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  • Antiquities expert says King Tut mask can be restored after beard reattached with epoxy

    Epoxy used to glue a blue and gold braided beard back on to the burial mask of Egypt's famed King Tutankhamun can be removed and the mask properly restored, a German expert summoned to Cairo to examine it said Saturday. Speaking at a packed news...
  • Long House's basement is as interesting as what's upstairs

    Long House's basement is as interesting as what's upstairs
    I immensely enjoyed Andrea Siegel's recent article on Baltimore's Long House ("A house with a long history," Jan. 15). However, what's in the home's basement is as interesting as what's upstairs. As a volunteer in 1976, I assisted in the excavation of...
  • Mystery of lavish ancient Greek tomb deepens, experts say at least 5 people were buried there

    Human bones found in a resplendent ancient tomb in northern Greece belong to at least five individuals, including an elderly woman and a baby, Greek officials said Monday. The announcement by the Culture Ministry further muddles a high-profile excavation...
  • Abandoned 1882 rifle sparks archaeological quest in Nevada

    There it was, abandoned for the ages, propped up against a juniper tree in far-eastern Nevada's Snake Mountains, a Winchester Model 1873 repeating rifle: the gun, as legend goes, that won the American West. For archaeologist Eva Jensen, it's something...
  • Wool coat that sank with Civil War ironclad Monitor is nearly revived

    Wool coat that sank with Civil War ironclad Monitor is nearly revived
     More than 150 years after it sank off Cape Hatteras inside the warship Monitor, a woolen coat discarded by a Union sailor trying to escape the doomed Civil War ironclad is approaching another milestone. Found inside the gun turret, which was...
  • Saving a link to the tragic end of the USS Monitor

     Saving a link to the tragic end of the USS Monitor
    More than 150 years after it sank off Cape Hatteras inside the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, a woolen coat discarded by a Union sailor trying to escape the doomed ship is approaching another milestone. Found inside the vessel's famous gun turret not...
  • Temple students unearth story of former slaves who once live in Jersey village

    Among the 15,400 artifacts Temple University archaeology students unearthed at Timbuctoo, N.J. — a buried village of freed and runaway slaves along Rancocas Creek — was a tiny, cast-iron buffalo. "There was also a little gun and a wagon...
  • City seizes hundreds of artifacts from nonprofit group in Carroll Park

    City seizes hundreds of artifacts from nonprofit group in Carroll Park
    City officials on Monday seized hundreds of artifacts recovered during archaeological digs in Carroll Park from a nonprofit that had been charged with caring for the pre-Civil War items but alarmed officials by moving boxes of them to a storage locker...
  • Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village

     Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village
    Archaeologists probing for signs of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp were digging against the odds this past May when they started peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from Hampton's historic port town's center. Despite its pioneering...
  • Secrets in the dirt

     Secrets in the dirt
    When Fort Monroe's Directorate of Public Works conducted the first archaeological assessment of the historic Army post in 1978, it didn't see much potential for uncovering subterranean secrets. Every sign of prehistoric habitation was believed to have...
  • A futile search for effective storyline and pacing in 'Archaeology of a Woman'

    A futile search for effective storyline and pacing in 'Archaeology of a Woman'
    When Sharon Greytak's turgid melodrama "Archaeology of a Woman" opens, former small-town newspaper columnist Margaret (Sally Kirkland) realizes she can no longer hide the effects of Alzheimer's, which are taking an increasing toll on her and her...