Yeshua And The History Behind The Real Name Of Jesus

Jesus’ real name, Yeshua, evolved over millennia in a case of transliteration. Regardless of religious belief, the name “Jesus” is nearly universally recognizable. However, it may come as a surprise that the name millions of Christians all over the world are implored not to take in vain was not actually “Jesus” at all. Controversial though … Read more

The Jewish Parachutists Who Went Behind Nazi Lines During WWII

From 1943 until the end of the war, these brave men and women risked everything to sneak into German-held territory and aid the resistance. Wikimedia Commons/Yad VaShem ArchiveNearly 40 Jews volunteered to serve with Britain’s Special Operations Executive behind enemy lines in World War II. In 1943, the slaughter of millions of Jews in Nazi-occupied … Read more

Oldest Drawing Of A Ghost Found On 3,500-Year-Old Babylonian Tablet

Discovered in the British Museum in London, the ancient tablet shows a lonely male spirit being taken to the afterlife by a female companion. The British MuseumThe clay tablet is 3,500 years old and was acquired by the British Museum in the 19th century. It’s only appropriate for the Halloween season that researchers have officially … Read more

Diver Finds 900-Year-Old Crusader Sword In The Mediterranean

Experts estimate that the sword dates back to the Third Crusade when Christian crusaders attempted to retake Jerusalem. JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty ImagesJacob Sharvit of the Israel Antiquities Authority holds the sword discovered by a local diver. Shlomi Katzin dove into the waters off the Carmel coast of Israel with a Go-Pro and a sense … Read more

Explorers Reach The Bottom Of Yemen’s Well Of Hell For The First Time

The Well of Hell, also called the Well of Barhout, is likely millions of years old and drops 367 feet into the earth. AFP via Getty ImagesThe “Well of Hell” sinkhole in eastern Yemen. For centuries, it’s terrified locals as a possible prison for jinn, or genies. Now, cave explorers have dropped to the bottom … Read more

This Week In History News, Sept. 19

The first human footprints in North America, Saudi Arabian rock art older than the Pyramids, and the real-life inspiration for the Biblical Sodom. 23,000-Year-Old Footprints Prove That Humans Were In North America Far Earlier Than We Thought Dan OdessThough researchers long believed that humans only came to North America some 13,000 years ago, these 23,000-year-old … Read more

Experts Discover How The Real-Life Sodom Was Destroyed

Some 3,600 years ago, the city of Tall el-Hammam in present-day Jordan was suddenly obliterated in a great blaze caused by a meteoric explosion known as a “cosmic airburst.” UC Santa BarbaraResearchers investigating the 3,600-year-old ruins of Tall el-Hammam, the city believed to have inspired the Bible’s tales of Sodom. In 1650 B.C., the citizens … Read more

Al Jawf Camel Carvings Found To Be Older Than The Pyramids

If researchers’ dating estimates are correct, these would be the oldest surviving three-dimensional animal reliefs of this size in the entire world. FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty ImageJust one of the many enormous camel carvings in Al Jawf, Saudi Arabia. When researchers first uncovered the enormous stone camel carvings at Al Jawf, Saudi Arabia in 2018, … Read more