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  • Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure

    Perched on a hilltop, the blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa have long stared silently across this sprawling city nestled in the Himalayan foothills. But since Nepal was shattered by a mammoth earthquake a week ago, those...
  • Volunteers Needed: Ann Arrundell County Historical Society, Historic London Town and Gardens, Rob's Barber Shop Community Foundation, National Asian Heritage Festival, PKD Foundation, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and more

    Many volunteer positions are available through the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. If you do not see an opportunity below that fits your needs, contact the center at ask.aacvc@outlook.com, 410-897-9207 or visit http://www.aacvc.org. A few current...
  • Community News for Windsor edition

    Local Resident honored at Red Sox Game WINDSOR - Peter Sanders of Windsor recently had the experience of a lifetime when he was honored on the field at Fenway Park prior to the Boston Red Sox game against the Washington Nationals on April 15. Peter was...
  • Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

    It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem. But there is no such thing as...
  • Retired state archaeologist shares some strange and unusual aspects of his job

    Nicholas Bellantoni, Ph.D., has had quite his share of strange and unusual experiences in his 27 years on the job. On Thursday, April 16, in a lively presentation at the Stafford Public Library, the recently retired Connecticut state archaeologist...
  • VU students, faculty arrange to have ancient tablets returned to Turkey

    VU students, faculty arrange to have ancient tablets returned to Turkey
    Pieces of ancient history are on a journey home thanks to the work of students and faculty at Valparaiso University. Turkish dignitaries were present at the university's Art Student Exhibition in the Brauer Museum of Art to sign a Memorandum of...
  • Archaeological dig returning to Colonial-era battleground

    An archaeology project will return this summer to a Colonial-era battlefield in upstate New York that has already yielded thousands of artifacts. SUNY Adirondack's archaeology field school will return to the Lake George Battlefield Park beginning July...
  • Dig unearths truth behind Park Ridge 'burial mound'

    Dig unearths truth behind Park Ridge 'burial mound'
    The plot of slightly raised earth in a Park Ridge backyard produced a bit of curiosity over the years. To many, it probably didn't look like much of anything: just a mound of dirt on which three tall fir trees stood behind a 1920s-era house in the...
  • Deerfield commission: Townhouses OK on former black cemetery

    Deerfield commission: Townhouses OK on former black cemetery
    Construction of 69 townhouses on a former black cemetery won the City Commission's approval Tuesday night, provided that construction be halted if human remains are found. If human remains are found, the commission decided, work on the project would...
  • 2 options for sports fields at Fairview Park, city staffers say

    2 options for sports fields at Fairview Park, city staffers say
    Baseball diamonds, soccer fields and football in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park? With lights? Artificial turf? According to a city engineer, they're all possible — but not without spending as much as $15 million and doing major excavation work. In...
  • Archaeologist Presents Findings About Glastonbury Native American Site

    Archaeologist Presents Findings About Glastonbury Native American Site
    GLASTONBURY — On a warm fall day in October, the blade of a bulldozer digging a trench near the Connecticut River peeled back a layer of sand, revealing a circular patch of scorched earth. Longtime tobacco farmer and property owner Howard Horton,...