Archeology and Islam

This series of over 20 videos explores many topics relating to the founding of Islam. Dan Gibson visits the focal point of the first Qibla and discovers the original Ka’ba. He then explores topics lie Zamzam, the Battle of Badr, pre-Islamic gods, worship and pilgrimage. Gibson also explores the archeology of early nomads like Abraham, Moses, and others. He takes a look at the archeology of the early prophets, and speaks of Hud and Salih. There are over 20 videos, as the list of new topics grows.

Archeology and Islam #1 - Petra Mosques:

Archeology and Islam #1 The Petra Mosques. Mosques from the first century of Islam pointed to Petra

Archeology and Islam #2 - The Between Mosques:

Archeology and Islam #2 The Between Mosques do not face Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Who built them and why?

Archeology and Islam #3 - The Ka'ba:

Who built the original Ka’ba? Where was it? When was it destroyed and rebuilt? Can we find the original Ka’ba?

Archeology and Islam #4 - Measuring Ka'ba:

Do the ancient measurements of the Ka’ba match Mecca or Petra? Details of the inscription in Saudi Arabia dating the building of Masjid al-Haraam

Archeology and Islam # 5 - Petra in The Qur'an:

Who built the original Ka’ba? Where was it? When was it destroyed and rebuilt? Can we find the original Ka’ba?

Archeology and Islam #6 - Mecca on Ancient Maps:

Dan Gibson addresses the question of Macorba and other locations being the city of Mecca on ancient maps.

Archeology and Islam #7 - Zamzam:

Where was the original ZamZam well? In Mecca or in Petra?

Archeology and Islam # 08 - Historical Muhammad:

Was Muhammad a real historical figure? Dan Gibson explains why he thinks Muhammad was a real person.

Archaeology and Islam #09 - Muhammad in Petra:

Did the Prophet Muhammad live in Petra or Mecca? Was he surrounded by Idols? Did he worship idols in his early life?

Archeology and Islam #10 - Battle of Badr:

Where did the Battle of Badr take place? In Saudi Arabia or in Jordan? What historical evidence backs up the two suggested locations? Does this prove or disprove Gibson’s Petra theory?

Archeology and Islam #11 - Hubal:

Investigating the pre-Islamic gods of Hubal and Dushara. How could they both be the leading deities; one in Petra and the other for the Quraysh tribe?

Archeology and Islam #12 - Pre-Islamic Gods:

Who were the gods that were worshiped in pre-Islamic times and what can we learn from them? Video #12 in the series Archeology and Islam by Dan Gibson. For more information on the Lihyanites mentioned …

Archeology and Islam #13 - Pre-Islamic Worship:

What were the attributes of the pre-Islamic Gods and did this have an impact on the attributes of God that Muhammad preached?

Archeology and Islam #14 - Petra Pilgrimage:

Tracing the original Islamic pilgrimage through Petra. Discover places like Jiranah, al-Aqsa, al-Adna, the Ka’ba, Safa, Marwa, Mina, Dhu al-Hulaifa, Jamrat al-Kubra, Arafat Mountain, and …

Archeology and Islam #15 - Nomads & Prophets:

Nomads had a profound influence on the history of the Middle East that is seldom recognized. Archeologists struggle to document nomads, but yet they have changed the face of the Middle East time and …

Archeology and Islam #16 - Abraham and Job:

Were Abraham and Job real historical people? What about the arguments that claim they never existed? … or that their histories are all wrong? What does modern archeological research tell us?

Archeology and Islam #17 - The Prophet Moses:

This video investigates the prophet Moses and the people of ‘Ad as found in the Qur’an and the Bible. What do the historical records tell us?

Archeology and Islam #18 - David and Solomon:

Were David and Solomon real people? What does archeology say

Archeology and Islam #19 - The Prophet Isaiah:

Who was Ashiya, and why is he included as a Muslim prophet? Is there any archeological evidence for him?

Archeology and Islam #20 - Hud and Salih:

Who were the prophets Hud and Salih? Where do they fit in history and geography? Why did they make Muhammad’s hair turn grey?

Archeology and Islam 21: Altars and Sacrifice:

Why were altars and blood sacrifice so important to the prophets from Adam all the way up to Yahya. And why do we no long offer blood sacrifices today?

Archeology and Islam # 22 Are They the Same?:

Are Islam and Christianity basically the same religion? Dan Gibson shares his personal opinion.

Archeology and Islam # 23 The Petra Scrolls:

In 1993 140 charred scrolls and many fragments were found in the back room of an ancient church in Petra. What can we learn from the Petra Scrolls? Discover how the language used in the scrolls is …

Archeology and Islam # 24 Islamic Sites in Petra:

Dan Gibson introduces a new on-line tool that takes visitors on a tour through the Islamic places in Petra. Gibson explains that the original place names in Petra have been lost over the centuries, …

Archeology and Islam # 25 Islamic Graveyards and the Qibla #1:

This is the first video of several videos that will examine the Qiblas of early graveyards in Islam. In this video Dan Gibson looks at the Baqi graveyard in Medina and the al-Mu’allah graveyard …

Archeology and Islam # 26 Islamic Graveyards and the Qibla #2:

This is the second video of two videos that will examine the Qiblas of early graveyards in Islam. In this video Dan Gibson looks at mosques with a Petra Qibla and a Parallel Qibla.

Archeology and Islam # 27 Evidence Suppressed #1:

To silence objections, General Hajjaj suppresses the old-school Muslims, even putting to death some of the Companions of the Prophets. By the end of his reign of terror, the Caliph hold complete …

Archeology and Islam # 28 Evidence Suppressed #2:

When truth is forced underground, it takes several generations before it emerges. Discover the secret sects and suppressed teachings from the second,third and fourth centuries of Islam. Eventually the …

Archeology and Islam # 29 Navigation 1:

Navigation and the Qibla: Cardinal Directions How did the Early Muslims calculate the Qibla direction of their mosques? Introduction, Challenges, Resource Materials, Finding the four cardinal …