| Mar 13, 2015
| 2:08 PM
Even Neanderthals liked a little bling. A fresh examination of prehistoric eagle talons discovered more than 100 years ago reveals that our ancient relatives made and wore their own jewelry.
The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, indicates that...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:44 PM
BERLIN (AP) — Archaeologists say two pretzels unearthed during a dig on the banks of the Danube in the German city of Regensburg could be more than 300 years old — and are little different to the doughy product available in the state's...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 7:49 PM
Hans G. Goedicke, a renowned Egyptologist who had been chairman of the Johns Hopkins University's department of Near Eastern studies, died of cancer Feb. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The Tuscany-Canterbury resident was 88.
"He had retired...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 10:05 AM
The Islamic State group is on a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites it says promote apostasy.
Some of the world's most precious cultural treasures, including ancient sites in the cradle of civilization, are in areas controlled by the...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 7:20 AM
Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the house where Jesus grew up in Nazareth. The mortar-and-stone house built into a rocky hillside dates back to the first century.
The house was first uncovered in the 1880s by nuns, but it wasn't until Ken...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:19 AM
The Greater Florida Region of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) — a public research university in Beer Sheva, Israel — is hosting a special, free breakfast at the Bocaire Country Club (4989 Bocaire Blvd.) in...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 5:38 PM
Chief Carlos Whitewolf beat a small hand drum and sang a Native American prayer for Mother Earth in the cold January air in Hershey.
Many of the 50 or so other protesters outside the Hershey Lodge, where national Republican Party leaders were...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 8:00 AM
My brother-in-law treated our family (12 of us) to a guided tour in Israel. Our guide, Arik, was superb. Nothing fazed him, and he was great in his dealings with us. As a tour guide, he was able to contend with our 6- and 8-year-olds, their grandma of...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:31 PM
Patty Gerstenblith was working as a research associate at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the late 1970s when a cumbersome project and an ownership dispute over a statue got her interested in the law.
After an art scholar discovered there were large...
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In a subterranean corridor of the Colosseum, a guide pointed to an innocuous-looking lead plate fixed to the floor.
"That once formed part of a pulley system, operated by 16 men, that hoisted wild animals in a cage up through a trapdoor in the arena...