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  • DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage

     DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage
    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...
  • Abandoned 1882 rifle sparks archaeological quest in Nevada

    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...
  • On the lecture circuit, flamboyant Egyptian archaeologist talks up King Tut _ and himself

    Egypt's best-known archaeologist is a passionate showman with an explorer's fedora who joined the last, doomed Cabinet of President Hosni Mubarak, then resigned in a swirl of corruption allegations after the 2011 revolution ousted his patron. Admired or...
  • Long House's basement is as interesting as what's upstairs

    Long House's basement is as interesting as what's upstairs
    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...
  • Pioneer home's demolition could damage historic Indian mound

    Pioneer home's demolition could damage historic Indian mound
    While some preservationists are concerned that one of the city's pioneer homes may soon be demolished, they're just as worried about the potential damage the work could cause to a centuries-old Indian mound underneath it. The Historic Preservation Board...
  • Presenting biblical archaeological discoveries

    Presenting biblical archaeological discoveries
    A number of visits to Israel, particularly Jerusalem, has sparked Rabbi Avrohom Stolik's interest in archaeology. Stolik, director of Chabad in Downtown Coral Gables, has combined his knowledge of Jewish History with his archaeological passion while...
  • Review: 'The Pyramid'

    Review: 'The Pyramid'
    A unique three-sided pyramid is the archaeological discovery that triggers some distinctly one-dimensional drama in “The Pyramid,” a likably lame-brained Egypto-horror exercise from tireless B-movie merchants Gregory Levasseur and Alexandre...
  • Temple students unearth story of former slaves who once live in Jersey village

    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...
  • City seizes hundreds of artifacts from nonprofit group in Carroll Park

    City seizes hundreds of artifacts from nonprofit group in Carroll Park
    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...
  • Saving a link to the tragic end of the USS Monitor

     Saving a link to the tragic end of the USS Monitor
    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...
  • Wool coat that sank with Civil War ironclad Monitor is nearly revived

    Wool coat that sank with Civil War ironclad Monitor is nearly revived
     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...