dead Sea Scrolls

Ancient Tech Preserved Dead Sea Temple Scroll

Among the thousands of pieces of parchment found in caves near the Dead Sea, one scroll was unique among the rest. The Temple Scroll was the best preserved and with the clearest writing. Now...
The Copper Scroll part of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Copper Scroll Abacus: Is the Real Treasure Found In the Numbers?

Even the most intriguing mysteries have a sell-by date in a 24/7 mass communications age. But one has proven itself to be more enduring since a copper scroll was unearthed on the coast of the Dead...
The Lost Treasure of the Copper Scroll

The Lost Treasure of the Dead Sea Copper Scroll

The Copper Scroll is part of the extraordinary cache of 1st Century documents first discovered in caves at Qumran , popularly known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Copper Scroll, however, is very...
Ten incredible texts from our ancient past

Ten incredible texts from our ancient past

There are literally thousands of incredible texts that have survived from the ancient world, which are etched onto copper, beautifully inscribed on papyrus, chipped onto tablets, and even written...