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  • 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...
  • What Indiana Jones gets wrong (and right) about archaeology

     What Indiana Jones gets wrong (and right) about archaeology
    A few years back, the transcript of an early story meeting between the creators of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" surfaced on the Internet. In it, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and director Steven Spielberg sit down with executive producer George Lucas, who...
  • Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village

     Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village
    Archaeologists probing for signs of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp were digging against the odds this past May when they started peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from Hampton's historic port town's center. Despite its pioneering...
  • Old Hampton dig confirms evidence of lost Civil War refugee slave village

    Old Hampton dig confirms evidence of lost Civil War refugee slave village
    Archaeologists probing for signs of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp were digging against the odds this past May when they started peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from this historic port town’s center. Despite its pioneering...
  • Archeologists may have found Dracula's dungeon in Turkey

    Archeologists may have found Dracula's dungeon in Turkey
    Archaeologists in Tokat, Turkey say they have discovered two dungeons where the man who inspired the story of "Dracula" may have lived, according to the Hurriyet Daily News. The dungeons were discovered during a restoration project of the Tokat Castle...
  • Secrets in the dirt

    When Fort Monroe's Directorate of Public Works conducted the first archaeological assessment of the historic Army post in 1978, it didn't see much potential for uncovering subterranean secrets. Every sign of prehistoric habitation was believed to have...
  • Subterranean secrets still to be found at historic Fort Monroe

    Subterranean secrets still to be found at historic Fort Monroe
    When Fort Monroe’s Directorate of Public Works conducted the first archaeological assessment of the historic Army post in 1978, it didn’t see much potential for uncovering subterranean secrets. Every sign of prehistoric habitation was...
  • Highest Ice Age human settlements found in the Peruvian Andes

    Highest Ice Age human settlements found in the Peruvian Andes
    Archaeologists say they’ve found the highest-known remains of Ice Age human settlements in the southern Peruvian Andes, dated to more than 12,000 years old. The two sites, described in the journal Science, sit higher than 4,000 meters (more than...
  • Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond

    Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond
    The scene shows a fair woman with red curls being abducted on a chariot by a determined, bearded figure. It's not a movie or TV show but an ancient mosaic that tells the story of the Greek goddess Persephone, kidnapped by Pluto and dragged against her...
  • Sphinx unearthed from 1923 Cecil B. DeMille movie set

    Buried beneath the shifting sands of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes is a story of Biblical proportions. In 1923, legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille built an epic Egyptian dreamscape on California's Central Coast for the silent black-and-white movie "The...
  • Wesleyan University Hosting Archaeology Fair In Middletown Saturday

    Wesleyan University Hosting Archaeology Fair In Middletown Saturday
    MIDDLETOWN — Wesleyan University is sponsoring an archaeology fair Saturday, inviting people to learn about archaeological projects and research in Connecticut and the Northeast. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Exley Science...