Category Archive: Archaeology

Jun 08

The First Selfie

Whole generations have grown up knowing little of the Shroud of Turin and its remarkable image. I hope this film can go some way to put right the manifest injustice that cast it into obscurity and others may now have chance to contemplate the genuine mystery it represents and the questions it asks. If this …

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May 23

Mystery of 200-year-old British soldier found in the dunes of Holland

The 200-year-old body of a British Coldstream Guards soldier was found in sand dunes in the Netherlands. Who was he? For more than two centuries, the remains of a soldier lay undisturbed on a windy beach in the northern Netherlands. But in March 2011, birdwatchers discovered bones and metal artefacts among sand-dunes that had once …

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Jul 14

Tunnel back in time

Revealed after 67 years, the passage used in the Great Escape By Andrew Levy Untouched for almost seven decades, the tunnel used in the Great Escape has finally been unearthed.  The 111-yard passage nicknamed ‘Harry’ by Allied prisoners was sealed by the Germans after the audacious break-out from the PoW camp Stalag Luft III in …

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Mar 15

They Lived in the Outer West 3

By Robin LamploughIn the Durban telephone directory for 2004-5 there are over 300 entries for people with the surname Ntuli. They live in areas as widely scattered as KwaMashu and Woodlands, Lamontville and Ntuzuma, Mbumbulu and Dassenhoek. Almost certainly, however, the ancestors of some of these people at least lived in the Outer West.

Dec 04

They Lived in the Outer West 2- Robin Lamplough

Do you remember the building of the Inanda Dam? Planning began in the 1970’s but, because the affected communities had not been consulted, construction started only in 1984.  These events led to the discovery of new information about people who had lived in the Outer West.

Nov 25

They lived in the Outer West Episode 1

How long have you lived in the Outer West? by Robin Lamplough

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Jun 06

SANS History/Travel Talk

Technorati Tags: Empires,Civilisations CONQUEST OF THE INCAS  John L. Cooke Following a visit to South America last year, I became very interested in the Incan Empire and its spectacular rise and fall.   In fact, the whole history of the previous Andean civilizations is absolutely fascinating, with amazing cultures flourishing, and then declining, in the two …

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Jun 05

Most analysed artifact in history

Hiding in plain sight?

“It is either the most awesome and instructive relic of Christ in existence or it is one of the most ingenious, most unbelievably clever products of the human mind and hand on record.

It is either one or the other, there is no middle ground.”—Historian John Walsh

Jul 14

Lachish

Lachish From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   Lachish (Hebrew: לכיש‎;  a town located in the Shephelah, a region between Mount Hebron and the maritime plain of Philistia (Joshua 10:3, 5; 12:11). It was first mentioned in the Amarna letters as Lakisha-Lakiša (EA 287, 288, 328, 329, 335). According to the Bible, the Israelites captured and destroyed …

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