Thursday, January 03, 2019

Finds to watch for in 2019

PROGNOSTICATION: Archaeology Discoveries to Watch for in 2019 (Owen Jarus, Live Science).
A new hoard of 1,400 tablets from a lost city in Iraq, new clues to a massive void in the Great Pyramid and the discovery of an ornately decorated Easter egg that belonged to the Russian royal family are just some of the cool archaeological discoveries that we might see in 2019.
Mr. Jarus also had a list of discoveries to look for in 2018. That list included a possible "13th Dead Sea Scrolls cave." In 2018 archaeologists did discover two(ish) new Qumran caves that had been used in antiquity. They are still hoping that more scrolls will turn up, but there's nothing so far. So I give his prediction partial credit.

This year Mr. Jarus is again predicting the likely discovery of "A New Cave near Qumran." That is possible. It would be nice if one of these new caves also turned up with scrolls in it. I think that is unlikely, but it would be nice.

Also, there is more on the new archive of cuneiform tablets from Irisagrig here.

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