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Is this "ancient Hebrew leather manuscript" seized by police in Turkey authentic?

No. That is anything but what is claimed it is. This is a rather large scale scam now often titled "Turkish Golden Leather Brownies" or some variation thereof. And completely fake. The word ...
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Has a fifteen year old from Canada discovered a hidden Mayan city?

Probably not. There are two factors here: Did the Mayans actually base their city locations on their civilization's constellations? Given A, is the structure discovered actually a city? The answer ...
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Are there textual deviations between the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Old Testament?

Is it true that there are no textual deviations between the dead sea scrolls and the old testament? No. Most people claiming that there are no differences seem to cherry-pick the texts that they ...
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Has carbon dating indicated that live humans are 4000 years old?

The use of Carbon-14 for dating is not completely precise. In general, 500 years is the minimum and 50,000 years is the maximum due to the need to calibrate for background C-14 levels, and to have ...
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Does the Hueyatlaco site show human habitation in Mexico >50,000 years ago?

I'll try to summarize why the evidence, in this case and other similar ones, is considered not conclusive. The scientific community agrees on America being populated as late as 13-17k years ago, and ...
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Are there textual deviations between the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Old Testament?

It's wrong to say there is literally no difference. The oldest relatively complete copies of the Old Testament are in Greek, so there is no direct comparison. These are the Codex Vaticanus and Codex ...
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Are results of carbon dating cross referenced by other methods?

Carbon dating has been extensively cross-referenced by tree-ring dating (dendrochronology). Carbon dates that are corrected by tree-ring dating are called calibrated. Tree-ring dating relies on the ...
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Were "ancient nanostructures" found in the Ural Mountains in 1991?

All the references I could find on the web post-date and either copy from or reference the original Epoch Times article in the link. I would guess that the original source of the information is one ...
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Has a fifteen year old from Canada discovered a hidden Mayan city?

I would like to add something to current answers: From this article (French): In brief: He based his observations on Europeans' constellations, not Mayans'. Constellations are cultural ...
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Did archeologists find radioactive skeletons in Mohanjo-daro?

There seems to be some research on these claims here, which places the original source of the myth here as appearing on the internet ~2000. Note there is yet no mention of atomic skeletons. You can ...
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Are results of carbon dating cross referenced by other methods?

Known history Because the range of times which can be measured by radiocarbon dating overlap with known history, it can be cross-checked with known history established by other means. The original ...
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Did archeologists find radioactive skeletons in Mohanjo-daro?

There's never been any radioactive skeleton in Mohenjo-Daro. It's a tale from the 60's. I explain it clearly in my article. Conclusion: The myth of radioactive skeletons found in Mohenjo Daro is not ...
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Was a new monument or building discovered in Petra with Google Earth and drones?

The discovery is detailed in Hiding in Plain Sight: The Discovery of a New Monumental Structure at Petra, Jordan, Using WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 Satellite Imagery Bulletin of the American Schools ...
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Did soldiers of Alexander's army settle in Malana?

"The Ethnological and Historical Enigma-The Malanese People of Kulu Valley." The Oriental Anthropologist (2016) vol. 16 : It has been emphasized before that though the Greek origin theory of ...
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Has carbon dating indicated that live humans are 4000 years old?

A "live human" would by definition have an age of 0 on the carbon dating scale, since the carbon in the live human is in active exchange with the environment, and hence the C14:C12 ratio would be ...
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Did the Ancient Egyptians use twenty-sided dice?

During the Ptolemaic Period [305 BC–30 BC], there was Greek rulership over the land of Egypt. The Greeks were familiar with icosahedra. They were described by Plato, a 5th century BC Greek ...
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Is this "ancient Hebrew leather manuscript" seized by police in Turkey authentic?

Adding to what @LangLangC said, the text makes absolutely no sense: Here is a transcription of the text in the following picture: ההאלאלה כמחההאלטלעאב הההאא תהאהא מחהטלעא סמבוא אדלעףא בתםההש בתשההש ...
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Are approximately 95% of the Mayan ruins of Palenque still buried and unexplored?

This is not true. Most of Palenque has been thoroughly surveyed, mapped and documented. While not all areas have been excavated, there has been extensive analysis of the settlement. Exploration ...
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Has a holographic library been found in tunnels under the Bucegi mountains?

Evidence: The Sphinx is a natural rock formation in the Bucegi Natural Park located at an altitude of 2,216 metres (7,270 ft) which is in the Bucegi Mountains of Romania. It is also true that the ...
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What are the basis to claim the Easter Island statues as soul?

The Moai, better known as the Easter Island Statues, were carved sometime between 1250 and 1500 CE. This is after the colonization of the Island by the Rapa Nui people, which occurred sometime ...
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Are results of carbon dating cross referenced by other methods?

Before addressing the title of the question, I will first address the premise of the question: Creationists make the claim that a global flood has messed up the precision of radiocarbon dating and ...
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Is this "ancient Hebrew leather manuscript" seized by police in Turkey authentic?

Probably Not Ancient text and manuscripts were almost exclusively made from either Vellum or Parchment or Papyrus. It is only during the late 14th century that the paper that replaced these things got ...
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Have giant human skeletons been found?

Adding to Articuno's answer, the reason no remains of the type have been found is because adult hominids taller than (about) 9 feet simply can't exist. It's about physics: If you double the height ...
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Did ancient people have flying vehicles?

An unmanned aerial vehicle is an aerial vehicle, so... the Kongming lantern is famously attributed to Zhuge Liang (courtesy name Kongming), from the second century AD, who used it to send a signal to ...
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