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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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