Archaeology


In County Clare, Ireland, one of the main sight-seeing destinations is the Burren, a stretch of terrain often described as “lunar” in appearance. The karst landscape features expansive limestone pavements crisscrossed by cracks known as “grikes” (as though raked by a giant attempting to farm) and solemn portal tombs such as the Neolithic Poulnabrone Dolmen. (more…)

Al Khazneh (“The Treasury”) in Jordan was featured in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”

Whether it’s tall tales of daring quests and creepy tombs or documentaries of high-profile discoveries, archaeology continues to hold a fascination for many. Biblical archaeology is particularly stirring for Christians who feel the pressure to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, Scripture’s veracity. It may be tempting to use every discovery announced in the media as support for the Bible.

But a little healthy skepticism can keep believers from falling for and disseminating  misleading claims. (more…)