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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...
  • 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...
  • Destroying lives over ancient relics

    Destroying lives over ancient relics
    To the editor: The federal government managed to wreck the lives of upstanding Blanding, Utah, physician Dr. James Redd, the main family doctor in his county, and the informant Ted Gardiner, who spied on Redd's family. Both ended up killing themselves. ("...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gerald A. Larue dies at 98; former minister debunked biblical stories

    Gerald A. Larue dies at 98; former minister debunked biblical stories
    Gerald A. Larue — an ordained minister who became an agnostic, archeologist, religious scholar and debunker of claims such as Lazarus rising from the dead and the discovery of Noah's ark — has died. He was 98. The longtime USC professor of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Remains of Oak Brook settlers being moved

    Remains of Oak Brook settlers being moved
    Thirteen years ago a human skull tumbled out of a load of dirt during a road-widening project in Oak Brook. That gruesome discovery signaled the start of an odyssey that is finally culminating with the excavation and relocation of the graves of more...