| Jan 24, 2015
| 5:32 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 11:38 AM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:48 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 6:07 PM
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...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 4:05 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:43 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:19 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:22 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:35 PM
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...