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Archaeology

Rome’s Catacombs witness to the Catholic faith of the early Church

Inscriptions and art found in these ancient burial places shed light on how the first Christians lived their faith.

Scientists suggest biblical Sodom destroyed by meteoric explosion

A meteor can cause just as much destruction when it explodes before impact.

Medieval Scottish abbey reveals what may be the oldest whisky still

Scotland yields yet another archaeological find in 2018.

Ancient Roman history revealed beneath St. John Lateran

Archaeologists try to recreate the buildings that once stood on the site of the oldest Catholic cathedral.

Ring of Pontius Pilate found near Bethlehem

Archaeologists identified the owner of the ring by its inscription

See the freshly unearthed mosaics from a 5th-century Israeli synagogue

The site of Huqoq continues to reveal aspects of Jewish life in Late Antiquity.

The underwater ruins of Nicaea: The birthplace of the Creed

Archaeologists believe they have found the location of the Council that met in 325.

The incredible story of the hunt for St. Peter’s bones

As workers dug their way deeper into the history of the necropolis underneath the Vatican they were, as O’Neill puts it, “traveling back in time.”

The oldest known images of the apostles

Paintings of Peter, Paul, Andrew and John, dating back to the 4th century, were discovered in the Roman catacombs of St. Tecla.