How to Make a Mudbrick

Via the Biblical Archaeology Society: The recipe is simple—and the ingredients common: As long as you have access to mud, water and straw (or another type of organic material), you, too, can mimic the manufacturing process used by ancient Egyptians—and Israelite slaves—to make mudbricks. There is a slide show here too. So basically, it goes…

Ancient Papyri Discovered at Luther College

And some rare early Christian document are among the finds: In January, nine papyri documents almost 2,000 years old were discovered by a student in the Luther College library archives, where they had remained hidden in a cardboard box for decades. Luther sophomore Brittany Anderson was conducting a routine inventory of the papers of the…