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(SFGate)   Israeli archaeologists claim to have discovered the ruins of a King David's palace   (sfgate.com) divider line 108
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2013-07-21 02:08:09 PM
Oh, before I clicked, I was afraid it was going to be another bunch of twaddle  from that huckster, $imcha Jacobovici.
 
2013-07-21 03:09:32 PM
Is Dave there?
 
2013-07-21 03:10:55 PM

LordOfThePings: Is Dave there?


Dave's not here, maaan.
 
2013-07-21 03:13:14 PM
Just *a* King David?
 
2013-07-21 03:43:05 PM
Did they find the place where he had that rocking Song of Solomon sex?

Dude was a pimp, man. He gave a girl SUCH an orgasm that she shiat the bed.
 
2013-07-21 03:47:39 PM
Where is snark?

-1
 
2013-07-21 04:18:30 PM
Another one?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-07-21 04:27:22 PM
Another one?

The last one I heard of was a little shack that made it seem Dave wasn't the important figure he was supposed to be. But the association with that palace and this is tenuous.
 
2013-07-21 04:47:45 PM
I keep reading that as 'King David's Place,' which sounds like one helluva deli.
 
2013-07-21 04:54:03 PM

ZAZ: The last one I heard of was a little shack that made it seem Dave wasn't the important figure he was supposed to be. But the association with that palace and this is tenuous.


The 2005 find by Mazar mention in the article? I like the fact that the 2005 find was disputed at the time by the very guy who is now claiming to have  "unequivocal evidence" that this latest dig site was one of David's palaces based on a lack of pig bones and a "cultic object".

How do you say "Seems Legit" in ancient Aramaic?

Meh, at least nobody has claimed to have found Noah's Ark this week.
 
2013-07-21 05:01:25 PM
I read that as "King David's phallus"
 
2013-07-21 05:11:43 PM

quatchi: ZAZ: The last one I heard of was a little shack that made it seem Dave wasn't the important figure he was supposed to be. But the association with that palace and this is tenuous.

The 2005 find by Mazar mention in the article? I like the fact that the 2005 find was disputed at the time by the very guy who is now claiming to have  "unequivocal evidence" that this latest dig site was one of David's palaces based on a lack of pig bones and a "cultic object".

How do you say "Seems Legit" in ancient Aramaic?

Meh, at least nobody has claimed to have found Noah's Ark this week.


I was at a Rotary luncheon one time and the weekly speaker was a self described 'Arkeologist' who described in great detail how he and a group of colleagues had discovered Noah's Ark years before and then went on to describe how he had taken samples of the wood to a scientist who couldn't explain the amazing nature of the samples of the ark he had brought for analysis. He also reported he had baffled a scientist with his finding of some type of sulphuric rock from the site of Sodom and Gamorrah's destruction.

His next mission was to go collect the stone that was used to seal Christ's tomb, which he and his colleagues had located. He just need 10 grand to sponser his trip.

I'm not sure how the liberal media has kept him out of the spotlight, cause this guy was totally finding everything
 
2013-07-21 05:21:01 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: I was at a Rotary luncheon one time and the weekly speaker was a self described 'Arkeologist' who described in great detail how he and a group of colleagues had discovered Noah's Ark years before and then went on to describe how he had taken samples of the wood to a scientist who couldn't explain the amazing nature of the samples of the ark he had brought for analysis. He also reported he had baffled a scientist with his finding of some type of sulphuric rock from the site of Sodom and Gamorrah's destruction.

His next mission was to go collect the stone that was used to seal Christ's tomb, which he and his colleagues had located. He just need 10 grand to sponser his trip.

I'm not sure how the liberal media has kept him out of the spotlight, cause this guy was totally finding everything


LOL. And back in the day you could find people hawking wood said to be from the cross Jesus was crucified on and if you ordered right now they'd throw in a few authentic Jesus-tested Jesus-approved nails as well.

Finger bones of your favorite martyred Saint? Act now!

It's an old game.

You are right though, more media attention is due that guy and his ilk.

Best part of that story is "Arkeoligist". I stopped reading for a sec just to chortle.

/Fun fact: Your Fark handle reminds of Wall of Voodoo, an American New Wave group from LA from the 80s whom some people consider to be one of the best bands that ever were.
 
2013-07-21 05:33:36 PM

quatchi: Wall_of_Doodoo: I was at a Rotary luncheon one time and the weekly speaker was a self described 'Arkeologist' who described in great detail how he and a group of colleagues had discovered Noah's Ark years before and then went on to describe how he had taken samples of the wood to a scientist who couldn't explain the amazing nature of the samples of the ark he had brought for analysis. He also reported he had baffled a scientist with his finding of some type of sulphuric rock from the site of Sodom and Gamorrah's destruction.

His next mission was to go collect the stone that was used to seal Christ's tomb, which he and his colleagues had located. He just need 10 grand to sponser his trip.

I'm not sure how the liberal media has kept him out of the spotlight, cause this guy was totally finding everything

LOL. And back in the day you could find people hawking wood said to be from the cross Jesus was crucified on and if you ordered right now they'd throw in a few authentic Jesus-tested Jesus-approved nails as well.

Finger bones of your favorite martyred Saint? Act now!

It's an old game.

You are right though, more media attention is due that guy and his ilk.

Best part of that story is "Arkeoligist". I stopped reading for a sec just to chortle.

/Fun fact: Your Fark handle reminds of Wall of Voodoo, an American New Wave group from LA from the 80s whom some people consider to be one of the best bands that ever were.


Hah! That took a lotta work and a lot of beer but yeah, I've been told my handle reminds some of a band. That band, Wall of Voodoo considered by some to be the greatest band in all of human history.
 
2013-07-21 06:25:48 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: quatchi: Wall_of_Doodoo: I was at a Rotary luncheon one time and the weekly speaker was a self described 'Arkeologist' who described in great detail how he and a group of colleagues had discovered Noah's Ark years before and then went on to describe how he had taken samples of the wood to a scientist who couldn't explain the amazing nature of the samples of the ark he had brought for analysis. He also reported he had baffled a scientist with his finding of some type of sulphuric rock from the site of Sodom and Gamorrah's destruction.

His next mission was to go collect the stone that was used to seal Christ's tomb, which he and his colleagues had located. He just need 10 grand to sponser his trip.

I'm not sure how the liberal media has kept him out of the spotlight, cause this guy was totally finding everything

LOL. And back in the day you could find people hawking wood said to be from the cross Jesus was crucified on and if you ordered right now they'd throw in a few authentic Jesus-tested Jesus-approved nails as well.

Finger bones of your favorite martyred Saint? Act now!

It's an old game.

You are right though, more media attention is due that guy and his ilk.

Best part of that story is "Arkeoligist". I stopped reading for a sec just to chortle.

/Fun fact: Your Fark handle reminds of Wall of Voodoo, an American New Wave group from LA from the 80s whom some people consider to be one of the best bands that ever were.

Hah! That took a lotta work and a lot of beer but yeah, I've been told my handle reminds some of a band. That band, Wall of Voodoo considered by some to be the greatest band in all of human history.


http://youtu.be/eyCEexG9xjw
 
2013-07-21 06:32:45 PM

gameshowhost: http://youtu.be/eyCEexG9xjw


Dammit, now i'm hungry for BBQ'd iguana.
 
2013-07-21 06:35:16 PM
"Palace"?
i1079.photobucket.com
/gotta condo made of stone-a...
 
2013-07-21 06:46:26 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: I was at a Rotary luncheon one time and the weekly speaker was a self described 'Arkeologist' who described in great detail how he and a group of colleagues had discovered Noah's Ark years before and then went on to describe how he had taken samples of the wood to a scientist who couldn't explain the amazing nature of the samples of the ark he had brought for analysis.


He lies!!! I found the ark first he stole my wood samples and I would prove it if people would just help me pay for the legal representation needed to take this huckster down.  Do any of you want to assure your salvation at only a modest price?  Does anyone here have paypal?
 
2013-07-21 06:46:40 PM
Is King David's spaceship parked next to it?
 
2013-07-21 06:47:25 PM
You call that a palace? Looks like a pile of dirt, meh.
 
2013-07-21 06:48:26 PM
Hah, I commented "Splitters!" in the SFGate's comments and got banninated!
 
2013-07-21 06:49:21 PM

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Is King David's spaceship parked next to it?


i1.ytimg.com

i.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-07-21 06:50:24 PM

PhiloeBedoe: "Palace"?
[i1079.photobucket.com image 400x300]
/gotta condo made of stone-a...


Man, Steve Martin was in pretty decent shape back in his SNL days. Check out those abs.
 
2013-07-21 06:52:43 PM
Keep those myths alive, tru beliebers.
Pump and dump that old tyme religione.
 
2013-07-21 06:54:55 PM
www.empireonline.com

Doesn't like where this is going.
 
2013-07-21 06:56:23 PM
Talk about your fixer-uppers.
 
2013-07-21 06:58:58 PM
What a dump.  Must have been a shiatty king.
 
rpm
2013-07-21 06:59:32 PM

quatchi: Meh, at least nobody has claimed to have found Noah's Ark this week.


Not for lack of trying
 
2013-07-21 07:00:17 PM

Aulus: Oh, before I clicked, I was afraid it was going to be another bunch of twaddle  from that huckster, $imcha Jacobovici.


What's your beef with him?  I browsed his wikipedia entry and saw nothing controversial.
 
2013-07-21 07:00:48 PM

Lionel Mandrake: What a dump.  Must have been a shiatty king.


The ruin: sofa king David's palace? Awesome.
 
2013-07-21 07:04:13 PM

rpm: quatchi: Meh, at least nobody has claimed to have found Noah's Ark this week.

Not for lack of trying


Wha?

*click*

Baywatch star and Playmate Donna D'Errico now has a kickstarter to help her find Noah's Arc?

Not sure whether to laugh cry or write up a script and sent it to Hollywood.

/Gonna go with D) Have another beer.
 
2013-07-21 07:04:16 PM
I don't believe this crap.  There's no way a palace could be big enough to hold two of each kind of animal and feed two of each for 40 days.  There are literally millions or even billions of species of plants and animals, not to mention that you'd also have to have sufficient facilities to mimic very specific environmental conditions for many of them.  It's ludicrous to believe that people from 6,000 years ago could simultaneously keep coldwater fish cool and tropical insects warm.  And it doesn't even begin to explain things like what happened to dinosaurs and unicorns.
 
2013-07-21 07:04:19 PM

quatchi: ZAZ: The last one I heard of was a little shack that made it seem Dave wasn't the important figure he was supposed to be. But the association with that palace and this is tenuous.

The 2005 find by Mazar mention in the article? I like the fact that the 2005 find was disputed at the time by the very guy who is now claiming to have  "unequivocal evidence" that this latest dig site was one of David's palaces based on a lack of pig bones and a "cultic object".

How do you say "Seems Legit" in ancient Aramaic?

Meh, at least nobody has claimed to have found Noah's Ark this week.


Or the other ark for that matter.
 
2013-07-21 07:04:23 PM
Garfinkel said his team found cultic objects typically used by Judeans, the subjects of King David, and saw no trace of pig remains. Pork is forbidden under Jewish dietary laws. Clues like these, he said, were "unequivocal evidence" that David and his descendants had ruled at the site.

they probably found no foreskins either.  yup must be jewish
 
2013-07-21 07:04:33 PM
Again?
 
2013-07-21 07:06:06 PM
I teach and do research in this kind of thing, and most other archaeologists are pretty skeptical of Garfinkel's claim. We don't know enough about the Iron IIA-IIB transition yet. See the other so-called Davidic palace said to have been unearthed in Jerusalem by E. Mazar.
 
2013-07-21 07:06:54 PM
FTFA: "saw no trace of pig remains."

Is there a large amount of archeological evidence for when True Jews or their ancestors stopped eating pigs? Sure, it is supposed to Biblically date back to Moses but those parts of the bible were only synthesized around 500-600 BCE (with lots of historical anomalies such as use of camels) because all the recent setbacks had to be blamed on the population being too polytheistic and not true Jewish enough.
 
2013-07-21 07:08:00 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: Or the other ark for that matter.


No, we know where that one is. Currently on tour with the 'Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology' exhibit.
 
2013-07-21 07:08:27 PM

quatchi: rpm: quatchi: Meh, at least nobody has claimed to have found Noah's Ark this week.

Not for lack of trying

Wha?

*click*

Baywatch star and Playmate Donna D'Errico now has a kickstarter to help her find Noah's Arc?

Not sure whether to laugh cry or write up a script and sent it to Hollywood.

/Gonna go with D) Have another beer.


She's looking for wood. Old wood.
 
2013-07-21 07:13:00 PM
I wonder if they're biased at all.

This always cracks me up and goes along with this as well. The list of supposed burial places of biblical figures. Read the notes on each one. There are about 5 different places for each person where they might be buried. It's a joke. These people shouldn't be allowed to refer to themselves as anything but religious idiots. They aren't scientists, they are not historians, they are not archaeologists. They're not trying to discover anything new, they're trying to prove their outdated beliefs by claiming their invisible friends were totally part of whatever they find.

This is no better than when people find an old fortification in England and go "It's proof of King Arthur!"
 
2013-07-21 07:13:11 PM

HairBolus: FTFA: "saw no trace of pig remains."

Is there a large amount of archeological evidence for when True Jews or their ancestors stopped eating pigs? Sure, it is supposed to Biblically date back to Moses but those parts of the bible were only synthesized around 500-600 BCE (with lots of historical anomalies such as use of camels) because all the recent setbacks had to be blamed on the population being too polytheistic and not true Jewish enough

Latest research on this.
 
2013-07-21 07:19:46 PM

marius2: I wonder if they're biased at all.

This always cracks me up and goes along with this as well. The list of supposed burial places of biblical figures. Read the notes on each one. There are about 5 different places for each person where they might be buried. It's a joke.

Forgot the link


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_burial_places_of_biblical_figur es
 
2013-07-21 07:21:30 PM

HairBolus: FTFA: "saw no trace of pig remains."

Is there a large amount of archeological evidence for when True Jews or their ancestors stopped eating pigs? Sure, it is supposed to Biblically date back to Moses but those parts of the bible were only synthesized around 500-600 BCE (with lots of historical anomalies such as use of camels) because all the recent setbacks had to be blamed on the population being too polytheistic and not true Jewish enough.


I dont think there's a whole lot of evidence for ANYTHING that didnt occur in Egypt. The rest is all made up shiat.
 
2013-07-21 07:21:31 PM
Now I'll finally have evidence for my faith.
 
2013-07-21 07:22:17 PM
FTA:  A team of Israeli archaeologists say they have discovered a palace used by King David at the site, a historic discovery that was quickly disputed by other members of the country's archaeological community.

And we're done. Pointless article, meant to sensationalize a minority opinion over the consensus of the archaeological community. Waste of time.
 
2013-07-21 07:23:12 PM

quatchi: Wall_of_Doodoo: I was at a Rotary luncheon one time and the weekly speaker was a self described 'Arkeologist' who described in great detail how he and a group of colleagues had discovered Noah's Ark years before and then went on to describe how he had taken samples of the wood to a scientist who couldn't explain the amazing nature of the samples of the ark he had brought for analysis. He also reported he had baffled a scientist with his finding of some type of sulphuric rock from the site of Sodom and Gamorrah's destruction.

His next mission was to go collect the stone that was used to seal Christ's tomb, which he and his colleagues had located. He just need 10 grand to sponser his trip.

I'm not sure how the liberal media has kept him out of the spotlight, cause this guy was totally finding everything

LOL. And back in the day you could find people hawking wood said to be from the cross Jesus was crucified on and if you ordered right now they'd throw in a few authentic Jesus-tested Jesus-approved nails as well.

Finger bones of your favorite martyred Saint? Act now!

It's an old game.

You are right though, more media attention is due that guy and his ilk.

Best part of that story is "Arkeoligist". I stopped reading for a sec just to chortle.

/Fun fact: Your Fark handle reminds of Wall of Voodoo, an American New Wave group from LA from the 80s whom some people consider to be one of the best bands that ever were.


I think I've heard them playing on Mexican radio...
 
2013-07-21 07:23:28 PM

MrHappyRotter: I don't believe this crap.  There's no way a palace could be big enough to hold two of each kind of animal and feed two of each for 40 days.  There are literally millions or even billions of species of plants and animals, not to mention that you'd also have to have sufficient facilities to mimic very specific environmental conditions for many of them.  It's ludicrous to believe that people from 6,000 years ago could simultaneously keep coldwater fish cool and tropical insects warm.  And it doesn't even begin to explain things like what happened to dinosaurs and unicorns.


Either you're confusing stories or I am. I think I'd like your's better.
 
2013-07-21 07:28:43 PM
Oh just Israel again telling the World on how they need to keep slaughtering the people of Palestine to keep digging for Jewish history?
Nutty Yahoo just announced they need to keep the 'peace'(bwahahhaa) talks quiet this time.

/A bit sarcastic on that every time Israel claims something amazing,,, people get slaughtered or tortured in the name of 'rightwing needs Israel to exist so they can ascend to heaven when they nuke the World'.

//So whats happening in Syria at this time? Oh nasty stuff, but carry on with bullshiat articles paid for by the Israeli lobby to our lord and savior Drew.
///Is the NSA closed yet and all those NSA spies executed(as per traitor laws) on the steps of the Lincoln monument? Well no, but eat your Ovaltine straight from the can to keep your head in the ground.
/Time to order another round for the party in the bar.
 
2013-07-21 07:29:36 PM
You can't dig a ditch in the Levant without hitting something historical. Humans have been living there for tens of thousands of years. We leave a lot of stuff laying around.
 
2013-07-21 07:29:50 PM
Hooray! Another pile of rocks for ignorant farks to fight over!


www.washingtonpost.com
 
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