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Stele with law code of Hammurabi, Babylonian, Susa, Iran, ca. 1780 BC
Seventy metal books found in cave in Jordan - They’re small “books,” but they could be one of the biggest finds in Christian history. 70 tiny, lead tablets, bound with wire, were found in the last five years in Jordan, and some say they could offer key details of the early church, the final years of Jesus’s life, and may even be referenced in the book of Revelation. This booklet shows what scholars believe to be the map of Christian Jerusalem. 2010
Numismatic Oddities: The ONE and ONLY coin in the history of U.S. Currency capable of being lifted with a magnet was the 1943 steel penny, sometimes called "the Steelie". In an effort to save copper for war production, the 1943 mint run used a steel penny with a zinc covering. This proved to be wildly unpopular with the general public, as they were often confused with dimes and human perspiration caused the edges of the penny (not covered in zinc) to inevitably rust.
A mosaic death mask of 200 fragments of jade was affixed to the front of the skull. These, supposedly, were the remains of Pacal, a Mayan ruler of Palenque in the seventh century AD. The inscriptions stated that this monarch had been eighty years old at the time of his death, but the jade-draped skeleton the archaeologists found in the sarcophagus appeared to belong to a man half that age
Early Christian Mosaic, Delphi
St Bartholomew, an early Christian martyr who was skinned. If you look closely, you’ll notice that’s not a robe, but actually his removed skin hanging around him. by Marco d’Agrate, 1562 (Duomo cathedral, Milan-Italy)
The Benedictine monastery in Abu Gosh - A village near Jerusalem that is identified by some traditions as biblical "Kiriath Jearim" (a place where the Ark of the Covenant was for some years).