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  • IS group erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq

    The Islamic State group's destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is part of a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites it says promote apostasy. Some of the world's most precious cultural treasures, including ancient...
  • Mystery deepens over ancient Greek tomb

    A geologist who took part in the excavation of the ancient burial mound in Amphipolis in northern Greece says the ancient tomb found together with a series of vaulted rooms wasn't built at the same time, but somewhat later than the rooms themselves....
  • Israeli anthropologist to speak

    Israeli anthropologist to speak
    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...
  • Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site

    Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said. A statement from Iraq's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities didn't...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Iraq troops push on to Tikrit in battle against IS as militants 'bulldoze' archaeological site Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit within hours,...
  • By destroying major sites, Islamic State erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq

    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...
  • Eastern Oregon dig uncovers ancient stone tool

    Archaeologists have uncovered a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon that could turn out to be older than any known site of human occupation in western North America. The find was announced Thursday by the U.S....
  • Could this be the house where Jesus grew up

    Could this be the house where Jesus grew up
    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...
  • Native Americans fight to keep pipeline off their land

    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...
  • Archaeologist details Lincoln-related Bloomington dig

    An archaeologist has offered details of what excavators found last summer when they were working near the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington. Archaeologists in July unearthed part of the footprint of the 1836 courthouse where experts said...
  • Reader recommendation: Arik Private Tours in Israel

    Reader recommendation: Arik Private Tours in Israel
    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...