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Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard Discovery (2009)

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  • Artist Faheem Majeed focuses on large impact of small gestures

    Artist Faheem Majeed focuses on large impact of small gestures
    Each Jesus Christ was weighty and sizable, about 21/2 feet long, cross included. Each statue had come out of a mold, then plaster had dripped off, pooled and hardened, settling around the edges and leaving thin crescents of residue that clung to the crucifixes like mushrooms. None had been painted yet; each was still white and identical. Faheem Majeed set three of these raw statues side by side on top of a wooden school desk, to create his foundation. Then he reached into a cardboard box, pushed aside packing blankets and lifted out a fourth statue of Christ on the cross. He placed it perpendicularly across the others.
  • Markings tell the most important story when dating pottery

    What can you tell us about this platter? The family story is that it was found hidden in the wall of a Baltimore hotel that was under demolition, and that it was put there to save it during the Civil War. My grandfather got it between 1920-1935. A: I...

    New work by Campion, Lauterbach, Hillman, Brock-Broido

    New work by Campion, Lauterbach, Hillman, Brock-Broido
    El Dorado Peter Campion University of Chicago Press: 80 pp., $18 paper Peter Campion, in his new book, re-creates the overheard sounds, ring tones, robo-blab and self-announcings of an airport concourse, spliced into imitation of Anglo-Saxon "riddles"...

    'Cursed' Roman ring may be Tolkien's 'ring to rule them all'

    An exhibit opening Tuesday at England's National Trust property The Vyne in Hampshire will feature a rather precious object — perhaps even the Precious, as Gollum would have it. The exhibit centers around a "cursed" Roman ring that is believed to...

    Dream home: Twin historic town houses in Federal Hill

    Dream home: Twin historic town houses in Federal Hill
    A pair of side-by-side brick townhouses might be two of the most lovingly restored homes in the historic neighborhood of Federal Hill. They sit off a wide, brick-lined street. Separated on the ground level by a sally port (a narrow, open passage way),...