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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...