Discovered during a recent home chimney renovation, the skeleton of a World War II carrier pigeon has yielded a new mystery for historians as they struggle to decipher the encrypted message that was found attached to the bird. Containing 27 coded sets of five-letter groups, the message has flummoxed modern codebreakers to the extent that UK officials are turning to specialists who served during WWII in the hopes that they may recall the solution to the secret missive. More on the story at The Telegraph.
The Jordan Codices are an ancient set of seventy lead tablets that could change the world’s view of Biblical history. In part one, religious scholar and...More »