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Much of what we know about past civilizations in Mexico comes from the writings of colonial Europeans -- Spanish conquerors and priests -- who arrived in the Americas in the 1500s. But archaeological evidence from recent excavations at a site called El...
Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a mysterious stone monument weighing 60,000 tons and rising 32 feet above the bottom of the Sea of Galilee. Scientists don't know who built the structure, or why, but in a recent paper in the International...
A Shawnee village once located in Clark County remains all but lost to time, but state anthropologists hope landowners in the Indian Old Fields area will join in the hunt. The University of Kentucky’s Department of Anthropology and the Kentucky...
Tags: Culture, Arts and Culture, Anthropology
Eleven years ago, Navy Capt. Barbara "Bobbie" Scholley dived more than 230 feet into the ocean to help bring back the past: two sailors killed when their Civil War battleship sank in 1862. On Friday, the Annapolis woman joined the crew members'...
MEXICO CITY -- Did the rulers of the ancient city of Teotihuacan dedicate their largest pyramid to the god of fire, the so-called old god with a signature beard and fire atop his head? Mexican archaeologists announced this week that a figure of the god,...
Tags: Mexico, Arts and Culture
Summer break finds many kids sleeping in, riding bikes and splashing in the pool. But it’s not every day you come across a pastime like Autumn Boit’s. “Yesterday I skipped lunch to clean artifacts,” the Ellicott City fourth-...
Tags: Ellicott City, Arts and Culture
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesThis post has been updated. Please see note at the bottom for details. King Richard III has not been treated ......
A terracotta head depicting the Greek god Hades that the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired in 1985 is being voluntarily sent back to Sicily, the museum has announced. Getty officials said that the museum has worked with officials from Sicily during the last...
Tags: Artists, Museums, Arts and Culture, The Getty, Sculpture
L.A. NOWPetroglyph panels cut and chiseled off an eastern Sierra rock art site sacred to Native Americans have been recovered by federal investigators, U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials announced Thursday. The suspected thieves have not been identified and...
ISTANBUL, Turkey — We slipped out of Istanbul at dusk, gliding across the Bosporus strait toward the Aegean Sea, Asia on the left bank, Europe on the right, four masts towering 204 feet overhead, polished teak floors underfoot, the notes of Buddy...
The DNA of a battle that helped turn the tide of a war going horribly wrong for America lay buried just six inches below the surface in a Kent County cornfield. For nearly two centuries, the musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense...
One of the sad, untold stories about the imminent end of the world is that Patrick Sutton and his neighbors will meet their doom without ever having enjoyed cable television and high-speed Internet in the comfort of their own homes. I kid, of course....
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