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  • 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...
  • Rome officials consider reinstalling floor of Colosseum

    Rome officials consider reinstalling floor of Colosseum
    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...
  • A futile search for effective storyline and pacing in 'Archaeology of a Woman'

    A futile search for effective storyline and pacing in 'Archaeology of a Woman'
    When Sharon Greytak's turgid melodrama "Archaeology of a Woman" opens, former small-town newspaper columnist Margaret (Sally Kirkland) realizes she can no longer hide the effects of Alzheimer's, which are taking an increasing toll on her and her...
  • 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...
  • Project near Olvera Street should be cautious with L.A.'s history

    Not far from Olvera Street downtown, two sprawling parking lots soon will give way to residential apartments, shops and restaurants. Amid them, landscaping will highlight a historic trail — a reminder that this project may be situated near the...
  • Ancient DNA could unlock South Florida secrets

    Ancient DNA could unlock South Florida secrets
    About 14,000 years ago, modern humans roamed to South Florida and lived side by side with mammoths, mastodons and saber-tooth tigers. That, at least, is what Florida Atlantic University scientists hope to prove by analyzing ancient DNA found at an...
  • Check out what archaeologists uncover in Nazareth

    Check out what archaeologists uncover in Nazareth
    Archaeologists in Nazareth dug only a couple of feet Wednesday when they hit rock — large limestone chunks back-filled with soil mixed with pottery shards, buttons and a horse bell. The rocks make up the foundation of the First House in Nazareth,...
  • Mystery ring at historical site could have been Charles Calvert's

    Mystery ring at historical site could have been Charles Calvert's
    The tiny brass ring bearing the initials "CC" presents a mystery: Did it belong to Charles Calvert, the third Baron Baltimore? And can the St. Mary's College of Maryland archaeologists who unearthed it ever prove its origins? The archaeologists...
  • Cruising the Greek isles rich in history

    Cruising the Greek isles rich in history
    An image of island hopping and booze-fueled partying with jet-setters might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cruising around Greece, but think again. You can cruise the birthplace of Western civilization in a bit more thoughtful...