posted on Jan, 10 2016 @ 09:18 PM
a reply to: JohnthePhilistine
Interesting story but it's a blog and all date and time meta information (hidden in the page source) has been deleted out. Also, the particular
template used for the page did not come into service until 2007, a year after this blog was purportedly posted.
I have been unable to find any Tariq Funsani on the web. All links in Google are to the linked blog. For a Professor of Archaeology, he is
Similarly, all references to the students and workers in the blog posts are only by first name.
There are references in the blog posts to Vendyl Jones, suggesting he was a major archaeologist in regard to Qumran, however the primary archaeologist
at the site was Roland de Vaux, and that was in the '50's but by the late '60's the Qumran site was considered to have been fully explored. Dr Jones
did head up excavations at Qumran in 1972, 1988 and 1992. The 1972 dig was fruitless but in 1988 he claimed to have discovered a jar of oil and in
1992 (allegedly) reserves of incense to be used in sacrifices in the temple, but doubt has been called upon the finding of the incense, having been
suggested that it is just soil.
Also the WayBack Internet Archive has no record of any of the pages prior to April 3, 2013.
So, I'd call hoax.
edit on 10/1/2016 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)