Thursday, May 08, 2014

The Link and the Linkless

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

* How the 'Jesus' Wife' Hoax Fell Apart -- "The media loved the 2012 tale from Harvard Divinity School."
* Jesus' Wife and her Ugly Sister -- "Jesus' Wife Fragment: the Forgery of the Associated Fragment"
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics -- "Moral outrage is exhausting. And dangerous."
* Mysterious Buried Artifacts Discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings -- "The Valley of the Kings was used to bury Egyptian royalty during the New Kingdom (1550 – 1070 B.C.) period."
* Solved! How Ancient Egyptians Moved Massive Pyramid Stones -- "The ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids may have been able to move massive stone blocks across the desert by wetting the sand in front of a contraption built to pull the heavy objects, according to a new study."
* The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Papyrus. Final Considerations -- "...I suspected the forgery from the very moment I saw this fragment in September 2012 in Rome, a few minutes after Karen King introduced it to us during her presentation. Ever since, my only worry has been that the scholarship might become 'infected' by such a forgery. Otherwise, I am not interested in the implications this fragment might have for contemporary Christian beliefs, had it been genuine."
* What Causes Old-People Smell? -- "The older we get, the more nonenal we produce...So if someone gives you a gift certificate to Mirai for your birthday, take the hint."

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