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  • Ancient Maya pyramid yields new treasures

    Ancient Maya pyramid yields new treasures
    “The Storm God enters the sky.” That’s the translation of Och Chan Yopaat, the name of an ancient Maya ruler whose likeness dominates a remarkable carving discovered last month in a Guatemala pyramid. The carving, which depicts the...
  • Williamsburg's pioneering colonial black school revealed by new archaeological clues

     Williamsburg's pioneering colonial black school revealed by new archaeological clues
    Twenty-odd stubs from worn-out slate pencils may not seem that noteworthy in a region so rich with history that significant archaeological discoveries are common. But at the site of the 18th-century Bray School off Prince George and Boundary streets...
  • Searching for a lost landmark in Williamsburg

     Searching for a lost landmark in Williamsburg
    Of all the public buildings that helped define life in 18th-century Williamsburg, the most conspicuous absence in today's restored colonial capital may be the Market House that once stood near the Powder Magazine on Duke of Gloucester Street. That's why...
  • Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say

    Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say
    When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...
  • Untouched royal Wari tomb found in Peru predates Inca civilization

    Untouched royal Wari tomb found in Peru predates Inca civilization
    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...
  • Archaeological concerns fuel Fairview debate

    Archaeological concerns fuel Fairview debate
    To the untrained eye, the area of Costa Mesa's Fairview Park near the cliffs offers sweeping ocean views, but the grounds themselves may not look like much. It's a mesa of dirt, brush, trails, mounds and rocks among bicycle tracks, footprints and paw...
  • Archaeologists to teach course on Gloucester in Civil War

    Archaeologists to teach course on Gloucester in Civil War
    Archaeologists David Brown and Thane Harpole will teach a course through Rappahannock Community College on life in Gloucester during the Civil War. The three-week course is called, "Civil War Home Front in Gloucester County: Landscapes of Struggle and...
  • Richard III horror story: Axed in head, stabbed in rear, bones dug up

     
    This post has been updated. Please see note at the bottom for details. King Richard III has not been treated ......
  • Petroglyphs stolen from sacred eastern Sierra site recovered

     
    Petroglyph 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...
  • Turnaround at Fairview Park approved

    Turnaround at Fairview Park approved
    The Costa Mesa City Council voted early Wednesday to add a turnaround space at Fairview Park as a potential compromise to a proposed parking lot, which had been opposed by residents. But a vocal group of people attending the nearly seven-hour council...
  • Mayan 2012 Apocalypse TV programming

     
    Updated Nov. 30, 2012, 12:31pm CT Dec. 21, 2012. There hasn't been so much interest in — and, in some cases, fear over — a date since 1999 and the impending approach of Y2K. Whether or not you believe in the supposed Mayan 2012 prediction that...