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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Greece by small ship

    Greece by small ship
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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. ("...
  • Searching for a lost Civil War landmark

    HAMPTON — Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this old Virginia port town Wednesday, probing for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....