SciFriday: The Gates of Hell

October 9, 2020

As Halloween approaches, we turn to the supernatural. This week, we discuss the concept of the gates of Hell.

SciFriday: Tumuli and Things in the Sky

August 14, 2020

Archaeologists have been investigating some mysterious, huge piles of rock overlooking the Valley of Rephaim near Jerusalem. They’ve been tentatively dated to about the time of Isaiah and Hezekiah, but that’s just a guess.

SciFriday: Israel’s Stonehenge and the Cult of the Dead

March 6, 2020

We share our impressions of Gilgal Refaim, “Israel’s Stonehenge,” and what scholars have learned after fifty years of studying a megalithic site that’s bigger, older, and contains thousands of tons more rock than Stonehenge.

US Government Lied About War in Afghanistan

December 12, 2019

Government documents obtained by the Washington Post show that the United States government has been lying about America’s longest war. This shouldn’t surprise us; fifty years ago, the government lied about how the war in Vietnam was going, too.

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