Listen to this article: Archaeologist John Garstang was digging in the West Bank of Jerusalem in the 1930s. What he found was an art form that had disappeared for several thousand years. An art form that remains one of the oldest known in all the Middle East: human skulls covered in plaster.
There is a nearly endless list of traditions and superstitions regarding death. This hypothetical list details concerns regarding burial and what comes afterward. Ancient Egyptians believed that what you are buried with joins you in the afterlife, which is why Pharaohs are buried with so much stuff (and why tomb raiders are common). This week’s article […]