A tiny scrap of paper, no bigger than a business card, has caused a lot of commotion. According to one expert, the paper may be the first ancient scripture to refer to Jesus as having a wife.
The Middle East caught fire on Tuesday when an anti-Muslim video first gained attention in Egypt. Protests have since spread across the Muslim world, targeting American and other diplomatic outposts. Local officials have sought to tamp down on the violence and push back the angry crowds.
While most of American attention in recent days has been focused on Libya, where four American diplomats died, the bigger trouble may be brewing in Egypt. People are protesting there too, and while no one is getting killed, the long-term effect of the chill on Egyptian-American relations may be startling.
Along the Atacama Desert, the Chinchorro people chosen to mummify their people, rather than simply bury them. Scientists have for years wondered why. A new study suggests it's all because of climate change.
There's more trouble unfolding this week in Egypt, as its newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, confronts violence on the Sinai Peninsula. The emerging crisis has become one of the biggest tests for Morsi's two-month-old presidency.
Egypt this week moved to block access to the country from the Gaza Strip in the wake of an assault on an Egyptian border station over the weekend. The attackers attempted to flee into Israel but were halted by the Israeli Air Force.
Egyptian fans already had a taste of Olympic glory last week, when Alaaeldin Abouelkassem captured a silver medal in men's fencing. But the most anticipated event for Egyptians might have been weightlifting, and the team of eight lifters who competed in these Olympic Games included three women.
Israelis were buoyed to receive a letter seeming to be from Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi, expressing his wish for security in the Middle East and a resumption of the Middle East process. Egyptian officials, though, say the letter isn't real. But Israelis have their doubts about that claim.
With the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in full swing, Egypt is particularly quiet during the day time. That's given Egypt's Christians time to have the country's beaches to themselves.
In his book, "In the Footsteps of the Prophet,” Swiss philosopher Tariq Ramadan explains why the prophet Mohammed is more modern than many believe and why reconciliation between conservative Muslims and secular societies is possible.