Just check Snopes...
by: John Tyrrell
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Somebody's blog entry discussing the 1956 film, The 10 Commandments appeared in my news feed. It wasn't particularly interesting*, but what really grabbed my attention was the "Related Articles" that Facebook chose to highlight under the post.
Well, I wasn't aware of this great archeological discovery, so I decided to check things out. Fortunately, one of the top links returned to me when I tried a web search was Snopes which had already investigated this widely distributed tale.
Quite simply, numerous websites, particularly Christian websites, had fallen for a tale fabricated by a fake news site. Just like Aunt Tilly, getting all horrified by something in The Onion and sharing her horror with all her friends and relatives.
Anyway, it's a good practice whenever you see a claim that scientists have confirmed some religion's claims -- Just check Snopes.
* ...other than the slightly amusing claim 2016 was the 50th anniversary of the film.
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