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  • Getting to the bottom of the Keys' Pickles Reef mystery

    Getting to the bottom of the Keys' Pickles Reef mystery
    On shallow Pickles Reef, 3 1 / 2miles off the shore of Key Largo, the sun lit up a mishmash of metal, iron and barrel-shaped cement artifacts that have been commingling with colorful coral and tropical fish for a century or more. As two curious...
  • Ancient structures built in southern Ohio by Indians are worth viewing

    Ancient structures built in southern Ohio by Indians are worth viewing
    CYNITHIANA, Ohio - Fort Hill State Memorial is a place with interesting options. It is home to some of the best hiking in the state, interesting geology and rare plants in a surprisingly wild corner of southwest Ohio. It is also home to ancient and...
  • Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed

    Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed
    Archaeologists and forensic scientists working with human remains recovered at Historic Jamestowne last summer reported Wednesday that their follow-up studies have turned up the gruesome first physical evidence of the cannibalism that took place during...
  • Casual ambience on the Aegean

    Casual ambience on the Aegean
    ISTANBUL, Turkey — We slipped out of Istanbul at dusk, gliding across the Bosporus strait toward the Aegean Sea, Asia on the left bank, Europe on the right, four masts towering 204 feet overhead, polished teak floors underfoot, the notes of Buddy...
  • Untouched royal Wari tomb found in Peru predates Inca civilization

    Untouched royal Wari tomb found in Peru predates Inca civilization
    Archaeologists have discovered a hidden tomb of the Wari, a monument from an early civilization that predated the Inca, nestled in a site 175 miles north of Lima, Peru. The funerary chamber, ensconced in a stepped pyramid, had been filled with more than...
  • Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say

    Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say
    When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...
  • Williamsburg's pioneering colonial black school revealed by new archaeological clues

     Williamsburg's pioneering colonial black school revealed by new archaeological clues
    Twenty-odd stubs from worn-out slate pencils may not seem that noteworthy in a region so rich with history that significant archaeological discoveries are common. But at the site of the 18th-century Bray School off Prince George and Boundary streets...
  • Searching for a lost landmark in Williamsburg

     Searching for a lost landmark in Williamsburg
    Of all the public buildings that helped define life in 18th-century Williamsburg, the most conspicuous absence in today's restored colonial capital may be the Market House that once stood near the Powder Magazine on Duke of Gloucester Street. That's why...
  • Richard III horror story: Axed in head, stabbed in rear, bones dug up

     
    This post has been updated. Please see note at the bottom for details. King Richard III has not been treated ......
  • Petroglyphs stolen from sacred eastern Sierra site recovered

     
    Petroglyph panels cut and chiseled off an eastern Sierra rock art site sacred to Native Americans have been recovered by federal investigators, U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials announced Thursday. The suspected thieves have not been identified and...
  • Was Mexican prison warden's kidnap retaliation for penal reforms?

     
    Three years ago, when the armed gang showed up at Cieneguillas prison, they managed to free 53 inmates -- including killers, kidnappers and drug cartel gunmen. Not a shot was fired, and the warden was arrested on suspicion that it was an inside job....