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  • Splendor of Cambodia's Angkor goes global with Google project

    Splendor of Cambodia's Angkor goes global with Google project
    Google Maps has added Cambodia's ancient temples of Angkor to its World Wonders Project. More than 90,000 images captured by the Internet giant's Street View cameras have been collected and made available in a virtual tour of the Khmer temples and...
  • A life deserved [Commentary]

    My daughter, Tatyana McFadden, was born with a disability — an underdeveloped spinal cord that resulted in paralysis below her waist — in St. Petersburg, Russia. She fought for her life then, and later, with the same determination, for her...
  • The archaeology paradox: more laws, less treasure

     The archaeology paradox: more laws, less treasure
    The Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and Sotheby's auction house — these are just some of the major institutions that have been forced to repatriate artworks in recent years. Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and...
  • Letters: Archaeology and anti-looting laws

    Re "More laws, less treasure," Opinion, April 7 As an archaeologist with more than 30 years' experience, I can say that Adam Wallwork's analysis of laws protecting cultural heritage is misguided. Archaeologists don't seek "treasure." We seek information...
  • Kerry Pursues Program Of Diplomatic Folly

    When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes — against all advice and holding no cards — Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly remove...
  • Brazil's Sancho Bay named best beach of 2014 by TripAdvisor reviews

    Brazil's Sancho Bay named best beach of 2014 by TripAdvisor reviews
    If you're looking for dreamy beaches this summer, TripAdvisor travelers suggest Sancho Bay on a remote Brazilian island in the Atlantic Ocean as the 2014 best beach in the world. The website's fans also give high marks to beaches in Hawaii, ranking...
  • Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels

    Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels
    BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel bastion, the latest victory in an ongoing offensive along the Lebanese border, according to government and opposition accounts....
  • Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell

    Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell
    It's practically impossible for Americans to learn much about the country of Haiti without running into the works of Goucher College's creative writing professor and award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell. Along with a dozen or so published pieces,...
  • Italy travel: Tuscany's Val d'Orcia has beauty, fine wine and dining

    Italy travel: Tuscany's Val d'Orcia has beauty, fine wine and dining
    MONTALCINO, Italy — "Scusi," I said to a well-dressed man in this medieval Tuscan village, where even the gas station was somehow part of the farming landscape. "Can you tell me how to get to Castiglion del Bosco?" "Hmm, yes," he said in English,...
  • Wendi Dwyer, bringing literacy to South Sudan

    Wendi Dwyer, bringing literacy to South Sudan
    Wendi Dwyer should have been packing for a trip to Africa. She had been scheduled to leave the next day. But a recent outbreak of violence in South Sudan — the nation is teetering on civil war — forced her to cancel. Instead, she sat in her...
  • Prosecco producers in Italy go after the Chinese thirst for sparkling wine

    Prosecco producers in Italy go after the Chinese thirst for sparkling wine
    Prosecco producers from Italy’s Veneto region are courting the Chinese market with a slick website--translated into Chinese. It’s a smart move to get in early as the Chinese wine market explodes. According to the Consortium for the...