The oldest crown in existence in the world is coming to New York, and from the looks of it, it's pretty much here to conquer all of us. Per DNAInfo New York, the crown is pretty badass: The crown — a blackened metal ring topped with vultures and doors — is a relic from the Copper Age, which occurred about 6,000 years ago. It's on display at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University as part of a new exhibit that runs from Feb. 13 through June 8. VULTURES, YOU GUYS. That is a crown that is not messing around with you. You know a king or queen means business when there are freaking vultures on their crown. That's not just a few sapphires and diamonds stuck on a headpiece to make you look all fancy. That's a crown that says "Mess with me or my country and I will literally peck your goddamn eyeballs out." (OMG WHY AM I SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS? Oh because I have no life. Right.) The crown, the most ornate of five on display, may also have played a … [Read more...] about Oldest Crown in the World Set to Make Its Glorious Debut in New York
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It's either one of the most significant archaeological findings of all time or... just a really bad case of mistaken identity. A team of archaeologists, led by controversial documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici, claims to have uncovered an ancient underground site in Jerusalem that serves as the final resting place for Jesus Christ -- and that they have the artifacts to prove it. The latest piece of evidence, found inside the tomb, is a 2,000 year old engraving on the side of a coffin known as an ossuary, which they believe alludes to the resurrection of Christ. The artwork depicts what seems to resemble a fish with a human figure inside it's mouth. In the Old Testament, the Book of Jonah tells the story of a prophet named Jonah who was saved after being thrown overboard when he was swallowed by a whale that was sent by God. After spending three days and three nights in the fish's belly, God orders it to vomit to set Jonah free. For Christians, the tale symbolizes Jesus' … [Read more...] about Did a robot discover Jesus’ tomb?