| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The ancient city of Pompeii -- famously ruined in A.D. 79 when mighty Mount Vesuvius blew its top -- is one of Italy's most popular tourist attractions. Few visitors make it to the top of the towering volcano, but those who do enjoy a commanding view....
| Jan 27, 2013
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...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Long before the start of the expedition that recovered the USS Monitor gun turret from the bottom of the Atlantic in 2002, Navy divers and NOAA archaeologists working to save the historic Civil War ship knew they might run into the remains of lost...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:17 AM
The development of art, culture, and advanced cognitive ability that define modern humans may not have evolved until 50,000 years ago, according to a new study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Williamsburg archaeologist Alain Outlaw knew he wouldn't have much time to dig when he won the chance to probe for a lost piece of historic Fort Norfolk in 2004.
He had only two weeks at first to carry out what looked like an impossible rescue job....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Archaeologists have discovered a hidden tomb of the Wari, a monument from an early civilization that predated the Inca, nestled in a site 175 miles north of Lima, Peru. The funerary chamber, ensconced in a stepped pyramid, had been filled with more than...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 3:20 PM
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...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:14 AM
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-...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:00 PM
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'...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 3:16 PM
An authentic Indiana Jones is alive and well, right here in town. Baltimore, meet Douglas Comer.
Operating rather inconspicuously from his Charles Village-based firm Cultural Site Research and Management, Comer has overseen some of the region's most...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 12:45 PM
By now, you've probably heard about the state's lame-ass new "Connecticut – Still Revolutionary" tourism slogan. Maybe what we need is to juice it up with something historically cool and spooky.
How about adding: "And still Land of the Undead!"...